Enrile hails hiring of more public school teachers

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United Nationalist Alliance senatorial candidate Jack Enrile. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—United Nationalist Alliance senatorial candidate Jack Enrile on Friday expressed full support for the plan of the Department of Education to hire 61,000 new public school teachers this year to put an end to the teacher shortage.

“The national government should fast-track the hiring of additional public school teachers to ensure the delivery of quality basic education throughout the country,” Enrile said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990 AM.

Enrile issued the call as the DepEd moved to deploy public school teachers based on student-teacher ratio under its new guidelines allowing the reassignment of teachers to other public schools.

Enrile lamented that last year, DepEd had reported a shortage of about 47,000 teachers in public elementary schools nationwide.

“The continuing shortage of public school teachers is unacceptable. We should fill this shortage consistent with the constitutional mandate that the state should maintain a system of free public education in the elementary and high school levels,” Enrile said.

The DepEd’s Basic Education Information System shows an imbalance in the distribution of teachers: some schools have a less than 40 to 1 ratio as many schools have more than 40 students per teacher.

As an interim measure, DepEd has begun to transfer teachers from one school to another to address the problem of overcrowding of students.

Enrile said the current teacher shortage deprives the youth of the opportunity to complete basic education that should adequately prepare them for higher education and eventually lead to gainful employment.

Enrile emphasized that even as poverty keeps many children and youths from completing basic education, the government should strive to keep as many of them in school as possible with adequate classrooms and modern facilities as well as competent teachers.

Enrile is running for a seat in the Senate on a platform of food security, consumer protection and job creation.

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  • mangtom

    Jackass, the news hound, has found another reason to be in the news-tired, old, of-repeated political promise.

    No vote to the killer son of a killer.

    • $42337655

      stating the obvious again for media mileage.

    • iriga1_city1_boy1

      To mangtom:
      Pare,yes it is he has found another reason to be in the news.Just to be in the news.Maybe he just want to be in the news because he’s now outside of the “magic12″.And he’s trying hard to be acknowledged.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

    nakikisawsaw lang yang si pogi…..

  • w33k3nd3r

    He is as ugly as he is corrupt.

  • Simplify1

    Kahit naman si bobong Nancy Binay syempre alam na magandang balita yan! gawa ka ng sarili mong balita kid!

  • iriga1_city1_boy1

    Holy Cantaloupe!!!
    Marunong talagang bumanat itong anak ni Senator Enrile.Good timing.Parang Tatay niya.Siguro tinuturuan Kung paano ang game ng “pre-empty”.Just to gain political campaign mileage,he expressed full support to DepEd’s plan to hire 61,000 teachers to solve the shortage.My God!Very Heady!Naki-ki-attach parang sabihin idea rin niya yun.
    Anything to win a Senate seat.And don’t you notice that,the man wants to be in the news always.For the past week his name been cropping up at the media like “mongo beans”.Topics range from rain seeding to making Cainta a City,and other stuff.That way people remember the name all the way to the voting day.
    To Rep.Enrile: A lot of people are not born just now.We also eat “grits” before.We can read between the lines.

    • $42337655

      pre’ mamayamaya nandiyan na ang cheering squad nyan, wait a while, shouting praises sa amo nila; may chorus at nagsasagutan sila ng scripted praises nila

      • oliveoil

        Oh you’re here again. Welcome to Jack’s site! I can see that this is OBVIOUSLY your job, well youre doing a great job! But not good enough to bring our man down. Try harder you little freak.

      • iriga1_city1_boy1

        To gamebranding,
        Pare,tama nga ang sabi mo.Holy Freaking Toledo!!! Who are these people?All of a sudden they came in like mobs and posting Hosanas to the young Enrile!! And the “likes” on their posts tripled right away.
        Gee!! I am an independent,maka bayan,and not beholden to nobody.But I will
        Be on the side of who is righteous and whatever is good for the country.But will not be on Enrile’s side on this issue.He just piggy backed on the decision
        of the Department of Education to have campaign mileage.
        That’s so clear as crystal water.
        Are these people getting paid to vouch for the young Enrile?

      • $42337655

        think it is called bayaran pre’

  • UrHONOR

    MAGKANO?

  • farmerpo

    Nakikisakay lang sa issue, eh, parang siya na ang nakaisip na magdagdag ng teachers. Magkano ang ad fee ng ganitong article? Sa TV eh, P1.2 daw for 20 seconds sabi ni Ms Poe.

    • iriga1_city1_boy1

      To farmerpo:
      Your post—–“Nakikisakay lang sa issue,eh, parang siya na ang nakaisip na magdagdag ng teachers”.
      A very revealing post.

