April 23, 2017

Militarisasyon sa PUP: Tutulan! Buguin! at Labanan!

Press Release Alyansa ng Nagkakaisang Konseho ng PUP August 26, 2012 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES – Kinukundena ng Alyansa ng Nagkakaisang Konseho ng PUP – ANAK PUP (PUP Student Council Alliance) at ng SAMASA PUP System-Wide ang nangyaring panghihimasok ng militar partikular ang 85th Infantry Battallion nitong ika-23 ng Agosto sa PUP Lopez Quezon. Malinaw na paglabag ito sa Kasunduang Prudente-Ramos at LFS-DND Accord na nagsasaad na bawal ang presensya ng militar sa loob ng mga pamantasan sa bansa. Nilabag din ng Armed Forces of the Philippines ang RA 7610 na kung saan ang batas na nagtatakda na bawal gamitin ng…

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Ibasura ang Unli-Pork ni Aquino at Ilaan sa Edukasyon at iba pang Serbisyong Panlipunan

Seryoso tayong mga lider-estudyante, kasama ang iba pang sektor, nang igiit natin noong Agosto 23, 2013 sa Liwasang Bonifacio ang pag-abolish sa pork barrel system. Inilantad natin na hindi naman talaga tinanggal ni Pangulong Aquino ang PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) ng mga kongresista’t senador, maging ang kaniyang mahigit P1 trilyong pork barrel. Bagkus, pinalakas lamang ni Aquino ang kaniyang kapangyarihan na magdesisyon kung saan gagamitin at sino ang makagagamit ng PDAF. Tinawag natin itong “Pork Barrel Beta,” “Pork Barrel Version 2.0” at “Unli-Pork” dahil binibigyan nito ang pangulo at ang kaniyang mga kakampi ng higit pang “unlimited access” para…

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Student union condemns PNoy’s exclusivist 2014 budget; Calls to genuinely rechannel pork barrel to education, social services

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns in the highest degree the anti-student, anti-youth and anti-people 2014 budget of the Aquino regime. Touted as a supposed “budget for inclusive development,” the 2014 National Expenditure Program excludes rather than includes the majority of Filipinos from public fund and from basic social services. “While the budget for education, health, employment and social welfare seemingly increased by 20%, the fact remains that such increase is merely nominal and largely insufficient to address the needs of the social services sectors. Moreover, the budget is deceptive as it has allotted more to…

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NUSP condemns the spate of state violence related to PNoy’s 4th SONA

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the series of state violence perpetrated against the Filipino students, youth and people related to today’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Pres. Noynoy Aquino. NUSP demands the immediate release of SONA protesters, including iskolars ng bayan from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, who were illegally arrested during the violence initiated by riot police forces at Commonwealth Avenue earlier this day. The detention of the protesters in Camp Karingal are both illegal and fascistic, as the protesters only stood their ground…

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The Real State of the Nation’s Students and Youth: Three years of budget cuts, tuition increases, anti-student policies

This is the real state of the nation’s students and youth – the sad yet struggling state of the student and education sector. For the past three years, the Aquino administration has not only rejected the demand of the Filipino students and youth for a nationalist, scientific and mass-oriented education. The Aquino regime, by far and large, has abandoned its responsibility to provide the Filipinos with free and quality education. Manifestation of this is the series of budget cuts in education, the outright privatization and commercialization of public education via the Roadmap to Public Higher Education Reforms (RPHER) and public-private…

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Student union condemns impending train and water fare hikes “Walang pang-tuition, kulang ang baon; tataasan pa ang pamasahe at tubig!”

Student council leaders and members of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) join other student and youth groups last, June 28, 2013, to protest the impending water, MRT and LRT fare hikes. “As if the recent 354 cases of tuition and other school fees increase ranging from 5% to 15% were not enough damage to the students’ and parents’ pockets, here comes a heavy traffic of planned rate increases by water and train corporations. A lot of students and youth have no more school allowances because these have all been rerouted to tuition. Any LRT and MRT…

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La Salle Araneta students walkout to denounce maltreatment of scholars, surprise tuition increase; call for resignation of Univ. Pres.

The De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU) students or Lasalyanetans walk out of their classes today, June 11, 2013, to reiterate their call for the resignation of their University President, Br. Narciso Erguiza, Jr. FSC. Following a surprise five percent (5%) tuition increase for incoming freshmen and transferees, cases of maltreatment of the university’s De La Salle Agri-Vet Sciences Institute’s (DLS-AGSI) scholars, and a host of other attacks against the students’ rights, Lasalyanetans led by the Supreme Student Council of DLSAU (DLSAU-SSC) and the SAMPISANAN condemn the repressive administration of DLSAU’s re-appointed University President. “It’s been three long years since…

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NUSP: “PNoy gov’t bars the youth from studying due to incessant tuition increases”

Students, youth and education advocates led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) march to Mendiola today to expresses dismay over the apparent negligence of the Aquino government to effectively look for ways to address the education crisis. Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) junked the petition filed by NUSP and Kabataan Partylist for a moratorium on tuition increases approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). NUSP president Victor Villanueva says, “The Aquino government, CHEd, and now, the Aquino courts have all ruled against the students and the youth. Students groups have expressed their anti-ToFI stand within…

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Students hold National Day of Action against Tuition Increase; Urge CHED to implement a tuition moratorium

  As the Aquino administration’s Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is set to decide on the 451 school applications for tuition increase for this coming academic year, students and student leaders led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) hold today, April 15, 2013, coordinated mass actions and mobilizations in front of CHED’s main office and regional offices (CHEDROs) nationwide. Tuition increases range from 5% to 10%. Tagged as “National Day of Action against Tuition Increase,” NUSP urged CHED to disapprove all forms of tuition and other school fees increases, given the plummeting economic situation of majority…

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NUSP Blasts Imminent Disqualification of Youth Party-list; A Desperate Move to Silence Progressive Partylists

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) today joins youth formations and organizations across the country in condemning the impending disqualification of the sole youth party-list in Philippine Congress from the 2013 elections. COMELEC sources reveal that the Commission is about to release this week its decision to disqualify Kabataan Party-List on the basis of alleged technical violations of campaign rules. Victor Villanueva, National President of the NUSP, asserts that “this is nothing but blatant political harassment that is meant to eliminate groups that have strongly opposed anti-youth policies of the Aquino administration on the pretense of technicalities.”…

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