August 16, 2017

NUSP Metro Manila Student Leaders’ congress makes a stand against education budget cuts

The National Union of Students of the Philippine’s Metro Manila Student Leaders congress, held at De La Salle University-Manila, today registered a strong opposition to the Aquino administration’s proposal to reduce state funding to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs). The congress was attended by student council leaders from the University of the Philippines Diliman and Manila, De La Salle University Manila, De La Salle Araneta University, De La Salle- College of St. Benilde, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, St. Scholasticas College-Manila, University of the East, University of Sto. Thomas, St. Paul University, Sta. Isabel College, Trinity University of Asia, Philippine…

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Students to Congress: Rechannel budget from military to social services!

As the deliberations for the 2011 Department of National Defense (DND) budget starts today, student leaders rallied in House of Representatives to protest against the prioritization of military spending over social services. P 1,501 for a PMA Cadet; a miserable P29 for the State Scholar per day Unlike all other state universities and colleges (SUCs), the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) remains to be the learning institution most favored by government. While the budget of the SUCs has been reduced next year, PMAs budget has been increased. The allocation for SUCs in the proposed 2011 national budget has been reduced by…

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Student leaders hit Pres. Aquino for slashing SUC budget

Student council leaders and Student Regents from different State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) launched today a national campaign against the SUC budget cut with a petition that they intend to circulate in schools nationwide and online in a press conference in UP Diliman. UP Student Regent Cori Alessa Co, PUP Student Regent Sheryl Alapad, PNU student Regent Mikko James Rodriguez, together with Student Council Officers from Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institue for Science and Technology (EARIST), UP Diliman and Manila, PUP Sta.mesa, Taguig, and Quezon City, and PNU, slam the…

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Youth Groups Launch petition signing against mandatory ROTC, commemorate death of slain student

In light of attempts to revive mandatory ROTC, youth groups today launched a petition signing campaign and commemorated the death of Mark Chua, a member of the ROTC in UST who was slain in 2001. According to Einstein Recedes, NUSP national president, the petition signing campaign aims to gather support from students, parents and teachers against any move by the AFP and DND to revive mandatory ROTC in colleges and universities. “The unpopularity of mandatory ROTC is overwhelming because that translates to added school expenses. What is more, students and parents, including school officials, are counterpoised to the idea that…

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Youth groups ‘awaken’ P-Noy with jog-protest on Times St.

On the day of President Aquino’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA), youth groups early today hit his house on Times Street to ‘awaken’ him to enact concrete actions for the youth and people’s demands. “The youth are both excited and anxious today as President Aquino is set to deliver his first SONA. Our jog-protest early this morning aims to awaken Aquino to stop making trite promises and instead execute concrete measures to address the urgent demands of the youth the people,” said Einstein Recedes, NUSP national president. According to Recedes, among the youth and people’s demands hurled at…

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COMELEC slammed over decision to allow Mikey Arroyo in Congress

The Tayo ang Pag-Asa Youth Movement for Social Change today stormed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office to protest its decision to allow Mikey Arroyo to be a representative of the Ang Galing Pinoy partylist in Congress. According to Vanessa Faye Bolibol, spokesperson of Tayo ang Pagasa, “Comelec’s decision only proves that the Arroyo family still has a strong hold over the commission. What is this, Comelec paying its dues to the Arroyos? It is clearer than the noon sun that Mikey Arroyo does not and can never belong to the sector he purportedly wants to represent.” Ang Galing…

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No to Mangmang! Noy pressed on national day of youth action

Ten days before President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), students today walkout from their classes, marched to Malacanang, and defied President Aquino to resolve the education crisis on SONA day. “Today is a national day of youth action. Youth and students, not just in the National Capital Region, but all over the country, participate in this eminent show of force to demand President Aquino finally resolve the education crisis on his SONA. Either he does that or his promise of change would mean completely nothing. ” said Einstein Recedes, national president of the NUSP. Youth actions were simultaneously…

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Ayala, leave UP high school alone; CHED, implement tuition hike freeze now, students demand.

Students picketed at the University of the Philippines Board of Regents (BOR) meeting today to protest against the proposal of Ayala Land, Inc. to lease the site of UP integrated school (UPIS) for “commercial and academic purposes.” The students then marched to CHED to demand the commission to implement a tuition hike freeze given the yearly increase of tuition since 2001. NUSP national president Einstein Recedes said that the Ayala Land, Inc. proposal “attempts to further commercialize education in a state university such as UP.” He added that that if the UP Administration were to give in to the Ayala…

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Students and youth march for education, GMA accountability

Here come your ‘bosses’ Noy Students and youth march for education, GMA accountability “Mr. President, your young ‘bosses’ are marching to Malacanang to decry the education crisis. Our demands must be met, with extraordinary haste.” This was the statement of Terry Ridon, national chairperson of the League of Filipino Students, as hundreds of students and community youth converged to protest the nine years of neglect and failure in education of the previous Arroyo government. The students and youth reiterated their call for the immediate release of emergency funds for education, to be sourced primarily from the Office of the President’s…

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Youths, students kickoff opening of classes with protest rally against education crisis; demand emergency fund for education ASAP

Hundreds of youths and students led by the Kabataan Partylist, National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), League of Filipino Students (LFS), College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP), Anakbayan, Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) and Kabataang Artista para sa Tunay na Kalayan (KARATULA) today kicked off the opening of classes with a protest rally in Mendiola demanding an end to the woes of the education sector. The youth groups rebuked the “worsening crisis of education” compounded by the nine (9) years of “carious rule under the Arroyo regime.” They also demanded president-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III…

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