May 28, 2017

Where has the public character of UP gone?

It is crytal clear how the UP administration under the leadership of President Alfredo Pascual has intensified the commercialized orientation of the UP education system. With a stratospheric base tuition of P1,500 per unit, UP has lost its public character as a state university. In a television interview, Pascual said that there are mechanisms and policies for low-income students to cope with the high cost of UP education. One supposed augmenting mechanism is the student assistant (SA) program, where students are given hours of workload compensated by low salary or allowance and no other benefits. One other policy is securing…

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Facts on UP Socialized Tuition System

In the weeks leading to BS Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address, the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in U.P. College of Mass Communication, together with Anakbayan Media Collective and Union of Journalists of the Philippines UP Diliman will release a series of infographics on the state of education in the country. The first part shows facts on the Socialized Tuition System (STS) and other school fees (OSF).   Photo Source: http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=55016.0

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Tulong Kabataan Network

NUSP, Kabataan Partylist and Tulong Kabataan Network urgently call for donations for the affected areas due to typhoons Egay and Falcon. The continuous rainfall and floodings have caused adverse effects to the livelihood and operations of our kababayans both in rural and urban areas. For donations and partnerships, just contact: 0939-920-7112 and 0935-486-9915 | BDO Account Name: National Union of Students of the Philippines Head Office Inc. Account No.: 4210065075 • UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES – DILIMAN – Office of the UP Student Regent – Contact: Mico – 0919-990-2232 and Carl – 0917-880-9316 • UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES – MANILA –…

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PUP students successfully junk exorbitant fees such as P1,200 memorabilia fee and P500 Alumni Fee (RCBC Card)

Students led by the Office of the Student Regent (OSR) of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), together with student councils, mass organizations and the Sandigan ng Mag-aaral para sa Sambayanan (SAMASA), triumphed over exorbitant and dubious fees being collected by the PUP administration. In particular, the students were able to successfully junk the P1,200 memorabilia fee and the P500-worth Alumni Fee / RCBC card that contains only P10. The memorabilia and alumni fees were unjustly collected as requisites for clearance for graduation. In addition, the PUP administration, despite the yearly collection of the memorabilia fee, has not released…

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More than 130 student councils, pubs, orgs vow to stop tuition deregulation, school fees hikes

As of today, more than 130 student councils / governments, publications, organizations and other youth and student formations in the country, and still counting, have signed the manifesto against tuition and other school fees (OSF) increases and BS Aquino III’s education deregulation. Spearheaded by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the Rise for Education (R4E) Alliance, the manifesto continues to unite students across the country to fight for their right to education and against the high cost of education. “We urge the Aquino administration and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to implement a tuition moratorium,…

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LGBTQI Fight with Pride for the People!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) is one with the LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersexed) community in the call for genuine equality, a stop to violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), and the forwarding that LGBTQI rights are not only gender/sexual rights, but are human rights. NUSP strongly believes that the LGBTQI struggle is not divorced from the socio-political and class struggle. LGBTQI rights are human rights – and these are part of the call of the masses of people for genuine liberation and emancipation. NUSP firmly believes that…

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#ChangePH: Social Media Day 2015

Tweetup Manila: KABATAAN PARTYLIST, Kabataan, Tayo ang Pag-asa and Rise for Education is one of the community exhibitor this Saturday (June 27) in celebration of 2015 Social Media Day. Come and join us! See you at Museo Pambata by 10am-8pm. | Get your FREE tickets here: bit.ly/ChangePH | For queries just contact 0935-4869915 and 0975-212-0958 or email us at nusphilippines@yahoo.com. The 4th Annual celebration of Social Media Day organized by TweetupMNL. TweetupMNL is a community of netizens who are united by their passion for social media. They have been holding Twitter Meetups, or TweetUps, since 2009 all over Metro Manila. Aside…

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P1NAS Forum: Asserting Philippine sovereignty in the wake of the China-US power play

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) together with P1NAS, a broad citizen’s movement to unite our people in defense of our sovereignty and territorial integrity would like to invite your respective student councils / organizations / political parties this July 25, 2015 at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), Justo Albert Auditorium for a forum which will discuss the immediate threats to Philippine sovereignty – Chinese expansionism and US interventionism. With Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, together with Prof. Bobby Tuazon and Rep. Neri Colmenares as guest speakers. Kindly bring your school IDs for the…

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Student Union Urges Fraternities & Other Groups: End Violence and Serve the Students and the People

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the recent incident of violence involving two fraternities in the University of the Philippines (UP) – Diliman and calls on the UP administration for a speedy and impartial investigation regarding the incident. We call on all student formations, be it fraternities, sororities, academic organizations, political parties and other groups, to join the rest of the Filipino students and youth in the reverberating call to end the cultures of violence and impunity. Violence among students and youth is not confined nor isolated to fraternities and sororities. Violence is as harsh as…

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NUSP Edgar Jopson Educational Discussion Festival

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) is a nation-wide alliance of student councils/governments/unions committed to the advancement of the students’ democratic rights and welfare. Since its establishment in 1957, NUSP has been consistently at the forefront of the students’ struggle for their rights and welfare and in solidarity with the Filipino people’s struggle for genuine freedom and democracy. As such, NUSP has earned the recognition of being the legitimate student center here and abroad. As part of building sensient, just and socially-responsible student leaders, NUSP has an education program known as Edgar Jopson Education and Training Center…

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