This is the season of strikes.
This month, students in several state universities and colleges will go on strike as a form of protest against the grossly insufficient allocation not only for education but also for other social services. As build up for the strikes, different sectors of the society will conduct an array of activities in various areas across the country.
As members of the press, it is important that we report on the campaign against the cutbacks on basic services because it is an issue of constitutional rights – right to education, right to affordable and prompt health services, among others.
For press releases, media advisories, schedule of activities, analysis, factsheets and backgrounders, you may contact Strike Lead, the information desk of the youth strike. Strike Lead was organized by the College Editors Guild of the Philippines, the widest and longest-running alliance of student publications in the country.
We are also accepting reports, media advisories and other notices from organizations that engage in the fight for quality and accessible basic services. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to be part of Strike Lead, you can volunteer as a correspondent/photographer/artist for the desk. For inquiries, contact Gidget Estella, CEGP national deputy secretary general, at 0915.335.2021.