March 28, 2017

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    NUSP slams Duterte for treating political prisoners as trump cards, reminds him that peace talks is no game

    “The Filipino people are not playing games with you, President Duterte. Release all political prisoners who are wrongly-accused and falsely-implicated. Take this matter seriously if you really are fighting for just and lasting peace.” This is the reminder of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) spokesperson Kevin Castro to President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter blurted out that the political prisoners who are still in jail are his trump cards in a game of poker with the progressive groups. Duterte’s reference of poker game is in relation with the ongoing peace negotiation between the Government of the…

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    NUSP to Licuanan: “Your resignation is the best gift you can give the Filipino students this holiday season.”

    The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) re-affirmed its position to call for the resignation of current Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Patricia Licuanan after the government agency released a statement reiterating “Dr. Licuanan’s commitment to continue her work as CHED Chairperson” dated December 8. “The CHED’s recent statement is a public service announcement of how its Chair has proven to be a ‘kapit-tuko’ just to keep her in power. We have to remind Ms. Licuanan that her power lies on the students, and if the students want her out, it is her duty to resign as…

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    NUSP to CHED Chair Licuanan: “With all due respect, don’t wait for 2018; step down from your post now.”

    The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) stands firm on its call for the resignation of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Patricia Licuanan for persistently being ‘anti-student and pro-capitalist’ with all of her pronouncements and all of the policies being implemented by the said agency. “Patricia Licuanan is nothing but a manifestation of how those who are in power keep on protecting and forwarding the neoliberal interests of the capitalists on the people’s right to social services. During her term, she supported tuition and other school fess increases laid down by capitalist-educators, told students not to pursue…

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    Student Union warns Filipinos to be vigilant, to oppose the continuing state fascism and the possible return of dictatorship

    Amidst President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement that Martial Law did not make the Filipinos’ lives better during the regime of Dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) urged the public to remain vigilant with the government’s declaration of terror alert level 3 all over the country. “With the sustained efforts of the government to end the drug problems of the country through the war-on-drugs campaign, it is not surprising for this government to put the country under the total rule of the military. Putting the entire nation at terror alert level 3 is a step closer…

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    Student union to GRP: “You rendered the death of Bernabe Ocasla with your bloody hands!”

    The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) laments the death of peasant leader Bernabe Ocasla, a 66-year old political prisoner who succumbed from cardiac arrest Tuesday, November 28. The student union also puts the blame on the government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP), which until now, has not yet released a single political prisoner following its positive declaration on the matter after the second round of the peace negotiations. “We are at extreme fury with the death of a fellow patriot and a comrade. Bernabe Ocasla, accused of false charges, has done nothing but fight for…



Student leaders to Pres. Duterte: Be at the right side of history; stop the killings and Marcos burial at LNMB

Aug 24, 2016

Student leaders from various universities gather Wednesday, August 24, in the University of the Philippines Diliman to condemn the ongoing war-on-drugs campaign of the Duterte administration and the proposal to bury Dictator Ferdinand Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani. In a press conference attended by student leaders from UP Diliman, UP Manila, Arellano University, and Eulogio ‘Amang’ Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST), NUSP spokesperson Kevin Castro vehemently condemned the killings faced by the Filipino people under the current administration, stating that such act does not address the actual roots of the drugs problems in the country. “By upholding…


“Reviving mandatory ROTC is a disservice to the Filipino students” – NUSP

Aug 12, 2016

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), together with students of various universities and colleges, trooped the Commission on Higher Education Friday, August 12, 2016 to oppose the administration’s plan of reviving the mandatory Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in every higher educational institution in the country. NUSP continues to be at the forefront of the campaign in abolishing ROTC since the death of University of Santo Tomas student Mark Welson Chua in 2001. His death came after he exposed the corruption and malpractices of the ROTC officers, including the surveillance and harassment of progressive students and organizations…


Students light candles for the victims of killings in the Philippines

Aug 12, 2016

Students from different universities in Metro Manila held simultaneous candle-lighting protests Thursday, August 11, to demand justice for the victims of summary executions and extrajudicial killings in the country. “We light these candles as expression of the youth’s strongest condemnation against all the killings experienced by the Filipino people. This is not just for the victims of drug-related killings, but also to denounce the persistent killings of our Lumad brothers and sisters,” Kevin Castro, National Union of Students of the Phiippines (NUSP) spokesperson said. As of writing, 943 people were victims of vigilante killings related to drugs, including among them…


