June 23, 2017

“Secure the youth’s right to education, junk K12” – NUSP

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) stands firm on its position that junking the K-12 program of the Aquino regime is the right thing to do to ensure the security of the youth’s right to education. NUSP questions the figures provided by the Department of Education (DepEd) in media that already “1 million students” have already enrolled in Grade 11 for the academic year (AY) 2016-2017. Only 2 out of 10 public schools offer senior high, while 9 out 10 private schools offer the program. “Does the DepEd really think that students consigned to take on the…

Student union condemns Luistro’s dropout remarks, challenges Briones to side with the people

“Dropouts are not inevitable. The Department of Education led by outgoing secretary Armin Luistro could have done something to resolve the dropout issues in the basic education sector, yet they decided not to mind it. Instead, they focus on creating and developing their ties with capitalists and businessmen to ensure these big businessmen’s profit direct from the Filipino families’ pockets.” These are the remarks of Kevin Castro, spokesperson of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) to respond to Luistro’s statements regarding the ‘success of the opening of classes’ yesterday, June 13. Both the outgoing and incoming secretary…

Students stage protest vs. K-12, DepEd approval of tuition increase

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), together with the Rise for Education Alliance and other youth and student groups, intensify their campaign against commercialization and privatization of education on June 13, 2016, the first day of classes for senior high school students. The Aquino government, through its education agency, continues its forthright bastardization of the Philippine educational system. It is an open secret that both public and private secondary institutions in the country are not totally ready for the implementation of the K-12 program. “It has already been proven, as mentioned in news reports, that the K-12…

A Call to Vigilance this 2014: Year-end Statement of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP)

This 2014, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) affirms its commitment to promote and protect the democratic rights and interests of the students, youth and the Filipino people. NUSP also affirms the necessity of collective action in pushing for genuine education and social transformation. It is through the unwavering and unfaltering collective action of the students and the masses that saw 2013 as a historical year even in the midst of crude anti-student and anti-people policies and programs of the BS Aquino government. While students, youth and the people were belittled, pushed against the wall, deprived of…