April 23, 2017

Justice for UP student leader Lordei Hina sought: State universities will never be secure unless government appropriates proper funding

The National Union of Students of the Philippines denounces the brutal attack of UP student leader Lordei Hina, secretary general of the Center for Nationalist Studies (CNS) and a member of the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP), last February 1, 2012, at Vinzons Hall, UP Diliman. We fervently pray and wish for her speedy recovery. One of the perpetrators of the crime, Mr. Danmar Vicencio, has been accosted by police forces, while the other accomplices remain at large. Lordei sustained brain injuries via an ice pick that damaged her left and right temples….

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Students to PNoy: “Don’t break our hearts again, stop all tuition and other fee increases”

Students declare February as month of “PAGMAMAHAL” of school fees   Mendiola- Earlier, students led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) urged Pres. Aquino to stop all tuition and other fee increases. The protest of the students portrayed the president as CupiNoy who inflicts heartbreak to students through his arrows of “pagmamahal.” “Every February, we are burdened by tuition and other fee increase proposals but Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is inutile and the President Aquino chose to fool around with his love life,” said NUSP secretary general Isabelle Baguisi “The President has his Grace, but…

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NUSP to CHED: Be sensitive to the families affected by recent calamities; Sanction schools that implement “No Permit, No exam policy”

The National Union of the Philippines (NUSP) calls on all concerned sectors and the Commission on Higher Education  (CHED) to dutifully guard against schools still trying to implement the “no permit, no exam policy”. The group points to standing Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) regulations stating that such policy is prohibited. NUSP president, Einstein Recedes says, “According to Section 99 of the Manual of Regulation for Private Higher Education and CHEd Memorandum Order 02 of 2010, the schools still implementing such a policy are in clear violation of regulations set by CHEd. However, most schools simply disregard this particular rule…

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NUSP slams Palace for pushing and encouraging tuition fee increase

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) strongly condemns President Benigno Aquino III’s policy allowing state schools to increase tuition and other fees next year. “This policy implies that state universities and colleges (SUCs) will face another round of budget cuts next year and it also implies that the Administration itself is pushing for SUCs to increase current school fees and add more school fees,” says NUSP Secretary-General Vanessa Bolibol. NUSP president Einstein Recedes adds, “The Palace is deluding itself in saying that the plans to increase budget for basic education and decreasing that for tertiary is ‘progressive’….

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NUSP to CHED: Be sensitive to the families affected by recent calamities; sanction schools that implement “no permit, no exam” policy

The National Union of the Philippines (NUSP) calls on all concerned sectors and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to dutifully guard against schools still trying to implement the “no permit, no exam policy”. The group points to standing Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) regulations stating that such policy is prohibited. NUSP president, Einstein Recedes says, “Following Section 99 of the Manual of Regulation for Private Higher Education and CHEd Memorandum Order 02 of 2010, the schools still implementing such a rule are in clear violation of regulations set by CHEd. However, most schools simply disregard this particular rule since…

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PNoy is dancing to Gloria’s Cha-cha, nothing has changed – NUSP

THE National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) vehemently expressed its opposition to the current charter change measures worked through in Congress today. “We are not just surprised but also angered by this recycled version of Gloria’s Cha-cha under the Aquino Administration. Clearly Pnoy is just dancing to Gloria’s cha-cha, nothing has changed,” said Einstein Recedes, National President of NUSP. The proposed Charter Change will focus on the removal of 60%-40% equity limitations on foreign investors; expansion of the role of foreign investors in the exploration of our natural resources; foreign ownership of industrial lands; and consent to foreign…

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NUSP to Sen. Drilon: Face the reality and stop creating spins to cover-up the government’s inability to prioritize education

For Immediate Release   October 08, 2011   NUSP to Sen. Drilon: Face the reality and stop creating spins to cover-up the government’s inability to prioritize education     “It is now just tiring to hear Sen. Drilon repeat tired old arguments, now even casting doubt on SUCs that indeed they need funding,” said Vanessa Faye Bolibol, National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) Secretary-General.   This statement comes after Sen. Drilon said that there are a lot of public funds which are in the banks of the SUCs.   NUSP countered this claim saying that the government should…

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NUSP to Palace: Study your facts, do your job

September 25, 2011 NUSP to Palace: Study your facts, do your job  AFTER the resounding success of the students strikes in various regions across the country, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) is enraged to hear comments from Malacanang implying that the protesters were misinformed and that the students should just focus on their studies. “The government should just admit its fault in reducing the budget for education, health and social services instead of doing arithmetic magic,” says NUSP National President Einstein Recedes. He adds, “If the protesters were misinformed and the budget for SUCs increased, how…

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