1 July 2014
Reference: ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio (09209220817)
The Supreme Court decision has practically affirmed that President Aquino is indeed the Pork Barrel King. Through the DAP, President Aquino transformed the national budget into one big Presidential pork barrel, seizing control of large portions of appropriations and diverting funds for purposes other than those authorized by Congress, in order to dispense political patronage. The Constitution and existing laws have been violated, and for this the President and his Budget Secretary must be held accountable.
For sure, President Aquino will be facing an impeachment complaint when Congress reopens at the end of the month, which will certainly cast a dark cloud over his upcoming State of the Nation Address.
Sec. Abad should immediately resign as the chief architect and promoter of the DAP and face criminal prosecution. ###
Other Party-List Representatives have supported our demand for salary increases for teachers and non-teaching personnel, as embodied in our House Bill 245 or An Act Increasing the Minimum Monthly Salaries of Public School Teachers to Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (P25,000) and Non-Teaching Personnel to Fifteen Thousand Pesos (P15,000) filed by ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio.
*Members of the Makabayan bloc of progressive party-lists
+ per the records of the House of Representatives Journal Service, as of 26 June 2014
Check the table below if your District Representative has signed as co-author of House Bill 245 or An Act Increasing the Minimum Monthly Salaries of Public School Teachers to Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (P25,000) and Non-Teaching Personnel to Fifteen Thousand Pesos (P15,000) filed by ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio.
* per the records of the House of Representatives Journal Service, as of 26 June 2014
The Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority issued on 30 May 2014 their joint guidelines on the implementation of the labor and management component of Republic Act 10533 or the K to 12 Law. These guidelines will pave the way for the wide-scale contractualization of professors, instructors, and non-teaching personnel in private and public colleges and universities–both regular and contractual–their en masse retrenchment, and the diminution of the salaries and benefits for those who agree to teach in basic education.
The guidelines are mostly pro-management/pro-school owner. Recently, several private colleges and universities have announced the automatic retrenchment of their personnel, even tenured professors, due to the downgrading of the subjects they are teaching to senior high school.
On June 18, 2014, ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio, with teaching and non-teaching personnel in several higher education institutions, engaged DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz in a dialogue where they laid down their demands for the revision of these guidelines, so that the rights of these educators to security of tenure and non-diminution of salaries and benefits will be respected in the aftermath of K to 12, among others.
ACT Teachers is set to bring said demands to the secretaries of the other three agencies.
For the full text of the joint guidelines, click here.