Mocha Uson does not need an introduction. But a rule in journalism is not to assume that a reader is familiar with a public figure. So, here’s a sketch of Mocha: an assistant secretary of Presidential Communications Operations, and a concurrent Facebook blogger who has 5.2 million likes, and an ex-movie actress who starred in Seksing […]
Public investment is one priority advocacy concern of AER. The advocacy aims to influence government spending priorities and to develop a public investment strategy that puts a premium on human development and poverty eradication. AER’s advocacy initiatives focus on financing and equity issues in the social services sector, specifically, education, health and social protection. This section monitors some of the most critical aspects of Philippine education: 1) Performance; 2) Financing; and 3) Official Development Assistance. It aims to generate interest and initiate a discussion to help in formulating a reform agenda for the education sector. AER actively supports the global “Education for All” (EFA) Campaign. AER is one of the convenors of Social Watch Philippines and is a member of the Education Network or E-Net Philippines. E-Net is a national network of over a hundred civil society organizations engaged in education and related advocacy work.
ODA for education represents only a small portion of total foreign aid to the Philippines. The bulk went to infrastructure support with a 60% share while agri-industrial development got a 22% share. In comparison, human development services (including education) got a share of only 12%. Japan remains the largest donor (45%) with the multilateral financial […]
For CY 2002, Education and Manpower Development got a total of P129 B or about 16.6% of the P780 B legislated national budget. This amount reflects only a nominal increase from the previous year and could barely keep pace with inflation and projected expansion in school enrollment. In fact, education spending decreased in real per […]
The paper presents an overview of the performance of the education sector. It noted that while access improved over the years, internal efficiency stagnated and the quality gap widens further. The paper also compared performance across regions and population groups.
The paper presents an analysis of public expenditure patterns over the last four decades, showing how changing priorities of different administrations impact heavily on education spending. While allocation for education has grown tremendously over the years, real per capita spending has actually stagnated.