World Teacher’s Day 2020: PH gov’t must step up to ensure Filipino teachers’ welfare and safety
October 4, 2020
As National Teacher’s Month culminates with the celebration of World Teacher’s Day on October 5th, the Educators’ Forum for Development (EfD) urges the Duterte administration to deliver all necessary support to public and private Filipino educators in the basic and higher education sectors.
Message on National Heroes Day
August 31, 2020
The Educators’ Forum for Development joins Filipino teachers in taking up the challenge to inspire one another and our students to commit to higher ideals and go beyond ourselves and convenience.
Extend Preparation through a 6-month Bridge Period, and Postpone School Opening to January 2021
July 7, 2020
The EFD shares in the objective of ensuring the right and access to education of Filipino learners, and believes that learning should continue despite the pandemic. But we cannot support any rushed implementation without ensuring the maximum support to the three most important stakeholders – teachers, learners and parents.
Anti-Terrorism Bill Silences Dissent, Curtails Democratic Rights
June 12, 2020
Amid the current challenges facing Filipino educators nationwide, we cannot simply stay silent or neutral as increased ranks of Filipinos call for the junking of the Anti-Terrorism Bill. When it is not only us but our children’s and students’ rights and freedoms that are at stake, we stand in unison in opposing a more draconian version of the Human Security of Act of 2007 and in defending the values and principles that our ancestors have fought for.
ABS-CBN shutdown a threat to press freedom, a bane to transformative education
May 8, 2020
NETWORKS | EDUCATORS’ FORUM FOR DEVELOPMENT
We are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic to which our government can only muster a militaristic response instead of strengthening our health system and relay incoherent reports, and at times, disinformation.
Martial Law omission a mockery of history
January 21, 2020
In pushing to revise history, the Marcoses are evidently basking in the successive court victories they have been securing under the current administration. They have been enjoying freedom and have even been installed in government, as if their crimes against the Filipino people have been forgotten.
Educators decry closure recommendation for Talaingod schools
June 5, 2015
5 June 2015 | It is anti-development as it disregards the indigenous people’s efforts to set up their own schools and exercise their right to self-determination Educators’ Forum for Development (EFD), a network of teachers and academics committed to transformative education, expressed grave concern over a recent recommendation by a DepEd official for the temporary […]