1. Government employees should NEVER be allowed to organize and form a union......agree?Government unions have nothing in common with private sector unions because they dont have hostilemanagement on the other side of the bargaining table. Its actually the exact opposite, the bosses of thegovernment employees are co-conspirators with them in bilking the taxpayers.Far from being careful stewards of the taxpayers money, politicians are on the same side of thebargaining table as government employees - against the taxpayers, who arent allowed to be part of thenegotiation.In 1937, the American president loved by liberals, FDR, warned that collective bargaining "cannot betransplanted into the public service."George Meany, head of the AFL-CIO for a quarter century, said unions were not appropriate for civilservants. As recently as 1978, the vast majority of states prohibited unionization of governmentemployees. • Government employees should not be allowed to organize and form unions. The government is not a for profit organization...but runs 100% on tax collected form those who effectively have NO SAY "at the so-called bargaining table". Also, why should a totally tax supported payroll....receive better salaries and benefits than received by those who pay their salaries? Finally, unionization of the public sector is full of conflict of interest.....as these people are then persons who can effectively be "bought off" at election time....and those attempting to manage a state or federal program / governmemt....are not able to objectively and effectively do so, as there are voters pulling at their coat tails, remindin them of their "voting ability". i.e., votes directly connected to the voters pay check. THIS IS WRONG, NO MATTER HOW ONE LOOKS AT IT. COMMON SENSE....GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ....LOGIC.... REASONABLE THINKING... • Absolutely! Businesses present good bargaining b/c they are spending their own money, but the government rep has no motivation to argue b/c he is spending someone elses money! I went to school in upstate New York, and the Teachers union was so corrupt that the highest paid teacher in my school only taught two classes a day and had a senior "teachers assistant" grading her papers! She was pushing 70 and wouldnt retire b/c the longer you work, the higher your pay gets. Everyone hated that old bag, and there was nothing anyone could do to get rid of her. • Your basic premise is wrong. There is hostile management. Government managers get rated and promoted based on how well they keep within budget. In order to meet other goals, they have a tendency to cut corners with employee rights and safety. • I agree. Its completely different. Their striking is different. Their relationship with management (aka politicians elected by the people) is different. Its all different. And the union is outdated now. This isnt the industrial revolution. It goes without saying the government will put as much pressure on education as the electing body puts on it whatever that means...money...policy ect....unions only work to hold us up. In the ultimate bureaucracy...its yet another HUGE hitch. If our educations system, or police work, or fire service ect were absolutely cost efficient and
top notch quality that would be one thing. But at this point its a drain. The only way to make meaningful progress at streamlining this is to destroy their union and break their vampire hold on all our private sector money which we fight and die for (metaphorically). 2. Yes I can say that it applies in our country because, of all the crimes that people does in our country, usually police officers do torture suspects even if they dont have enough evidence. According to the human rights we cannot be hurt by anyone physically. I guess even if we have that law, there are so many cases of torture especially of those abusing officials.ARTICLE 4 – TORTURE AS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE35. The basic legal provision which penalizes acts constituting torture is contained in theRevised Penal Code of the Philippines (Art No. 3815). Article 235 of the said Code, which dealswith the crime of Maltreatment of Prisoners, provides that: The penalty of prision correccional in its medium period to prision mayor in its minimumperiod, in addition to his liability for the physical injuries or damage caused, shall beimposed upon any public officer or employee who shall overdo himself in the correctionor handling of a prisoner or detention prisoner under his charge by the imposition ofpunishment not authorized by the regulations, or by inflicting such punishments in a crueland humiliating manner. If the purpose of the maltreatment is to extort a confession, or to obtain some informationfrom the prisoner, the offender shall be punished by prision mayor in its minimum period, CAT/C/PHL/2page 17temporary special disqualification, and a fine not exceeding six thousand (P6,000) pesos,in addition to his liability for the physical injuries or damaged causeARTICLE 8 – TORTURE AS AN EXTRADITABLE OFFENSE45. Presidential Decree No. 169 is the general law governing the extradition of persons from thePhilippines, subject to provisions of specific bilateral extradition treaties. It requires the existence ofa bilateral treaty before any request for extradition by another state could be considered. TheConvention against Torture has not yet been invoked as basis for to extradite a person with thePhilippines either as the requesting state or the requested state. 19. Several new laws have been passed which contribute to the prevention of acts of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, such as hazing, harsh treatment of children in conflict with the law and sexual harassment INTRODUCTION 1. The Philippine Government acceded to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment and Punishment on 18 June 1986. Pursuant to Article 19 paragraph 1 of the said Convention, the initial report was submitted on 25 June 1988, within a year after the treaty came into force (26 June 1987) in the country.
3. RULE X.CLASSIFICATION OF ACTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENTSection 53. Sexual harassment is classified as grave, less grave and light offenses.A. Grave Offenses shall include, but are not limited to:1. unwanted touching of private parts of the body (genitalia, buttocks and breast);2. sexual assault;3. malicious touching;4. requesting for sexual favor in exchange for employment, promotion, local or foreign travels, favorableworking conditions or assignments, a passing grade, the granting of honors or scholarship, or the grantof benefits or payment of a stipend or allowance, and5. other analogous cases.B. Less Grave Offenses shall include, but are not limited to:1. unwanted touching or brushing against a victim’s body;2. pinching not falling under grave offenses;3. derogatory or degrading remarks or innuendoes directed toward the members of one sex, or one’ssexual orientation or used to describe a person;4. verbal abuse with sexual overtones; and5. other analogous cases.RULE XI.ADMINISTRATIVE LIABILITIESSection 56. The penalties for light, less grave, and grave offenses are as follows:A. For light offenses:1st offense – Reprimand2nd offense – Fine or suspension not exceeding thirty (30) days3rd offense – DismissalB. For less grave offenses:1st offense – Fine or suspension of not less than thirty (30) days and not exceeding six (6) months2nd offense – DismissalC. For grave offenses: DismissalAko’yisangmabutingpilipinoNOEL CABANGONAko’y isang mabuting PilipinoMinamahal ko ang bayan ko
Tinutupad ko ang aking mga tungkulinSinusunod ko ang kanyang mga alituntuninTumatawid ako sa tamang tawiranSumasakay ako sa tamang sakayanPumipila at ‘di nakikipag-unahanAt ‘di ako pasiga-siga sa lansanganBumababa’t nagsasakay ako sa tamang sakayan (Nagbababa ako sa tamang babaan)‘di nakahambalang parang walang pakiaalamPinagbibigyan kong mga tumatawid sa kalsadaHumihinto ako ‘pag ang ilaw ay pula[chorus]‘pagkat ako’y isang mabuting PilipinoMinamahal ko ang bayan koTinutupad ko ang aking mga tungkulinSinusunod ko ang kanyang mga alituntunin‘Di ako nagongotong o nagbibigay ng lagayTicket lamang ang tinatanggap kong ibinibigayAko’y nakatayo doon mismo sa kantoAt ‘di nagtatago sa ilalim ng puno‘Di ako nagkakalat ng basura sa lansangan‘Di bumubuga ng usok ang aking sasakyanInaayos ko ang mga kalat sa basurahanInaalagaan ko ang ating kapaligiran[repeat chorus]Lagi akong nakikinig sa aking mga magulangKaya’t pag-aaral ay aking pinagbubutihan‘di ako gumagamit ng bawal na gamotO kaya’y tumatambay at sa eskwela’y ‘di pumapasokIpinagtatanggol ko ang aking karangalan‘pagkat ito lamang ang tangi kong kayamanan‘di ko ibinebenta ang aking kinabukasanAng boto ko’y aking pinahahalagahan[repeat chorus]Ako’y isang tapat at totoong lingkod ng bayanPabor o lagay ay ‘di ko pinapayaganTapat ang serbisyo ko sa mamamayan‘Di ko ibinubulsa ang pera ng bayanIpinagtatanggol ko ang mamamayang PilipinoMga karapatan nila’y kinikilala koIginagalang ko ang aking kapwa taoIpinaglalaban ko ang dangal ng bayan ko.[repeat chorus twice]Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting PilipinoPagkat ako’y isang mabuting PilipinoPagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino