April 30, 2017

  • Surface Jonas Burgos! Hold Gen. Eduardo Año accountable!

    Today, we commemorate the 10th year since activist Jonas Burgos was abducted by state forces. Ten years has passed and there is still no justice. The main perpetrator of his abduction has not been held accountable. In fact, General Eduardo Año has since risen through the ranks of the Armed Forces of the Philippines even becoming its Chief of Staff. After 10 years, we continue to see the with rightful rage over this brutal act of the state. We continue Jonas’ fight against this unjust system. Surface Jonas Burgos! General Eduardo Año, berdugo! End state fascism! Justice for all the…

  • On ASEAN 2017 and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA)

    The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) urges progressive students and organizations/formations across the country to take a staunch position against the further liberalization of Philippine economy through its deepening integration to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the continuing domination of US Imperialism in the country as embodies by military agreements like the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). ASEAN: Intensifying Poverty and Exploitation The 30th ASEAN Summit—with the participation of its ten (10) member states namely Brunei, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines—is currently being held in Manila, Philippines. Aside from…

  • NUSP slams IRR on free tuition policy, asserts no tuition collection

    Last year, Filipino students nationwide welcomed the introduction of free tuition in all state universities and colleges (SUCs) for academic year 2017-2018. Because of the student movement’s clamor for free public education at all levels, the Congress granted the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) an additional budget of P8.3 billion to fund all 114 SUCs in lieu of collecting tuition from 1.4 million students. The special provision on tuition collection in the 2017 General Appropriations Act clearly states that no tuition shall be collected from all SUC undergraduate students in School Year 2017-2018. However, President Rodrigo Duterte placed the said…

  • 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…

  • NUSP welcomes success of 4th round of GRP-NDFP peace talks, backs call for free land distribution

    The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) lauds the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) for another successful round of formal peace negotiations. NUSP welcomes the agreements of both parties on free land distribution, interim joint ceasefire, and release of prisoners. “The fourth round of GRP-NDFP peace talks concludes on a positive note with more agreements on free land distribution to support agrarian reform and rural development. We welcome this breakthrough as a just and necessary step to address the long-standing problems of landlessness and agrarian unrest,…

Activities and Mobilizations

Labor Day 2017

Kabataan at estudyante, makiisa sa mga manggagawa at kumilos sa Mayo Uno!

Storm CHED!

Last week, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) released the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the free tuition policy which translates it to a socialized tuition system nationwide. In this light, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) calls on all Filipino students and the general public to mount sustained protests nationwide as we endeavor to junk all neoliberal policies, to reclaim the public character of SUCs, and to institutionalize free public education at all levels. Collectively, let us hold a protestion action during the University of the Philippines (UP) Boards of Regents meeting on April 27,…

Rise for Education General Assembly

Rise for Education will have a Press Conference (10 AM) and General Assembly (1 PM) on April 29, 2017 (Saturday) at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Back to the Basic Masses – Summer Program 2017

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), in partnership with Katipunan ng mga Sangguniang Mag-aaral sa UP (KASAMA sa UP), UP Office of the Student Regent, UP Diliman League of College Councils, and PUP Office of the Student Regent, enjoin you to its Back to the Basic Masses – Summer Program, an immersion program with the different marginalized sectors of our society. This summer, we will be integrating with the farmers in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac and the urban poor communities in Pandi, Bulacan. For further details and queries, you may contact Mark Vincent Lim (+63 917 565 4963)…