July 27, 2017

Youth Act Now! goes to UP DILIMAN!

Inviting all Student Councils to an orientation meeting this coming Friday, 17 October 2014 at the Office of the Student Regent. This activity is open to organizations, fraternities, sororities, and individuals as well. Sama-sama nating lusawin ang taba tungo sa makamamamayang pamamahala! You may click this link for a downloadable copy: https://www.scribd.com/doc/242955885/YAN-Orientation-Invite-to-UPD-SCs Originally posted in KASAMA sa UP facebook page.

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US marine should be put under the wires of PH justice!; Justice for Jennifer Laude and all US Victims of Violence!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the killing of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, a 26-year old transgender from West Tapinac, Olongapo City. According to initial reports, Jennifer was slained by a US marine force last Sunday at Celzone Lodge in Magsaysay Drive. The US marine troop is currently detained-on-dock in a US warship in Subic waters. NUSP reiterates Gabriela representative Hon. Emily De Jesus, League of Filipino Students (LFS) and the Kapederasyon LGBT Sectoral Organization’s stand for BS Aquino not to allow the case to end up like what happened to Lance Corporal Daniel Smith. “Violence against…

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

Student leaders under the National Union of Students of the Philippines-Metro Manila (NUSP-Metro Manila) and Rise for Education-Metro Manila today bolstered their call to cutback tuition as the House of Representatives through the Committee on Higher and Technical Education today deliberated the 2015 proposed budget for public higher education institutions (HEIs). Based on the 2015 General Appropriations Bill, state universities and colleges (SUCs) received a 10% budget increase from P12, 581,777,000 last 2013 to P15, 372,110,000 on 2015. “It is but logical that there should be a cutback on tuition because it is clear that SUCs received an increase in government…

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

Amidst the BS Aquino administration’s claim that there is no budget cut for state universities and colleges (SUCs) this 2015, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) underscored that only a measly third of the budget request of SUCs was approved by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). NUSP, together with other student and youth groups, trooped to Congress today, the last day of budget deliberations, to assert for not only a higher but an adequate allocation for SUCs. NUSP highlighted that of the P122.7 billion budget request of SUCs, only around P43 billion was approved by…

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

“We’ve been expecting this from Aquino’s allies in Congress. The Committee on Justice, dominated by yellow minions, hastily shot down the three impeachment complaints sponsored by the Makabayan bloc of progressive partylists. Not only does this show that the said committee is a lapdog of Aquino, but it has denigrated itself as the Committee of Injustice. Sadly, this is how the so-called democratic system of Aquino works,” stresses Ms.  Sarah Elago, Convenor Youth Act Now and National President of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP). “Right from the onset, we did not have illusions that this may…

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

Even before the Supreme Court (SC) ruled that BS Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) violates the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) the largest and broadest alliance of more than 650 members student councils all over the country, together with anti-pork barrel system and anti-corruption alliance Youth for Accountability and Truth Now (Youth ACT Now), have long been exposing that DAP, as well as Aquino’s presidential pork barrel, is illegal, anti-people and a testament of corruption in this twisted “tuwid na daan”. The SC ruling comes as no surprise. While it declares DAP unconstitutional,…

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