March 05, 2015     Philippines
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Saturday, February 21st, 2015

#AyokoMagmahal | Students protest impending tuition hikes

“We recognize that achieving quality education is not easy and entails a lot of resources. But, using this as a reason for the yearly increase in tuition fee can be unjust.”

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Pope Francis urges youth to love, weep, and act for others

"Do you ask the poor to give you the wisdom that they have?” - Pope Francis

Friday, January 16th, 2015

# DearPope | Artists unveil 30-foot tapestry painting to welcome Pontiff

“Our young Filipino artists want to welcome the Pope with an image that doesn’t gloss over the hardships and the plight of the Filipino people.”

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Luisita peasants, youth activists laud ‘hooligans’ who hounded Aquino in New York

“We, the new generation of so-called hooligans, cannot condone hypocrisy and lies.” – League of Filipino Students By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Peasants from Hacienda Luisita and youth activists praised the Filipino-Americans who stood...

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

History teachers, activists teach the youth on the lessons of Martial Law

While many Filipinos are losing sense of the lessons of Martial Law and the Marcos dictatorship, activists and some history teachers are still keeping the light on the subject.

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...

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...

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