Over-Worked Aklan Teachers*
*Privilege Speech of the Honorable Plaridel M. Morania during the 31st Regular Session held on September 10, 2014.
Honorable Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen of this chamber, as Chairman of this body’s Committee on Education, Culture, Science and Technology, my attention was called by one of the radio stations in Aklan to an anonymous open letter coming from the concerned teachers of Aklan, complaining against the Schools Division Superintendent of making them worked overtime on Saturdays and Sundays, most often, to attend to school related and non-related activities such as scouting encampments, sports meets, seminars and workshop on the dates supposed to be their rest periods in company with their families.
The open letter alleging that the division head over-worked them was never signed for fear of reprisal from their higher authorities. Almost all radio stations in Aklan have recognized the validity and legitimacy of the issues raised by the concerned teachers that anchormen of almost all radio stations have tackled the issue over the airwaves. Soon after, these radio stations were deluged by text messages and calls confirming and affirming the truth of the issues raised in the open letter, mostly messages and calls from teachers.
I would therefore, propose that this chamber takes cognizance of the issue and refers this to the Committee on Education, Culture, Science and Technology so that this body will be enlightened of all the happenings in our public school system.
May I propose to direct the secretariat to invite Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Jesse M. Gomez, Mrs. Mary Ann Lopez-Division Sports Coordinator, Mrs. Edna Ayon-Planning Officer of the Division, Boy Scout of the Philippines Executive Officer Alex Pamatian to the next scheduled committee hearing on Monday, (September 15) and advise them to bring with them documents showing the legal basis of all these scouting and sporting events and other activities they are implementing in the Province of Aklan.
Perhaps, after our interaction with them and it has been proven that these school events and activities have legal mandates from the highest DepEd hierarchy, this chamber may take position of passing a resolution to the DepEd Secretary requesting that office to immediately unburden the workloads of our over-worked, lowly paid, and pathetic teachers in Aklan.
I so move, Honorable Chair that this matter be referred to my committee and that the secretariat be directed to invite those persons I have mentioned.
September 5, 2014
SA MGA IGMANGHOD NAMON SA MEDYA:
KAMING MGA KAEUOY NGA MGA MAESTRA AG MAESTRO IYA SA DIVISION OF AKLAN HAY NAGAHINYO AG NAGAPAAPIN SA AMONG MGA GINASALIGAN NGA MGA IGMANGHOD SA MEDYA NGA KABULIGAN KAMI SA PAGPAABOT SA AMONG DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT AG SA ANANG MGA ALIPURIS SA DIVISION NGA PUNDUHON EON RO ANDANG POLISIYA NGA AMAT-AMAT NGA NAGAPATAY KAMONG MGA MANUGTURO.
DAPAT PONDOHON EON KO DIVISION RO PAGHIWAT IT MGA HILIKUTON IT MGA ESKWELAHAN NGA KAPARTE MAN IT KURIKULUM SA SABADO AG DOMINGO NGA KAPAREHO IT MGA NAGASUNOD:
1. SPORTS MEET (Unit Meet, District Meet, Provincial Meet)
2. SCOUT ENCAMPMENTS AG JAMBORETTE
3. DISTRICT MEETINGS IT MGA MANUGTURO
4. SEMINAR AG IBA PA
OWA EON KAMI IT PAHUWAY NGA MGA MANUGTURO HAY BISAN MGA ADLAW IT SABADO AG DOMINGO NGA DAPAT IPAHUWAY NAMON KAIBAHAN AMONG PAMILY, SA TRABAHO GIHAPON KAMI. PAG-ABOT IT MGA ADLAW IT KLASE, INDI EON KAMI MAKATURO IT MAYAD HAY GAOY EON KAMI NGA MAYAD. KO MGA DINAG-ON NGA NAGTALIWAN, KULELAT RONG AKEAN SA NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT TEST RESULTS SA BILOG NGA WESTERN VISAYAS BANGOD KO RAYANG POLISIYA.
KO NAGTALIWAN NGA SABADO (August 29-30), DISTRICT ATHLETIC MEET, MAKARONG BIYERNES, SABADO AG DOMINGO (September 5-7) SCOUT LEADER ENCAMPMENT SA CABUGAO, ALTAVAS PARA SA DISTRITO IT BALETE, BATAN AG ALTAVAS. SA MASUNOD NGA SABADO AG DOMINGO KAB SCOUT ENCAMPMENT EOMAN SA BATAN.
POR DIYOS, POR SANTO. GINOO. PATYON T’A KAMI NGA MGA MANUGTURO. DAPAT RAYANG MGA HILIWATON HAY IBUTANG SA WEEKDAYS HAY KAPARTE MAN KO KURIKULUM.
MAEUOY MAN KAMO KAMON. RAYA HAY NAPAABOT NAMON SA DUMAEAHAN IT DIBISYON PAAGI SA AMONG MGA KAAPIN SA MEDYA.
OWA KAMI GAPIRMA KARA NGA OPEN LETTER HAY SAYOD KAMI NGA MGA MAESTRA AG MAESTRO KUN MAUNO MAGPANGISOG AG MAGPAKAHUYA IT ANANG MGA SUBORDINADO RO AMONG SUPERINTENDENTE
BULIGI KAMI MGA IGMANGHOD SA MEDYA. PANGUSISAA EANG NINYO HAY RAYA RO MATUOD.
OF AKLAN. /MP