  • 33Sambuang2

    epal ka talaga. killer boy

  • China Lee

    Don’t believe in him. He’s a killer, corrupt and lame duck tongressman. He’s not deserved to have a senate seat.

  • herecomesrusty

    Hindi ba dapat nakalagay na this is a PAID ad? PDI, bakit ganyan ang articles niyo, inaabuso ng mga reporters.

  • UrHONOR

    MALAMANG ang susunod na mga ulat nyan ay: Sabi ni J Enrile, “Makakatulong ng malaki sa bayan ang pag-repair ng mga kalsada”; “Malaking bagay ang pagpapatayo ng maraming classrooms sa mga mag-aaral”; “Pag umulan, malaking tulong ang ma-idudulot nito sa mga magsasaka”; “Magaling na trabaho ang paghuli sa mga rice smugglers”; “Susubukan kong pababain ang presyo ng bigas at asukal”; “Na-aawa ako sa mga tricycle drivers”; ‘Pakukulong ko kaagad ang mga kriminal, lalo na ang mga mamamatay-tao.”

    Itong lahat ng ito ay, MAGKANO, ha, Inquirer?

  • askal2u

    utot mong mbantot gusto mo lang bumango sa mga bobong botante kaya mo nasabi yan, bat di mo ginawa nung ikay ay kingkoygresman, at puro lang smuggling sa Cagayan inatupag mo, Jackol.

  • wawa2172

    I guess Jack Enrile did the right thing in supporting DepEd proposal to hire 61,000 public school teachers. We may not vote for him but his statement mean that he has a bright mind that could make him a good senator. He is one, that could bring issues in the senate and because his historic past did not brought him to jail it is wrong for us to judge the person of wrong doing because we do not have the legal basis to accused him. Well, his support to DepEd is a good thing for an opposition candidate na hindi paninira sa present government ang ginagawa.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Nagsalita ang rapist at kriminal…

  • mabyrik

    I didn’t know that newspapers like PDI also accept advertisements in the form of news oreports. PDI for the last few days on a daily basis has been advertising the alleged Anido and Lucas killer named Jackie Enrile in the form of a news reports.

    Few days ago, PDI has 3 separate front page reports in just ONE DAY on Jackie’s campaign promises. To me and to many others, it is very obvious that it is no longer news report but POLITICAL ADS, as simple as that..The above news report is not different.

    There are so many senatorial candidates who also speak about their platforms but it seems PDI’s favorite is Jackie Enrile’s who is the only one who lands in front page.

    PDI-How much? Please be real and please do not fool the people. HOW MUCH PDI???

  • ernievictory

    panay ang epal nitong si jackol ah. ‘yun namang reporter/INQ ina accomodate naman sya maski walang kakwenta kwentang news. magkano kaya ang ipinamumudmod ng mga enrile para sa jackol news i.e publicity …..

  • walang pakundangan

    ang plataporma mo ay maraming pagkain hindi maraming guro ut0t mo

    • pinkpanther

      Youre as stupid as your usuername. His platform may be about food, but is that how your mindset works? Kaya nga may plano yung tao diba, para mapaunlad yung Pilipinas. He cannot just be focusing on one of his projects. Maraming gawa ang kailangan ng Pilipinas. Di tulad mo, puro ka satsat. Manahimik ka na lang coz everything thats coming out of your mouth is just plain bullsh*t

  • kismaytami

    Tiba-tiba na naman si liza at ricky kay jack!

  • Hellomr

    Maraming mang-mga mangmang boboto sa iyo…..typically they want power to protect their own interest….

  • Hellomr

    I am hoping that he will not make it…

  • Pulokoy

    media mileage at its best

  • JjLau

    You guys keep hating on Jack but we have to acknowledge the fact that he’s one of the few senators who are striving to make their advocacies clear. Other senators would rather focus on endorsing themselves right now rather than to speak out on their platforms, and I salute Jack for choosing the latter. He is in the news because what he says matters and is actually worth reading. You guys can bash Jack all you want, but that won’t stop him from speaking his word. Go Jack Enrile! Iboboto kita!

    • legislex

      You have no idea how campaigns are being done in this country. All candidates have their own advocacies as well, but they do not merit a space in PDI everyday because they do not have the budget to “convince” PDI desks to have them published. You may say that I am assuming this fact. Let us just say that I have “personal” knowledge on how these PR Firms work. You will be surprised how big Jack’s budget is on his PR efforts. He is not paying per newspaper. He is paying per desk per newspaper. By the way, your Jack is slowly going down the list. From number 4 before the campaign started to number 12 in the latest survey.

