The National Union, being at the forefront of the student’s struggle for its rights and welfare aims to rouse socio-political consciousness of student leaders, to train and prepare them as they engage in different campaigns and activities, and for further introduction of the alliance. This is through the Edgar Jopson (EdJop) Training Center for Student Leaders, under our Education and Research Committee (EdRes).
The Edgar Jopson Education and Training Center comprises various discussions on skills training and social issues following the example of the young martyr, Edgar Jopson. Expected outputs of this activity are trained student leaders responsive to the twists and turns of the objective situations inside and outside the campus. This is to be able to teach them to be more critical and analytical.
The Education and Research Committee’s project and curriculum is named after Edgar Jopson as a tribute for his selfless martyrdom for the Filipino people and would serve as an inspiration to the youth to be more involved in building the nation. Crucial to this is active participation in discourse that would articulate the objective situation of the youth and other sectors, to be able to guide them in their practice.
Who is Edgar Jopson
Edjop, or Edgar Gil Mirasol Jopson, was elected NUSP President during the 13th Annual Congress in Iloilo on Dec. 26-30, 1969. He served as president for two terms in the National Union and it was in his term that the National Union became participative in socio-political issues amidst the height of activism in the first quarter storm which gave birth to the Second Propaganda Movement. He graduated cum laude in Management Engineering in Ateneo de Manila and was named one of the Top 10 Outstanding Men in 1970.
After serving as a youth leader, he continued the advocacy of promoting peoples’ rights and welfare. He chose to work for a labor federation because he wanted to integrate with the workers and was involved in the struggle of more than 100 labor unions. As a determined man, he pledged his life for the people, “buhay ko man ay ialay” – in which he lived up to. On Sept. 20, 1982 he was gunned down by the military in Davao City.
Edgar Jopson Education and Training Center for Student Leaders:
A Comprehensive Curriculum
- NUSP History and Orientation
- NUSP Constitution
Studies on the Philippine Educational System
- Comprehensive Critique of the Philippine Educational System
- Globalization and Philippine Education
- Miseducation of the Filipino People
- Dissecting Health Education in the Philippines
- Teachers’ Situation
- Basic Education in the Philippines
- Students’ Critique to CHED Memo 13
- Nationalist Alternative for Education
- Campus Press Situationer
- What’s Behind Education Act of 1982?
- Why Abolish ROTC?
- On the Additional 2 years in basic education
EDJOP Skills Training
- □ On Leadership and Service
- Student Council Orientation and Management
- Mass Campaigns and Struggles
- Patnubay sa Pagsasalita / Public Speaking
- On Table Battles and Negotiation
- Parliamentary Practice and Procedure
- Guide to Propaganda Work
- Finance Work and Basic Principles of Fund Raising
- On Alliance Work
- High School Organizing
- Basic Masses Integration Work
Youth Lecture Series
- Life of Edgar Jopson
- Youth Situation in the Philippines
- Youth on the March
- On Student Power?
- The First Quarter Storm
- On the Standard Issues of the Day
- The Tasks of the Second Propaganda Movement
- The Need for a Cultural Revolution
- Tasks and Prospects of the Filipino Youth
Philippine Social Realities
- State of the Nation
- On Globalization
- Sector Situationers: Peasant, Workers, Women and Gays, Migrants, Indigenous People
- Bangsamoro Struggle
- Labor Export Policy
- Human Rights Situation
- On Militarization
- The Prospect of Peace in the Philippines
- Environment Situation
- Oil Price Hike and Oil Deregulation