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 to Duterte: Hold Aquino, CHED accountable for tuition & school fee hikes!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemn in the strongest possible terms the unjust approval of tuition and other school fees (OSFs) increases in 304 Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) for the academic year (AY) 2016-2017.  This demonstrates that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of their rampant negligence and just acts as a stamp pad for school owners. “As the term of office of CHED officials come to a close, they have remained to be traitors to the Filipino students. This year the youth will be facing a monstrous tuition average of P19,410.30 for 30 units…

Student groups to Aquino & CHED: Stop Killing the Students & Youth with Tuition and Other School Fees Increases

Students and youth groups under the banner of the Rise for Education (R4E) Alliance stormed the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) main office, as well as its regional offices, today, March 6, 2015, to call on the commission and BS Aquino III to “stop killing the students and youth” with their failure to regulate tuition and other school fees (OSF). The alliance denounced CHED and Aquino’s education policies that protect not the welfare of the students but the profiteering of school administrators. Students submitted a manifesto of unity which outlined the complaints of students against yearly tuition increases and dubious…

400 Schools to Increase Tuition for academic year 2015-2016, NUSP Tuition Monitor Reveals

Around 400 universities and colleges intend to increase tuition and other school fees for academic year (AY) 2015-2016. This, according to the data gathered by the Tuition Monitor Network of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest and broadest alliance of more than 650 student councils/governments and federations in the country. NUSP is alarmed by the yearly increases characterized as “inhumane, incessant and anti-student.” Tuition Increase Up To 13%; Other School Fees Increase Up to 20% According to NUSP’s latest tuition monitor data, the proposed increases in tuition range up to 13% while proposed other school…

CHED admits schools are illegally increasing & collecting fees; Students expose CHED’s inutility & BS Aquino’s negligence

Various university and college student leaders under the banner of the Rise for Education Alliance (R4E) and the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) exposed the inutility and negligence to regulate tuition of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) during the Committee on Higher and Technical Education (CHTE) forum on tuition and other school fees in the House of Representatives last February 16, 2015. After careful and immense exposition by student leaders, CHED admitted that indeed, colleges and universities illegally increased and collect tuition and other school fees. Moreover, CHED admitted that it had seriously failed to regulate…

Beyond truth and accountability: A call for resignation

We, youth and students of the Philippines, join the call for President Benigno Aquino’s resignation, following the botched Mamasapano operation that led to the death of 44 members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF), 18 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), five members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), and seven civilians. As more details come to light, it is becoming more and more apparent that the operation was a calculated move masterminded by no less than the US government and greenlighted by President Aquino. No less than President Aquino himself admitted that the…

NUSP Stand re Student Fare Discount

The National Union of Students of the Philippines is a formation of more than 650 student councils, governments and local student unions from public and private higher educational institutions nationwide. The union has been at the forefront of the struggle for the advancement of rights and welfare of students since 1957. Our principal unity is based on defending and upholding the right to quality and accessible education for all at all levels. There is a range of school-related expenses like transportation, food, projects, photocopy expenses, which we have to shoulder in daily allowances. A big chunk of these school-related expenses…

Student Union Calls for Aquino’s Resignation; Mamasapano Clash Just the Tip of the Iceberg

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) strongly condemns the BS Aquino III order and subsequent cover-up of the Mamasapano clash between the forces of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that ended in the blood bath of around 70 casualties including the Special Action Forces (SAF) of the Philippine National Police, MILF and civilians. Furthermore, the student union calls for the urgent resignation of Aquino for grave abuse of authority, gross negligence, betrayal of public trust, and conspiracy with a foreign government. The Mamasapano clash is…

#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 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

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…