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Labanan ang budget cuts sa edukasyon at serbisyo!

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

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Thousands of students walkout to reveal “true state of the nation”

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

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Noynoy, a year after

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.

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Youth and Politics: A 2010 Round-up

As organized youth groups and student leaders prepare for heightened struggle and greater political participation this year, it would be helpful to recall how the youth engaged in politics and rocked the nation in 2010. Let us look back at some of the top youth

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FAQ: Aquino’s budget cut on SUCs

(Part of an article published on blogwatch.ph) Is there a budget cut for SUCs in the 2011 Aquino budget? Yes. Aquino said it himself in his budget message to congress last August 24, 2010: “We allocated P23.4 billion to 112 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)

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Missing the point: Aquino covering up twisted priorities

stop_cutsIn his statement in response to protests against state universities and colleges (SUCs) cuts, President Noynoy Aquino appealed to critics to “also look at the budget of Department of Education.” This was also his response to the student protesters during his 100 days townhall meeting.

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Panahon ng paninindigan at magiting na paglaban

Hindi po tayo nagkulang sa paalala — sa mga nasa katungkulan, sa mga mambabatas, sa ating pangulo mismo — hinggil sa panganib na idudulot ng pagkaltas sa badyet sa mga paaralan at sa serbisyong panlipunan.

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Kaltas ng budget ng State Universities and Colleges sa 2011

Sa kanyang tugon sa panawagan laban sa budget cut, ikinaila ng gubyernong Aquino na may budget cut sa mga SUCs. Dinagdagan pa umano ang pondo ng mga SUCs.

Heto ang katotohanan: lahat pwera sa 15 na mga paaralan ay kakaltasan ng badyet para sa operations o maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE). Ang iba lagpas 50% ang kaltas sa badyet sa operasyon. Ang kabuuang badyet para sa operasyon ay babawasan ng P1.1 billion, o 28.16%.

Narito ang buong listahan ng lahat ng mga paaralan na babawasan ang pondo para sa MOOE: