May 26, 2015

Ikaw, Ako, Tayo si Mary Jane Veloso

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Blacklisting Student Leaders: Martial Law in Philippine Congress  

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The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) lambasts the memorandum issued by the House of Representative’s (HOR) Legislative Security Bureau (LSB) Director Isabelito Flores, prohibiting progressive youth and sectoral leaders from entering the Batasan Pambansa Complex. NUSP’s National President, Sarah Elago, Vice President for Luzon, John Clifford Sibayan, and Cagayan Valley Vice Chairperson, Femie Galapon, are among the student leaders blacklisted by the LSB and are banned from entering the HOR. This comes as a surprise since blacklisting student leaders, although known to be both formally and informally imposed by school authorities, has direct reminiscence of the politics…

Students groups pelt CHED with red paint to protest new round of tuition and other school fees increases

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The spiraling cost of matriculation and other school fees further makes basic, secondary and tertiary education far from the grasp of the Filipino family. The high cost of Philippine education has caused the deaths of Filipino students Kristel Tejada and Rosanna Sanfuego, and most recently, Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute for Science and Technology’s (EARIST) Jhomary Azaula. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the Rise for Education Alliance stormed and pelted with red paint the main office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in a principled outrage against the non-stop yearly tuition and other school fees…

SB 2228 not solution to high cost of tuition; Aquino’s educ deregulation policy culprit to millions of out of school, dropouts

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An average of 1.5 million dropouts and 15 million out of school youth. This sums up the yearly tuition and other school fees hikes in the Philippines. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) reiterates the need to stop any and all forms of tuition and other school fees increases. The unruly, unjust and inhumane high cost of Philippine education is nothing but a result of the Aquino administration’s deregulation policy in the education sector, the inutility and irresponsibility of the pro-tuition increase Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the greed of profiteering school owners and capitalist-educators. NUSP,…

Cost of college education unjust at P60,000 per year for AY 2015-2016; Students outraged over CHED’s 313 approved tuition & school fee hikes

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The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the Rise for Education (R4E) Alliance condemn in the strongest words and actions possible the unjust approval of 313 Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) applications for tuition and other school fees (OSF) increases this academic year (AY) 2015-2016. This approval by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), despite school violations and despite the veracity of verified complaints by students, only shows the commission’s gross neglect of duty. Once again, CHED has betrayed the Filipino students. The commission acts as a stampad of the 313 tuition and OSF increases in the…

Students stage “Flores de Mayo” protest vs. tuition & other school fees increase, K-12

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Quezon City – Tagged as “Protesta de Mayo,” student groups led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) staged a Flores De Mayo-inspired protest to accost the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for yet another round of tuition and other school fees (OSF) increase (TOFI) for academic year 2016-2017. Student leaders of the NUSP and other youth groups wore gowns and sashes and carried archs as they paraded and played the roles of “Reyna Kawalang Hustisya,” “Reyna Dagdag Bayarin,” “Reyna EmperaTIIS,” “Reyna Elena Makabayad ng Matrikula” and “Empress Ki to 12” as a symbolic and satirical protest…

No to tuition and Other School Fees Increase! – NUSP Cebu

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The National Union of Students of thePhilippines – Cebu lambasts the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) inits inutility as a rubber-stamp agency that allows tuition increase despite abject violations of the students’ democratic rights prior and during tuition increase consultations in various schools. Truly it has proven itself to be anti-student and its sole purpose is only to facilitate the legitimization of tuition and other school fees increase to further bloat the profits of school owners wrung from the students and their heavily burdened families. Of the 41 Higher Education Institutions in Central Visayas, CHED-7 approved 37applications, 28 of which come…

CHED is accomplice to tuition hikes; Schools allowed to increase anew amidst skyrocketing profits

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As enrolment for academic year (AY) 2015-2016 has already started, students denounce the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) neglect, inutility and irresponsibility as tertiary schools are already imposing increased tuition and other school fees (OSF) even without CHED’s approval. Students and parents are not at all excited with the opening of classes this June 2015 as they face right and left impositions of illegal and exorbitant tuition and OSF hikes. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) lambasts CHED for not only inutile in regulating fees increases but for acting as a primary agent of wanton school profits….

Despite school violations and student complaints: CHED approves tuition hikes

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After announcing last week that it will release the list of universities and colleges with approved tuition hikes by the end of April, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has only released early May an initial figure of around 280 schools that it approved for tuition hikes. CHED Chair Dr. Patricia Licuanan said in an interview that the figure is most likely to be reduced as she claimed that CHED is more strict in implementing its regulations. Breaking its promise to release the list of schools approved of tuition increase, CHED has no list of schools and no average amount…

PH Educational Disaster; K to 12 to Produce Minions of Cheap, Docile Labor

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“Liberalization of education under the guise of K to 12 is equivalent to PH educational disaster.” The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) strongly criticizes Aquino’s K to 12 for it only aggravate the inaccessibility of Philippine education. The student union calls for the stoppage of the said program and pushes for a nationalist, scientific and mass-oriented education. “The additional component of two years in Aquino’s K to 12 program does not answer the main problem of inaccessibility of Philippine education. Annually, there are more than six million Filipino student dropouts from basic to tertiary education, and 73%…