July 27, 2017

UP Diliman All Leaders Conference

To all UP Diliman student councils, organizations and students, you are invited to attend the ALL LEADERS CONFERENCE this coming Wednesday, 18 February, 5PM at the Alcantara Hall. See NJGM Memo 2015-002 for further details: https://www.scribd.com/doc/255810259/NJGM-Memo-2015-002 For widest dissemination. See you all!

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Beyond truth and accountability: A call for resignation

We, youth and students of the Philippines, join the call for President Benigno Aquino’s resignation, following the botched Mamasapano operation that led to the death of 44 members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF), 18 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), five members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), and seven civilians. As more details come to light, it is becoming more and more apparent that the operation was a calculated move masterminded by no less than the US government and greenlighted by President Aquino. No less than President Aquino himself admitted that the…

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#TRENDING: Social Media Mentoring Caravan

#TRENDING: Social Media Mentoring Caravan (Burgos Media Center, National Press Club of the Philippines and Inquirer.Net) Social media usage is becoming ubiquitous among young Filipinos. The trend is expected to rise as mobile Internet continues to expand in the country. This has tremendous impact on the lives of many, especially the youth whose formative years coincided with the mainstreaming of digital tools in society. The social media phenomenon has greatly improved communications, facilitated the quick distribution and exchange of information, and empowered many lives through various productive apps and other online platforms. But social media also created disruptions that could…

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NUSP Stand re Student Fare Discount

The National Union of Students of the Philippines is a formation of more than 650 student councils, governments and local student unions from public and private higher educational institutions nationwide. The union has been at the forefront of the struggle for the advancement of rights and welfare of students since 1957. Our principal unity is based on defending and upholding the right to quality and accessible education for all at all levels. There is a range of school-related expenses like transportation, food, projects, photocopy expenses, which we have to shoulder in daily allowances. A big chunk of these school-related expenses…

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Student Union Calls for Aquino’s Resignation; Mamasapano Clash Just the Tip of the Iceberg

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) strongly condemns the BS Aquino III order and subsequent cover-up of the Mamasapano clash between the forces of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that ended in the blood bath of around 70 casualties including the Special Action Forces (SAF) of the Philippine National Police, MILF and civilians. Furthermore, the student union calls for the urgent resignation of Aquino for grave abuse of authority, gross negligence, betrayal of public trust, and conspiracy with a foreign government. The Mamasapano clash is…

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Education Alliance geared to fight against tuition hikes and deregulation; declare February as “Buwan ng Pagmamahalan… ng Tuition”

This February, new waves and rounds of tuition consultation await the students for the year 2015. However, the new sets of student dialogues are feared to just be the same old maneuverings to defer the students call for the stoppage of tuition and other school fees increases. The Rise for Education Alliance (R4E) is the alliance of different student councils and publications from high schools and universities, youth organizations, members of the academe, parents, out-of-school youths and citizens calling for a quality, free and accessible education. Today, R4E launches a renewed and intensified nationwide campaign against tuition and other school…

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Nanay Mameng, isang dula

Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY) and the Urban Poor Resource Center of the Philippines (UPRCP) would like to invite your organization to watch the play “Nanay Mameng, isang dula” which will be staged at the Dr. Paz Adriano Hall (Little Theater), Miriam College, Loyola Heights, Quezon City on February 13 and 14 (3pm,7pm), 20 (7pm), 21 (3pm, 7pm), 27 (7pm) and 28 (3pm,7pm). Tickets are pegged at P150 for general admission and P500 and P1000 for sponsorship tickets, The P500 and P 1000 sponsorship ticket will sponsor 5 audiences from urban poor communities. Written by Amanda Lacaba Echanis and co-directed…

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Students from Catholic schools reiterate Pope’s education advocacy: “Don’t let our love for school be taken away” by tuition hikes, deregulation

Student leaders from different Catholic schools, and other universities and colleges spearheaded by the Rise for Education Alliance, converge in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) today, January 23, 2015, to reiterate and extend Pope Francis’ words regarding education: “Please, please don´t let our love for school be taken away” by tuition and school fees hikes. “The high cost of education, this deregulation of education, has historically, especially in President BS Aquino III’s almost six years in office, taken away from the students their love for and right to education,” says Ms. Sarah Elago, Convenor of the Rise for Education…

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#NeverForget Mendiola Massacre; 28 years of Injustice and Impunity

Land distribution to farmers has always been part of electoral promises. But history has shown us that the centuries-old battle of the Filipino people for genuine agrarian reform has always been met by state violence. Such violence was experienced by Filipino farmers during the dark Mendiola Massacre of January 22, 1987.  The perennial problem of landlessness of the majority in the country is perpetuated not only by the ruling elite but also by state-sponsored bogus land reform policies named “Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Policy” (CARP) and its worsened form, Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER). Moreover, foreign and multi-national companies…

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Brewing the Storm of Nationalism: The First Quarter Storm Commemoration

The First Quarter Storm Movement, the movement for national sovereignty that was participated by the youth during 1970s in opposition of former President Ferdinand Marcos’ anti-national and anti-democratic policies, will celebrate its 45th anniversary on January 26. The youth of Southern Tagalog shall acclaim the challenges in joining the call for nationalism and strengthening the spirit of service. Know the historic role of the youth through learning from the rich experiences during the First Quarter Storm Movement and embrace the current challenges posted to our generation. January 25, 2015 | 1:00 – 5:00 PM | Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sto….

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