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By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“It is heartbreaking when so many young people are denied the right to education simply because it has become out of reach due to the high fees.” – National Union of Students in the Philippines

Sidebar: ‘Commission on Higher Education toothless in regulating tuition, other fees’

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com Main Story: Students slam new round of hikes in tuition, other fees MANILA – Amid the skyrocketing tuition and other fees, youth groups criticized the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) for “being inutile and useless.” Isabelle Therese Baguisi, secretary general of the National Union of Students of the Philippines…

By INA ALLECO SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A few months before the 2011-2012 academic year ends, Kabataan Party-List sponsored a consultative assembly in the House of Representatives regarding the issue of increasing tuition and related fees. The activity was held jointly with the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education. Organizers said the assembly was…

By INA ALLECO SILVERIO Bulatlat.com DAVAO CITY – Arguing that education is a right and not a commodity, students from the Ateneo de Davao University staged a candle-lighting protest against the proposed six percent hike in tuition and energy fee for the incoming school year. The protest, led by Buklurang Atenista (BuklAt) Coalition standard bearer…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The only partylist group representing the youth and students sector in Congress wants graduates-to-be and their parents to be spared from paying for college rings, graduation balls and yearbooks. Simplicity, it said, should be practiced this coming graduation season. “Schools should not add burden to our parents…

Press Release Sept. 28, 2010 Kabataan Partylist Representative Raymond Palatino today questioned the proposal of the Department of Budget and Management to state universities and colleges (SUCs) to avail of the Higher Education Development Fund (HEDF) to augment their meager budget instead of calling for higher state subsidy. In a DBM memo to President Noynoy…