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Palawan Board Member Ryan Maminta calls for respect for teachers

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Palawan Board Member Ryan Maminta has taken up the cudgels for teachers who had been maligned by Social Welfare Secretary Erwin Tulfo.

In a Facebook post, Maminta said the heavy workload of teachers, who are busy with the opening of classes and the writing of reports, should be acknowledged instead of saying that they could not be trusted.

Teachers should be respected and should not be blamed for the mistakes of others, he said.

He said he has to speak up on this matter because if left unchallenged, it could have a detrimental effect on teachers and the education system, he said.

He made the statement as he shared a quote from Tulfo saying that the distribution of financial aid could not be handled by schools because teachers might favor their relatives or those close to them.

Tulfo made the statement after the chaotic scenes at the Department of Social Welfare and Development following the announcement that it would distribute financial aid.

The DSWD was criticized for the mess and the lack of a system.

Don’t blame the teachers!

“Respect Our Teachers!

Pwede naman pong sabihin na ‘masyado ng abala sa pagbubukas ng klase at pagtuturo, maging paggawa ng report ang ating mga guro’ kesa igiit at maipakalat na hindi sila pwedeng pagkatiwalaan. Respeto po natin ang ating mga guro at iwasan po natin na ikabit sila sa mga pagkukulang ng iba. Gawin ng tama ang trabaho.

Pasensya na po at kailangan pa nating pumatol dito kasi kapag hindi natin pinansin, nakakatakot po ang epekto sa ating mga guro at sa edukasyon mismo. Salamat po!” Maminta posted.