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Facts on UP Socialized Tuition System

In the weeks leading to BS Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address, the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in U.P. College of Mass Communication, together with Anakbayan Media Collective and Union of Journalists of the Philippines UP Diliman will release a series of infographics on the state of education in the country. The first part shows facts on the Socialized Tuition System (STS) and other school fees (OSF).   Photo Source:


Tulong Kabataan Network

NUSP, Kabataan Partylist and Tulong Kabataan Network urgently call for donations for the affected areas due to typhoons Egay and Falcon. The continuous rainfall and floodings have caused adverse effects to the livelihood and operations of our kababayans both in rural and urban areas. For donations and partnerships, just contact: 0939-920-7112 and 0935-486-9915 | BDO Account Name: National Union of Students of the Philippines Head Office Inc. Account No.: 4210065075 • UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES – DILIMAN – Office of the UP Student Regent – Contact: Mico – 0919-990-2232 and Carl – 0917-880-9316 • UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES – MANILA –…

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#ChangePH: Social Media Day 2015

Tweetup Manila: KABATAAN PARTYLIST, Kabataan, Tayo ang Pag-asa and Rise for Education is one of the community exhibitor this Saturday (June 27) in celebration of 2015 Social Media Day. Come and join us! See you at Museo Pambata by 10am-8pm. | Get your FREE tickets here: | For queries just contact 0935-4869915 and 0975-212-0958 or email us at The 4th Annual celebration of Social Media Day organized by TweetupMNL. TweetupMNL is a community of netizens who are united by their passion for social media. They have been holding Twitter Meetups, or TweetUps, since 2009 all over Metro Manila. Aside…


P1NAS Forum: Asserting Philippine sovereignty in the wake of the China-US power play

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) together with P1NAS, a broad citizen’s movement to unite our people in defense of our sovereignty and territorial integrity would like to invite your respective student councils / organizations / political parties this July 25, 2015 at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), Justo Albert Auditorium for a forum which will discuss the immediate threats to Philippine sovereignty – Chinese expansionism and US interventionism. With Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, together with Prof. Bobby Tuazon and Rep. Neri Colmenares as guest speakers. Kindly bring your school IDs for the…


Student Union Urges Fraternities & Other Groups: End Violence and Serve the Students and the People

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the recent incident of violence involving two fraternities in the University of the Philippines (UP) – Diliman and calls on the UP administration for a speedy and impartial investigation regarding the incident. We call on all student formations, be it fraternities, sororities, academic organizations, political parties and other groups, to join the rest of the Filipino students and youth in the reverberating call to end the cultures of violence and impunity. Violence among students and youth is not confined nor isolated to fraternities and sororities. Violence is as harsh as…


NUSP Edgar Jopson Educational Discussion Festival

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) is a nation-wide alliance of student councils/governments/unions committed to the advancement of the students’ democratic rights and welfare. Since its establishment in 1957, NUSP has been consistently at the forefront of the students’ struggle for their rights and welfare and in solidarity with the Filipino people’s struggle for genuine freedom and democracy. As such, NUSP has earned the recognition of being the legitimate student center here and abroad. As part of building sensient, just and socially-responsible student leaders, NUSP has an education program known as Edgar Jopson Education and Training Center…

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“Kabataan, Tayo ang Pag-asa”: A Vow of Vigilance

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest and broadest alliance of more than 650 student councils / governments / federations in the country, remains steadfast and firm in Gat. Jose Rizal’s belief that the youth is the hope of the nation. Together with the masses of the Filipino people, the youth play a pivotal role in genuine social change and emancipation. As we commemorate the birth of one of the young Filipino martyrs who fought against oppression and inequality, the student union, together with other progressive student and youth groups, reaffirms its commitment in serving the…


Keep Lumad children in school! END military attacks on schools!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest and broadest alliance of student councils / governments / federations in the country, asserts the right of every Filipino, especially the indigenous and the Lumad children, to quality, free and violence-free and military-free education. Schools are not military camps! Let us support the 2,896 Lumad children’s and their teachers’ and parents‘ fight against military intrusion, camping and attacks on their schools. We hold accountable the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Aquino government for allowing the military to camp in and for endorsing the closure of atleast 24 schools…