Antonio Tagamolila Education Program

CEGP uses the Antonio Tagamolila Education Program (ATAEP) as curriculum for its educational activities, seminars, workshops, and socio-political discussions.

The ATAEP program was created to follow the advocacy of Antonio Tagamolila, CEGP President  1971-72. Sir Tagamolila spearheaded the retrieval of the Guild’s leadership from crony journalists funded by the late President Marcos. He believed that CEGP, as a patriotic and democratic alliance, should truly serve the people by exposing the truth and raise the social and political consciousness of the people.


The Antonio Tagamolila Education Program

A. Organizational Struggle

  1. Enrich the struggle for press freedom and genuine national freedom: CEGP history from 1931 to April 1998
  2. CEGP national constitution
  3. CEGP leaders’ guide (Lineworks: organizing, mass campaigns and struggles, research and publication, education, basic masses integration, alliance work, finance work, notes on high school organizing)

B. On Campus Press Freedom and other Democratic Rights

  1. Fight for press freedom. Expose the Campus Journalism Act of 1991 (1996 National Congress position on the correct handling of our campus press freedom campaign)
  2. Strengthen our unity, advance the struggle for campus press freedom and other democratic rights (Kartilya vol. 1 no. 2, 97)
  3. Praymer hinggil sa paglaban sa kalayaan sa pamamahayag (Kartilya vol. 1 no. 2, 97)
  4. Sharpen campus journalism as weapon for national and social liberation (Notes on Campus Press Freedom ’98)
  5. Discussion guide on campus press freedom
  6. Comprehensive critique on the proposed amendments on the Campus Journalism Act (CJA) of 1991
  7. Notes on the congressional hearing on CJA amendments
  8. Critique on the education 2000 by CEGP and NUSP
  9. Historical critique on the Arroyo program on education
  10. Prospects on education under Arroyo administration by NUSP
  11. Gabay sa pagpasok sa konsultasyong Tuition Fee Increase (TFI) by NUSP.

C. Journalism Skills Training

  1. Basic JST
  • News writing
  • Features writing
  • Campus paper management
  • Lay-out
  • Ethics of Journalism
  • On Libel
  • Copy reading and headline writing
  • Basic photography
 2. Intermediate JST
  • Sports writing
  • Editorial writing
  • Photojournalism
  • Opinion writing
  • Electronic page design

3. Advanced JST

  • Investigative reporting
  • Online publication
  • Tools for analysis

4. Arts and Literature

  • Poetry
  • Fiction/ short story writing
  • Women literature
  • Gay literature
  • Literary and Art criticism
  • Script writing
  • Theatre arts
  • Basic short film making

D. Socio-political Education

1. On Philippine History and National Situation

  • Maikling kurso ng Lipunan at Rebolusyong Pilipino
  • Philippine Social Realities
  • Liyab ng Libong Sulo (film)
  • Resurgence (film)
  • Struggle for National Democracy
  • Philippine Crisis and Revolution
  • National Situation

2. On the Economy and Mode of Production

  • On the Modes of Production
  • On the Modes of Production in the Philippines
  • Semi-feudalism: Myth and Reality

3. International and Humanitarian Relations

  • Praymer sa Imperyalismo by LFS
  • APEC at Imperyalismo by KMP
  • IBON materials

4. On Peace and Negotiations

  • Comprehensive Agreement on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDF)
  • On the question of peace and peace negotiations
  • Ang pakikibaka ng mamamayan para sa makatarungang kapayapaan
  • Tanong-sagot hinggil sa usaping pangkapayapaan
  • The Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG)
  • On fascism

5. On Human Rights

6. On Youth and Students

  • Filipino Youth situation
  • On reformism
  • Critique on kamalayaan and other papers on pseudo-progressive youth organizations
  • Primer on ROTC

7. On workers

  • Historical development of the labor movement in the Philippines
  • Ang pakikibaka ng manggagawa para sa dagdag na P125 na sahod
  • Sahod, trabaho, at karapatan
  • Ilang tala sa pagsusuma ng kilusang manggagawa

8. On Peasants

  • Peasant situation
  • Corporate Scheme
  • DAR administrative no. 9
  • Agriculture and Fisheries modernization Act
  • Fisherfolk situation

9. On Women, Children, Gays and Lesbians

  • Basic Women orientation
  • Module on violence against women
  • Filipino Childrens Situation
  • Pro-gay orientation

10. Environment

  • Kalikasan papers on environment
  • Mining Act of 1995
  • BAYAN papers on environment

11. On National Minorities

  • Tabak and KAMP papers on indigenous people
  • Cordillera People’s Alliance
  • Hinggil sa pambansang minorya

12. On Migrant Workers: Migrant Workers Situation

13. On Science and Technology: Science and Technology for the People

14. Counter Culture

  • On contradiction
  • On practice
  • Where do correct ideas come from?
  • Talks at the Yenan forum
  • Talks to the Editorials Staff of the Shansi-Suiyan Daily
  • Cultural Imperialism

15. VFA

  • On the US-RP Visiting Forces Agreement
  • Junk VFA and BAYAN primer
  • Other People’s Issues

16. On Cartel in the Philippines