Senatorial bets discuss teachers’ rights, going nuclear amid power crisis
Posted by akosistella on April 16, 2010
Senatorial candidates on Friday discussed the country’s present education system, stressing the need for protective legislation for teachers, who they said, must be spared from election obligations in succeeding polls.
Other issues discussed during Friday’s Unang Hirit’s Hiritan 2010: Senatorial Edition were solutions to the country’s current energy shortage, including a push for nuclear power; as well as the empowerment of the middle-class.
While welcoming poll automation, Liberal Party’s Sonia Roco (an educator) said teachers serving during elections are subjected to harassment. She suggested that public school teachers should not be made to serve in elections in the next polls.
5 senatorial bets sign covenant for migrants’ agenda
Asserting that the ‘Migrant Vote’ has not only become a potent force in the electoral exercise but also a compelling appeal to improve the conditions of migrant workers across the world, a migrants’ rights group Thursday revealed its seven-point covenant with the country’s next leaders.
Migrante International’s covenant, listing seven concrete ways candidates can help improve the lot of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), was signed by seven senatorial bets: Nacionalista Party’s Liza Maza, Gilbert Remulla and Gwendolyn Pimentel; Nationalist People’s Coalition Vicente “Tito” Sotto III; and Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino’s Apolinario “Jun” Lozada.
Pimentel’s husband Luigi Gana signed on her behalf, while Remulla sent his representative to manifest his support.