May 28, 2017

YOUTH ACT NOW AGAINST CORRUPTION; Abolish the Pork Barrel System

Good governance and accountability do not only entail the prudent use of discretionary funds – at all times, it must be ensured that public funds are used for the genuine welfare of the public. For it is hypocritical for a government to promise a “tuwid na daan” while taking the students, the youth and the Filipino people to the rugged terrain of budget cuts in basic social services and of skyrocketing price increases. We, the youth, students and young professionals from different organizations, schools, colleges, universities, workplaces and communities, are united with the Filipino people in calling for the abolition…

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Manifesto of Unity Against the Proposed 5% Increase on Tuition and Other Fees in the University of Santo Tomas

Manifesto of Unity Against the Proposed 5% Increase on Tuition and Other Fees We, the students of the University of Santo Tomas express our opposition on the proposed 5% tuition and other fees increase (TOFI) with the following stands: A.  Yearly TOFI appends the aggravating financial condition of Thomasians and Filipinos. For the past decade, our tuition in the University of Santo Tomas has increased by 75% (from P716/unit in 2003 to P1,249/unit this 2013).With the worsening economic crisis, manifested by low wages and continuous job lay-offs, it would be insensitive for a Catholic school to implement another tuition increase…

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Manila schools and local official launch Tuition Monitor Network chapter; Vow to push for school fee moratorium and regulation

As proposals for tuition and school fees increases have been set by school administrations, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) together with different student councils, political parties, organizations and individuals launched last month the Tuition Monitor Network (TMN). Aimed at creating a safeguard against questionable school fees increase consultations that often occur in school, TMN exposes the profiteering schemes that school administrations create through exorbitant rate increases and questionable charges. “The tuition consultation season has already begun and TMN deems it imperative to take a close look into how consultations are handled and how much increase school…

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NUSP to Launch Tuition Monitor Network

Student Union to launch Tuition Monitor Network in preparation for this year’s tuition consultation season; leaders call for genuine student consultation and not mere “information dissemination” of school fee increases. Launch set to happen on JANUARY 18, Friday, 10:00AM at the Office of the Student Regent, UP Diliman What are the objectives of Tuition Monitor? 1.  Vigilantly examine tuition and other fee increases imposed by school administrations. 2.  Gather data on specific cases of questionable tuition and other fee imposition and the lack of consultation with students. 3.  Ensure that students are properly and thoroughly consulted on each and every…

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Cyberspace is a Political Space: NUSP Calls for the Junking of Cybercrime Law

With less than a month to the end of the temporary restraining order (TRO) on the Cybercrime Prevention Law (RA 10175), youth and students must once again unite to express our rejection of this unconstitutional and dangerous law. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) calls for the junking of Cybercrime Law for the following reasons: First, the contentious online libel clause puts anyone who expresses an opinion online at the risk of being called a cybercriminal and consequently punished. Plus, for those active on social networking sites, the simple act of reposting or “liking” certain “libelous” material…

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NUSP CEBU: Students Complain Against No Permit No Exam Policy in CIT-U

Youth groups led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines-Cebu (NUSP Cebu) and ANAKBAYAN CIT-U expresses its alarm to the Commission on Higher Education-Regional Office VII (CHEDRO-VII) over several complaints of students against the No Permit, No Exam Policy in the Cebu Institute of Technology- University (CIT-U). “The No Permit, No Exam Policy in CIT-U is a clear violation on the prohibition stated in the CHED’s Manual for Regulation of Private Higher Education, Section 99 and of the CHED Memorandum Order 02 series of 2010 which states that “(…) HEIs shall allow students with delinquent accounts to take…

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UNITY STATEMENT: EDUCATION FOR ALL

The Education for All Alliance maintains that education is a right and should be made accessible to all. We, youth and students; parents; school faculty and employees; and concerned citizens, assert that access to education must be protected. We view the continuing commercialization of education as an attack on the right to education as less and less Filipino youth are able to attain affordable, quality education. The past two years of the Aquino administration have not only failed to address the problems of Philippine education; they have also worsened the problems. The budget cuts of the administration and its push…

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NUSP pushes CHEd to reject questionable tuition increases; punish schools violating guidelines

01 March – As the deadline for filing for tuition increase nears, The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) has pushed the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to seriously consider its position in allowing these fees. NUSP Secretary-General Isabelle Baguisi says that CHEd should not act as mere arbiters between students and schools. “Right now, students need to be protected from moneymaking schemes that certain profit-oriented schools are creating. CHEd is in the perfect position to do just that by not allowing schools to raise fees; it’s time this agency does its job. Baguisi adds, “Although there have…

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Manifesto against continuing school fee increases

We, the Filipino youth, stand against the unabated increase in tuition and other fees. In the past decade, there has been an alarming jump in base tuition rates, with the nationwide average in tuition fees increasing by 108% and the national capital region’s going up by 143%.  Aggravating the problem of rising tuition rates is the sudden appearance of miscellaneous fees that can be described as redundant, exorbitant, and dubious.  These schools fees – along with other school expenses like uniforms and textbooks – have netted big schools hundreds of millions in profit and spots in the country’s top 1000…

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NUSP to conduct PALIHAN 2012: Student Council Election Training on Jan. 28, 2011

 

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