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October 2, 2014

NUSP campaign:

Congress tackles education budget today; Students bolster calls to cutback tuition as educ budget increases -

Thursday, October 2, 2014

On the Last Day of Budget Delibs: Students Assert Adequate Gov’t Subsidy and Not DAP for Education and other social services -

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Numbers Game: Student leaders denounce 54 congressmen’s shooting down of impeachment complaints vs. Aquino -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NUSP Assails Political Harassment of University Student Leaders; Uphold Student Rights and Welfare! -

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Student union to Malacanang: “DAP done in bad taste, not in good faith; DAPat managot ang lahat ng sangkot!” -

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Students Score PUP Admin for the Proposed 830% Tuition Hike; Aquino’s Educ Reform Program Exposed as Commercialization, Privatization -

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Justice for Guillo and all the Victims of Hazing and Systemic Violence! -

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Farce that is the Pork Barrel King: Dapat Managot ang Lahat ng Sangkot! -

Friday, June 20, 2014

Student and youth groups padlock CHED; Call to rescind all approved and pending tuition hikes -

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tuition is high even in SUCs; Students enraged over Malacanang’s apathy –NUSP -

Friday, May 16, 2014

NUSP assails Aquino, CHED for being agents of tuition increase; Students assert for a tuition hike freeze -

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Students remain vigilant in calling for a tuition moratorium; Aquino and CHED, no different from profiteering school owners -

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NUSP urges CHED to decide on tuition moratorium petition; Malacañang lambasted for pro-tuition increase statement -

Sunday, May 11, 2014

NUSP joins Labor Day protest, calls to stop labor export policy and contractualization -

Thursday, May 1, 2014

NUSP: Aquino-Obama’s EDCA Reinforces Mercenary Tradition of Neocolonial Rule -

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Student Union Slams Pro-Imperialist and Anti-People EDCA of ‘AquinObama’ -

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Recommendations to the National and Regional Multi-Sectoral Committees on Tuition and Other School Fees -

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Student Union slam NU admin’s martial law like policies -

Friday, March 28, 2014

Student Councils of La Salle Araneta and National U file petition with CHED to stop tuition increase -

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Student and youth groups hold Aquino accountable for tuition hikes, budget cuts -

Friday, March 14, 2014

Students and Youth Take up the “Pork Bucket Challenge”, Join the People’s initiative to Abolish the Pork Barrel System

“Almost 50% of the registered voting population is composed of the youth. Students and youth play a vital role in the People’s Initiative to abolish the pork barrel system. This is the Pork Bucket Challenge. The challenge to stand up and sign up against Aquino’s pork barrel system, corruption and the greed for a term extension,” says Sarah Elago, National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) National President. “Moreover, it is imperative for the youth and students to hold Aquino accountable for all of the political glitches and insincerity of his governance. It is imperative for the youth to…

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NUSP Assails Political Harassment of University Student Leaders; Uphold Student Rights and Welfare!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the continuing campus repression and student rights violations in various universities and colleges in the country. Together with the Rise for Education (R4E) Alliance and the College Editors Guild of the Philippines, the student union calls on the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the BS Aquino administration to own up to their responsibility of protecting the rights of the students. A clear case of student rights violation and harassment due to political affinity is that of Mr. Vincent Queja, former President of the Supreme Student Council of De La…

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NUSP hits CHED for Betraying Students by Once Again “Legalizing” Collection of Development Fee in SUCs

The fight against the illegal development fee is not yet over. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), through its July 7, 2014 “Clarificatory Statement on the Matter of Development Fees and Conditions for Its Implementation by the Governing Boards of State Universities and Colleges,” has once again betrayed the students and youth and has proven that it protects the interests not of the students but of the moneymakers. The clarificatory statement (1) has legalized starting AY 2014-2015 the collection of any development fees in state universities and colleges (SUCs) as long as it is for fiduciary purposes, and (2) has…

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Aquino, DAP and the History of Corrupt Practice Must End!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest and broadest alliance of more than 650 student councils/governments/federation in the country, slams Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary, Florencio Butch Abad for concocting a litany of lies to save his and Aquino’s faces. Abad has only proven one thing: that he is the right hand man of a crooked man. The Senate Hearing on the issue of Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) showcased a largely political maneuvering by the Abad and Aquino clique. It was nothing more but a publicity stint by Malacanang to justify the illegal DAP….

