Articles Archive for October 2011
Reaction of ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio on Malacanang’s decision allowing Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to seek medical treatment abroad:
“President Aquino should not allow Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) to travel. The very itinerary that she has submitted, which will take her through Singapore, Spain, Germany, Italy and the United States in a month-long trip casts a doubt on her alleged purpose of seeking medical treatment. While we respect her right to seek life-saving medical treatment abroad, this has to be balanced with our ongoing quest for justice and accountability. Is there really an urgent medical necessity if she appears to be fit enough to go on a virtual round-the-world tour? Such a schedule would be taxing even for a healthy person. Perhaps GMA is not being entirely transparent about the purpose of this trip. Given the implausible nature of her request and the gravity of the charges against her, Malacanang would do well to deny it.”#
October 20, 2011
In view of the recent killing of anti-mining advocate and Italian missionary Father Fausto Tentorio, ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio today pointed out that President Aquino’s approval of a military proposal to deploy special militia to provide security for mining firms only perpetuates the growing number of extra-judicial killings (EJK) among activists in the country. Read more…
October 18, 2011
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has committed to implementing reforms that will make the licensing examination for teachers more accessible to the Deaf.
In a dialogue with various organizations of the Deaf last Tuesday, PRC Chairperson Teresita R. Manzala vowed that such reforms would be in place when the Licensure Examination for Teachers is administered in March 2012. Read more…
“Chalk allowance” increased; regularization of contractual, volunteer and part-time faculty OKd
October 12, 2011
The House of Representatives yesterday adopted ACT Teachers Party-List’s proposed amendments for the 2012 national budget, particularly for the Department of Education (DepEd) and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).
The amendments included the raising of the cash allowance (popularly known as “chalk allowance”) of public school teachers from P700 to P1,000 per year. Special Provision No. 4 under the DepEd budget states that “Cash allowance to teachers for the purchase of chalks, erasers, forms, and other classroom supplies and materials shall be paid only to classroom teachers at One Thousand Pesos (P1,000) per teacher per school year.” Read more…