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 drop-outs and to relieve to parents and students of additional [...]Read more..
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) this school year. Led by the National Union of Students [...]Read more..
Like last year, Sec. Butch Abad resorts to deception, lies and half-truths to cover up the cuts in SUC spending for this year. Last year, Abad claimed that there were no budget cuts for SUCs. However, his spins which attempted but failed to undermine the broad movement against budget cuts last year were exposed when [...]Read more..
Students, faculty and campus administrators trooped to the House of Representatives yesterday in a “show of unity and force” as congress held hearings and plenary debates on the allocation for state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the 2012 budget. Youth groups led by Anakbayan, Kabataan Partylist and National Union of Students of the Philippines, together [...]Read more..
Muli na namang kinaltasan ng administrasyong Noynoy Aquino ang pondo ng mga state universities and colleges (SUCs) sa budget proposal nito sa Kongreso para sa susunod na taon. Sa P1.816 trilyong pondo sa National Expenditure Program (NEP) 2012, P21.8 bilyon ang ilalaan para sa mga SUCs, mas mababa sa P22.03 bilyong naipasa noong 2011. Kabi-kabilang [...]Read more..
So ano na? Gaya ng inaasahan, pinilit ni Aquino na paniwalain ang mamamayan na may pagbabago at pag-unlad sa ilalim ng kanyang gubyerno sa kanyang State of the Nation Address (SONA). Pero pagkatapos ng wang-wang, paano na nga ba nito tutugunan ang mga karaingan at panawagan ng mamamayan para sa sahod at kabuhayan, lupa, karapatan [...]Read more..
A few days before President Noynoy Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), thousands of youth and students from University of the Philippines (UP), Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), UP Manila, Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST), and many other schools nationwide walked out of their classes and marched to Mendiola [...]Read more..
Wala nang talab ang mga retorika at punchlines, hindi na nakakatawa ang mga jokes, yung iba nakakarindi na matapos ang isang taon. Paano, marami sa mga binitiwang pangako ni Noynoy Aquino sa mga kabataan at mamamayan ay wala naman talaga ring pinuntahan, at napalala pa ang kalagayan. Ang kanyang campaign promise: “Kung walang korap, walang [...]Read more..
(Contribution to the International League of People’s Struggles Workshop on Youth Education and Employment, July 2011) We, youth from different nations, organizations and alliances declare our unity and solidarity against imperialism and its continuing attacks on the youth and the people. We are outraged by the fact that ever greater number of young people are [...]Read more..
Among other things, he promised that under his government, the corrupt Arroyo administration will be held accountable. He promised a government that will no longer be “manhid (insensitive)” to the needs of the people and that the people will be “boss.” He boasted of a government which will tread the “tuwid na daan (straight path)” and that because of all this, “pwede na ulit mangarap (we can dream again)”.
Have things changed? Things have remained pretty much the same: the Arroyos are still in government, tuwid na daan has led to nowhere, but has brought KKK (Kaklase, Kabarilan, Kakampi) to power; and for the majority of the people who are as poor as ever, things have gone from bad to worse.Read more..