December 19, 2014

Youth Act Now General Assembly


To further strengthen our position and unity in upholding truth, transparency and accountability, a GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE of Youth Act Now is set on 29 November 2014, Saturday 10am-3pm at the University of the Philippines – Diliman Vinzons Hall. For inquiries, please contact us thru Brian Black 09177153918 or Jian Carlo Gomez 09361344028 READ MORE: Layout by Jomari Yaya, Ang Pahayagang Plaridel (Official Student Publication of De La Salle University – Manila)

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Students intensify campaign to junk all other school fees

Student leaders are geared to junk all other school fees (OSF). Today, students under the banner of the Rise for Education (R4E) Alliance troop to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to condemmn the commission’s pro-commercialization  scheme and for being a stampad for tuition and OSF increases. “OSF are other school fees aside from tuition that are rapaciously being collected by universities and colleges, both private and state-run, that hinder students from accessing education. OSF are characterized as exorbitant, dubious and redundant,” points out Ms. Sarah Elago, Rise for Education Alliance (R4E) Convenor. “Through the years, OSF actually surpass the…

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Forum: Shaking the Invisible Hand


The Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP in partnership with the UP Beta Sigma Fraternity, UP Deutscher Verein, UP Le Club Francais, UP Lingua Franca, UP Philosophical Society and UP Samahan sa Agham Pampultika invites you to Shaking The Invisible Hand, a Skype conference-forum on the global neoliberal trend in education this Thursday, November 27, from 4 to 7pm at PH207. Speakers are from the British University in Egypt, University of California Los Angeles, University of Marburg and the National Union of Students of the Philippines. This forum was made possible in cooperation with the Center for Nationalist Studies, League of Filipino Students, GABRIELA…

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Quick facts: Ampatuan Massacre

Nakikiisa ang National Union of Student of the Philippines (NUSP),  ang pinakamalaki at pinakamalawak na alyansa ng mga konseho ng mga mag-aaral at pederasyon sa bansa, sa paghahanap ng hustisya para sa 58 biktima ng pamamaslang sa Maguindanao,  32 mula rito ay mga mamamahayag. Tila patuloy na pinalalabo ng administrasyong Aquino ang pagsipat ng hustisya para sa mga biktima ng pamamaslang sa Maguindanao. Sa bawat yugto ng paglilitis at presentasyon ng paghimay-himay sa istorya ay wala pa ring napapatunayang nagkasala. Isa itong malinaw na manipestasyon ng laganap na kultura ng “Impunidad” o kawalan ng pananagutan sa bansa na nagpapatuloy hanggang…

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Break Free: End Impunity Now!


The Union of Journalists of the Philippines-UP Dilimanand STAND UP CMC bring you #BreakFree 2014, a week-long protest to raise awareness on pertinent media and national issues and campaign for media literacy among students. This event is in partnership with the END Impunity Alliance and the UP CMC Student Council’s Mass Media Awareness Month. Supported by: UP Broadcasters’ Guild, UP CMC ISA, UP Ibalon, UP Journalism Club, UP SAMASKOM, U.P. Cineastes’ Studio, Student Christian Movement of the Philippines – UP Diliman, LFS UP Diliman, Alay Sining, Anakbayan UP Diliman, STAND UP, SALiGAN sa CSSP, STAND UP CAL, UP Artists’ Circle…

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Official Statement of KASAMA sa UP on the 10th Year of the Hacienda Luisita Massacre


Justice to all the victims of Hacienda Luisita Massacre! Reclaim our lands! Forward genuine agrarian reform!

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#RevUpPH Student Activism Forum in UP Baguio


[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="3" gal_title="Forum on Student Activisim"] As part of RevUp Philippines’ commemoration of the International Students’ Day, the UP Baguio Polis (Politically Inclined Students), together with the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) – Baguio-Benguet, spearheaded the forum entitled “Student Activism: Showing the Historic Role of Filipino Students in Nation Building and Social Change” last November 19, 2014 at the UP Baguio Gym. The four student political parties (KADUA, AKMA, Alliance of Concerned Students (ACS) and UNITE) served as reactors to the event. Mr. JC Sibayan, NUSP Vice Presiden for Luzon and Head of RevUp Philippines explained the…

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KALYE: Katipunan Alternative Lectures for Youth Engagement

KASAMA sa UP and Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng Miriam, in cooperation with #RevUpPH, National Union of Students of the Philippines, Office of the Student Regent, Saligan sa CSSP, and the Ignatian Initiaitive for Transformative Empowerment, bring you KALYE: Katipunan Alternative Lectures for Youth Engagement | happening on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Miriam College, Quezon City | This is the first installment in a series of educational discussions and forums geared towards further educating the youth in order to engage them into social action and awareness. No registration fee is required. This event is open to all! | ENLIST NOW AT

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Consensus FOI is FOE: It is our enemy, it is Malacanang’s Freedom of Exemption

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) criticizes the consolidated version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill as “FOE”: an enemy to public access of information because it grants Malacanang executives, heads of offices, designated officers and all the powers-that-be greater “Freedom of Exemption.” The 24 FOI versions were consolidated by the Technical Working Group (TWG) of Congress’ Public Information Committee and is subject for approval on November 24, 2014. “DAPat Mabatid”: Executive Power Curtails Access to Information NUSP hits the “consensus FOI” as a blanket of power for the likes of Chief Executive BS Aquino III…

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Photos: #RevUpPH International Students Day 2014

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="2" gal_title="International Students Day"] According to Ms. Sarah Elago, R4E Convenor and National President of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), “Since 1941, November 17 has been marked as a day to remember the sacrifices, struggles and victories of students’ collective action. Commemorating the martyrdom of Czech students that protested Nazi fascism and the take over of the University of Prague, the International Students’ Day is a strong reminder for students to fight for our rights and to never allow any monstrosity to happen again.” – See more at:

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