[Statement] Salamat sa DEPED! -TDC

MAG-INGAT AT MANATILI SA BAHAY MGA KAGURO, TUMULONG TAYO SAIBA SA ABOT NG MAKAKAYA! Sa ganitong panahon ng krisis, napakahalagang maging handa, ingatan ang sarili at pamilya at maging instrumento ng pagtulong sa kapwa. Mapalad pa rin tayong mga guro sapagkat may inaasahan tayong suweldo, pati na mga ilan pang benepisyo na maaari nating magamit…

[Press Release] Teachers bat for free medical examination -TDC

The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) thru its national chairperson Benjo Basas reminded the DepEd of its obligation to provide a free medical examination to the country’s public school teachers. The group argued that it is mandated under the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers (RA 4670), a 1966 vintage law. “It is clear that medical…

[Statement] Kung gusto natin ng de-kalidad na edukasyon, pakinggan at bigyang-prayoridad ang mga guro -TDC

Nakapanlulumo ang naging resulta ng 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), pandaigdigang pagsusuri sa kakayahan ng mga batang mag-aaral sa Reading Comprehension, Science at Mathematics na sinalihan ng Pilipinas ngayon. Sa 79 na bansang kasali sa pang-78 ang Pilipinas sa Mathematics at Science samantala pang-79 sa Reading. Bagama’t totoong may mga detalye pang hindi…

[Statement] TDC submitted its proposal to DepEd relative to the teacher-parent incident on live TV

“This incident only shows the vulnerability of our teachers to different forms of abuse. Thus we call on the DepEd to take measures to protect our teachers from harassment, intimidation, threat, violence, extortion and public humiliation. One urgent step is to hire dedicated lawyers to defend our teachers, both for administrative and criminal charges. Meanwhile,…

[Press Release] TDC proposes solutions to ‘teacher-shaming’

The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) proposes several measures to end “teacher-shaming” as they welcome the Department of Education (DepEd) investigation on the incident involving a Manila public school teacher being embarrassed on a live TV. Benjo Basas, the group’s national chairperson said, “This and other incidents should be taken seriously by the DepEd. We call…

[Statement] Ngayong Teachers’ Day, hindi discount ang kailangan ng mga guro kundi dignidad! -TDC

Mula Setyembre 5 hanggang Oktubre 5 bawat taon ay ipinagdiriwang ng ating bansa ang National Teachers’ Month, samantala deklarado naman bilang World Teachers’ Day ang Oktubre 5. Panahon ito ng pagkilala at papuri sa mga guro. Panahon ng pagbibigay ng bulaklak, mabubuting talumpati at paulit-ulit na pagbigkas ng mga gasgas nang linyang “Pagtuturo ang Pinakamarangal…

[Statement] Teachers deserve a salary with dignity -TDC

Statement of the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) for the Senate Hearing on Salary Increase Proposals  September 10, 2019 We are present here today to ask for the collective wisdom of the Senate as regards to our request for compensation and benefits for public school teachers and DepEd employees on top of the generic Salary Standardization…

[Statement] Ito ang katotohanan, hindi ito drama -TDC

Ayon kay Sec. Leonor Briones, ang sinasabing pagkabulok ng may tatlong milyong aklat sa imbakan ng DepEd ay isa lamang umanong drama. Bahagi ito ng kanyang pahayag sa pagharap niya sa Senado kahapon. Muli niyang minaliit ang usapin na diumano ay pinalala lamang ng mga ulat sa pahayagan at mga komentaryo. Subalit hindi iyan ang…

[Statement] TDC on DepEd’s Oplan Balik-Eskwela

In less than a week, classes will resume. And while the DepEd is preparing for everything from classrooms, books, facilities, school security and coordination with other agencies, it seems to forget the single most important factor in the learning process- the teachers. The DepEd should address the welfare concerns of our teachers as well- by…