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DepEd supports proposed no-homework policy

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The proposed bills will help students 'find balance between their academic development and personal growth' and spend time with their families, says the education department

NO HOMEWORK. The Department of Education supports the no homework bills filed in the House of Representatives. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

Teacher-lawmaker seeks 'substantial' salary hike for public school educators

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:51 PM

'Hindi mumo, hindi barya, kundi substantial, makatuwiran, at nakabubuhay na suweldo,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE. ACT Teachers Representative France Castro wants the entry-level salary for public school teachers be increased to P30,000. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Makabayan bloc fields Zarate in speakership race

Jun 26, 2019 - 4:52 PM

'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc

NEXT SPEAKER? Bayan Muna Representative-elect Carlos Zarate is gunning to becomethe next House Speaker. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘More Teacher Maricels needed' says alliance standing against intimidation

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:52 AM

The Department of Education’s contentious response to Herrera’s exposé, which garnered much attention online, sparks calls for solidarity from fellow teachers

Teachers renew calls for 'urgent' salary hike as classes open

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:59 PM

'Be it school opening, graduation period, or vacation time, teachers ache for just compensation,' says Alliance of Concerned Teachers Secretary General Raymond Basilio

NEW SCHOOL YEAR. Students and teachers  at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School start the new school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

CA junks petition vs PNP profiling of ACT members

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:47 PM

The Court of Appeals' 11th Division cites 'infirmities' in the petition of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

JUNKED. The Court of Appeals dismisses a motion by a casino company. File photo from CA website

ACT Teachers files complaints vs PNP over 'harassment, surveillance'

Jan 28, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde, Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar, and 19 other cops face complaints

ACT Teachers PArtylist on January 28, 2019, show a copy of complaint affidavit of criminal and administrative cases they file before the Ombudsman against PNP chief Oscar Albayalde and DILG Secretary Eduardo Año over the intel list of ACT members. The group says is unconstitutional and violates the Data Privacy Act. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Teachers’ group goes to Court of Appeals to stop police intel list

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers and affiliate groups seek a temporary restraining order and for the police memorandum to be declared unconstitutional and void

VIOLATION. Members of ACT Teachers tear copies of the PNP memorandum that orders the compilation of list of members. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

ACT Teachers eyes charges vs PNP, DILG for profiling teachers

Jan 08, 2019 - 1:33 PM

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro says it's sad how teachers with heavy workloads yet low wages have to experience harassment from the government

RESPECT TEACHERS. ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro hold a press conference on January 8, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PNP should profile expelled cops and soldiers, not teachers – Lacson

Jan 08, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the police – in focusing on these 'rejects' that are likely skilled with firearms and other weapons – 'may be able to solve a lot of crimes, even preempt them'

VIOLATION. Teachers tear copies of the PNP memorandum. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

CHR: Profiling of ACT members a cause for concern

Jan 07, 2019 - 5:57 PM

'The police must acknowledge and recognize that the mere act of profiling already prejudices and discriminates against the members of the concerned groups,' says CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia

DepEd revokes memo echoing PNP order to list ACT teachers

Jan 07, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The DepEd says it was concerned over reports of two supposed school division offices (SDO) that supported the moves of the police to profile teachers.

REVOKING A MEMO. The Department of Education revokes a memo echoing police orders to name teachers aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers partylist. Background photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

ACT members being monitored due to 'Left connection' – Malacañang

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:40 PM

(UPDATED) Police may need to monitor 'one or two' members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers suspected of conspiring to bring down the Duterte administration, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

SALVADOR PANELO. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo during a press conference on December 3, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Police's intel list of ACT teachers 'violates right to privacy'

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) Human rights lawyer Romel Bagares points out that 'there is no law saying membership in ACT is a crime'

PROTEST. Teachers slam moves of the PNP to list members and those aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) at a picket on January 7, 2019. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Albayalde sacks cops who 'leaked' memo on ACT teachers

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:55 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says the leakage caused unwanted 'panic' from the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during press conference at Camp Crame on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Teachers to PNP, DepEd: We're not terrorists

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Representatives from the Alliance of Concerned Teachers along with public school teachers from Manila question the police's moves, saying they haven't done anything wrong

PROTEST. Teachers slam moves of the PNP to list members and those aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Duterte's cursing is affecting the youth, experts say

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:40 PM

'Because he is President, he should not speak like that,' says former St Scholastica's College president Sister Mary John Mananzan

AFFECTING STUDENTS. Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative Frances Castro, former St. Scholastica President Sister Mary John Mananzan, St; Scholastica Outgoing Dean of Arts and Sciences Asuncion Azcuna, and Universidad de Manila Dean of Engineering Elmer Pineda say teachers try to teach students how to treat and speak to one another properly. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

How DepEd plans to address PH classroom shortage

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The education department is considering different solutions to address this perennial problem including the construction of high rise school buildings as well as school communities outside urban centers

