March 28, 2017

Student and youth groups hold Aquino accountable for tuition hikes, budget cuts

Students and youth led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) gathered in Mendiola today, March 14, 2014, to register their dissent against BS Aquino III’s “tuition hike and budget cut policies.” Ms. Sarah Elago, NUSP National President, said that “the Aquino administration’s education policies divorce education from the students. Instead of putting a halt to tuition and other school fees increases, especially in private schools and universities, the Aquino administration allows these school administrators and owners to raise tuition according to their profit-oriented whims and desires. This can be attributed to the continuous deregulation of tuition….

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NUSP condemns Aquino’s state violence vs. students, youth protesting tuition hikes in 400 schools

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) strongly condemns Aquino’s state violence perpetrated by the police, military intelligence elements, and the Presidential Security Group (PSG) against members of student and youth groups who rallied outside Malacanang earlier today, March 6, 2014. NUSP Secretary General Ms. Ely Carbon was hit in the head by an alleged intelligence personnel and is now being treated in the hospital. Around 80 students and youth led by the NUSP, Rise for Education, Anakbayan, League of Filipino Students, Kabataan Partylist, Gabriela, and other students from schools in the University Belt and the Polytechnic University…

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Student leaders renew vow against VAWC and for education rights: “We rise for education and justice!”

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the Rise for Education Alliance join the rest of the country and the world, today, February 14, 2014, in the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women and children (VAWC) in Morayta, Manila. “Students, regardless of sexual and gender orientation, are united in the One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign to call for justice, to end VAWC and to demand for the democratic right to education and other social services. A year since the OBR was launched, women and students, together with the rest of the people, continue to…

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Students demand to stop tuition increase, to increase state subsidy for education

Students from different private and state universities and colleges troop to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) today, February 12, 2014, to reiterate the call to put a stop to any form of tuition fee increase. Earlier this week, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), together with the umbrella alliance of Rise for Education, led students in a consultative forum with the Committee on Higher and Technical Education (CHTE) of the Philippine Congress. Students decried unjust tuition hikes, lack of student consultation, campus repression and other anti-student policies. “It would be an understatement to say that CHED…

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Students react to UP’s railroading of change in academic calendar: What’s chasing UP?

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) asks: Why is UP and CHED in such a hurry? Without due consultation with the major stakeholders of the university, the students, and the faculty, research employees and workers, and without an in-depth research and plan for its implementation, the Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines (UP) approved today, February 6, 2014, the shift in UP’s academic calendar. It should be underscored that such a move’s implications are big and wide, not only for UP and the education sector but for other sectors in society. Such a hurried…

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Students “Rise” and Unite for the Right to Education

Students from various private and state-run universities and colleges gather today, February 6, 2014, to launch the RISE FOR EDUCATION ALLIANCE at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. The said alliance is formed to reiterate the demand for quality and accessible education for all Filipino students, as mandated by the Philippine Constitution. Rise Up is composed of student councils, governments, publications and organizations united in the call for the right to education. “We would like to underscore that Philippine education remains to be one of the most inaccessible in the world, with stratospheric tuition and other schools fees. With the…

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Studes troop to CHED to call for the halt of tuition increase

                      Student leaders and students from various universities and colleges, both private and state-run, led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), troop to the CHED Office in Diliman, Quezon City today to demand the stoppage of all forms of tuition and other school fees increases (TOFI). CHED is set to receive and decide on application for tuition increases from different universities. “In these dire economic times, the age of incessant price surges of basic goods and services and the aftermath of the Yolanda surge, it would…

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[Tuition Monitor] University of San Carlos students on the proposed tuition increase

It’s time for us to make a STAND on the proposed USC Tuition Increase! Amidst worsening economic conditions, the students of the University of San Carlos are once again facing yet another increase in its already expensive tuition. The figures are still coming in pending further deliberation but we have to be firm in our STAND that the essence of our struggle is No to Tuition and Other Fees Increase. We understand that the justification being made by the administration is to respond to the demands of its faculty and staff for an increase in salary as manifested by a…

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Aquino’s continuing bad vibes at the opening of the year: Price and tuition increases; Youth and students join mobilization

The opening of the year marks a bad vibes to Filipino people, despite the rampant increase on price on basic commodities and services, the Aquino administration remains to be inutile in their mandate to protect the rights and welfare of its citizenry especially the youth and students that, once again, will face hardship on continuing their education. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), on monday (January 27) intensifies its demand to put a halt to tuition and other fees increases (TOFI) and persisting budget cut on State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) by demanding the Commission on Higher…

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[NUSP Cebu] Student Union Launches Tuition Monitor

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) – the oldest, broadest and widest alliance of student councils in the country  – formally launched the Tuition Monitor  (TM) hotline in a forum at the University of San Carlos (USC) – Talamban Campus. The TM Cebu hotline is 0923 812 4203. This will be available to all students for them to report on the planned tuition increase in their school and air their grievances over the school consultation process. NUSP’s  role  in  this network  is providing  assistance  to  student  councils  to  be  consulted  on  school  fee  increases, documenting the events…

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