November 21, 2014

December 1: We March as One

We salute and congratulate the thousands of students, councils and organizations, educators, faculty unions and associations, employees and administrators in state schools nationwide who made history last week in a resounding expression of unity and commitment to oppose the planned budget cuts on education and social services. We stood up, walked out and waged a strike, not only for ourselves and our schools. We fought for right of every Filipino to education. We suspended our classes so that more students may be able to study. We barricaded our campus gates for days so that our schools may be open to…

Statement of the UP Manila League of College Student Councils on the 2011 Proposed Budget Cut to UP

We, the League of College Student Councils of the University of the Philippines Manila, strongly oppose the proposed 1.39 billion-peso budget cut to the University of the Philippines. Traditionally, the government recognizing UP’s role as a state university and as a national university has been giving subsidies in the form of budget appropriations. However, in the past administration of GloriaMacapagal- Arroyo characterized by anti-student and anti-people policies, especially on plans to commercialize tertiary education, has abandon its role in ensuring that the University of the Philippines will remain its public character as the University of the People that is accessible…

UP Manila- PGH community “prescribed” a notice of strike to fight budget cut to UP ad PGH

In the University of the Philippines- Manila, UP Manila professors, administrators, students, and PGH health workers announced in a press conference today that the UP Manila community will hold its strike on November 25 and 26 to intensify its call to stop the P1.39 Billion UP Budget cut and P114 Million budget cut in the Philippine General Hospital. The press conference was attended by: Dr. Jose Gonzales, PGH Director Hon. Judy Taguiwalo, UP Faculty Regent Hon. Claudualdo Cabrera, UP Staff Regent Hon. Cori Alessa Co, Outgoing UP Student Regent Prof. Carl Marc Ramota, Department of Social Sceinces Chairperson and CONTEND-UPM…

Pictures of the ‘opening salvo’ in the PUP’s strike against education budget cuts

Picture of today’s symbolic barricade at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines vs. budget cuts. In a press conference today at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Main Campus at Sta. Mesa, Manila, representatives of the various sectors of the university’s community announced that they are ‘uniting’ against proposed budget cuts to education in the 2011 national budget. Led by PUP president Dr. Dante Guevara, administration officials, faculty members, non-academic employees, and student representatives declared their opposition to the P23 million cut.

PUP to go on strike next week: University President Dante Guevarra joins students and faculty in fight vs budget cuts

In a press conference today at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Main Campus at Sta. Mesa, Manila, representatives of the various sectors of the university’s community announced that they are ‘uniting’ against proposed budget cuts to education in the 2011 national budget.  The budget, which contains P23 million slash to PUP’s operating budget, was recently railroaded by President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino’s allies in the House of the Representatives. Led by PUP president Dr. Dante Guevara, administration officials, faculty members, non-academic employees, and student representatives declared their opposition to the P23 million cut. They also vowed to support the call…

A call to strike

A CALL TO STRIKE We are calling on all students, councils and organizations, educators, faculty unions and associations, employees and administrators of state schools nationwide to hold mass protest activities, walkouts, class stoppages and campus strikes starting November 22. We deem it necessary to hold bigger and more effective actions to express our opposition to the budget cut for the operations of 97 state universities and colleges by a total of P1.1 billion, zero allotment of capital outlay for our SUCs, reduction in the scholarship funds of the Commission on Higher Education by P650 million, and inadequate funds for basic…