April 23, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Student leaders lose scholarships for protesting tuition increases

“I am prepared for the consequences in defending students’ rights. As long as what you are fighting for is right, we should never give up the fight.” – James Bryan Deang, president of the NU Supreme Student Council

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Higher education institutions violate guidelines in tuition, fee increases – student groups

“Every year, skyrocketing tuition and miscellaneous fees have always been a burden to students of SUCs and private HEIs. Although there is an existing Ched guideline regarding tuition and school fee increases, the said memo is a...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Almost another blot in UP’s record as a state university

The controversial ‘no late payment policy’ has not yet been rescinded by the administration of the University of the Philippines despite the criticisms the policy generated after the suicide of student Kristel Tejada last year.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Student loans increased dramatically in UP with rising costs of education

Since the tuition in UP increased by 300 percent in 2007, the number of students applying for student loans have also dramatically increased. Recent data from the Office of Scholarships and Student Services (OSSS) showed that 5,391...

Friday, March 28th, 2014

National Achievement Test, Performance-Based Bonus system, not the solutions to improve education system

The only way is to have a higher budgetary allocation to education to solve shortages in classrooms, equipment and facilities and to increase the salaries of teachers. There is a need for...

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

7,000 DepEd employees to lose jobs

“The rationalization that we need is a program that regularizes employees and hires more non-teaching personnel as support staff in schools.” – Manila Public School Teachers Association

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Tertiary education, no longer for the poor majority?

At a time when the Aquino government is claiming to be instituting reforms in the education system, mainly through its K to 12 program for basic education, why is it that tertiary education seems to be getting...

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

UP’s ‘new socialized tuition scheme,’ still unaffordable for the poor majority

Citing data from the Office of Scholarships and Student Services (OSSS), the Office of the Student Regent revealed that 5,391 students applied for student loans in UP Diliman alone. As of last semester, the OSR said, 1,218...

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Aquino government’s ‘roadmap’ toward inaccessible higher education

“While it is good that the bicameral committee averted the heftier cut earlier passed by the Lower House and was able to bring down the number of SUCs that will incur budget cuts for 2014 from 79...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Teachers decry meager budget for basic education

Despite getting the largest share of funds from the national budget of 2014, teachers say the budget for basic education in the Philippines is not even enough to supply a class with chalk that would last a...

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Students walk out of classes to protest impending tuition hike

Protesters carried giant satirized school logos, some of which read “Unibersidad ng Sobrang Tubo for UST (university of excessive profit), “Fastest Earning University for FEU and “Commission for Highly Expensive Education” (Ched).

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