Lapus admits: 2009 DepEd budget, “not adequate”, “not at norm with international standards”

From: GMANews.TV: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/119616/Proposed-2009-budget-for-DepEd-insufficient-below-intl-standards—Lapus

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) may have the biggest proposed budget for 2009 among government agencies but its budget still falls below international standards, Education Secretary Jesli Lapus said on Thursday.

During the House Appropriations committee briefing on the proposed DepEd budget, Lapus said the proposed P167.94 billion DepEd budget for 2009 – which includes P2 billion for school building program – remains below international standards.

Department of Education Secretary Jesli Lapus

Department of Education Secretary Jesli Lapus

(more…)

Advertisements

September 12, 2008 at 4:14 am 4 comments

YAD Cebu calls for Moratorium on Debt Payments, 6% of GNP to Education

From the weekly column of Atty. Gloria Estenzo-Ramos of the University of Cebu College of Law, Green Forum, and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines- National Environment Action Team (IBP-NEAT), published by Cebu Daily News yesterday.

Moratorium on odious debts

By Gloria Ramos
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 16:34:00 06/16/2008

“Moratorium,” according to Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, means “suspension of an activity.” Recently, Youth Against Debt (YAD) called for a debt moratorium and for government to prioritize funding for education. The 1987 Constitution mandates the State to “assign the highest budgetary priority to education,” yet education spending was only 2.26 of the Gross National Product (GNP) in 2007. This falls below the accepted international standard for financing education, called the UNESCO Delors Benchmark, which set the education expenditure of developing countries at six percent of the GNP.

(more…)

June 17, 2008 at 12:58 am Leave a comment

Mar Roxas supports 6%-of-GNP government spending for education

Below is a news article from the Sun.Star Network Online. It is also published in page 2 of Sun.Star Cebu today. The portion where Mar Roxas said he supports the call of youth groups for gov’t to spend 6% of GNP for education had been highlighted. The local GMA7 news program “Balistang Bisdak” also made a similar report yesterday afternoon.

Sen. Roxas: “At six percent, we are only at par with other countries in Southeast Asia . We need a little bit more than that.”

Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Opening of classes in C. Visayas ‘smooth’
By Elisabeth P. Baumgart and Katrina A. Balmaceda
Correspondents

CEBU CITY — About 90 percent of the expected 1.3 million students showed up in schools all over Central Visayas Tuesday, yet no major problems were reported to the Department of Education (DepEd) 7 office.

(more…)

June 11, 2008 at 5:41 am Leave a comment

Students: Gov’t not spending enough on education – Cebu Daily News

Students: Gov’t not spending enough on education
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 12:15pm (Mla time) 06/10/2008

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A students’ group has blamed the country’s “poor” quality of education on the national government’s “inadequate” budget for education.

Cebu News
(more…)

June 11, 2008 at 3:11 am 1 comment

RP’s education budget lacked P1.66T: groups – SunStar

From SunStar Cebu

Tuesday, June 10, 2008
RP’s education budget lacked P1.66T: groups

IF a 1996 Unesco document were to be followed, the Philippine Government owes Filipino students P1.66 trillion to fund education.

This is according to a research found by the Youth Against Debt (YAD)-Cebu and the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC)- Cebu.

In a press conference yesterday, the group said that the Philippines signed the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco) Delors Benchmark that set the education expenditure of developing countries at six percent of the Gross National Product (GNP). (more…)

June 10, 2008 at 1:54 am Leave a comment

“Six will Fix!” against “Katas ng VAT”

Youth Against Debt’s (YAD) press briefing and photo op yesterday [08 June 2008] against the P1-billion “Katas ng VAT” dole-outs of the Arroyo administration for education came out in BusinessMirror (Page 1), Manila Bulletin (Page 15), GMANews.TV (Photo) and Tumbok (Photo).

Tumbok
09 June 2008, Page 4
Photo by Nino Orbeta (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

(more…)

June 10, 2008 at 1:48 am Leave a comment

Arroyo told: Don’t use students to justify VAT

MANILA, Philippines – Two days before the formal opening of classes, members of Youth Against Debt (YAD) lambasted Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s additional P1-billion fund for students saying it is a cheap trick to use students and their accessibility problem to education as basis for the justification of the widely hated value-added tax (VAT).

Photo by Charlie Magno

In a statement, the youth group described Mrs. Arroyo’s VAT-powered Students Assistance Fund for Education for a Strong Republic, or “Safe for SR” as pure gimmickry, shallow and not enough to be of any ambulatory measure to help the students compensate for the rising cost of education. (more…)

June 8, 2008 at 8:17 am 2 comments

Older Posts Newer Posts


What is the Six will Fix! campaign?

Photobucket

The Six will Fix! campaign is a campaign spearheaded by the Youth Against Debt (YAD) calling for an automatic appropriation law for education pegged at 6% of the GNP as prescribed by the Delors Commission of the UNESCO.

Shout your Support!

Chat with us with Shoutbox.

Or send us a message using Meebo below.

RSS

October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

RSS Samahang Demokratiko ng Kabataan

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS KAISA UP Diliman News

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Alyansa UP Diliman News

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Blog Stats

  • 15,543 hits