It’s either a case of poor math or malicious data deception. Or both. In an attempt to undermine calls to increase wages amidst rising commodity prices, the President, through Malacanang spokespersons,presented data indicating that a P125 across the board increase in daily wages will cost the economy an astonishing P1,605,500,000 trillion (maybe they meant P1.6 [...]Read more..
Despite the “working photos” the Palace have been feeding the media during the past few days and their PR blitz to try to respond to“noynoying,” the term has continued to make viral rounds in social networking sites and has now recently been brought to international attention via Wikipedia and the Wall Street Journal. The more pikon the President gets [...]Read more..
Here are some basics to sharpen your noynoying knowledge. What is Noynoying? According to youth group Anakbayan: Planking is out, noynoying is in. Just sit or lie on the ground and do nothing. A Guide to Noynoying has also been released: A guide to #Noynoying 1) Get a group, 2) Find busy public space, 3) Abruptly, everyone sits [...]Read more..
Various organizations are calling for campus and workplace walk-outs, mass actions and assemblies nationwide against oil price hikes on Thursday, March 15. In a unity statement, about a hundred groups under “Kilos na Kontra Kartel at Overpricing sa Langis” urged the youth and people to wage big nationwide protests. “Kami ay lubusang nababahala sa sunod-sunod [...]Read more..
Last February 26, 2012, Pauline Gidget Estella, spokesperson and National Deputy Secretary General of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) together with other officers were trailed by suspected military men in Catarman, Samar. Estrella was attending a CEGP convention in Samar held in the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP). Estrella, was leaving UEP [...]Read more..
As tuition, oil and commodity prices continue to rise, youth groups led by Anakbayan, National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), League of Filipino Students (LFS) and other groups are calling for protest activities and marches starting tomorrow against price hikes and government inability to stop the abuse and overpicing of foreign businesses and [...]Read more..
Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chairperson Patricia Licuanan should resign from her post for failure to stop tuition and other fee hikes for the past years and in light of looming tuition hikes set again this year. CHEd under Licuanan has failed to fulfill its duty to regulate school fees and stop annual tuition hikes, [...]Read more..
Dagdag pabigat na naman sa mga magulang at pamilya ang pagtataas na naman ng matrikula ngayong taon. Pagkatapos ng nakatakdang mga moro-morong konsultasyon ngayong Pebrero, daan-daang eskwelahan na naman ang inaasahang magtataas ng matrikula at magdadagdag na naman samu’t-saring mga bayarin sa skwela. Ngayong taon, aabot muli sa nasa 400 na pamantasan ang magtataas [...]Read more..
Last February 1, Lordei Camille Anjuli Hina, a 20 year-old Political Science senior and a student leader in the University of the Philippines (UP) – Diliman, was attacked inside the University Student Council (USC) office at around 230 in the afternoon. Hina was stabbed several times in the head using an ice pick which pierced through her temples. [...]Read more..
A consultative forum on regulation of tuition and other school fees was organized by the Committee on Higher and Technical Education and Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raymond Palatino today, which was attended by representatives of Committee on Higher Education (CHEd) and student representatives. Rep. Mariano Piamonte, Rep. Sigfrido Tinga and a staff of committee chair Rep. [...]Read more..