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By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Reposted by BAGUIO CITY – Students from State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Region I join other SUC students nationwide in launching different forms of protest actions against the slashing of the national budget for state colleges. The National Union of Students in the Philippines-North Luzon (NUSP-NL) stated that based…

By GLAIZA MAY G. MUZONES Bulatlat MANILA — Students from various schools and universities greeted the opening of classes today, June 1, with a protest rally against soaring tuition and school fees. The protesters, alarmed by the continuing increase of dropout rates amid the economic crisis, called on the Arroyo administration to address problems in…

Tuition in the Philippines has increased by as much as 90 percent. As a result, the dropout rate has worsened over the years as school-aged children are compelled to work and help their parents earn a livelihood. And there seems to be no stopping schools from turning students into milking cows.

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BY RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat A youth group said the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is spineless amid reports that 130 tertiary schools across the country will increase tuition by five to ten percent. According to CHED, 30 of these schools come from the National Capital Region, 26 from Calabarzon, 14 from Northern Mindanao, 12…

BY BULATLAT Amid the economic crisis, a legislator called on the the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to provide guidelines to stop any tuition increase for school year 2009-2010. Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño expressed this to CHED officials at the meeting jointly conducted by the House Committees on Higher and Technical Education and Basic…

BY BULATLAT Students voiced out their opposition to the proposed random drug testing in schools. In a statement, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest alliance of student councils in the country criticized the proposal as ‘a mere knee-jerk and shortsighted reaction’ by the Arroyo government to the “Alabang boys” scandal.…

BY THE EDUCATORS’ FORUM FOR DEVELOPMENT DEMOCRATIC SPACE Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 4, February 24-Marcy 1, 2008 Crisis in the Philippine education sector is deepening as manifested by high dropout rate, deteriorating quality, rising resource shortages, and intensifying exploitation of teachers. And yet the highest officials of the country are embroiled in billion-peso…

Students from the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) through the initiative of Alliance of Concerned Students-Partido ng Demokratikong Mag-aaral (ACS-PDM), a campus party alliance, are now gearing up for the budget deliberation in Congress this coming November. BY ZOFIA LEAL Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 36, October 14-20, 2007 Students from the University of Northern Philippines…

There is no escaping the University of the Philippines’ (UP) tuition and other fee increases (ToFI) – even for second-degree takers. BY REYNA MAE TABBADA Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 There is no escaping the University of the Philippines’ (UP) tuition and other fee increases (ToFI) – even for second-degree takers. After…