Party-list sees red over green as teachers’ uniform color

April 17, 2024 Jester P. Manalastas 70 views

ACT Teachers Party-list Representative France Castro has pointed out the potential political implications of using specific colors on the alternative uniform for teaching and education support personnel.

Castro in particular noted that the color green is the campaign color of Vice President Sara Duterte, who is also the Secretary of the Department of Education.

“Parang mayroong political meaning ‘yan ah, ‘yung kulay na ‘yan — red and green,” Castro remarked, alluding to the colors mentioned in the DepEd’s guidelines.

The DepEd has issued guidelines for the alternate uniform for teaching and education support personnel during the dry season.

The DepEd released guidelines allowing school personnel to wear collared polo shirts used in past DepEd events, including those in colors white, red, and green.

While the guidelines mention the colors white, red, and green, no other “prescribed” colors were specified aside from white in the DepEd’s post.

Castro emphasized the importance of allowing teachers and education support personnel to choose the colors they feel comfortable wearing during the dry season, without being tied to any political connotations from past elections.

“Sana pabayaan na lang ‘yung teachers at saka mga education support personnel na pumili ng kulay na gusto nila para maging mas komportable sila ngayong panahon tag-init. ‘Wag nalang gamitin ‘yung may mga political meaning noong last elections. Kasi baka pag-isipan pa ang DepEd ng maagang pangangampanya sa eleksyon,” she added.