#Rep. France Castro

House panel forms TWG to merge bills protecting teachers from wrongful child abuse allegations

The House Committee on Basic Education and Culture on Monday, March 13, formed a technical working group (TWG) to consolidate House Bills (HBs) 346, 549, and 6940, which would provide protection for teachers from wrongful allegations of child abuse.

'Medyo nakakahiya': Makabayan solon calls for return of full face-to-face sessions

"Di ba medyo nakakahiya na ang mga batang paslit ay naka-face-to-face na mula pa nung isang taon habang ang mga kinatawan naman ay naka-Zoom pa din?!"

UN standard: Makabayan solon tells admin to invest 6% of GDP to education

The Makabayan lawmaker said the United Nations (UN) standard for education budgeting is 6 percent of the GDP.

Here's why Castro thinks there's 'high possibility' ICC will issue arrest warrant vs Duterte

Castro is part of the Makabayan bloc, which was critical of president Duterte for most of his tenure in Malacañang.

‘Fake representative’: VP Duterte calls out ACT Party-list after suggestions to DepEd

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte did not mince words when she hit back at the ACT Teachers’ Party-list for its suggestion to hire 30,000 public school teachers and construct new classrooms to address the education crisis in the country.

'Wag puro red-tagging': Castro gives DepEd advice amid education sector woes

"Ibukas lang sana ang isipan at wag puro red-tagging ang inaatupag."

‘Always doomed to fail’: VP Duterte rejects peace talks with NDFP after Masbate clash

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte on Thursday, March 30, rejected the suggestion of Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Party-list Rep. France Castro to resume the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the political wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

Cong Castro is true teachers' representative, not VP Duterte--ACT PH

"It is Sara Duterte’s authenticity and legitimacy as an education leader that is highly questionable."

Castro cites lack of air-conditioned classrooms, tells DepEd to go back to old school calendar

Only 1 percent of classrooms have air conditioners and 2 percent rely on natural ventilation.

EDCA expansion turning PH into a 'US colony', says Makabayan solon

"With these new EDCA sites and the ones to follow, the whole Philippines is turning into a US base."

High tension: Castro says PH should pull out of 'war games' with US

"Kailangan pag-isipan ng gobyerno, at ng security forces ano 'yung magiging effect n'yan sa ating bansa."

A threat to OFWs? Castro slams Chinese envoy's remarks on Taiwan situation

"Hindi advise ang sinasabi ni Ambassador Huang kundi banta at pagdidikta sa Pilipinas."

Marcos admin should follow Del Rosario's stance on WPS issue, says Makabayan solon

Castro also extended her condolences to the family and friends of Del Rosario.