September 23, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, June 20th, 2014

The price you pay for freedom| Em Mijares’s story

“It is ironic that I was arrested for exercising my right to free speech during Independence Day itself…While politicians who have been stealing from the nation’s coffers are still free to do as they please, I, who was merely exercising my right, was immediately charged and my rights curtailed.” – Pio Emmanuel Mijares, 19-year-old student

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Youth groups tag Aquino as ‘tuition hike king’

“Aquino gave the go signal for schools to hike fees; he is the enabler of the deregulated status of education.”

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...

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The controversial ‘no late payment policy’ has not yet been rescinded by the administration of the University of the Philippines despite the criticisms the policy generated after the suicide of student Kristel Tejada last year.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

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...

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Hazing victim calls for justice, ROTC abolition

"It is high time that we excise this vestige of a bygone militaristic era from our schools with finality. In the coming days, we vow to intensify the call for the abolition of the ROTC [Reserve Officers’...

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Is education at PUP still for the poor?

“Although the tuition has not increased, with the additional fees being imposed other than the miscellaneous fees we pay every enrollment, studying even at PUP is becoming more expensive.”

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Education becoming more prohibitive as more schools to hike tuition, fees

“To deny students of the right to education is synonymous to denying them the right to a better future.” SIDEBAR STORY | Is education at PUP still for the poor?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Baguio students hold ‘Strike Week’ against pork

Baguio's Strike Week slams pork barrel and demands higher state subsidy to education.

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