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K to 12 | The rise of low-fee, private schools for profit

“To generate profits, Apec and other similar chains, employ fewer and unqualified teachers and provide facilities which do not comply to standards. What’s quite regrettable in this regard, and almost scandalous, is that the government has waived regulations that exist in the provision of education, to satisfy the business interests of Pearson and Ayala.”

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld To the Aquino government and the designers, contractors, entertainers and others fortunate enough to have partaken of the P10-billion peso outlay for the two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) extravaganza, it was a resounding success, a paean to Filipino hospitality and of having “arrived” on the global stage. To the…

APEC Blues

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO The Aquino regime has only buried us deeper into conditions of social and economic backwardness. As president, he has brought the liberalization of trade to its foregone conclusion: a local econoomy that cannot move anywhere beyond export-orientation and import-dependence. The Aquino regime has opted to derail the Peace Talks in…