June 20, 2021

政府の教育機関への支援はどこに消えた

2020年12月に制定された「バヤニハン2」法によって政府が教育機関に支給したとする6万8500台のノートパソコンと3ヶ月分の100GBのデータ手当は「受け取っていない」と教育関係者述べました。

ACT(Alliance of Concerned Teachers)によると、5月に予算管理局が資金をすべて各機関に送金したと発表したにも関わらず、バヤニハン2で支給される40億ペソの内62%しか消化していないことが明らかにされました。
これに対してAngara上院議員は支給を担当している教育省の「支払いの遅さ」を指摘しました。

しかしACTは、全国の報告書を引用して、「教育省中央事務局からノートパソコンとデータ使用料を受け取った地域は1つもない」と述べ、避難しています。

 

政府は既に全額支給したとしていて、7月に学期の終わりを向かえようとしていますが担当している教育省は62%しか支給が終わっていないという結果に。
ですが、ACTはどの地域もお金もパソコンも受け取っていないという調査結果を掲示しました。

一体どこに消えてしまったのでしょうか。
支給されるはずのデータ使用料等は自治体が支払いを行っています。

そもそも「バヤニハン」はパンデミックによって受ける経済的・健康的被害に対してのニーズに迅速対応を行えるように制定したもの。本来の価値を満たせないのならば教育省から潔くシフトチェンジする事も必要なのかもしれません。

以下、MANILA BULLETINより

‘Ano’ng petsa na?’ Teachers lament lack of laptops, data allowances a month before school year ends

Exactly a month before the current school year officially comes to an end, a group of education workers slammed the government for failing to provide laptops and data allowances for teachers under the “Bayanihan 2.”

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines on Thursday, June 10, said that that teachers “have not received” the 68,500 laptops and 100GB data allowance for three months as provided by the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act also known as “Bayanihan 2” which was enacted in December 2020.

Based on the revised school calendar of the Department of Education (DepEd), the last day for School Year (SY) 2020-2021 will be on July 10, 2021.

ACT said that despite the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) announcement in May that it has remitted all the funds from the said measure to their respective agencies, teachers have yet to receive the expected provisions.

“Those provisions were meant to help us better perform our especially challenging duties for the current school year,” ACT Secretary General Raymond Basilio. “Those were part of the state’s mandate to provide the operational needs of distance learning,” he added.

ACT noted that that it also called out the Department of Education (DepEd) its “slow disbursement” of funds after Senator Angara revealed that the agency has only recently obligated 62 percent of the P4 billion provision from Bayanihan 2.

“Ano’ng petsa na? Matatapos na lang ang taon nang hindi man lang napakinabangan ng mga guro at maski ng aming mga estudyante ang kakaunti at huling suporta ng gobyerno sa edukasyon (What date is it? The year will now come to an end and yet teachers and even our students were not able to take advantage of the government’s limited and final support for education,” Basilio said.

Citing reports gathered nationwide, ACT said that “not one region has received the laptops and said data allowance” from the DepEd Central Office.

While some divisions in the National Capital Region (NCR), Bicol Region (Region V), Western Visayas (Region VI), Central Visayas (Region VII), and Davao Region (Region XI) reported the provision of a limited number of laptops, ACT said that these either came from the local government unit (LGU) or from DepEd’s 2020 computerization program.

ACT said that the data allowances availed by some teachers also came from their respective local government units (LGUs).

Given this, ACT lambasted DepEd anew for its “poor” fiscal performance. “DepEd is notorious for its poor fiscal performance, which have long forced teachers to shoulder the costs of education delivery. But this can’t go on. We simply can’t afford it any longer amid the severe crises besetting our country,” Basilio said.

ACT also urged DepEd to give a definitive answer “when will these provisions be enjoyed by teachers and students?”

Moreover, Basilio noted that DepEd must also be held to “account for failing to provide” the said support as quickly as possible – which, he argued – goes against the objective of the “Bayanihan” measure which was to immediately respond to the needs of the country amid the health and economic crises.

He also called on concerned government bodies to look into DepEd’s neglect of its duty that resulted in the “grave injustice” that education stakeholders continue to suffer.