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Teachers retain FAILED remarks on PNoy’s Report Card as his second year in office as President of the Philippines ends

2 July 2012 No Comment

Spokesperson: Mr. Benjie Valbuena, Vice-Chairperson;  Cellphone Nos.:09182399222; 09162294515;
Media Liaison – Zenie Lao, Cellphone No. 0919819890

President Aquino’s second year in office ends tomorrow and we, teachers, one of his so-called “masters” has not found a reason to celebrate his Presidency. His core program on education, K to 12 is anti-teacher and anti-people in essence. His “Social Contract with the Filipino People” which was embodied in our country’s 2012 national budget is a contract that prioritizes foreign debt, dole out programs, bloated intelligence funds, and dwindling allocations for social services.
“It is a budget that does not serve the fundamental needs of our people and instead makes use of ineffective measures like the Conditional Cash Transfers and public-private partnerships (PPPs),”Mr. Benjie Valbuena, Vice-chairperson of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said.
PNoy promised the Filipino people among other things, to improve the quality of education for he considers education as a primary tool to address poverty. But his actions prove it otherwise.  He remained deaf and blind to the demands and calls of the education sector.
PNoy’s education program called K to 12, spelled further degradation of our public school system in particular. Government’s neglect of social services like education is reflected in the budget. Diminishing public funds for public education remains a major issue such that our educational system is in perennial crisis.
“Pnoy must prioritize education in a genuine way – in the current budget call and planning, address long standing deficiencies, shortages and call for a higher Salary Grade for teachers in particular. Job creation and poverty reduction will not happen if the same failed globalization policies of previous administrations are retained. There must instead be more democratic income, asset and wealth reform and greater assertions of economic sovereignty in the country’s international trade and investment relations,”” Mr. Valbuena ended.#####
REPORT CARD
SY 2011-2012
President Benigno Simeon Aquino III
Learning Area
Rating REMARKS
Economics F
Prioritizes debt-servicing and anti-people policies such as those related to mining, land ownership and privatization of public services
Language F
Essentially promotes English as the primary language to be used in schools
Civics and Citizenship F
Has announced full-fledge support to his US Imperialist masters at the expense of the Filipino people
Mathematics F
Has not mastered basic mathematical skills in his decision to allocate a $1B loan to IMF vis-a-vis gross shortages in critical inputs for education such as teachers, classrooms, seats, textbooks, and sanitation facilities.
Science
F
Has no genuine strategic science and technology development plan which is attuned to the needs of the  Filipino people and our economy
The Humanities – Geography
F
Sells our land to multi-national companies but cannot give-up his family’s and his cohorts’ big landholdings
The Humanities – History
F
He should be mindful of his promises to the Filipino people to include the prosecution of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), the case of the Hacienda Luisita, pand victims of gross human rights violations before and during his term as President of this country.
Technology and Livelihood Education
F
Promotes voc-tech to fulfil demands of big  corporations but not for our internal needs as a key component of his despised
K  to12  program.
Ratings:
A Well above the standard expected
B Above the standard expected
C At the standard expected
D Below the standard expected
E Well below the standard expected
F Failed to meet the minimum standards expected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared by:
Mr. Benjamin Valbuena
Vice-Chairperson, ACT- Philippines
Mobile No.: 09182399222

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