“Across sectors, we stand firm and united in our demand to stop the K to 12 program. Today, we wish to show President Duterte that there is a growing number of youth and students, teachers, parents, and other parts of our society who are looking forward to his actions against the anti-people K to 12 policy.”
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“The election period has highlighted the youth sector’s clamor for free public education up to the tertiary level, a move that can only be achieved by stopping tuition and other fee increases and at the same time, allocating greater state funding for public education institutions, including all state universities and colleges.”
BULATLAT SPECIAL REPORT:
“To generate profits, Apec and other similar chains, employ fewer and unqualified teachers and provide facilities which do not comply to standards. What’s quite regrettable in this regard, and almost scandalous, is that the government has waived regulations that exist in the provision of education, to satisfy the business interests of Pearson and Ayala.”
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO and ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Debt servicing remains the priority with next year’s debt payments standing at P735.6 billion ($17.1 billion), dwarfing the combined funding of all social services for 2012 amounting to a mere P575.8 billion ($13.39 billion).