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Student and youth groups seek justice for UP student and all other hazing victims; Call for an end to hazing, culture of violence and impunity

Student and youth groups led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), together with Kabataan Partylist, the Office of the Student Regent (OSR) of the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Katipunan ng mga Sangguniang Mag-aaral sa UP (KASAMA SA UP),  light candles at the Oblation Plaza of UP Diliman, today, July 5, 2014, to call for justice for the recent victim of fraternity hazing in UP Diliman and for all the victims of hazing. Less than a week after De La Salle College of Saint Benilde student Guillo Servando died due to hazing, several incidents…

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PUP Students Shatter Myth of Tuition Decrease; Denounce 830% Tuition Increase, Call for Scrapping of Exorbitant Fees

Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) students led by the Ugnayan ng Mag-aaral Laban sa Komersyalisasyon (UMAKSYON PUP), Office of the Student Regent, Alyansa ng Nagkakaisang Konseho (ANAK PUP) and Sentral na Konseho ng Mag-aaral (SKM PUP), together with the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), troop today, July 2, 2014, to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to denounce the 830% tuition increase proposal in PUP branches and campuses. The PUP Board of Regents (BOR) meeting was held at CHED. “The first of July 2014 saw the vigilance of PUP students as they protested the proposed tuition…

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`New socialized tuition scheme in UP nail tuition at P,1500 per unit; Students slam Aquino’s RPHER, budget cuts

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) intensifies its call to abolish the new socialized tuition scheme or STS in the University of the Philippines (UP) System. The “reformed” tuition scheme aggravates the dire conditions of UP students as tuition has been automatically hiked to P1,500 per unit. Students launched and trended worldwide on Twitter #BracketAKaNa as a sarcastic remark on the absurd STS bracket identification and assignment. Together with the Office of the Student Regent (OSR) and the Katipunan ng mga Sangguniang Mag-aaral sa UP (KASAMA SA UP), NUSP has consistently slammed STS, and its former name…

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Justice for Guillo and all the Victims of Hazing and Systemic Violence!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) mourns the death of College of Saint Benilde sophomore Guillo Servando, another victim of fraternity hazing. We condole with the family of Guillo, with all sincerity and with all the history of sadness brought upon the Filipino community via these senseless and violent acts. We seek justice for the death of Guillo and for the injury of three other students, all victims of this hazing. We seek an end to the culture of violence and impunity. As students and youth of this nation, we are encouraged to join organizations, including fraternities…

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Recommendations to the National and Regional Multi-Sectoral Committees on Tuition and Other School Fees

On April 14, the NUSP submitted the following recommendations to the Commission of Higher Education for consideration. We expect that the Commission will value the concerns and recommendations of the students as we all look forward to its response. It is clearly expressed in our Constitution that the State shall ensure that education, at all levels, be made accessible to all. Sadly, this constitutional provision, which should guarantee the people’s right to quality and accessible education, is undercut by the unabated increase of tuition and other fees in schools, especially in private colleges and universities. As a member of the…

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An open letter to the students of National University and their parents and guardians

Warm greetings of peace and honor, as we salute the five core values of National University: compassion, trustworthiness, industriousness, respect, and resilience! We are now faced with one of the biggest issues in education: tuition and other fees increase (TOFI), which will drastically impose an added hardship on us. This coming Academic Year 2014-2015, National University Administration is proposing a 3.5% to 10% increase on tuition. All miscellaneous fees are being proposed to be raised from 9% to 10%, including the illegally collected Developmental Fee. On February 17, 2014, the National University Supreme Student Council (NUSSC) received an invitation dated…

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