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Articles from Philippines

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 November 2015

    Philippines: corporate inroads on public education

    The latest in-depth Education International study reveals the extent to which the Philippine government has opened its doors to the rampant growth of privatised education, putting corporate interests ahead of its children and their families.

    Philippines: corporate inroads on public education
  2. Equity and inclusion 5 November 2014

    Philippines: Gender equality prioritised at women’s network

    Gender action plans and equality in schools, the Magna Carta for women, and gender based violence against teachers – these were the topics debated at the latest evaluation and planning meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Women’s Network (AWN)-Philippines.

    Philippines: Gender equality prioritised at women’s network
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 September 2014

    Philippines: Educators back Unite campaign

    Di kami titigil! – We will never stop until we achieve quality education for all in the Philippines! This is the rallying slogan used by the National Alliance of Teachers and Office Workers (SMP-NATOW) to galvanise teachers, students and communities who took action on 7 September.

    Philippines: Educators back Unite campaign
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 June 2014

    Philippines: Union congress pushes quality education forward

    The Teachers’ Organisation of the Philippine Public Sector (TOPPS), focused on EI’s Unite for Quality Education Campaign during its 5th Triennial Congress held from 3-6 May in Brentwood Apartelle, Baguio City. The Congress’s theme was “TOPPS: United for Quality Education for a Better Public Education”.

    Philippines: Union congress pushes quality education forward
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 June 2014

    Philippines: Union’s Congress focuses on quality education

    The National Alliance of Teachers and Office Workers (SMP-NATOW), one of EI’s national affiliates in the Philippines, held it 13th National Congress in Mandaluyong on 25-26 May with the theme “SMP-NATOW at 43: united, great, and free”. The EI Unite for Quality Education (Unite) Campaign was one of the sub-themes...

    Philippines: Union’s Congress focuses on quality education
  6. Union renewal and development 8 May 2014

    Philippines: Psychological first aid training for teachers

    EI and the Federation of Free Workers-Trade Federation VIII (FFW), one of its national affiliates in the Philippines, conducted a training session on psychological first aid on 4 April, at the Central Philippines University, as part of the EI post-Hayan (Yolanda) rehabilitation programme.

    Philippines: Psychological first aid training for teachers
  7. Union renewal and development 16 April 2014

    Philippines: EI affiliates assess post-typhoon needs

    EI’s national affiliate, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), the Federation of Free Workers – Trade Federation VII (FFW), the National Alliance of Teachers and Office Workers (SMP-NATOW), and the Teachers’ Organisation of the Philippine Public Sector (TOPPS) conducted the EI Post Haiyan (Yolanda) Rehabilitation Initiative from 3-7 March in...

    Philippines: EI affiliates assess post-typhoon needs
  8. Equity and inclusion 12 February 2014

    Philippines: action plan for gender equality

    EI, together with one Swedish affiliate Lärarförbundet, organised an evaluation and planning meeting for its Philippine member organisations in Manila, Philippines, from 30 January until 1 February. Twenty participants, i.e. five women leaders from four EI affiliates in the Philippines - ACT, FFW, TOPPS and SMP-NATOW - took part in...

    Philippines: action plan for gender equality
  9. Union renewal and development 29 January 2014

    Philippines: Trade unions act to rebuild education after tsunami

    The first Exploratory Meeting for the EI Philippine affiliates’ Post-Yolanda (Haiyan) Rehabilitation Initiative was held on 29 November 2013. It was attended by representatives of the EI regional Asia-Pacific office and of EI Philippine affiliates – the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), the National Alliance of Teachers and Office Workers...

    Philippines: Trade unions act to rebuild education after tsunami
  10. Union renewal and development 22 November 2013

    Philippines: EI launches urgent action appeal

    EI has opened a solidarity account to collect contributions to support the Philippines’ education communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

    Philippines: EI launches urgent action appeal
  11. Union renewal and development 15 November 2013

    Philippines: Teacher community shows international solidarity

    In the aftermath of the devastating typhoon in the country, teachers globally have reacted promptly, showing great solidarity with severely affected colleagues.

    Philippines: Teacher community shows international solidarity
  12. Union renewal and development 13 November 2013

    Philippines: Teachers and population severely affected by typhoon

    Many schools and a number of teachers were affected by Typhoon Haiyan on 8 November, according to EI affiliates in the Philippines. Amongst the devastating and deadly consequences of the typhoon is the loss of contact with two National Council members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), an EI...

    Philippines: Teachers and population severely affected by typhoon
  13. Equity and inclusion 21 December 2012

    Filipino teachers win battle against exploitation

    Earlier this week, a U.S. federal court in Los Angeles ordered a recruitment agency to pay US$4.5 million in damages to 350 Filipino teachers. The teachers, recruited as part of a guest worker programme, had been forced into exploitive contracts after arriving in the United States.

    Filipino teachers win battle against exploitation
  14. Standards and working conditions 8 June 2012

    Philippines: Educators condemn new Government policy

    The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), one of EI’s affiliates in the Philippines, has objected to the new Government policy on Education, which proposes extending formal education by two years, without increasing the number of teachers, classrooms and other basic facilities.

    Philippines: Educators condemn new Government policy
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 8 October 2010

    Philippines: World Teachers’ Day violently interrupted by military

    EI is concerned to learn from Action and Solidarity for the Empowerment of Teachers (ASSERT) that elements of the Philippine armed forces used aggressive tactics against a peaceful demonstration by teachers on World Teachers’ Day.

    Philippines: World Teachers’ Day violently interrupted by military
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 17 November 2009

    Teacher unions condemn principal’s beheading

    Teacher unions around the world are condemning the kidnapping and brutal murder of an elementary school principal in the Philippines.

    Teacher unions condemn principal’s beheading
  17. Union growth 6 October 2009

    EI supports ILO mission's denouncement of labour rights abuses in the Philippines

    EI supports the results of the high-level fact-finding mission of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to the Philippines, which asked the government to categorically denounce the killings of workers and the rampant violations of trade union rights.

    EI supports ILO mission's denouncement of labour rights abuses in the Philippines