April 23, 2017

Student Union Urges Fraternities & Other Groups: End Violence and Serve the Students and the People

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the recent incident of violence involving two fraternities in the University of the Philippines (UP) – Diliman and calls on the UP administration for a speedy and impartial investigation regarding the incident. We call on all student formations, be it fraternities, sororities, academic organizations, political parties and other groups, to join the rest of the Filipino students and youth in the reverberating call to end the cultures of violence and impunity. Violence among students and youth is not confined nor isolated to fraternities and sororities. Violence is as harsh as…

To Go Against the Neoliberal Flow: On UP, EARIST and the Moribund Character of State Education

There are two state universities, among the many agonizing ones, that saw this week a clear-cut manifestation of the worsening, and yes, moribund, crisis of the Philippine tertiary education system. Amidst increasing budget cuts and state abandonment, there is an increasing commercialization and neoliberalization of state universities such as the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute for Science and Technology (EARIST). The Board of Regents of UP, led by CHED Chairperson Licuanan, UP President Pascual and Regent Albarracin, without a quorum (only five out of 11 were present), ignored the motion of Faculty Regent Lourdes…

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…

Student leaders launch Tuition Monitor Network; guard against school fees increases for AY 2013

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), member councils from the University of the Philippines (UP), Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Feati University, De La Salle University-Araneta (DLSAU), and University of the East – Caloocan have launched the Tuitioni Monitor Network (TMN) to kick-off the fight against problematic school fee increases. NUSP Secretary-General Isabelle Baguisi says that “students cannot anymore bear a new round of tuition and school fees increases. The incessant fee increases have caused students to drop out of school. School administrations increase fees autocratically despite disapproval of students during consultations. Also, majority of schools…

NOT ONLY TO HOPE, BUT TO CHANGE

Year-end Statement of the National Union of Students of the Philippines As we look forward to new beginnings this 2013, we must also look back and learn from the past year. The National Union of Students of the Philippines affirms its patriotic, democratic and progressive stand in different socio-political issues that affect the students and the people. The student union has always been at the forefront of the struggle of the student and the people.  NUSP welcomes new challenge as the new year comes. We remain committed in our unwavering efforts to fight social injustice and anti-student and anti-people policies…

Justice for UP student leader Lordei Hina sought: State universities will never be secure unless government appropriates proper funding

The National Union of Students of the Philippines denounces the brutal attack of UP student leader Lordei Hina, secretary general of the Center for Nationalist Studies (CNS) and a member of the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP), last February 1, 2012, at Vinzons Hall, UP Diliman. We fervently pray and wish for her speedy recovery. One of the perpetrators of the crime, Mr. Danmar Vicencio, has been accosted by police forces, while the other accomplices remain at large. Lordei sustained brain injuries via an ice pick that damaged her left and right temples….