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[ 9 May 2012 | One Comment ]
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May 9, 2012 Reference: ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. Antonio L. Tinio (0920-922-0817)

 



Rep. Antonio L. Tinio of ACT Teachers Partylist joins the Department of Education (DepEd) today in a program for the turn-over of 1,046 Filipino dictionaries to the officials of the Department of Education led by Sec. Bro. Armin Luistro, Dr. Socorro A. Pilor and Usec. Rizalino Rivera.

The program, held at the central office of the Department of Education, focused on the importance of the dissemination of information and sharing of knowledge of the Filipino Language among educators and students.

“The lack of Filipino Dictionaries among the reference books of our public schools fuelled our advocacy to promote and disseminate the Filipino language. It will bring us contentment to see that every library, every school, every household has a dictionary of our national language. It will satisfy us to witness how the youth will embrace the Filipino language and impart it to others,” Rep. Tinio said.

Rep. Tinio updated the officials of DepEd on the nationwide turn-over of dictionaries and expressed the need for logistical help in reaching regions situated in Visayas and Mindanao.

Bro. Armin Luistro, Secretary of DepEd said that they are very happy that ACT Teachers allotted funds for the promotion of our national language through the publishing of Filipino dictionaries.


“Isa itong simpleng programa ngunit napakasaya ko dahil isa rin sa mga isinusulong kong adbokasiya ay ang pagpapakalat at pagtuturo ng ating sariling mga wika. Sana ay maipamahagi sa iba sa porma ng diksyunaryong ito ang mayamang kultura ng Pilipinas, kasama na ang wika ng mga lumad, ng Indegenous Peoples at ng wika ng iba’t ibang rehiyon. Sa simpleng seremonyang ito, natitiyak kong maraming ibubunga kapag naipakalat,” explained Bro. Luistro.

DepEd commited its help and support in distributing the dictionaries to schools in the cities of Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Cotabato, Gen. Santos and Butuan. #

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May 9, 2012 Reference: ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. Antonio L. Tinio (0920-922-0817)

 

ACT Teachers Party-List and DepEd Unite for Promotion of Filipino Language

Rep. Antonio L. Tinio of ACT Teachers Partylist joins the Department of Education (DepEd) today in a program for the turn-over of 1,046 Filipino dictionaries to the officials of the Department of Education led by Sec. Bro. Armin Luistro, Dr. Socorro A. Pilor and Usec. Rizalino Rivera.

The program, held at the central office of the Department of Education, focused on the importance of the dissemination of information and sharing of knowledge of the Filipino Language among educators and students.

“The lack of Filipino Dictionaries among the reference books of our public schools fuelled our advocacy to promote and disseminate the Filipino language. It will bring us contentment to see that every library, every school, every household has a dictionary of our national language. It will satisfy us to witness how the youth will embrace the Filipino language and impart it to others,” Rep. Tinio said.

Rep. Tinio updated the officials of DepEd on the nationwide turn-over of dictionaries and expressed the need for logistical help in reaching regions situated in Visayas and Mindanao.

Bro. Armin Luistro, Secretary of DepEd said that they are very happy that ACT Teachers allotted funds for the promotion of our national language through the publishing of Filipino dictionaries.

“Isa itong simpleng programa ngunit napakasaya ko dahil isa rin sa mga isinusulong kong adbokasiya ay ang pagpapakalat at pagtuturo ng ating sariling mga wika. Sana ay maipamahagi sa iba sa porma ng diksyunaryong ito ang mayamang kultura ng Pilipinas, kasama na ang wika ng mga lumad, ng Indegenous Peoples at ng wika ng iba’t ibang rehiyon. Sa simpleng seremonyang ito, natitiyak kong maraming ibubunga kapag naipakalat,” explained Bro. Luistro.

