‘Sawang-sawa na kami sa bulok sa sistema!’ In a response to the worldwide “occupy” protest movement, various organizations are calling for a “historic nationwide camp-out protest” starting December 6 at Mendiola Bridge in Manila. In a statement published on www.campoutPH.com, more than 100 groups nationwide called on those who are “fed up with the status [...]Read more..
Students of University of Santo Tomas (UST) are up in arms over a new enrollment policy barring students with tuition debts to enroll. The policy, announced weeks during the enrollment for second semester, required all students to settle all outstanding financial obligations and disallowed the previous practice accepting promissory notes. An interest of 6% per [...]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..
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 to Manila to observe the 60th anniversary of the Mutual [...]Read more..
Fight against Aquino 2012 budget to intensify A “Unity Forum” was held by different organizations at the Court of Appeals auditorium in Manila to condemn cuts in social spending and employee benefits in the 2012 Aquino government’s budget proposal recently passed in the lower house. The groups also held a noise barrage along Padre [...]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..
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 rise in drop-out rates this semester due to inability of [...]Read more..
Amidst the escalation of the armed conflict with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and to a certain extent, with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the government should sack OPAPP head Teresita “Ging” Deles and review its peace talks plan and framework. It now seems that the government peace panels under [...]Read more..
It’s “hell week” for students with exams, final papers and everything “toxic” but hundreds still marched to Senate yesterday, October 4, to make sure the call for higher budget is heard in the upper chamber. Youth, students, faculty and administrators lobbied and marched as hearings on the budget of the Commission on Higher Education [...]Read more..
As expected, Malacanang and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issue lies and cover-up in response to nationwide strikes and protests against meager spending for state universities and colleges (SUCs), education and social services were increased. It seems the Aquino gov’t and its spokespersons are suffering from ‘liarrhea.’ They keep on spewing crappy lies [...]Read more..