  • chloe

    I’m so proud of you Jack Enrile, ngayon palang ay napapatunayan mo na ang husay at galing mo. Alam naman natin na madami ang mga bata na gusto makapag-aral pero wala silang sapat na budget para makapag-enroll sa isang pribadong paaralan. Pero ngayon, ang kanilang pangarap ay unti-unting ng matutupad. Marami kang matutulungan na tao, lalong lalo na ang mga mahihirap.

  • est

    simple politically paid advertisement

  • Cha

    Yan ang gusto ko, hindi lamang sa kaniyang plataporma naka-focus, kundi sa lahat ng bagay na makakatulong sa bayan. Galing mo Jack! Iboboto kita.

  • Chuckie

    This is what Ive been talking about in my past comments.. Jack is really very good at articulating his plans or should i say heart’s desires. That is to help improve poverty. Having a good quality education will uplift our economic status. It has a domino effect if we start with increasing budget for education. I support you Jack! You deserve to be in the senate.

  • oliveoil

    Jack is one of those senators who has plans on what to do woth this ruined country. I bet he’ll be very helpful if he wins. I’ve read so much articles on him, some are negative but mostly are positive. Today I came to realize that he is indeed a good man with good intentions in helping this country prosper.

    • http://twitter.com/RolandRamos6 Roland Ramos

      Education is what will make this striving country prosper, and I’m glad Jack is giving focus to that specific sector. He is a senator who knows what to do. This guy has my approval!

  • Chuckie

    to all haters and negative thinkers out there. leave this forum. stop sending your pathetic comments. nothing will change. Jack will take the seat. :)

    • Sheena

      oo nga naman! :) mga tao talaga oh! kung sino yung magaling, yun pa ang sinisiraan!

  • pinkpanther

    Yan si Jack Enrile. May plano para sa Pilipinas. Mga taong makikitid lang ang utak ang hindi nagbibigay pansin sa mga ganitong plano, pagkat sarili lang nila iniisip nila. Mas okay na mapalaganap yung mga ganitong plano kesa naman sa mga nangangampanya diyan na wala namang plano.

  • kristian

    I hope Jack will prioritize the education in parallel with his food platform. There SHOULD be more budget allocated for education if we want true progress. Thank you Jack Enrile! I will vote for you. My friends and family are PRO JACK!

  • pinkpanther

    We got your back Jack. Belive lang :)

  • sammy

    This article has shown that JACK ENRILE deserves to win. Because as we all know, education is the key to career success and economic self-sufficiency. This is just one of the reasons why we need to vote for JACK ENRILE!!

  • anna

    DAHIL JAN IBOTO SI JACK ENRILE!!!

  • GLAMOROUS

    Go Jack. We believe in you. Maraming haters pero just let them be. Those people will go down once you win the election. We will support you all throughout!

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Seventeen-year-old Jack Enrile was in a Makati party exclusive to Ateneo students. When he spotted outsider Ernest Lucas Jr of De La Salle University, he confronted him and asked him to leave.

    Ernest did leave, but he returned later in the night. It ended badly. Ernest died of a bullet shot in the forehead.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    The ghost of Alfie Anido

    Fast forward to Dec 30, 1981. Popular celebrity Alfie Anido, a contemporary of Gabby Concepcion, was found dead in his Makati house – also with a bullet to his head. He was the boyfriend of Jack’s sister, Katrina.

    Based on newspaper reports, the Anido family immediately issued a statement that it was a suicide. Coffee shop talks, however, buzzed with allegations that Anido was shot by Jack, who was in the Philippines then for the Christmas vacation.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Jack’s bodyguard shooting in the head a businessman who stepped on Jack’s foot outside a disco.

  • Alex Alvarez

    Iyan si Jack, may solidong plataporma para sa mga mamamayan, eh kay JACK Enrile na po tayo! Vote Jack Enrile for Senator po…………

  • Alex Alvarez

    Jack Enrile for senator po. Huwag kaligtaang iboto si Jack Enrile, me solidong palataporma para sa ating mamamayan. Me concern po siya sa mga katulad nating mahihirap………not only mahihirap, kasama na siyan mga mayayaman..

  • Sheena

    Iba ka talaga Jack Enrile! Hindi lang pang agrikultura pang edukasyon pa!

  • cons

    sipag ni jack magcommets sa mga issue!!! isa ka ding epal……wahahaha

  • rolando mendoza

    ang dami dami naiisip gawin nitong si jack enrile pero noong congressman pa siya eh walang ginawa sa kongreso kundi mag absent. iboboto mo ba ito ? ako hindi !

    • Jess Jacinto

      bakit ano ba ginagawa nung mga always present? natutulog, nagsispeechspeech, nagyoyosi sa labas, naghinhintay nga grasya. Get real. Corny mo.

  • http://jonverdavid.wordpress.com Jonver David

    Education and agriculture platforms? Enrile is promising in fairness

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