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Fast track distribution of teaching and non-teaching posts to SUCs, CHED and DBM urged

31 August 2016 No Comment
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31 August 2016
Reference: ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. Antonio L. Tinio (09209220817)
 
ACT Teachers solon Rep. Antonio L. Tinio urged the Commission on Higher Education and the Department Budget and Management to fast track the distribution of teaching and non-teaching items to SUCs, saying that it is only consistent with the Duterte administration’s campaign to end “endo.”
At the hearing on the proposed 2017 budget for CHED, a representative from DBM informed the House appropriations panel that of the 9,000 new teaching posts created by the 2016 General Appropriations Act, 94 are still to be allocated to state universities and colleges (SUCs), while none of the 6,000 new non-teaching posts have been given to them for lack of guidelines in the allocation.
“It is disappointing to hear that there as of this late time in the year, and considering that there are currently over 13,000 job order personnel in SUCs, there are still teaching and non-teaching items that DBM and CHED have to give to our SUCs,” said Tinio. “We remind DBM and CHED that the creation of new teaching and non-teaching positions in 2016 is borne out of a long struggle of SUC personnel to urge government to end its decades-long freeze hiring in SUCs. But we hear reports from our SUCs that they are still waiting for the new positions, and we hear from DBM that not all of these items have been allocated until now.”
“We strongly plead for the fast-tracking of the process for these positions to be given to SUCs which are in dire need of them. Every instructor and professor, every administrative, technical, or support staff are important to our SUCs. And each item will be life-changing to every person who will be regularized, as most of them spent the best part of their careers as job order or contract of service employees, without employer-employee relationship with the SUCs they serve.”
Tinio vowed that they will closely monitor the completion of the distribution of items to SUCs.
Lastly, he scored CHED’s use of 178 “projectized” staff in the regional offices to manage its scholarship programs, reiterating that this practice is illegal under the Administrative Code and other laws prohibiting the hiring of job order personnel to fulfill regular functions or programs of agencies. ###

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