ACT Teachers Partylist

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The ACT Teachers Partylist is a political party representing teachers and education sector workers with a seat in the 15th and 16th Philippine Congress,[1] and with two seats in the incoming 17th Philippine Congress.[2] Its nominees for the 2016 elections are as follows: Rep. Antonio Tinio, Francisca Castro, Raymond Basilio, Dr. David Michael San Juan and Atty. Gregorio Fabros.

ACT Teachers Partylist is part of the left-wing Makabayan Bloc,[3] and is known for its active campaign for salary hikes for teachers,[4] successful tax reduction initiatives, optional poll service duty for teachers, and lowering of optional retirement age of public school teachers.[1][5]

ACT Teachers Partylist is also an active proponent of the Supreme Court cases against the Philippine government's K to 12 system, co-filing at least 2 K to 12-related cases in 2015,[6][7] and successfully securing a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a government order that abolishes Filipino language subject in college.[7] It also supported the popular clamor for the abolition of the corruption-prone pork barrel system in the Philippine Congress.[8][9]

ACT Teachers Partylist was founded by members and affiliates of Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Philippines (ACT-Philippines/ACT), on January 5, 2008 in an assembly at Quezon City, with the following personalities as officials: Dr. Bienvenido L. Lumbera (Chairperson); Dr. Francis A. Gealogo (Vice-Chairperson); Antonio L. Tinio (President); April Valentin C. Montes (Secretary-General); Maria Katrina S. Santiago (Treasurer); David Michael M. San Juan, Maria Teresa P. Tinio, Mikko James dC. Rodriguez, Neil L. Legaspi, Zenaida S. Lao and Atty. Gregorio T. Fabros (National Council Members).[10]


  1. ^ a b "REP. ANTONIO L. TINIO". ACT Teachers Party-list. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  2. ^ Uy, Jocelyn R. "New groups make it to party-list's Top 10". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ Ager, Maila. "Makabayan bloc endorses Poe-Escudero tandem". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  4. ^ "SSL hurdles final reading at lower house". cnn. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  5. ^ "ACT Teachers Party-list » House Bills". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  6. ^ Torres-Tupas, Tetch. "K-12 to displace thousands of teachers, students, say critics". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  7. ^ a b "SC stops CHED's 'anti-Filipino' new GE curriculum". Rappler. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  8. ^ Gamil, Jaymee T. "Congress urged to junk 2015 budget due to pro-DAP provisions". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  9. ^ Cruz, RG. "Scrap legislative, executive 'pork', PNoy urged". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  10. ^ "About ACT Teachers". ACT Teachers Party-list. Retrieved 2016-05-19.