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Letter to the Editor 14 October 2011 President Noynoy Aquino’s recent directive to state universities to raise tuition to cover funding gaps is a grave misunderstanding of public higher education. Quality education “at all levels” is a citizen’s right in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. When the law further mandated the State to take appropriate steps…

“If we are given a zero budget, would that mean that we would land in the top position?” UP student regent Krissy Conti told bulatlat.com, adding that Malacañang should not compare the University of the Philippines with other private universities that are profit-oriented.

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 MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Why is the government funding a project that spells disaster to thousands of farmers, fisherfolks and tribal communities in five villages of Casiguran town in Aurora? That is the question repeatedly asked by leaders and representatives of peoples’ organizations as they appealed to the public, last week, to support…

“As long as the Aquino government continues with the same policies that have perpetuated the backward, labor-intensive and low-yielding domestic agriculture, rice-self sufficiency will not be realized.” – Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano

In a study of the proposed 2012 health budget conducted by the Coalition for Health Budget Increase (CHBI), it found out that the increases in the health budget only “define the Aquino Health Agenda of privatization and commercialization of public health care which will further jeopardize the health of the people.”

“The DAR is mandated to implement land reform, but now under this Pamana program, it is being tasked to be yet another agency carrying out counter-insurgency campaigns. Yet again we insist that farmers in the provinces want land, not bullets.” –Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas