“There are better solutions for greater youth involvement in nation-building, ones which do not subscribe to the militarist approach of the ROTC.”
Kaibigan Foundation said Jefferson Bunuan wanted to become a policeman, to give justice for his father who was killed; he was also a volunteer of Lambat Sibat, a Philippine National Police crime prevention program.
“The relationship between the US and the Philippines is far from being friendly.”
Youth protesters say former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III must pay for the abuses and injustice under his regime.
The lightning protest at this year’s UP graduation commemorated the 10th year of disappearance of Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño.
By GINO ESTELLA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Several progressive youth organizations took to the streets here on Philippine Independence Day to urge incoming President Rodrigo Duterte to take more pro-country steps in his administration. Around a hundred people from groups such as the League of Filipino Students (LFS), Anakbayan, Kabataan Partylist and the College Editors Guild…
“If this is President Aquino’s farewell gift to the youth, we reject it just as we reject his calamitous legacy.”
Education is a basic right, but why is there a huge number of out-of-school youth? Why is the drop-out rate high?
“The election period has highlighted the youth sector’s clamor for free public education up to the tertiary level, a move that can only be achieved by stopping tuition and other fee increases and at the same time, allocating greater state funding for public education institutions, including all state universities and colleges.”
One of the agreed US military base locations is near the site of the historic battle where Filipino revolutionaries defeated American troops in the Philippine-American War.
“There was a part when the children went down from the stage and gave us their medals, as they were singing. I could not help but cry, I think all of us parents did.”