By CHARIS MAE RIVERA Bulatlat MANILA- Students from different schools and levels gathered today, July 18, at St. Scholastica’s College-Manila (SSC) to denounce drug-related extrajudicial killings under President Duterte, as an advanced counterpoint to the State of the Nation Address (SONA) he will deliver on July 24. Among those at the gathering were the Millennials…
“We showed it is possible for iskolars ng bayan to unite.”
“We call on iskolars ng bayan to not let up the pressure on the UP administration lest it retracts this decision to stop tuition collection.”
UP has been allocated P376 million to cover the tuition of all students, yet fee collection continues.
“Free tuition should be enjoyed by all.”
“Education should be devoid of policies that are for business, commercialization and profit.”
Data culled by Kabataan Partylist showed that most private HEIs earn billions a year and have been listed in the Top 1000 corporations in the Philippines.
“We call on the Filipino youth and students to denounce this campaign of fear being perpetrated by the administration. Let us make them hear our demands, let us mobilize, let us show them that we will not be intimidated by their tactics.”
Marjohara Tucay of Kabataan Partylist was seriously injured in a car accident on Jan. 31 in Suralah, South Cotabato province.
“As it stays longers in power, the Duterte regime is turning out to be only full of empty promises.”
“It is our future that is at stake here that is why it is only right that we speak out against it (Marcos burial).”