Educators’ Forum for Development
Celebrating Bonifacio Day by advocating for social transformation
November 30, 2022
We celebrate Bonifacio’s life by emulating what he has done for the country. As teachers, it is our task to teach what heroes like Bonifacio have contributed for the country.
No Moving on When Democracy is Threatened with Elitist, Authoritarian Politics
May 25, 2022
Filipino educators join the mounting calls of concerned citizens, communities and people’s organizations for the COMELEC to not dismiss and instead to seriously investigate reports of fraud, disinformation, disenfranchisement, and vote-buying in the 2022 national elections.
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.
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
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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.
Arrest education workers’ rapidly eroding incomes, gov’t urged
November 16, 2018
The salaries of education workers are being battered by unprecedented rising prices, research group IBON said. The paltry increases, which even came in trickles under Executive Order 201, have already been eroded since they were applied in 2016, said the group. In a media forum, IBON executive editor and research head Rosario Bella Guzman said […]
Critical thinking under government attack, transformative education at risk
October 5, 2018
Recent government statements including by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) aim to stifle critical thinking of educators and students. By trying to censor ideas it finds objectionable, the State is violating the public’s right to free expression and academic freedom. This will stop education from being truly transformative. […]