7 months Teachers stage ‘empty breakfast’ protest MB
By Merlina Hernando Malipot To urge President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his promise to increase the salary of public school educators, members of a federation of teachers on Tuesday staged “empty breakfast” protest action. The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) marked the day with an “Almusalang Guro at Mendiola” to demonstrate the “dire condition of teachers and urge the President to fulfill his promise.” The eve of Labor Day, the group said, also “happens to be the end of the deadline” Duterte himself set to fulfill his January promise of doubling teachers’ salaries in ‘two to three months.’ During the ... more