Philippine education

The neglect of PH education: Where do we go from here?

October 5, 2021

The Philippines is one of two remaining countries in the world that have not reopened schools and conducted in-person classes. This is quite telling not only of the Duterte government’s poor pandemic response but also of the pre-existing problems of the Philippine education system. This is aggravated by the administration’s budget mispriorities, where it allocates more for infrastructure projects than education.

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

STATEMENT

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

POLICY NOTE

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.

Martial Law omission a mockery of history

January 21, 2020

NETWORKS

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.

Salamat po, Guro ko

October 5, 2019

Sa lahat ng Guro na maagang gumigising araw-araw kahit medyo puyat pa sa paglalamay sa paggawa ng lesson plan, salamat po. Sa lahat ng Guro na sa araw-araw ay nakikipagpatintero at habulan sa dyip at bus at nagiging isang mandirigma pagpasok sa mga bagon ng MRT at LRT para lang maka-abot sa tamang oras ng […]

Strengthen Filipino, Panitikan, and Constitution instruction in basic and tertiary education

June 24, 2019

BY JOHN PAUL ANDAQUIG

Panitikan provides students with an understanding of the literary traditions of the Filipino people. Minimizing the teaching of Filipino, Panitikan and Constitution thus robs young learners of their soul as citizens and future leaders.