August 18, 2017

  • Student union reiterates opposition to mandatory ROTC during House meeting

    The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) reiterated its opposition to the proposed restoration of mandatory military training or Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) during a meeting of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Culture on August 14, Monday. “We oppose the implementation of mandatory military training for Grades 11 and 12 students and pushes for the abolition of the ROTC. Contrary to the claims of its advocates, especially rightists, militarists and those in the AFP, the ROTC does not teach nationalism and discipline to students. Rather it seeks to perpetuate a culture of blind…

  • Student union welcomes passage of free higher education bill

    The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) welcomes, with reservations and vigilance, the passage of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Bill as President Duterte signed it into law today. “This is a tactical victory in Filipino youth and the general public’s fight for free education. However, we still denounce those contentious provisions that we have pointed out in the past,” said NUSP National Spokesperson Mark Vincent Lim. “NUSP calls to scrap the preferential guarantee for private higher education institutions. This is guaranteed profit to private universities as a way to appease private interests, a student loan…

  • Student union slams removal of free tuition provision in proposed 2018 budget, asserts free education for all

    The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns in the strongest terms the removal of provisions for free tuition in all state universities and colleges (SUCs)in the proposed 2018 budget. “We are appalled by the manner in which the Duterte administration is willing to borrow billions to fund various infrastructure projects and to increase the budget for debt servicing and defense, while abruptly defunding free tuition in SUCs,” said NUSP National Spokesperson Mark Vincent Lim. The Union discredits claims made by the Duterte administration’s economic managers that the government cannot afford to provide free tuition for all. “How…

  • Youth leaders hold lightning rally in Congress to protest Martial Law extension

    Youth leaders from different universities and organizations held a lightning rally during the joint session inside the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives to protest the plan to extend Martial Law in Mindanao until the end of 2017. President Duterte asked the Senate and the House of Representatives to convene for a special session to discuss the proposal to extend martial law until December 31, 2017, one day before the supposed ending of martial law in Mindanao. “The NUSP condemns the proposal of Malacañang to extend Martial Law in Mindanao until the end of the year, December 31. The request…

  • Student union protests Malacañang’s plan to extend Martial Law in Mindanao until the end of 2017

    The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) joined various youth organizations and multi-sectoral groups in denouncing Malacañang’s plan to extend Martial Law in Mindanao until the end of 2017. President Duterte has called the Congress to a Special Session on Saturday, July 22, to consider the extension as per the recommendation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). “The request for extension is only an admission by the government that nothing has been achieved to solve the Marawi crisis in the 60-day span of the Martial Law. This impending extension will continue…

Activities and Mobilizations

Tulong Kabataan: Stand with Marawi

Tulong Kabataan is calling for donations for those affected by the attacks in Marawi City. We are accepting the following items for donation: Food ready-to-eat halal food canned goods (corned beef, tuna, sardines, chicken, beef loaf; no meatloaf and sausage) bottled water noodles (no batchoy flavor) other non-perishable good Non-Food Items hijab blankets fully covered clothes toiletries sanitary napkins medicine first aid kits cash Tentative drop-off points are situated at the following areas: Luzon Kabataan Partylist National Headquarters–25C Mabuhay St. Brgy. Central QC National Youth Commission–3rd Floor, West Insula Bldg. West Ave. Bgy. Bungad, Quezon City. CASSC Office, College of…

Stand with Marawi

NUSP condemns the terror attack in Marawi City. In line with this, the Union calls on all student councils and youth organizations to participate in the emergency Peace and Justice candle-lighting action today, 5 PM at the Mendiola Peace Arch. #StandWithMarawi #PrayForMarawi

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!