Di­ver­sion­ary, re­pres­sive acts

Panay News - - OPINION -

of ironies. Teach­ers ex­pe­ri­enced ha­rass­ment and in­tim­i­da­tion We con­demn in the strong­est terms such re­pres­sive and re­stric­tive

(We yield this space to the state­ment of the Al­liance of Con­cerned Teach­ers due to its time­li­ness. – Ed.) from state forces in this very time when we are sup­posed to be moves by the state forces against our teach­ers for what they deem hon­ored. as “anti-gov­ern­ment” ex­pres­sions and ac­tiv­i­ties. Our ob­jec­tive is to Af­ter the Armed Forces of the Philip­pines im­pli­cated 18 uni­ver­si­ties high­light the men­tors’ un­der­paid and over­worked plight and ex­press to the pur­ported Red Oc­to­ber desta­bi­liza­tion plot, no less than our de­mands for de­cent salaries and hu­mane work­ing con­di­tions Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice chief Os­car Al­bay­alde threat­ened men­tors which is the very essence of the World Teach­ers’ Day. Only a regime with pos­si­ble charges of con­tempt for es­pous­ing “re­bel­lious ideas” that has no in­ten­tion of up­lift­ing the sta­tus of teach­ers would look at a day be­fore the World Teach­ers’ Day (WTD, Oct. 5). Th­ese tirades our le­git­i­mate calls and ac­tions as “anti-gov­ern­ment.” Only a para­noid di­rected at teach­ers are im­me­di­ately felt on the ground and tyran­ni­cal regime would dare use re­pres­sive mea­sures against

The De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion threat­ened teach­ers on our spe­cial day. Ba­colod City teach­ers with ad­min­is­tra­tive cases We im­plore the Duterte ad­min­is­tra­tion, if they go on to stage a mass leave in protest of enough with th­ese di­ver­sion­ary and re­pres­sive their dis­mal sta­tus. acts and face the real is­sues of teach­ers! Ful­fill

Ban­ners con­vey­ing teach­ers’ call for salary the two-year over­due prom­ise of salary in­crease in­crease were re­moved by po­lice forces the night which be­comes more ur­gent to­day as in­fla­tion be­fore the divi­sion cel­e­bra­tion of WTD at Rizal rate spiked to 6.7 per­cent. Re­verse the loom­ing Memo­rial Sta­dium in Manila. The po­lice re­port­edly said such was ed­u­ca­tion bud­get cuts in ed­u­ca­tion for next year and in­crease the the or­der in the light of in­tel­li­gence re­ports that ac­tivists were set to al­lo­ca­tion for the sec­tor to ad­dress the short­ages in the ed­u­ca­tion dis­rupt the day’s cel­e­bra­tion. They also at­tempted to pro­hibit mem­bers sys­tem. Re­lease teach­ers from over­work due to op­pres­sive poli­cies. of the Manila Pub­lic School Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion from dis­tribut­ing Pres­i­dent Duterte’s fail­ure to con­cretely ad­dress the plight of leaflets and posters to their col­leagues in the ac­tiv­ity. our men­tors on World Teach­ers’ Day would re­veal that he only used

Af­ter stag­ing “Al­musalang Guro” in front of the De­part­ment of teach­ers’ causes to for­ward self­ish po­lit­i­cal agenda. Such will surely Ed­u­ca­tion cen­tral of­fice on Oct. 1, ACT Pasig mem­bers were sought by heighten teach­ers’ protests. No amount of in­tim­i­da­tion can cause us po­lice in their schools in the af­ter­noon. Five po­lice­men were re­port­edly to cower — it will, in­stead, fur­ther strengthen our re­solve to stand A ask­ing around about the ac­tiv­i­ties of teach­ers. and fight for our rights.

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