July 26, 2017

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

As part of imperialist United States of America’s struggle to cope with its worsening crisis in trade and investments, the Obama administration dictates and implements policies that will enhance and maintain its political, economic and military presence in the Asia-Pacific Region through the US Planned Pivot in deploying hundreds of thousands of troops in various parts of Asia including the Philippines. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) denounces the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) of the governments of Aquino and Obama. Described as an aid for maritime dispute with China’s contentious claims on Spratly Islands and Scarborough…

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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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Student Union slam NU admin’s martial law like policies

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) denounce the move of the National University administration in removing the scholarship of the two student leaders who clearly manifest opposition towards the proposed tuition and other fees increase (TOFI) for A.Y. 2014 – 2015. The two student leaders namely, James Bryan Deang, the outgoing Editor-in-chief of The National and incoming student council President, and Jose Mari Callueng, the outgoing Vice President of student council and incoming Editor-in-chief of The National. Deang and Callueng are one of the convenors of Rise for Education Alliance and one of the complainants who filed…

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

  Quezon City, Philippines. March 18, 2014. Student leaders led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) troop to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to file complaints with the NCR office of CHED to oppose tuition and other school fees increase and decry bogus consultaions. The student councils of De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU) and National University (NU) are among the complainants, “Our school administrators keep on telling us that we must follow rules and regulations. However, they themeselves violate rules particulary CHED Memo no. 3 series of 2012 Guidelines on Tuition and Other School…

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

Students and youth led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) gathered in Mendiola today, March 14, 2014, to register their dissent against BS Aquino III’s “tuition hike and budget cut policies.” Ms. Sarah Elago, NUSP National President, said that “the Aquino administration’s education policies divorce education from the students. Instead of putting a halt to tuition and other school fees increases, especially in private schools and universities, the Aquino administration allows these school administrators and owners to raise tuition according to their profit-oriented whims and desires. This can be attributed to the continuous deregulation of tuition….

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Rise for Kristel Tejada, Rise for Education!

National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) March 13, 2014 The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) reiterates its call for justice for the death of UP Manila student Kristel Tejada. A year after Kristel’s death, UP and Philippine education remain to be inaccessible and anti-student. The high cost of UP education was among the reasons that pushed Kristel against the wall. This should never happen again. As if not learning from history, the BS Aquino III and the UP administrations continue its anti-student and anti-people policies on education. For this coming academic year (2014-2015), around 400…

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Student leaders renew vow against VAWC and for education rights: “We rise for education and justice!”

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the Rise for Education Alliance join the rest of the country and the world, today, February 14, 2014, in the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women and children (VAWC) in Morayta, Manila. “Students, regardless of sexual and gender orientation, are united in the One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign to call for justice, to end VAWC and to demand for the democratic right to education and other social services. A year since the OBR was launched, women and students, together with the rest of the people, continue to…

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Students demand to stop tuition increase, to increase state subsidy for education

Students from different private and state universities and colleges troop to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) today, February 12, 2014, to reiterate the call to put a stop to any form of tuition fee increase. Earlier this week, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), together with the umbrella alliance of Rise for Education, led students in a consultative forum with the Committee on Higher and Technical Education (CHTE) of the Philippine Congress. Students decried unjust tuition hikes, lack of student consultation, campus repression and other anti-student policies. “It would be an understatement to say that CHED…

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Students “Rise” and Unite for the Right to Education

Students from various private and state-run universities and colleges gather today, February 6, 2014, to launch the RISE FOR EDUCATION ALLIANCE at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. The said alliance is formed to reiterate the demand for quality and accessible education for all Filipino students, as mandated by the Philippine Constitution. Rise Up is composed of student councils, governments, publications and organizations united in the call for the right to education. “We would like to underscore that Philippine education remains to be one of the most inaccessible in the world, with stratospheric tuition and other schools fees. With the…

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[Tuition Monitor] University of San Carlos students on the proposed tuition increase

It’s time for us to make a STAND on the proposed USC Tuition Increase! Amidst worsening economic conditions, the students of the University of San Carlos are once again facing yet another increase in its already expensive tuition. The figures are still coming in pending further deliberation but we have to be firm in our STAND that the essence of our struggle is No to Tuition and Other Fees Increase. We understand that the justification being made by the administration is to respond to the demands of its faculty and staff for an increase in salary as manifested by a…

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