December 21, 2014

Educ alliance slams CHED for being stampad of tuition increase: “Eight months of non-response is eight months of negligence”

The Rise for Education (R4E) Alliance denounces the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for clearly baring out its position as pro-commercialization and nothing but a stampad for tuition and other school fees increases. After eight long months, CHED finally submitted a long overdue but anemic response to the tuition and other fee increase (TOFI ) complaints that were filed by student leaders from the National University, De La Salle Araneta University, Far Eastern University, FEATI University, San Beda College Manila and University of Manila. A copy of the Commission’s anemic response was only received by the Office of Kabataan Partylist…

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Statement: PNU Students Denounce BS Aquino’s Budget Cut on PNU and SUCs

Ang Pamahalaang Pang-Mag-aaral ng bawat PNU Campus (PNU-SGs), Pambansang Pederasyon ng mga Lider-Estudyante ng Pamantasang Normal ng Pilipinas (PPLEPNP), at Punong Rehenteng Pang-mag-aaral (OSR) ay mariing kinukundena ang gobyerno sa mababang alokasyon sa buong sektor ng edukasyon, higit lalo sa napakababang porsyento nang ipinasang badyet sa Pamantasang Normal ng Pilipinas (PNU) para sa taong 2015. Sa lahat ng State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) sa NCR, PNU ang tinamaan ng pinakamalaking kaltas sa badyet. Mula sa panukalang P3,057,267,000, katiting na P569,092,000 lamang o 18.6% ang inaprubahan, at tumataginting na P2,488,175,000 o 81.4% ang kabuuang kaltas ng Department of Budget and Management…

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PMC Eskinita Episode 5: #Throwback Kabataan

Has the educational system failed our Filipino youth? Host & cyclist Noel Colina talks to youth & educators who dare to dream for a better future. http://facebook.com/EskinitaShow NUSP National President Sarah Elago talks about student and youth involvement and participation in nation building for genuine social change. Eskinita is a documentary show that seeks out ordinary communities for their views on current issues. Host and cyclist Noel Colina takes on Manila’s sidestreets to discover truth and change. Produced as a web series by PinoyMedia Center. Originally posted here: http://youtu.be/YHmmCVK-Vd0

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PUP Students hit BS Aquino’s Arc Project of Corruption

Matagumpay nating napigilan ang pag-apruba sa DAP-funded na PUP ARC noong Board of Regents Meeting, Setyembre 26! Pero ang mga alipores ni Aquino sa loob ng administrasyon ng PUP ay kasalukuyang nagmamaniobra para ilusot ang korap na proyekto at pagnakawan pa ang mga estudyante sa pagkuha ng P30 milyon mula sa kanilang Special Trust Fund at malaking bahagi ng kita sa Tanglaw Run para sa PUP ARC. Nagpatawag ng Finance Committee Meeting sa Oktubre 7, upang diumano’y kinisin pa ang mga detalye nito ngunit ang tunay na plano ay maaprubahan ang PUP ARC sa pamamagitan na lamang ng referendum o…

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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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