August 14, 2017

Despite school violations and student complaints: CHED approves tuition hikes

After announcing last week that it will release the list of universities and colleges with approved tuition hikes by the end of April, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has only released early May an initial figure of around 280 schools that it approved for tuition hikes. CHED Chair Dr. Patricia Licuanan said in an interview that the figure is most likely to be reduced as she claimed that CHED is more strict in implementing its regulations. Breaking its promise to release the list of schools approved of tuition increase, CHED has no list of schools and no average amount…

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PH Educational Disaster; K to 12 to Produce Minions of Cheap, Docile Labor

“Liberalization of education under the guise of K to 12 is equivalent to PH educational disaster.” The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) strongly criticizes Aquino’s K to 12 for it only aggravate the inaccessibility of Philippine education. The student union calls for the stoppage of the said program and pushes for a nationalist, scientific and mass-oriented education. “The additional component of two years in Aquino’s K to 12 program does not answer the main problem of inaccessibility of Philippine education. Annually, there are more than six million Filipino student dropouts from basic to tertiary education, and 73%…

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Students score CHED for approving tuition hikes despite violations, verified complaints

Student and youth groups led by the Rise for Education Alliance and the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) stormed the main and regional offices of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to rage against tuition and other school fees increase. April 30, 2015 is the day of CHED’s announcement of the list of approved tuition increase applications by universities and colleges in the country. “CHED’s claim that it has a strict mechanism in deciding tuition hike applications is nothing but a cacophony of lies! As a matter of fact, in CHED’s recent interview, the commission said that…

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CHED not strict; is pro-tuition increase

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is far from telling the truth regarding tuition and other school fees (OSF) increases for academic year 2015-2016. CHED said that it strict in implementing its guidelines and regulations on tuition and OSF increases, but the monitoring results of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) belie all of this. CHED claims that it is strict and that because of its stance, a fewer number of colleges and universities applied for tuition increase. But the truth of the matter is this: CHED has perennially failed to monitor tuition increase from bogus consultations…

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Student union blasts Aquino for delayed action on Mary Jane Veloso

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the BS Aquino administration for the delayed action on the execution case of Mary Jane Veloso. It is only today that the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta filed a second judicial review for Veloso’s case upon knowing that she had been brought to the prison island where she is to be executed. “This delay of action is clearly a failure of the government to ensure the third pillar of Philippine Foreign Policy, which is to protect the rights and promote the welfare of Filipinos overseas,” said NUSP National President Sarah Jane…

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TRO is initial victory; Student union pushes to stop removal of Filipino subjects in college

                            The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision to stop via a temporary restraining order (TRO) the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) from implementing CHED Memorandum 20, series of 2013 (CMO 20) that removes mandatory tertiary education subjects such as Filipino language, Philippine Literature and Philippine Government and Constitution. NUSP denounces CHED and BS Aquino III’s education policies including CMO 20 which is attuned to K to 12. These policies and programs can only be described as anti-Filipino, anti-labor and…

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La Salle Araneta Students Hold Black Wednesday vs Tuition Hike, Acad Shift and Trimester

La Salle Araneta Students held a black Wednesday protest today, April 22, 2015, against tuition and other school fees increase. Students are also protesting the De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU) administration’s railroading of the academic calendar shift and trimestral scheme. Black Wednesday is led by the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in DLSAU (STAND DLSAU) and the incoming Supreme Student Council and College Student Council officers. Students held a noise barrage as symbolical protest. Placards with big letters spelling out their defiance against the tuition hike, academic calendar shift and trimestral scheme were flashed. “The university…

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#SCElection101: 12 Gabay sa Pagpili ng Iboboto sa Student Council

     Ang pagpili ay isang pagpapasya, at ang pagpapasya ay kapwa internal at external na pagpili. Bagama’t sa huli, internal ang magiging mapagpasya batay sa pagsasaalang-alang sa lahat ng mga aspeto. Kaya naman narito ang ilang gabay para sa mga kabataang estudyante para sa prinsipyadong pagpili ng kandidato o partido politikal na ihahalal sa konseho ng mga mag-aaral. Tungkulin natin na itaguyod ang demokratikong espasyo ng mga mag-aaral sa pagsusulong ng ating mga demokratikong karapatan bilang estudyante at mamamayan. Hindi lamang nakukupot sa apat na sulok ng ating mga silid-aralan ang tungkulin natin bilang kasapi ng lipunan. Ang bawat…

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Students demand from CHED to stop tuition hikes and other school fees imposition

Students under the banner of Rise for Education Alliance troop to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) today, April 14, 2015, to file verified complaints against universities and colleges that violated CHED Memorandum Order No. 3 series of 2012 or the “Enhanced Policies and Guidelines on Tuition and Other Fee Increases and Introduction of New Fees.” Today’s filing is a strong conviction following the March 6 filing of consolidated letter complaints against tuition and other illegal fee hikes. With an average range of 2.5% to 10% increase in tuition and other school fees (OSF), student petitioners from the University of…

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La Salle Araneta students troop to CHED; Call for the stoppage of acad calendar shift, trimester scheme and impending tuition increase

Students led by the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in De La Salle Araneta University (STAND DLSAU) and the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) filed a petition at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) today, March 26, 2015, in strong opposition to the academic calendar shift, trimester scheme and impending tuition increase. All three schemes lack genuine student consultation and are being railroaded by the DLSAU administration. The petition, with more than 700 names and signatures of DLSAU students affixed, strongly opposed the impositions of the three ill-conceived schemes or measures by the DLSAU…

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