March 28, 2017

Student Union to Duterte: Hold Aquino, CHED accountable for tuition & school fee hikes!

Youth groups led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines trooped CHED to condemn the approved tuition and other school fees hike of 304 private higher education institutions.

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemn in the strongest possible terms the unjust approval of tuition and other school fees (OSFs) increases in 304 Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) for the academic year (AY) 2016-2017.  This demonstrates that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of their rampant negligence and just acts as a stamp pad for school owners. “As the term of office of CHED officials come to a close, they have remained to be traitors to the Filipino students. This year the youth will be facing a monstrous tuition average of P19,410.30 for 30 units…

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Students to CHED and Aquino: Listen to our demands, stop tuition hikes!

Students trooped CHED May 25 to oppose tuition hikes to be approved by the Commission as the month of May ends.

Photo credits from the College Editors Guild of the Philippines

Youth groups led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) stormed the Commission on Higher Education May 25 to oppose tuition and other school fees increase and demand a freeze moratorium to the pending tuition hikes of various universities and colleges for the academic year 2016-2017. “The Union is firm in upholding that education, at all levels, is a basic human right. Any hike in any university or college’s tuition and other fees is a direct manifestation that tertiary education serves as a lucrative business utilized by capitalist-educators to gain profit from the students themselves,” said Kevin…

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Student Union slams Court’s bail-grant to pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles

Youth Act Now Against Aquino's Pork Barrel

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) expresses condemnation to the highest degree over Sandiganbayan’s decision to grant bail to pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. “Sandiganbayan’s unpalatable decision of granting bail to pork barrel queen Janet Napoles is a direct insult to the toiling Filipino masses who were denied basic social services due to majority of our politicians’ selfish motives,” Jess Ferrera, NUSP spokesperson said. Ferrera added that this is the brand of justice ‘Tuwid na Daan’ has been upholding ever since – favorable to the selective few who are allies of the Liberal Party and prejudicial…

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MANIFESTO OF UNITY FOR JUSTICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY OVER KIDAPAWAN MASSACRE

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We, student councils, publications, youth organizations and formations, are one with the Kidapawan farmers in their plight towards justice as they continue their struggle for immediate relief from the government – aids that up to this point have not yet reached the deteriorating conditions of the peasants. The youth is in solidarity with the global community in expressing outrage over the tragedy of the Kidapawan massacre leaving a death toll of 2 people, 116 injured and at least 70 mauled and arrested. We strongly believe that there will never be an acceptable reason for this government to take the lives…

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Students light candles in solidarity with Kidapawan farmers, call for justice and accountability

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Students from the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) and youth groups held a symbolic candle-lighting action April 7 to demand justice and accountability from the Aquino regime for the death of 7 farmers in the Kidapawan massacre. “As the tally of victims of the state-initiated Kidapawan massacre rose, the youth will further intensify  the unity we forged with the farmers,” Kevin Castro, National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) Deputy Secretary General, said. “Massacres involving farmers had been in the bloodline of the Aquinos – Cory with her infamous Mendiola massacre and her son, PNoy, with the Kidapawan…

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Student union hits Alcala, Valte over statements vs farmers; denounce Aquino’s silence

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The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) decries statements from Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte that downsize the rightful demands of the drought-hit farmers. The student union hit Sec. Alcala following his statement, “Hindi po grabe ang hirap doon sa lugar nila.” According to NUSP Spokesperson Jess Ferrera, “No wonder our farmers are starving, the likes of Sec. Alcala would comfortably disregard our farmers’ calls for aid instead of immediately addressing them. Maybe Sec. Alcala would want to wait for all our farmers to die of starvation before he comsiders doing something…

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Tragedies and massacre: Aquino, tuwid na daan’s legacy – student union

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The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns in the utmost possible term the massacre of at least 7 farmers in Kidapawan City last April 1 cause by yet another criminal negligence of the Aquino administration. “To begin with, it was the government’s incompetence in handling the worsening El Niño drought that sparked the protest of 6,000 farmers. But the government resolved it by carrying out another massacre,” according to Jess Ferrera, NUSP spokesperson. 6,000 farmers from North Cotabato maintained a human barricade for 4 days before bloodily dispersed by state forces. They were calling for the immediate release…

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CHED Chair scored for discouraging students to go to college; Students liken Licuanan to labor exploiter & dictator “Lola Nidora”

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The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) scored the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for downplaying the right to college education of every Filipino. No less than CHED Chair Patricia Licuanan herself listlessly said: “We don’t think that every student really should go to college.” As if that remark was not enough, Licuanan furthered her inuendo: “(B)ut in our culture, we have that notion that everyone should get a college diploma. I don’t think that’s necessary.” CHED, Licuanan: Appendages of Aquino’s Neoliberal Education Policies NUSP believes that what CHED Chair Licuanan said is “not necessary,” is way out…

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UP students protest dorm failure and lack of subjects due to admin neglect, K-12

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Dorm System Failure UP students led by the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP), Office of the Student Regent and other mass organizations protest the failure and neglect of the UP administration in providing accessible student housing to more than 300 students / dorm applicants. STAND UP Chairperson Mench Tilendo said that “It is enraging that the University of the Philippines administration forces students to take semi-private dormitories amounting to 3,000 pesos per head. Some cases of appeals are that of students from impoverished families, belonging to Brackets D and E.” While UP Diliman…

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Sto. Nino Parochial School Urged: Stop Harassing Krissel Mallari, Release Certificate of Good Moral Character

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The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) decries the continuing harassment and repression by the Sto. Nino Parochial School (SNPS) to its batch salutatorian, Krisel Mallari. Mallari is unable to process her college enrollment in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) because the SNPS is withholding her certificate of good moral character for Krissel’s exposition of the said high school’s politics related to honors and awards. Krisel cried injustice during her graduation speech, which was then censored by SNPS officials. The Court of Appeals has already released a temporary restraining order that allows Mallari to get her certificate….

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