[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] ‘Hands Off Teacher-Unionists!’ -CTUHR

Labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) denounces the consecutive brutal attacks against teacher-unionists in the country. Just a few days after the celebration of the World Teachers’ Day, wherein teachers in the country ‘celebrated’ through a huge protest nationwide to demand their call for living wage or the P30,000 entry-level…

[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…

[Statement] Teachers seek clarification on Anniversary Bonus -TDC

Teachers seek clarification on Anniversary Bonus The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) has asked the Department of Education (DepEd) to clarify the implementation of Anniversary Bonus (AB) for its personnel. The DepEd Order on the matter as well as press statements and public pronouncements from Sec. Briones herself, especially the one during the World Teachers’ Day…

[Statement] Tuloy ang laban ni Andres Bonifacio -TDC

Tuloy ang laban ni Andres Bonifacio “Itong Katagalugan na pinamamahalaan noong unang panahon ng ating tunay na mga kababayan, noong hindi pa tumutuntong sa mga lupaing ito ang mga Kastila, ay nabubuhay sa lubos na kasaganaan, at kaginhawaaan. Kasundo niya ang mga kapitbayan at lalung-lalo na ang mga taga-Hapon. Sila’y kabilihan at kapalitan ng mga…