January 28, 2015

#NeverForget Mendiola Massacre; 28 years of Injustice and Impunity

Land distribution to farmers has always been part of electoral promises. But history has shown us that the centuries-old battle of the texas holdem poker online Filipino people for genuine agrarian reform has always been met by state violence. Such violence was experienced by Filipino farmers during the dark Mendiola Massacre of January 22, 1987.  The perennial problem of landlessness of the majority in the country is perpetuated not only by the ruling elite but also by state-sponsored bogus land reform policies named “Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Policy” (CARP) and its worsened form, Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER). Moreover, foreign and multi-national companies…

Aquino’s Arithmetic to Get the Youth Out of School: MRT/LRT Fare Hike, Tuition Increase, Other School Fees

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The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest and broadest alliance of student councils / governments / federations in the country, has calculated that, with the 50% to 87% LRT/MRT fare hikes, the BS Aquino III administration wants to get the Filipino students and youth out of school. Amidst skyrocketing tuition and other shool fees increases, price hikes of commodities, oil, water, and energy, among others, the LRT-MRT fare hikes dictate a massive impact on the students and the people. “Wala na o halos wala na kaming baon dahil napunta na lahat sa tuition at other school…

#RevUpPH Student Activism Forum in UP Baguio

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[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”3″ gal_title=”Forum on Student Activisim”] As part of RevUp Philippines’ commemoration of the International Students’ Day, the UP Baguio Polis (Politically Inclined Students), together with the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) – Baguio-Benguet, spearheaded the forum entitled “Student Activism: Showing the Historic Role of Filipino Students in Nation Building and Social Change” last November 19, 2014 at the UP Baguio Gym. The four student political parties (KADUA, AKMA, Alliance of Concerned Students (ACS) and UNITE) served as reactors to the event. Mr. JC Sibayan, NUSP Vice Presiden for Luzon and Head of RevUp Philippines explained the…

KALYE: Katipunan Alternative Lectures for Youth Engagement

KASAMA sa UP and Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng Miriam, in cooperation with #RevUpPH, National Union of Students of the Philippines, Office of the Student Regent, Saligan sa CSSP, and the Ignatian Initiaitive for Transformative Empowerment, bring you KALYE: Katipunan Alternative Lectures for Youth Engagement | happening on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Miriam College, Quezon City | This is the first installment in a series of educational discussions and forums geared towards further educating the youth in order to engage them into social action and awareness. No registration fee is required. This event is open to all! | ENLIST NOW AT bit.ly/KALYEseason1

Consensus FOI is FOE: It is our enemy, it is Malacanang’s Freedom of Exemption

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) criticizes the consolidated version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill as “FOE”: an enemy to public access of information because it grants Malacanang executives, heads of offices, designated officers and all the powers-that-be greater “Freedom of Exemption.” The 24 FOI versions were consolidated by the Technical Working Group (TWG) of Congress’ Public Information Committee and is subject for approval on November 24, 2014. “DAPat Mabatid”: Executive Power Curtails Access to Information NUSP hits the “consensus FOI” as a blanket of power for the likes of Chief Executive BS Aquino III…

In commemoration of the International Students’ Day: Educ alliance converge in Liwasang Bonifacio, call for junking of other school fees

Hundreds of student and youth leaders led by the Rise for Education (R4E) Alliance converge in Liwasang Bonifacio today, November 17, 2014, to commemorate the historic International Students’ Day. According to Ms. Sarah Elago, R4E Convenor and National President of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), “Since 1941, November 17 has been marked as a day to remember the sacrifices, struggles and victories of students’ collective action. Commemorating the martyrdom of Czech students that protested Nazi fascism and the take over of the University of Prague, the International Students’ Day is a strong reminder for students to…

PH Student leaders hold candle lighting to seek justice for 43 slain Mexican students and activists

Student leaders hold candle lighting to seek justice for 43 slain Mexican students and activists. NUSP strikes Mexican state fascism See more at:http://nusp.org/nusp-strikes-state-fascism-over-murder-of…/…  

NUSP strikes Mexican state fascism over murder of more than 40 student activists

Students  chant slogans  in front of the  Attorney General Office on October 15, 2014 in Mexico city, during a protest supporting the 43 students missing in Iguala, Guerrero State. The mystery over the fate of 43 Mexican students missing since an attack by gang-linked police deepened after authorities said none was among 28 bodies found in a mass grave. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) led the more than 200 student delegates of REV UP Philippine Student Summit in a candle lighting activity that laments and seeks justice for the murder of missing 43 students and teachers in Mexico. The said students and teachers were against organized crime and corruption perpetuated by the despotic government of Mexico. The missing student activists are well known movers and demonstrators against the corrupt system of the Mexican ruling class and the reactionary governement. The 43 activists “disappeared” after a protest against hiring discrimination. “A government that resorts to fascism…

Aquino’s lambasting of Yolanda critics is farce as its best

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Aquino’s lambasting of Yolanda critics is farce as its best. The President posing as a victim adds insult to injury. “The President cannot avoid people to curse and criticize him because he’s not doing any right. One year after, BS Aquino has finalized the P160 billion reconstruction master plan only last week. That is simply a year of negligence, lack of urgency and is merely a blatant display of irresponsibility” Says Sarah Elago, National union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) National President. Elago criticizes Aquino for the one year in the making of the supposed rehabilitation program for the…

Student union dares BS Aquino; have the heart to visit Yolanda survivors

“Accountability is next to admission” BS Aquino’s insufficient yet corrupted rehabilitation program in affected areas of typhoon yolanda is nothing but an open secret. President Aquino cannot hide nothing from the Filipino people. He must face the sad reality of his incompetent governance. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) is one with the Yolanda survivors in calling for BS Aquino to be accountable for over a year of uncertainty, injustice and negligence in Eastern Visayas. NUSP dares Aquino to “have the heart” to visit the Yolanda survivors for him to see straight in the eye of poverty and…