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…

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,…

CHED not strict; is pro-tuition increase

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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…

Education Alliance geared to fight against tuition hikes and deregulation; declare February as “Buwan ng Pagmamahalan… ng Tuition”

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This February, new waves and rounds of tuition consultation await the students for the year 2015. However, the new sets of student dialogues are feared to just be the same old maneuverings to defer the students call for the stoppage of tuition and other school fees increases. The Rise for Education Alliance (R4E) is the alliance of different student councils and publications from high schools and universities, youth organizations, members of the academe, parents, out-of-school youths and citizens calling for a quality, free and accessible education. Today, R4E launches a renewed and intensified nationwide campaign against tuition and other school…