May 19, 2024

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FFW backs restoration of SUCs budget to boost employment

AT the National Tripartite Conference organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today, the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) strongly supported the call of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) to restore their capital outlay budget, which Congress is planning to slash next year. Strong and dynamic SUCs are essential to the government’s employment generation plan. 

Ang FFW ay buong pusong sumusuporta sa pananawagan ng mga SUCs at mga kabataan na ibalik ng Senado ang P6 bilyong bawas sa badyet ng edukasyon at hinikayat na kunin ang kinakailangang pondong ito mula sa confidential at intelligence funds. Ipinahayag ng FFW na ang edukasyon ay dapat maging prayoridad at ang pagbawi ng mga ibinawas sa badyet ay susi para sa matagumpay na adyenda  sa edukasyon na tinutulak ng administrasyon.

Inihayag ng FFW na dapat maging pangunahing pokus ng administrasyon ang matiyak na bawat batang Pilipino ay magtamasa ng wasto, makabayan at de-kalidad na edukasyon. Binigyang-diin ng FFW ang kahalagahan ng edukasyon bilang pundasyon ng isang matatag na bansa. Kailangang-kailangan ang kaukulang pondo upang mapanatili at mapag-ibayo ang kalidad ng edukasyon sa mga SUCs.

The FFW highlights that reinstating these funds is critical for the preparation of human resources poised for the modernization of agriculture and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, encompassing digitalization, artificial intelligence, and robotics. This move aligns with President Marcos’s commitment to learning recovery and quality education as cornerstones of a strong nation, ensuring that every Filipino child is well-equipped for future challenges. 

Ensuring that SUCs get the budget they deserve also ensures that teachers, who mold the minds of our youth, are well-compensated and enjoy the benefits they deserve. It’s a deterrent to the unabated mass resignation of Filipino teachers in favor of work abroad