March 26, 2017

#ChangePH: Social Media Day 2015

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Tweetup Manila: KABATAAN PARTYLIST, Kabataan, Tayo ang Pag-asa and Rise for Education is one of the community exhibitor this Saturday (June 27) in celebration of 2015 Social Media Day. Come and join us! See you at Museo Pambata by 10am-8pm. | Get your FREE tickets here: | For queries just contact 0935-4869915 and 0975-212-0958 or email us at The 4th Annual celebration of Social Media Day organized by TweetupMNL. TweetupMNL is a community of netizens who are united by their passion for social media. They have been holding Twitter Meetups, or TweetUps, since 2009 all over Metro Manila. Aside…

Around 350,000 college students to shoulder tuition and OSF hikes of 51 PHEIs in NCR; CHED’s average tuition & OSF increases either erroneous or manipulated

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Around 350,000 college students will be affected by the tuition and other school fees (TOSF) increases of 51 private higher education institutions (PHEIs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) alone as approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for AY 2015-2016. While CHED boasts that the average TOSF increases for AY 2015-2016 were slightly lower than last year, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) discovered that CHED either committed gross neglect of duty or manipulated the data to yield lower average tuition and other school fees increases. CHED released last May 18, 2015 the “Approved List…

Manifesto of Unity Against Tuition and Other School Fees Increase!


We, students, youth leaders, and campus journalists from public and private schools all over the country, who believe that we must continuously assert for our right to quality and accessible education stand strong against the commercialization of education. The prevalence of tuition and other school fees, together with their exorbitant yet unnecessary increase regularly, further ignites our unity. For so long, we have been victims of various schemes of tuition and other fees increase (TOFI). Aside from high tuition, school administrations now charge a multitude of redundant, exorbitant, and irrelevant bills concealed under the broadness of ‘miscellaneous fees.’ In fact,…

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…

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


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…

Despite school violations and student complaints: CHED approves tuition hikes


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…

CHED not strict; is pro-tuition increase


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is far from telling the truth regarding tuition and other school fees (OSF) increases for academic year 2015-2016. CHED said that it strict in implementing its guidelines and regulations on tuition and OSF increases, but the monitoring results of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) belie all of this. CHED claims that it is strict and that because of its stance, a fewer number of colleges and universities applied for tuition increase. But the truth of the matter is this: CHED has perennially failed to monitor tuition increase from bogus consultations…

Students demand from CHED to stop tuition hikes and other school fees imposition


Students under the banner of Rise for Education Alliance troop to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) today, April 14, 2015, to file verified complaints against universities and colleges that violated CHED Memorandum Order No. 3 series of 2012 or the “Enhanced Policies and Guidelines on Tuition and Other Fee Increases and Introduction of New Fees.” Today’s filing is a strong conviction following the March 6 filing of consolidated letter complaints against tuition and other illegal fee hikes. With an average range of 2.5% to 10% increase in tuition and other school fees (OSF), student petitioners from the University of…

UP Students Hold ‘Blackout’ Action for Justice, for Kristel, Rosanna, Education

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Quezon City – University of the Philippines (UP) students and youth groups hold a Blackout Protest for education justice Student and youth groups call for justice for the death of Cagayan State University student Rosanna Sanfuego and also for the commemoration of the death of Kristel Tejada. “Rosanna and Kristel’s deaths are manifestations of the commercialized orientation of education in the country. Students are deprived of their right to quality and accessible education. It is both saddening and enraging that Philippine education comes with a price tag and that it has become a commodity,” says Neil Macuha, UP Student Regent….

UST Students Hold Unity Walk, Roar Against School Fee Hikes


Manila – University of Santo Tomas (UST) students and student leaders held a Unity Walk to express their outrage against the looming 5% to 7.9% tuition increase for academic year (AY) 2015-2016. “It seems the UST administration has not learned from Pope Francis’ words and actions. By imposing a new round of tuition and other school fees (OSF) increases, UST is far from showing mercy and compassion! The fact that the university accumulated more than 6.4 billion in net assets from the previous year, it is unnecessary to impose any school fee hike. Increasing tuition and OSF in UST is…