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Clinton’s Manila visit met with protests

Various protests were held by different groups as US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visited Manila last Novermber 15-16, including a “paintbomb ambush” which effectively blocked her convoy and a heckling protest in front of her in a meet and greet forum.   Clinton came

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CHEd, DepEd should provide ‘tuition relief’ for typhoon victims

As enrollment for second semester begins, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd) and school administrators should provide ‘tuition relief’ for students affected by the recent typhoons and floods and exempt them from tuition payment this semester. This should stop the impending

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Iskolars ng Bayan on strike

Thousands of students, faculty and administrators march for higher budget for education, social services   In a “historic show of rage” students, faculty, and administrators from different State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) walked out of their classes, declared a strike and marched to Mendiola today

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Privatizing basic education

A few days ago, Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro proposed a concept for private-run public schools under private-public partnership (PPP) for education wherein running and funding schools will be left to “corporate foundations, nongovernment organizations and civil society.” This sell-out proposal is dangerous for the basic