May 28, 2017

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…

US marine should be put under the wires of PH justice!; Justice for Jennifer Laude and all US Victims of Violence!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the killing of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, a 26-year old transgender from West Tapinac, Olongapo City. According to initial reports, Jennifer was slained by a US marine force last Sunday at Celzone Lodge in Magsaysay Drive. The US marine troop is currently detained-on-dock in a US warship in Subic waters. NUSP reiterates Gabriela representative Hon. Emily De Jesus, League of Filipino Students (LFS) and the Kapederasyon LGBT Sectoral Organization’s stand for BS Aquino not to allow the case to end up like what happened to Lance Corporal Daniel Smith. “Violence against…

Student Union condemns violent arrest of Bicol student leader; Pork Barrel King should be the one behind bars

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the arrest of Bicol student leader and Youth Act Now member Emmanuel Pio Mijares, a 19-year-old AB Psychology Student of Ateneo de Naga University who criticized Aquino during the president’s “June 12 Independence Day” speech in Naga City. The student leader scored Aquino as “pork barrel king” for having an estimated 1.6 trillion presidential pork much bigger than the controversy on pork scam of Janet Lim Napoles and other big politicians. Mijares also said that there is no genuine democracy and independence in the Philippines as the Aquino government continues…

HAPPY DEPENDENCE DAY: On Bogus Independence, US dominance and PH educ

Today, we are commemorating the 116th year of dependence of the Philippine government to the imperialist hegemony of the United States of America (USA) – all in the service and interest of foreign domination in the spheres of politics, economics and culture in the country. We “acknowledge” the Noynoy Aquino government for being at the forefront of US hegemony – of neoliberal policies dictated by the US such as budget slash in education and the consequent push for public-private partnerships, the imperious, highly neoliberal and neocolonial K to 12 and Roadmap to Public Higher Education Reforms (RPHER), higher budget allocation…

Aquino’s WEF Tall-Tales Belied; PH econ growth excludes people, education inaccessible

Students will expect the same old recurrent problems besetting our education sector if President Aquino continues with his lies in a frustrating attempt to cover up the inaccessibility and downtroddeness of education in the country to please its foreign masters. Straight from the very mouth of the Department of Education, figures tell the truth: that out of 100 students entering elementary, only 75 get to finish Grade 6, only 30 of them will pursue secondary education, and only 24 will finish high school. And this time, we are reaping the consequences of the state’s abandonment of education, having almost 1.5…

NUSP: Aquino-Obama’s EDCA Reinforces Mercenary Tradition of Neocolonial Rule

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns in the strongest sense possible the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) of the Obama-led imperialist United States of America regime and the anarchistic and anti-people Noynoy Aquino regime. The agreement, though posing to be constitutional, pro-people, mutual and humanitarian, does not only make a mockery of the Philippines’ sovereignty but also reinforces the mercenary tradition of neocolonial rule in the country. “EDCA is indeed an enhancement, but not of the protection and care of our nation and our people, but of the mercenary US military dominance in the country and…

Student Union Slams Pro-Imperialist and Anti-People EDCA of ‘AquinObama’

As part of imperialist United States of America’s struggle to cope with its worsening crisis in trade and investments, the Obama administration dictates and implements policies that will enhance and maintain its political, economic and military presence in the Asia-Pacific Region through the US Planned Pivot in deploying hundreds of thousands of troops in various parts of Asia including the Philippines. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) denounces the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) of the governments of Aquino and Obama. Described as an aid for maritime dispute with China’s contentious claims on Spratly Islands and Scarborough…