April 23, 2017

NUSP to CHED, PNoy and 451 schools’ tuition hike: insensitive and unapologetic

Insensitive, unapologetic, anti-student and anti-people. This is how the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) slammed the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) after the latter recently announced that it has received proposals for tuition increase from 451 schools, universities and colleges. This means that CHED has not heeded the students’ and NUSP’s demand for a tuition increase moratorium for the coming school year. NUSP earlier NUSP earlier filed a complaint to CHED against schools, colleges and universities that submitted proposals for tuition increase without due consultation with the students and other sectors of their respective schools. NUSP also…

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High cost of tuition pushes UP student to death; Students, faculty hold candle lighting to protest PNoy’s educ policy of death

A 16-year old Behavioral Science freshman of University of the Philippines – Manila (UP Manila), was forced to file a leave of absence (LOA) by the UP Manila administration after failing to pay her tuition and unpaid dues. This pushed the said student to her limits, to her death. Her father drives a taxi for a living while her mother is unemployed. “We mourn the death of  ‘Iska’ (not her real name). Filipino students and youth like ‘Iska’ do not deserve this violent cycle of a vicious educational system. We condemn to the highest degree the anti-student policies of the UP…

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Students file complaints against fee hikes; NUSP calls on CHED for tuition moratorium

Student leaders from the Lyceum of the Philippines University, University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, University of the East lead by the National Union of Students of the Philippines trooped at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to file complaints against the unabated tuition and miscellaneous fee increases proposed by universities for the coming school year. “Around 5 – 10% in tuition and up to 200% increases on miscellaneous fees is expected to be imposed for 2013-2014. At this rate, tuition and miscellaneous fee increases makes education increasingly unaffordable to a vast majority of Filipino youths whose parents…

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NUSP receives tuition hike and “no permit, no exam” reports; launches monitoring hotlines

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) intensifies its demand to put a halt to tuition and other fees increases (TOFI) and to the illegal “No Permit, No Exam” policy (NPNEP) still being implemented in many private and public schools in the country. To serve as a watch dog, the student union launches today its “NUSP Hotline” for students, parents and concerned individuals to report and air their grievances regarding school administrations’ TOFI and NPNEP. NUSP holds the Aquino administration and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) accountable for the projected spate of tuition increases come next academic…

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Student leaders assail PNoy’s pro-tuition increase and anti-Pablo-victims stance

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns President Noynoy Aquino’s lack of political will and action on two pressing issues: the Department of Social Work and Development’s (DSWD) “hoarding” of relief goods for Pablo victims in Davao and the spate of proposed tuition and other school fees increases to attack the students next academic year. “The ‘hoarding’ of relief goods by the DSWD is a clear indication of the anti-people stance of the Aquino government. The ill-mannered actions of Dinky Soliman and her office are very telling of Aquino’s abandonment of its responsibility to save the victims…

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University of the East-Caloocan Red Warriors all gear up for tuition consultation; Challenge PNoy to address the issue of rampant tuition increase

University of the East-Caloocan students through their formed alliance, the Kabataan Kontra Komersyalisadong Edukasyon led by their Central Student Council are all geared up to oppose the 3.5% proposed tuition and miscellaneous fee increase in their school. “Every year, the University of the East never fails to increase the payment for our tuition and miscellaneous fee; this has scored them as one of the top earning corporations in the country. It is now time for us to take stand, oppose all redundant, exorbitant and dubious collection of fee ” said Sharmaine Lopez, President of University of The East-Caloocan Central Student…

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CHED need not be a paper tiger; Youth groups assail bogus consultations on tuition hikes

Youth groups led by Kabataan Partylist and the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) marched to the office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Diliman at 11 a.m. february 21, 2013 to protest the proliferation of “bogus” tuition hike consultations in both public and private colleges and universities throughout the country. Student leaders called on CHED to “tighten its grip” on colleges and universities that will be passing proposals for tuition and other fee increases for the coming academic year. “Through the Tuition Monitor Network spearheaded by NUSP, we have received various complaints from students in…

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NUSP rises against violence against women; calls to an end to the commercialized, colonial and fascist educational system

“More than half of the Filipino student and youth sector is made up of women. They experience the gravest character of the Philippine educational system. Incessant tuition and school fees increases, militarization in the campuses, harassment and sexual aggression are among the lashes experienced by our Filipina students and youth,” says Ms. Sheryl Alapad, Secretary General of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP). Students are faced with the threat a new round of school fees increases and impositions as school administrations have started this February to propose such fee hikes. As prices of commodity goods and other…

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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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Student Councils Say Indefinite TRO is Not Enough; Junk Cybercrime Law; Pass Internet Freedom Bill

  As the Supreme Court decides today, February 5, 2013, to extend indefinitely the temporary restraining order (TRO) on the Cybercrime Prevention Act or RA 1017, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) joins other student and youth organizations in the stronger call to junk the said act. “While it is indeed positive that the Supreme Court has extended the TRO, it remains that it can be lifted anytime they want to lift it. Thus, we should be more vigilant in junking the ill, unconstitutional and anti-people law which is the Cybercrime Law,” says NUSP National President Victor…

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