SHORTAGE? Grade 1 students attend classes at a hallway of Belmonte Elementary School in Holy Spirit, Quezon City during the start of classes on Monday, June 5. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Various sectors hold Labor Day Protest at Liwasang Bonifacio

May 01, 2017 - 7:20 PM

UPDATED From factory to health workers from farmers to government employees laborers march under the heat of the sun from Welcome Rotonda to Liwasang Bonifacio protesting for their labor rights

CHED chief slammed for urging students to take vocational courses

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Youth and educators groups says CHED chief Patricia Licuanan s recommendation is meant to limit students aspirations and to produce cheap labor for employers abroad

LIMITING AND ALARMING. Groups slam Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chair Patricia Licuanan after urging students to take vocational courses. Photo by Rappler

#SONA2016: March to Batasan a ‘breath of fresh air’ for activists

Jul 25, 2016 - 10:56 PM

Members of multi sectoral groups expressed their support for President Rodrigo Duterte but said they would remain vigilant

Ahead of SONA 2016, sectors weigh in on Duterte's promises

Jul 24, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Rappler looks back on Duterte s campaign promises about education health and environment What do experts advocates and members of civil society think about them?

K to 12 and beyond: A look back at Aquino's 10-point education agenda

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:10 PM

In 2010 President Benigno Aquino III proposed 10 ways to fix basic education in the country Did he fulfill his campaign promise?

Senior high school: No youth left behind?

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:30 AM

All eyes are on the government as it fully implements the K to 12 program Will learners get the best out of senior high school or will some of them end up leaving formal education as critics predicted?

Only ranking officials will benefit from gov't salary hike – congressman

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:40 PM

Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says teachers for example will get 12 increase while the position of president will get 233

Alliance of Concerned Teachers Party-list Representative Antonio Tinio together with public school teachers and lawmakers of the Makabayan bloc.

SC asks gov't to defend joint PH-Japan military exercises

Jul 15, 2015 - 10:00 PM

UPDATED A group of teachers argues that the joint exercises cannot be allowed without a treaty ratified by the Senate because it involves bringing in foreign troops into the country

HISTORIC FLIGHT. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Philippine Navy conduct first flight together over the South China Sea

Most Filipinos want to delay, scrap K to 12 – poll

Jun 04, 2015 - 9:00 PM

After learning that college workers will possibly lose their jobs more survey respondents want government to defer or altogether scrap the new education program

SUSPEND K TO 12? In this file photo, educators from different colleges and universities march to Supreme Court fro protest rally calling for the immediate suspension of the unprepared and ill-designed program the K-12. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

DepEd: No 3-day school week this school year

May 30, 2014 - 4:46 PM

The 3 day school week won t push through because the idea needs further assessment and study DepEd officials say

Solons to SC: Don't let gencos collect from Meralco yet

Jan 13, 2014 - 5:36 PM

The Makabayan bloc says what the spot market operator and 6 generation companies charge Meralco will be passed on to – and burden – consumers

TRO. Leftist lawmakers files before the Supreme Court a petition seeking for a TRO vs collection of charges and fines from Meralco.File photo by Rappler

DepEd: No mass lay-off under rationalization program

Dec 19, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Employees with affected items may opt to either apply for other posts within DepEd or retire from government service with higher than usual benefits

10,000? Employees stage a protest in front of the DepEd Central Office because of the rationalization program. Photo from ACT Facebook page

Leftist lawmakers seek TRO vs Meralco price hike

Dec 19, 2013 - 7:39 PM

They are asking the High Court to invoke its power to strike down laws and regulations as inconsistent with the 1987 Constitution

Teachers' group on bonus: We deserve more

Jul 17, 2013 - 11:11 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers demands an apology from DepEd Assistant Secretary Jesus Manuel who said teachers tend not to perform without bonuses

File photo by Rappler/Zak Yuson

Teachers: Comelec apology or boycott

May 08, 2013 - 9:30 PM

Teachers in Davao City are prepared to boycott elections if Comelec and Atty Aimee Ampoloquio do not publicly apologize for calling them forgetful or stupid

TEACHERS SPEAK. Elenito Escalante, president of Alliance of Concerned Teacher-Davao Region, demand an apology from Comelec. Photo courtesy of Karlos Manlupig

Teachers demand P6,000 pay for poll duties

Apr 30, 2013 - 2:17 PM

The chairperson of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers says teachers deserve P2 000 in additional pay from the P4 000 set by Comelec

WORKING HARD. The Alliance of Concerned Teachers is demanding P6,000 in pay for those serving in the midterm elections.

Who's afraid of North Korea's rocket?

Apr 12, 2012 - 4:46 PM

The controversial rocket launch which could happen any day between Thursday April 12 and Monday April 16 elicited a wide range of responses from the various sectors

READY FOR LIFTOFF. A North Korean soldier stands guard in front of an Unha-3 rocket at Tangachai -ri space center on April 8, 2012. North Korea has confirmed their intention to launch the rocket this week (between April 12-16) despite international condemnations. AFP Photo/Pedro Ugarte