May 28, 2017

On the University of Santo Tomas Central Student Council Elections 2017

In the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the students roundly rejected candidates in four (4) out of six (6) positions in the Central Student Council (CSC) Executive Board. Majority of the students chose to abstain rather than vote for the candidates for president, vice president, treasurer and auditor. The result of the UST CSC elections is a testament to the growing dissent of the Thomasian community with the worsening conditions of UST Education. With the annual tuition increases and continuing student repression in the form of various school policies, the Thomasians are now demanding for a student council that will…

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“On November 25, students will unite and rage against Duterte’s decision to honor Marcos!” – NUSP

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) announced that thousands of students and youth will be participating in the “National Day of Unity and Rage Against Marcos’ Hero’s Burial” on November 25, Friday, to condemn the continuing fascism of Martial Law as manifested by the present alliance of President Rodrigo Duterte with the Marcoses, a family of thieves and murderer, that led the Philippines to its darkest phase of its history. “The students are determined to continue the fight against historical revisionism and honoring the late dictator’s name as a hero of this nation. We said it before:…

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NUSP charges CHED for disregard on student complaints

Youth and student groups reiterate appeal to the Commission on Higher Education En Banc to release immediate action to previously filed complaints against universities which violated tuition regulation in an action held today dubbed as National Day of Action For Student Rights as part of the Campus Press Freedom Week campaign. ‘It seems that typhoons are faster than CHED’s action, we are already flooded by skyrocketing fees and hits of student rights violation yet commissioners are still sleeping in their ivory towers’ said NUSP National President Sarah Jane Elago. Series of complaints have been filed prior opening of classes against…

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For approving tuition hikes: Youth groups, students file raps in Office of the Ombudsman vs. CHED officials

Youth groups and students led by the Rise for Education Alliance today filed criminal and administrative charges against Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Patricia Licuanan and several other high-ranking CHED officials for approving tuition hikes in 287 higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country and failing to issue a decision on pending tuition complaints. In a 61-page complaint filed before the Office of the Ombudsman this morning, petitioners Sarah Elago of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), Marc Lino Abila of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP), Vencer Crisostomo of Anakbayan, Charlotte Velasco of…

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Studes troop to CHED to call for the halt of tuition increase

                      Student leaders and students from various universities and colleges, both private and state-run, led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), troop to the CHED Office in Diliman, Quezon City today to demand the stoppage of all forms of tuition and other school fees increases (TOFI). CHED is set to receive and decide on application for tuition increases from different universities. “In these dire economic times, the age of incessant price surges of basic goods and services and the aftermath of the Yolanda surge, it would…

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NUSP: Rechannel pork directly to education, basic social services; Student leaders “march forward” in the more vigilant call to abolish Aquino’s pork barrel system

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) reiterates the just demand to abolish the whole pork barrel system. Student leaders from various colleges and universities, together with other sectors, march to Luneta anew, today, September 13, 2013, in what is touted as “Forward March.” “To march forward is to expose the litany of lies the Aquino administration has spewed in the whole course of the peoples’ demand to abolish the pork barrel system. Aquino tried to derail the issue by orchestrating a fictitious plot: the surrender of Janet Napoles, the surfacing of Benhur Luy, and even the violence…

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NUSP smells ‘cronyism’ in hasty Palace defense of Mar over corruption charges

“Is this another case of KKK?” This was the reaction of Sheryl Alapad, secretary-general of the National Union of Students in the Philippines (NUSP) to presidential spokesperson Lacierda’s defense of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas over his links to yet another ‘bogus’ non-government organization (NGO). The group questioned the undue haste with which presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda ‘absolved’ Roxas, President Noynoy Aquino’s losing running mate back in 2010 and rumored 2016 presidential bet, from any wrongdoing. Roxas was tagged last Tuesday in a report by the Commission on Audit (COA) as having rechanneled P5 million of his own PDAF to the…

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Militarisasyon sa PUP: Tutulan! Buguin! at Labanan!

Press Release Alyansa ng Nagkakaisang Konseho ng PUP August 26, 2012 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES – Kinukundena ng Alyansa ng Nagkakaisang Konseho ng PUP – ANAK PUP (PUP Student Council Alliance) at ng SAMASA PUP System-Wide ang nangyaring panghihimasok ng militar partikular ang 85th Infantry Battallion nitong ika-23 ng Agosto sa PUP Lopez Quezon. Malinaw na paglabag ito sa Kasunduang Prudente-Ramos at LFS-DND Accord na nagsasaad na bawal ang presensya ng militar sa loob ng mga pamantasan sa bansa. Nilabag din ng Armed Forces of the Philippines ang RA 7610 na kung saan ang batas na nagtatakda na bawal gamitin ng…

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NUSP condemns the spate of state violence related to PNoy’s 4th SONA

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the series of state violence perpetrated against the Filipino students, youth and people related to today’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Pres. Noynoy Aquino. NUSP demands the immediate release of SONA protesters, including iskolars ng bayan from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, who were illegally arrested during the violence initiated by riot police forces at Commonwealth Avenue earlier this day. The detention of the protesters in Camp Karingal are both illegal and fascistic, as the protesters only stood their ground…

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The Real State of the Nation’s Students and Youth: Three years of budget cuts, tuition increases, anti-student policies

This is the real state of the nation’s students and youth – the sad yet struggling state of the student and education sector. For the past three years, the Aquino administration has not only rejected the demand of the Filipino students and youth for a nationalist, scientific and mass-oriented education. The Aquino regime, by far and large, has abandoned its responsibility to provide the Filipinos with free and quality education. Manifestation of this is the series of budget cuts in education, the outright privatization and commercialization of public education via the Roadmap to Public Higher Education Reforms (RPHER) and public-private…

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