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Anakbayan hails walkout participants for pressuring solons into rejecting budget cuts

September 30, 2010

Youth group Anakbayan praised the thousands of students who joined the nationwide walkout against education budget cuts last Friday, while at the same time calling on them to ‘exercise increased vigilance’.

“The students have no one to thank but themselves for this latest victory” said Anakbayan spokesperson Charisse Bañez, in reference to the recent manifestation of several members of the House of Representatives that they oppose proposed education budget cuts next year.

Last Sept. 29, more than 30 lawmakers, including partylist lawmakers Mong Palatino (Kabataan), Teddy Casiño (Bayan Muna) Rafael Mariano (Anakpawis), and Luz Ilagan (Gabriela Women’s Party), signed a statement proclaiming their opposition against next year’s cuts, including a P1.1 billion reduction in the maintenance and operating budget of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).

“Public pressure has provided the much-needed push for getting the support of many members of Congress” said Bañez.

The youth leader cautioned students from being ‘complacent’, warning that ‘nothing is final until the 2011 budget is signed into law’.

She called on Anakbayan’s 17,000-strong membership, as well as other student organizations and institutions in campuses nationwide, to continue various forms of protest actions.

Bañez added that Anakbayan’s school chapters will hold simultaneous noise barrages at lunchtime tomorrow.

From → Edukasyon, News

2 Comments
  1. jorgelyn permalink

    Mga kasama nakalimutan ata natin si Rep. Antonio Tinio ng ACT Teachers Partylist!🙂

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