Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raoul Manuel said that the impending budget cut in state universities and colleges reflects the Marcos Jr. administration’s disregard for quality tertiary education.
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“The fact that the DepEd itself had stated that there are 91,000 new classrooms needed in the whole country to address its shortage tells us that the department has to work truly hard to fill this gap.”
“The education sector will suffer from huge budget cuts while the NTF-ELCAC [National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict] enjoys a big allocation, or P10 billion budget for silencing the people’s dissent. Both the offices of Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte will have bloated confidential and intelligence funds.”
“The police and military were first to get salary increases, while teachers are forced to make-do with their meager salaries.”
“All these mean longer work hours, sleepless nights, no-weekends for teachers, and that’s only for one modality.”
Despite getting the largest share of funds from the national budget of 2014, teachers say the budget for basic education in the Philippines is not even enough to supply a class with chalk that would last a school year.
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By SONNY AFRICA/IBON Foundation
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