March 28, 2017

Students march to CHED, demand tuition moratorium, list of schools with ‘tofi’

“Let’s win this.” That was how NUSP national president Einstein Recedes signaled today the start of the student march to CHED office in UP Diliman campus. NUSP, Kabataan and other youth organizations were joined by students bent on making CHED pass a tuition hike moratorium. They also demanded for the commission to release the list of schools with tuition and other fee increases (TOFI). According to Recedes, “Our action in front of CHED today marks the series of militant actions the youth are determined to do in order to make CHED come to its senses and pass a tuition hike…

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NUSP hits CHED’s failure to regulate tuition hikes

More than a week before the deadline set by the Commission on Higher Education for the school owners to submit their proposal to increase tuition, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) today chided the CHED for its lack of political will to stand up to private school owners and regulate unabated tuition hikes. “The CHED, for the longest time, has been toothless in regulating tuition hikes despite numerous complaints and protests from students and parent. It has practically been reduced to a mere monitoring agency and a rubber stamp for tuition increase applications of influential private school…

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Youths urge SC to hasten release of 43 healthworkers, punish military perpetrators.

Youths and students marched today to the Supreme Court to demand the immediate release of the 43 health workers illegally arrested by the military in Morong, Rizal. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), Kabataan Partylist, and other national youth and student organizations also pressed the SC to penalize the military agents involved in the unlawful operation. “Lubhang nakakagalit ang naganap na iligal at marahas na pag-aresto ng military sa Morong 43” (The illegal and violent military arrest of the Morong 43 is deeply angering), said Einstein Recedes, NUSP national president. “Pinapakita nito kung papaano sinusupil ng militar…

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Students give CHED love letter re tuition hike

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) gave CHED today a love letter petitioning for a tuition hike moratorium and democratic tuition consultations in schools. “Tough love. That’s how I describe the letter we wrote CHED as we celebrate the nearing Valentine’s day amidst expected tuition increases  for the next academic year,” said Einstein Recedes, national president of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP). “We commend CHED for heeding the demand of students to pass a memorandum against the no permit no exam policy. However, many schools still implement the no permit no exam policy,…

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Student leaders urge CHED to address complaints of parents, students

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) submitted today to CHED the complaints of parents and students they have gathered through their “Student Report Hotline.” “We come to CHED today to furnish chairman Emmanuel Angeles a copy of the complaints we have gathered from parents and students through our Student Report Hotline. We have received reports that some colleges and universities still do not comply with CHED memo No. 02 of 2010 which orders schools to allow students with arrears to take examinations,” NUSP National President Einstein Recedes said….

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NUSP lauds Kabataan Partylist for the anti-No Permit, No Exam Bill

The National Union of Students of the Philippines welcomed a bill filed in Congress seeking to junk the “no permit no exam” policy imposed by colleges and universities. Filed as HB 6799 by Kabataan Partylist, the bill proposed (some detail) “We commend the Kabataan partylist for addressing such a concern by this legislation. The bill is truly a necessity because the policy has been driving out students at school for years,” NUSP president said. During the Committee hearing of the Committee on Higher and Technical Education where NUSP leaders were invited, NUSP cited different cases wherein students who failed to…

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