Raymond D. Basilio is the secretary-general of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers – Philippines. A member of Education International’s Executive Board, he also is the Lead Convener of the Global Response Against Privatisation and Commercialisation of Education – Philippines, a broad campaign/advocacy network convened by Education International. Previously, he served as the National Campaign Officer of the organisation (2013-14) and the regional coordinator of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers - Northern Mindanao (2010-2013). Before joining ACT, he served as community organiser for the indigenous peoples (Lumad) of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao Region while also helping in the formation of youth organisations in the region.
Written by Raymond D. Basilio
Teachers and education in the Philippines are under siege. The Duterte government’s worsening attacks on all forms of dissent, disguised as a ‘whole-of-nation approach’ purportedly to end local communist insurgency, is taking its toll on the sector that is universally mandated to espouse and uphold social justice, human rights and...“Philippines: On Persecuting Teachers and Weaponizing Education”, by Raymond D. Basilio.