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..
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 allowed to post bail re charges of election sabotage due [...]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..
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.Read more..
The 188 congressmen and Senator Franklin Drilon should take up the challenge of Chief Justice Corona to sign the waivers authorizing various entities to disclose to the public their bank accounts and financial records.
In his testimony in the Senate Impeachment Court, Corona signed a waiver allowing banks, government offices and institutions to release to the public his accounts, assets and financial records under the condition that the 188 congressmen who signed the fast-tracked impeachment complaint against him and administration Senator Franklin Drilon sign the waiver as well.
Moment of truth
“I am humbly asking all 188 complainants from the House of Representatives, led by the congressmen in the prosecution panel, and Senator Franklin Drilon, to join me in a moment of truth,” Corona said, easily toppling Lady Gaga’s “I am not a creature of your government”
quote as political soundbite of the week.Read more..
Youth groups held a protest in front of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) yesterday as the commission announced its approval of a new round of tuition and other fee increases for school year 2012-2013.Read more..
Various groups have condemned the recent arrest of farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita and the continuing harassment being done against them in the course of their continuing fight for land ownership and justice. The family of President Benigno Aquino III should stop the harassmentagainst the farmworkers and immediately distribute Hacienda Luisita. Various sectors should be called upon to [...]Read more..
The campaign to oust Chief Justice Corona is understandably part of the quest to hold the Arroyo administration and its minions accountable to its crimes against the people. Corona has been blocking attempts to hold Arroyo responsible and has been providing legal maneuver for the former president. However, while we want Arroyo to be brought [...]Read more..
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, passing it without major changes in the allocation for SUCs, [...]Read more..
Makasaysayan ang naging paglaban ng mga mag-aaral, guro, administrador at iba pang mga sektor nitong nagdaang mga buwan laban sa budget cuts sa state universities and colleges (SUCs) at kapos na pondo para sa serbisyong panlipunan sa proposed budget ng gubyernong Aquino para sa 2012. Sa maagang bahagi, inilinaw ang pagsususuri sa ipinasang budget sa [...]Read more..