DepEd commited its help and support in distributing the dictionaries to schools in the cities of Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Cotabato, Gen. Santos and Butuan. #

 

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May 7, 2012

Reference: ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. Antonio L. Tinio (0920-922-0817)

ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio participated in the opening ceremonies of the Palarong Pambansa in Lingayen, Pangasinan today to join student athletes, coaches and teachers from various private and public schools across the country. With this year’s theme, “Clean, Green and Hi-tech,” Rep. Tinio called on the Department of Education to create programs that would promote sports among the youth amidst other activities that are currently popular among them such as social media and internet gaming. He urged the DepEd and other funding agencies to allot a decent budget for our student athletes to be spent for trainings, facilities, uniforms and stipends for students to be inspired and encouraged.

Engaging in sports will foster the development of Filipino virtues such as camaraderie and collective effort among the youth. In this age of technology where the youth is currently engrossed in social media and high-tech gadgets, it is but right to promote and preserve the Filipino youth’s innate talent in sports.

“What we must strive for is a genuine and long term sports development. We should veer away from relying on imported talent, national teams whose members basically grew up and trained abroad especially in the field of football and basketball. We must tap the huge potential and talents of the Filipino youth in the public school system through the Palarong Pamabansa. However, none of these can be done with a measly budget,” Rep. Tinio said.

Rep. Tinio called on the Department of Education to allot funds for the development and the improvement of sports training among the youth. “We have heard of success stories—of student athletes who won in competitions with only a meagre budget. While it is good that the DepEd has allotted P8.5 Million for special sports program, it must be ensured that the funds be distributed to student athletes even from far flung areas of the country. Funds must also be used not only to subsidize training but also to promote interest in sports among the youth,” Rep. Tinio said. The funding for student athletes have a limited scope as a few schools were only selected as recipients. #

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[ 3 May 2012 | No Comment ]
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May 3, 2012
Reference: ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. Antonio L. Tinio (0920-922-0817)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), that chose Manila as venue for their annual summit, laid out their development plan for the Philippines. The plan is comprised mostly of building and improving infrastructures for greater foreign investment and the strengthening of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Rep. Antonio Tinio staunchly criticized the Aquino administration and its continuous pursuit of loans from big lending corporations in exchange for the Philippine economy’s accommodation of foreign “investors” such as Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies and call centers. The Philippines owe a total of P44.31 Billion to be paid in 20 years to ADB.
With ADB’s theme focusing on “inclusive growth,” it seems to refer to large corporations and other big profit-seeking agencies. Keen to keep its hold on the Philippine economy, members of ADB are looking forward to keeping their hold on mining, water and electricity, oil explorations and various reclamation projects throughout the country.
Included in the long-term instrument that ADB’s priority refers to loans allotted mainly for Public-Private partnerships. There will be a total of 102 reclamation projects which will mean massive eviction of people from their residences and place of livelihood.
Contrary to what ADB is projecting, it is not in any way helping the poor. For instance, their projects geared towards “helping” the poor through reforms in water and power supply system, health and education only worsened the situation of the Filipino people. Aside from higher rates of water and electricity and higher fees for hospitalization, the Filipino people are gradually buried in various debts that do not even serve for the peoples’ welfare.
“We have been calling for the re-channelling of funds to long-term programs such as education, health, salary increase, the creation of jobs and the improvement of our own industries. We borrow money for temporary plans such as the Conditional Cash Transfer that only creates citizens dependent on loose change that the government is prepared to throw its way,” Rep. Tinio said.
Rep. Tinio co-authored House Bill 1962 being lobbied by Kabataan Partylist representative Raymond Palatino demanding for the repealing of automatic appropriation for debt service and allotting 6% of the GDP to the public education sector.
“Because of these loans, debt servicing gets the biggest chunk of the budget, shortchanging the budget share of basic social services. Despite their hard work, the Filipinos remain neck-deep in debt and they aren’t too thrilled either. This image creates a sense of urgency for legislators to enact the house bill repealing the automatic appropriation for debt service, giving a higher chance for basic social services, especially education to receive a fair share from the budget,” Rep. Tinio concluded. #