May 23, 2017

  • NUSP slams contentious provisions on tertiary education bill

    The House of Representatives yesterday passed on third and final reading House Bill 533 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Bill. “We still denounce those contentious provisions that we have pointed out in the past,” said National Union of Student of the Philippines (NUSP) National Spokesperson Mark Vincent Lim. In particular, NUSP calls to scrap the policy on giving priority to poor and deserving students. “The guise of “prioritizing the poor” has been used to legitimize tuition and other school fee increases under the neoliberal framework of gearing state universities and colleges (SUCs) to generate their own income…

  • NUSP leads national day of action for free education, denounces free tuition scam

    The National Union of Students in the Philippines (NUSP) with different progressive student organizations led the National Day of Action for Free Education and held a picket protest in front of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) main office. Months after its pronouncements of finally providing free public tertiary education, the Duterte administration, through CHED and DBM, released the guidelines for the grant of free tuition. After examining the provisions of the guidelines, several progressive youth and student groups dubbed the policy as the ‘free tuition scam.’ “Education is an inalienable and inherent right of every individual. It should be enjoyed…

  • NUSP lobbies in Congress for no tuition collection, free education

    Led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), student-leaders from different universities and youth groups went to the House of Representatives yesterday to lobby for free education. Selective targeting of free tuition beneficiaries denounced Student-leaders held a protest action in front of the House of Representatives to denounce the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) of the free tuition policy for A.Y. 2017-2018. “The IRR the free tuition policy clearly translates it to a nationwide socialized tuition system where students will be…

  • 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…

Activities and Mobilizations

Senate protest for #FreeEducationNow

The Congress will hold a bicameral session on the free tertiary education bill tomorrow, May 23 (Wednesday), 1 PM at the Senate. NUSP calls on all student councils and youth organizations to join the protest that will be held simultaneous with the said meeting. #FreeEducationNow

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.