April 23, 2017

Panata sa Pagpapanagot: Pahayag ng NUSP sa ikatlong anibersaryo ng Ampatuan Massacre

  Nakikiisa ang National Union of Student of the Philippines (NUSP),  ang pinakamalaki at pinakamalawak na alyansa ng mga konseho ng mga mag-aaral at pederasyon sa bansa, sa paghahanap ng hustisya para sa 58 biktima ng pamamaslang sa Maguindanao,  32 mula rito ay mga mamamahayag. Tila patuloy na pinalalabo ng administrasyong Aquino ang pagsipat ng hustisya para sa mga biktima ng pamamaslang sa Maguindanao. Sa bawat yugto ng paglilitis at presentasyon ng paghimay-himay sa istorya ay wala pa ring napapatunayang nagkasala. Isa itong malinaw na manipestasyon ng laganap na kultura ng “Impunidad” o kawalan ng pananagutan sa bansa na nagpapatuloy…

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A Theory and Practice of Freedom of Information

The Philippine Constitution safeguards and promotes the right of the citizens of our nation to information on matters of public concern and interest. In Section 7 of the Bill of Rights of the 1987 Constitution, access to information, official records and documents shall be afforded the citizenry, subject to legal provisions and responsibilities. Included in such information are official records of transactions administered and/or participated in to by the government, especially concerns revolving policy-making that definitely affect the public. Thus, it is but only enraging how the Noynoy Aquino administration, through its clout in the Congressional Public Information Committee, has…

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NUSP: Rosales echoes Marcos disdain for youth and student movement

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) strongly condemns Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Etta Rosales’ loose remarks on the youths’ ability to grasp the essence and spirit of Martial Law commemoration. “It’s ironic to note how Ferdinand Marcos once held the same low opinion of the student movement as he told NUSP President Edgar Jopson that he was a mere grocer’s son. Now, we have Etta Rosales saying that we had better study and stay in the library, that we do not understand what we are saying,” says NUSP secretary-general Isabelle Baguisi. “Time and again this…

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NUSP demands justice for ‘Andrei’ and all hazing victims; denounces gov’t. inutility to end impunity

Students, teachers, fraternity and sorority members, and relatives of victims of frat-related violence lead by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) held a condemnation rally today in front of San Beda College to condemn and demand justice for San Beda student Mark Andrei Marcos and all the victims of frat-related violence. “Our hearts are with the family and friends of Andrei in mourning for his death and one with them also in seeking justice for Andrei and all the victims of hazing and other frat-related violence.” said NUSP executive vice president Victor Villanueva “We strongly condemn the…

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NUSP: Environmental issues should take precedence over SM’s business needs

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP)  is one with the people of Baguio city in their efforts to preserve the natural beauty of Baguio City and in their fight against the destruction of the environment following SM’s expansion prospects.   “The song ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ tells of how ‘they paved paradise to put up a parking lot’ but unlike the song, the people of Baguio know what they have and are working to protect their city before its beauty is gone,” says NUSP Secretary-General Isabelle Baguisi. She adds that the expansion of the mall would only be…

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NUSP slams latest abuses against HLI farmers

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) strongly condemns the new attempts at demonizing the Hacienda Luisita, Inc. (HLI) farmers and the continued delay in the distribution of the hacienda lands. “The issue of the distribution of Hacienda Luisita has dragged on for far too long. Despite the Supreme Court ruling, there has been no progress with the issue. The farmers remain landless, and have, in fact, lost land to RCBC. Add to that the recent attempts at red-tagging of farmers’ groups, and what we see is an administration unwilling to enact the change it promised,” said NUSP…

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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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Student Union condemns frat violence, calls for a return to their principles of service

NATIONAL Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the recent incident of fraternity-related violence leading to the death of San Beda freshman law student Marvin Reglos. “We would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Marvin.” Says Ms. Isabelle Baguisi, NUSP National Secretary-General. “We hope that at a time of great loss that they see the larger social context of their experience.” “While we condemn this act of violence against our fellow student, we believe that banning student formations such as fraternities and sororities is not the solution.” Says Ms Baguisi. She reminds school administrators…

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NUSP: Hundreds of millions in profit, continued tuition increase is indecent for schools

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) slammed schools for their continued “profiteering” in the midst of continuing price increases and in spite of making millions in profit. “In a time when most Filipinos are hard-up, it is indecent that schools’ net profits continue to increase yearly and yet these schools still continue to increase tuition rates and add miscellaneous fees to their charges,” says NUSP secretary-general Isabelle Baguisi. Baguisi adds, “Schools say that tuition and other fees increase to prevent possible bankruptcy and stalled school operations but, when they post hundreds of millions in profit, statements such…

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Campaign Against Tuition Fee Increase Launched by Student Union

TODAY the National Union of students of the Philippines (NUSP) spearhead the nationwide campaign against Tuition and Other Fee increases (ToFI). In a press conference the Union launched its campaign to monitor the increase in tuition and other fees by both private and public schools. Ms. Issa Baguisi, Secretary General of NUSP decried what she called a direct “assault on students and their parents by opportunist schools”. She adds that at a time when wages fail to meet the minimum standards for decent living it is simply unjust for such increases to be imposed. The Union has initially collected data…

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