May 28, 2017

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

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) is one with the Ugnayan ng mga Mag-aaral Laban sa Komersyalisasyon (UMAKSYON PUP), Alyansa ng Nagkakaisang Konseho ng Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (ANAK PUP), the PUP Office of the Student Regent, and the Sentral na Konseho ng mga Mag-aaral ng PUP (SKM-PUP) in demanding for the stoppage of the proposed 830% tuition increase in PUP, from P12 per unit to P100 per unit. NUSP further accosts BS Aquino for his criminal negligence of state responsibility to education due to the continuous budget cuts, tuition and other school fees imposition, among others….

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

The Aquino administration is now trembling in fear due to the people’s clamour to prosecute and hold accountable not only Napoles, Revilla and the rest of the gang, but also the pork barrel king himself, Mr. Noynoy Aquino, and his ilk. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest and broadest alliance of student councils, governments and federations of over 650-membership nationwide, strongly calls out “Dapat managot ang lahat ng sangkot!” Aquino and his band of culprits, however which way they try to wash their dirty hands regarding the pork barrel scam, will never be able to…

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

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the Rise for Education Alliance have had enough of the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) and the Aquino government’s systematized abandonment of its responsibility to education. The yearly increase in tuition and school fees, the perennial budget cuts to state education, the increasing number of dropouts and out-of-school youths, and the intensifying violation of student rights are mere manifestations of the systemic problem of Philippine education worsened by CHED and Aquino. Padlock the Paper Tiger Students and youth trooped CHED today, May 29, 2014, to literally and figuratively “padlock” the…

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

It would be too much to ask from the students and citizens to forgive Malacanang, for Malacanang doesn’t know what it is saying and what it is doing. Malacanang, through Presidential Communication Operation Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma Jr., is undeniably illogical in reasoning. The students are calling for a tuition moratorium but Malacanang provides us an insensitive response: if students and parents cannot afford to pay high tuition, then they can simply transfer to state universities and colleges (SUCs). It is symptomatic of a government that does not know the real conditions of Philippine education. Malacanang is actually…

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

  Students have had enough of Aquino’s negligence and of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)’s irresponsibility in regulating tuition and other fees increases in the country. Outraged by Malacanang and CHED’s pro-tuition stance, students under the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) converge in Mendiola and other parts of the country to protest the impending tuition and other school fees increases. “The lack of tuition regulation by Aquino and CHED is merely the tip of the iceberg. CHED has not released the results of tuition increase applications and of petitions for a tuition hike freeze. But schools…

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

“Why do students remain vigilant in the call for a tuition moratorium?” The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and its member councils and students continue with intensified spirits the fight against the unabated and inhumane tuition and school fees increases and impositions in the country. Every year, students from both State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) have suffered from the series of tuition hikes. Every year, unjustified exorbitant, redundant and excessive fees are imposed upon the students through bogus consultations. This leaves no room for students and youth to pursue their education…

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

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) urges the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to immediately release the decisions regarding the petition for the stoppage of all tuition hike applications and to sanction school administrators that violated CHED Memo No. 3, the guidelines on tuition consultation. There are impending grievances for violation of tuition regulations namely University of the East (Recto and Caloocan campuses), University of Sto. Tomas, De La Salle Araneta University, FEATI, National Teachers College, Far Eastern University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, University of Manila among others. The student union also denounces Malacañang for their…

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

As we celebrate the international labors day, we do not simply commemorate the historical victories of the workers in the struggle for humane labor practice and living wages, but continuously vigilant in upholding the collective demands of our workers and other sectors to attain further victories. The Student Union denounces the Aquino government in strongest possible for his complete  disregard of the issues and demands of the workers for a living wage, but instead choking the Filipino people with contractualization, sub-contractualization and labor export policy, and in wholesale, offers the Filipino people to his foreign masters. According to IBON Foundation,…

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

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns in the strongest sense possible the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) of the Obama-led imperialist United States of America regime and the anarchistic and anti-people Noynoy Aquino regime. The agreement, though posing to be constitutional, pro-people, mutual and humanitarian, does not only make a mockery of the Philippines’ sovereignty but also reinforces the mercenary tradition of neocolonial rule in the country. “EDCA is indeed an enhancement, but not of the protection and care of our nation and our people, but of the mercenary US military dominance in the country and…

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