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Monthly Archives: November 2011

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UST students battle admin over “no promissory note” rule

Students of University of Santo Tomas (UST) are up in arms over a new enrollment policy barring students with tuition debts to enroll. The policy, announced weeks during the enrollment for second semester, required all students to settle all outstanding financial obligations and disallowed the

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Protests set as Senate railroads passage of 2012 budget

Organizations under Kilos Na Laban sa Budget Cuts alliance condemned the Senate’s passage of the 2012 national budget and called for nationwide protests against the “twisted (baluktot)” and “anti-people” budget of the Aquino government. Groups said Aquino allies in the Senate has “railroaded” the budget,

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Clinton’s Manila visit met with protests

Various protests were held by different groups as US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visited Manila last Novermber 15-16, including a “paintbomb ambush” which effectively blocked her convoy and a heckling protest in front of her in a meet and greet forum.   Clinton came

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CHEd, DepEd should provide ‘tuition relief’ for typhoon victims

As enrollment for second semester begins, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd) and school administrators should provide ‘tuition relief’ for students affected by the recent typhoons and floods and exempt them from tuition payment this semester. This should stop the impending