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VAXXING OF KIDS IN FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES URGED

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) party-list has urged the government to include children from areas participating in the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in the trial vaccination of minors. The first run for the vaccination of children is set to start on October 15 in selected hospitals in Metro Manila. Minors aged […]

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PEACE HAILS VOTER REGISTRATION EXTENSION

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list hailed the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend voter registration by three more weeks, saying this would “help ensure that the youth who are increasingly willing to exercise their right to vote” would not be disenfranchised. “Nagpapasalamat tayo sa Comelec sa pag-extend ng […]

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FREE FLU, PNEUMONIA VAX FOR TEACHERS URGED

As majority of teachers await their COVID-19 vaccination, a group of educators today urged the government to also provide teachers with free flu and pneumonia vaccines. “Pending the COVID-19 vaccination of most of our teachers, bigyan sana natin sila ng libre o subsidized na flu and pneumonia vaccines,” Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST BACKS SEPTEMBER VAX FOR KIDS

Amid reports that children are susceptible to the Delta variant of COVID-19, a group of educators has backed the government’s plan to start COVID-19 vaccination for minors aged 12 to 17 by the end of September. “We support starting the vaccination of children against COVID-19 as soon as possible, because we believe vaccination will be […]

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TAX-FREE POLL ALLOWANCES TO BENEFIT TEACHERS

An educators’ group hailed the approval of the House of Representatives on Second Reading of a measure that would exempt the compensation received by poll workers from income and other withholding taxes. House Bill No. 9652, which was approved through voice voting, seeks to amend the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 to exclude election-related […]

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PEACE LAUDS SUSPENSION OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS TAX HIKE

An education advocacy group on Sunday thanked the Bureau of Internal Revenue for stopping the implementation of a controversial regulation that would have increased the amount of income taxes paid by private schools by 150 percent. “Nagpapasalamat tayo sa BIR sa pagsuspinde ng regulasyong ito. At a time when all schools are reeling from the […]

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PEACE PARTY TO LGUS: HIKE BUDGET FOR EDUCATION

An education advocacy group urged local government units to “set aside a greater amount for education” for 2022, as the windfall from the Mandanas ruling on the internal revenue allotment kicks in. “Our LGUs will play a crucial role in addressing our education crisis. With the Mandanas ruling finally taking effect next year, they will […]