Teachers condemn filing of public disorder charges vs typhoon Pablo’s victims

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THE filing of Public Disorder charges against Typhoon Pablo’s’ victims and their supporters which includes ACT Teachers’ Partylist  3rd Nominee Prof. Mae Fe Ancheta-Templa is simply insane, Mr.Benjie Valbuena , President of Alliance of Concerned Teachers said.

To demand action from your government who cannot provide the necessities for survival in times of crisis is not a crime. In the first place, the devastating effects of flooding in Compostela Valley  was due to the government’s remiss in curbing  exploitation of our natural resources in connivance with big business and their imperialist masters.

President Benigno Aquino should remember that in times of disasters, teachers are in the front lines so to speak as part of the basic machinery in responding to crises. He must instead rebuild communities to include our schools and provide material and financial support to victims of calamities.

“This is a clear act of desperation of Pnoy and his cohorts to cover-up their inability to respond to disaster situations like Pablo and  Habagat in recent times. However, what we cannot fathom is why they should criminalize the acts of people who showed compassion by collecting support and providing moral support to the victims of Typhoon Pablo,”  Mr.Benjie Valbuena added.

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