June 24, 2017

P1NAS Forum: Asserting Philippine sovereignty in the wake of the China-US power play

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) together with P1NAS, a broad citizen’s movement to unite our people in defense of our sovereignty and territorial integrity would like to invite your respective student councils / organizations / political parties this July 25, 2015 at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), Justo Albert Auditorium for a forum which will discuss the immediate threats to Philippine sovereignty – Chinese expansionism and US interventionism. With Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, together with Prof. Bobby Tuazon and Rep. Neri Colmenares as guest speakers. Kindly bring your school IDs for the…

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Student Union Urges Fraternities & Other Groups: End Violence and Serve the Students and the People

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the recent incident of violence involving two fraternities in the University of the Philippines (UP) – Diliman and calls on the UP administration for a speedy and impartial investigation regarding the incident. We call on all student formations, be it fraternities, sororities, academic organizations, political parties and other groups, to join the rest of the Filipino students and youth in the reverberating call to end the cultures of violence and impunity. Violence among students and youth is not confined nor isolated to fraternities and sororities. Violence is as harsh as…

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“Kabataan, Tayo ang Pag-asa”: A Vow of Vigilance

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest and broadest alliance of more than 650 student councils / governments / federations in the country, remains steadfast and firm in Gat. Jose Rizal’s belief that the youth is the hope of the nation. Together with the masses of the Filipino people, the youth play a pivotal role in genuine social change and emancipation. As we commemorate the birth of one of the young Filipino martyrs who fought against oppression and inequality, the student union, together with other progressive student and youth groups, reaffirms its commitment in serving the…

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Keep Lumad children in school! END military attacks on schools!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest and broadest alliance of student councils / governments / federations in the country, asserts the right of every Filipino, especially the indigenous and the Lumad children, to quality, free and violence-free and military-free education. Schools are not military camps! Let us support the 2,896 Lumad children’s and their teachers’ and parents‘ fight against military intrusion, camping and attacks on their schools. We hold accountable the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Aquino government for allowing the military to camp in and for endorsing the closure of atleast 24 schools…

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UPLB Students, Bogus Independence and State Fascism

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), together with other organizations and student councils of the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) , condemn the state fascism of the Aquino regime for the arrest of 13 activists, including three UPLB students, namely, Carlo Alberto, Romina Marcaida, and Chachi Cañeso, during the Independence Day protest in Kawit City, Cavite.  Wrongly accused of illegal assembly, the students and activists have been unduly prevented by the government from practicing their constitutional right to organize and assembly. This proves that the country celebrates false independence as the State itself fails to…

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End Dependence Day: Defend Philippine Sovereignty! Hands-Off China and US!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest and broadest alliance of student councils / governments / federations in the country, is one with the Filipino people in asserting for genuine independence and in defending Philippine sovereignty this 117th year of “bogus” independence. We go out to the streets today, June 12, 2015, not to celebrate this “nominal independence day,” but to protest the Chinese government’s blatant disregard and disrespect of Philippine sovereignty and to protest the continued adherence of the Philippine government to the imperialist dictates of the United States (US) government. It is our duty…

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First Day Fight! youth and students, unite against commercialization of education!

The education crisis intensifies under the Aquino administration. As students continue to fall victim to repressive anti-student policies, the Filipino youth is further alienated from their inherent right to education. For one, tuition deregulation breeds the commercialized nature of education, where continuous, annual and exorbitant tuition and other school fees become a perennial woe to the toiling Filipino masses. At present, there are 313 higher education institutions (HEIs) approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to increase tuition and other school fees for the incoming academic year. In Bicol region alone, out of the 23 HEIs who signified intent…

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Students Hold #FirstDayFight vs Tuition, OSF Increases, K to 12  

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), together with Rise for Education Alliance and other youth and student groups, launched today, June 1, 2015 the campaign “First Day Fight.” Critical of the intensified commercialization and privatization of education, #FirstDayFight divulges the ill effects of tuition and other school fees increases and the K to 12 program as seen on the first day of the academic year (AY) 2015-2016. #FirstDayFight sees an outright bastardization of the whole of Philippine education. NUSP’s resounding call to stop and junk the K to 12 program is just, humane and imperative. Imagine where…

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Tragedy of Errors or Manipulation? CHED’s erroneous average increases maliciously lowers tuition & OSF hikes impacts

The student union condemns in the highest possible degree the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) mediocrity, lack of credibility, irresponsibility, gross neglect of duty, and possible manipulation of data regarding the tuition and other school fee hikes. Upon careful scrutiny, the National Union of Students of the Philippines’ (NUSP) Tuition Monitor revealed that CHED released erroneous and discrepant figures for the AY 2015-2016 national average tuition increase (P29.86) and for the national average OSF increase (P135.60). CHED even went as far as saying that the average increases this upcoming year are lower than last AY 2014-2015’s average tuition increase (P35.66)…

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NUSP: Aquino and CHED are slaves to the whilms of private schools

The National Union of Student of the Philippines Baguio-Benguet condemn the approval of tuition and other school fee increase proposals of 10 Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in region of for the incoming school year 2015-2016 despite of numerous complaints filed by the students. Last March, youth organizations led by NUSP and the Rise for Education Alliance filed complaints against these schools who propose to increase fees. The complaint documents concrete experiences of students regarding their dilapidated facilities and inefficient delivery of school services despite yearly increases and millions of profit that their schools collect each year. The Commission on Higher…

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