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Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Tuition moratorium now! Aquino, CHED should stop tuition hikes in PH

Dear CHED and President Aquino, The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and President Noynoy Aquino should immediately impose a moratorium on tuition and other fee increases nationwide. Amidst record high poverty and unemployment rates, a freeze in tuition and school fee increases should be implemented to stop

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UP Student Regent Statement On ‘Revised’ STFAP Scheme

Here is UP student regent statement on the STFAP rebracketing: On the ‘Revised STFAP Scheme’ Office of the Student Regent 3 June 2012 Students from different UP units raised concerns again as they were welcomed by the issue of ‘Bracket B certification/Revised STFAP scheme’ as

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“Home schooling?” OH REALLY NOW DepEd

Great idea DepEd. Congratulations! Kayo na ang 100% excellent. DepEd and public schools forcing students to “home school” is tantamount to rejection and abandonment of responsibility to educate the Filipino youth. “Home study” is actually short for “stay home and don’t study anymore.” The fact

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Susunod! Arroyo may be allowed to post bail

Here is statement I issued for Anakbayan re possibility of Arroyo posting bail: We in Anakbayan are dismayed with recent news indicating that former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may be allowed to post bail and escape detention. This, after co-accused and former COMELEC chair Benjamin Abalos was

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State U student leaders vow to fight for right to education

UP, PUP and other SUCs to hike fees Student leaders from University of the Philippines (UP), Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and other state universities and colleges gathered yesterday in unity against fee hikes set to be implemented in state universities and colleges (SUCs)

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Back-to-school: New tuition bracketing scheme hikes UP tuition by P500/unit

Amidst rising drop-out rates, the country’s state university will implement schemes which will effectively hike tuition rates by about P500 per unit or about P10,000 each semester.

According to student groups, changes in the application process of the University of the Philippines (UP) Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program (STFAP) will hike tuition rates by about 50-65%, or from P1000 to P1500 per unit for Diliman, Manila, and LB campuses, and from P600 to P1000 for Baguio, Pampanga, Visayas, and Mindanao campuses.