March 26, 2017

SONAngaling!: Student Union Scores Aquino’s SONA 2015 on Education

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The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) counters BS Aquino III’s claims on education in hist sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) and calls it “SONAngaling!” or “A SONA of Lies.” While Aquino boasts of his sugarcoated victories in the field of education, the real state of Philippine education is revealed by NUSP’s numerous researches and grassroots work summarized in the series touted as State of the Youth Address (SOYA). “The figures cannot be denied by the magician and crook by the name of Benigno: we have an annual college dropout of 2.3 million and…

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…

Forum: Shaking the Invisible Hand

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The Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP in partnership with the UP Beta Sigma Fraternity, UP Deutscher Verein, UP Le Club Francais, UP Lingua Franca, UP Philosophical Society and UP Samahan sa Agham Pampultika invites you to Shaking The Invisible Hand, a Skype conference-forum on the global neoliberal trend in education this Thursday, November 27, from 4 to 7pm at PH207. Speakers are from the British University in Egypt, University of California Los Angeles, University of Marburg and the National Union of Students of the Philippines. This forum was made possible in cooperation with the Center for Nationalist Studies, League of Filipino Students, GABRIELA…

STATE OF ABANDONMENT:Why Reforming STFAP Is Not the Solution

Student Regent Cleve Kevin Robert V. Arguelles and Katipunan ng Sangguniang Mag-aaral sa UP (KASAMA sa UP) University of the Philippines Transcript of speech delivered at the Public Consultation on the Proposal to Revise the STFAP and Financial Assistance Services of UP, 04 February 2013, at the College of Education Auditorium hosted by the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs For the past years, students have raised different concerns regarding the UP Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program or STFAP. Be it the long lines, the thousand-pages long application form, the life-and-death mismatch in brackets or the…

K+12 at ang Batayang Krisis sa Edukasyon

Umani ng batikos ang panukala ng Administrasyong Aquino hinggil sa karagdagang taon sa batayan at sekundaryang edukasyon dahil sa mga kakulangan sa sektor, at sa kadahilanang di handa ang bansa sa pagsuong ng ganitong uri ng reporma sa kasalukuyang estado nito. Sinabi ni Bro. Armin Luistro sa isang National Education Forum noong Mayo 2011, “When media asked me what is the one basic problem in education, it’s not building classrooms and hiring teachers. The root caused is really the program and the curriculum.” Ayon kay Rep. Antonio Tinio ng ACT Teachers Partylist, mismong ang datos na ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon…