Posts tagged ‘SAFE for SR’

“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).

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


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

Groups say ‘Katas ng VAT’ nowhere near Arroyo P1.3T education debt



President Arroyo’s recent unveiling of the P1-billion “Katas ng VAT Pantawid Aral” could have made her look like a generous leader, but education advocacy groups said Friday that the amount is nowhere near her administration’s incurred debt to the education sector.

Based on the Delors Benchmark, the internationally-agreed benchmark for education budget since its presentation to the UNESCO in 1996, the Arroyo administration was short of P272.4 billion in education spending for 2007, said the education advocates. (more…)

June 8, 2008 at 7:40 am Leave a comment

What is the Six will Fix! campaign?


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.

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