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[ 24 Jul 2012 | No Comment ]

PRESS STATEMENT

23 July 2012

Reference: ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. Antonio Tinio (09209220817)


President Aquino delivered one of the longest SONAs in recent memory, yet he said not a single word about the worsening human rights record of his administration and the impunity that he continues to prevail.  To date, there have been at least 99 victims of extrajudicial killings, including those of Father Pops Tenorio and Willem Geertman.  Similarly, Aquino made no mention whatsoever of the peace talks with the NDF.  This indicates that PNoy is intent on an all-out war policy against the “communist insurgency,” and will lead to even more human rights violations.

President Aquino expounded on the gains made by his administration in the delivery of education and health services.  What he did not mention is that these services are increasingly being provided by professional teachers and nurses working as highly exploited contractuals.  Under his presidency, the DepEd has deployed over 20,000 contractual teachers and 10,000 contractual nurses who are paid below minimum wage.  PNoy also failed to mention that all government employees will have no salary increase in 2013 despite the continuously rising cost of living. ###

 

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[ 19 Jul 2012 | No Comment ]

PRESS RELEASE

19 July 2012

Reference: ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio (09209220817)


ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio Tinio will join teachers nationwide Friday in observing the School Bell Ringing Day for Salary Upgrading.  The nationally coordinated event will be spearheaded by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and ACT Teachers Party-List to highlight the clamor of education workers for adequate salaries.

At noon, Tinio will be ringing Batasan National High School’s bell for fifteen minutes, symbolizing the long-standing demand to upgrade to Salary Grade (SG) 15 from SG 11 the minimum monthly pay of public school teachers.  The upgrading will give entry-level teachers P24,887 monthly instead of their current salary of P18,549.

Bells in other schools nationwide will be ringing simultaneously. 

ACT Teachers Party-List and ACT expect principals and other school officials, who will also benefit from salary upgrading, to participate.

“In a rare occurrence, teachers will encourage students to be as loud as they can, all the more for PNoy to hear, as he prepares his SONA, teachers’ claim to their right to adequate remuneration,” Tinio said.

The event is part of the campaign for the passage of HBs 2142 and 4523, which call for the upgrading of the salaries of teachers and teaching personnel in the tertiary level (from SG 12 to 16), and HB 3746 which call for a P6,000-increase in the minimum pay of other personnel.  HB 3746 is principally authored by Anakpawis Party-List Representative Rafael Mariano.

Invitation videos to the School Bell Ringing Day for Salary Upgrading can be viewed at the YouTube channel of ACT Teachers Party-List.

List of Schools for School Bell Ringing Day

School Contact Person
Quezon City Schools: 

1.     Quezon City Science High School

 

Jackson Bacabac- 09054738838
2.     Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School 

 

Flody Fernandez- 09217521500 

 

3.     Bagong Silangan High School 

 

Imelda Tuala- 09164429231 

 

4.     Bagong Silangan Elementary School 

 

Romel Ibus- 09216532216 

 

5.     Commonwealth Elementary School 

 

Emeverita Anub- 09064551103 

 

6.     Batasan National High School 

 

Allan Jacobo- 09166611771 

 

7.     Dona Rosario High School Luzvimnda Valdez -09078117364 

 

8.     Project 6 Elementary School Normelita Bacabac – 09055352742 

 

Mandaluyong: 

1.     Highway Hills Integrated School

 

 

Evelyn Nicomedes-09399131989

 

Manila: 

1.     F.G. Calderon High School

 

 

Louie Zabala- 09199210813

 

2.     L.Geronimo Elementary School 

 

Araceli de Ocampo- 09294549859 

 

3.     Rajah Soliman Science and Technology High School 

 

Solita Daz- 09202760155 

 

4.     Lakandula Elementary School 

 

Aurora Balatucan- 09291697672 

 

Caloocan: 

1.     Star 1 Elementary School

 

Aristotle C. Navarro- 09088660307

 

Pasig: 

1.     Nagpayong High School

 

 

Jennifer Cariño- 09182228576

 

Regions: 

 

1.Cebu

 

 

 

Mr. Keith Bacalso – 09433243073

2. Negros 

 

Mr.Bing Dajao – 09287399974
3. Panay 

4. Iloilo

 

Ruby Magbanua- 09475175570 

Mr. Francisco Golez – 09305232663

4. Davao 

5. Pangasinan

Elenito Escalante – 0926772565 

 

Jesamey Diokno – 09276262252

 

 

 

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[ 17 Jul 2012 | No Comment ]

 

July 20 is Nationally-Coordinated School Bell Ringing Day for Salary Upgrading!

Salubungin natin nang ingay pagbabalik sa Sesyon ng House of Representatives sa darating na SONA, nananawagan ang ACT-Philippines at ACT TEACHERS Partylist sa lahat ng mga guro at kawani upang buong lakas at sama-sama natin ipanawagan ang agad na pagsasabatas ng House Bill 2142!

Sa kasalukuyan, mayroon nang 180 na kongresista ang nagco-author sa ating panukalang batas. Ngayong din Hulyo 2012 ang last tranch ng Salary Standardization Law 3. Kaya kailangang nating itulak ang administrasyong Aquino upang agad na talakayin ang pagtaas ng ating sweldo.

Lumahok sa ating pagkilos sa SONA!
July 23, 2012, 1:00pm, Magkita-kita tayo sa Diliman Preparatory School sa Commonwealth Avenue para sa isang martsa patungong Batasang Pambansa

TEACHERS and PERSONNEL
UNITE and ACT NOW!

Mark the Date: July 20,2012
Ring the bells from
12:00 noon to 12:15pm

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[ 13 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments ]
NEWS RELEASE
13 July 2012
Reference: ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio (09209220817)


A two-storey, six-classroom building on Pag-asa Island will be constructed with the help of ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. Antonio L. Tinio, who has set a portion of the second tranche of his 2012 Priority Development Assistance Fund for the project.

The local government, through Municipal Mayor Eugenio B. Bito-onon, Jr., proposed the project after learning of Tinio’s vow to send assistance to the newly-opened elementary school.
The school will stand on a one-hectare land provided by the local government.  Initial estimates by the municipal engineer set Phase 1 to be worth P4.3 million.
In his proposal, Bito-onon said that it is high time for Pag-asa children’s right to education to be addressed after 34 years.
“A school standing at Pag-asa Island is an earnest affirmation of Philippine sovereignty—the provision for education, a basic social service,” Tinio added.  “This school will guarantee that the hope of Pag-asa’s children for a better future is secured.”
Tinio invited the national government to also give support to similarly disadvantaged schools in other areas nationwide. ###