YOUTH GROUPS PUSH DEMANDS OF CEBU STUDENTS
THE CEBU chapter of the National Union of Students of the Philippines, the Kabataan Party-list and Rise for Education teamed up to press the demands of Cebu students affected by Typhoon Odette.
According to Tulong Kabataan – Cebu, about 88 percent of Cebu students were affected by the typhoon.
Among their demands were an early end of the semester, implementation of a no-fail and no-forced drop policy and a comprehensive disaster and pandemic response.
They also lobbied for a one-time P10,000 cash grant for students’ distance learning needs.
For the teachers, the groups appealed for overtime pay and an internet allowance of P1,500.
The groups also called for the members of the academic community to unite in community-oriented initiatives for an inclusive disaster and pandemic response.