“As if to mock Kristel and all the victims of the rotten education system, Duterte’s cohorts in Congress and Senate are pushing for a ‘free tuition’ policy that will allow the nationwide implementation of UP’s STS – the very policy that killed Kristel.”
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“We remember that she should never have been pushed away from an institution she deserved to be in, because of a flawed and unjust system.”
“Today we walk out against BS. No more lies, no more injustice, no more impunity.”
“The Aquino government’s irresponsibility in providing free and quality education to all pushes Filipino students and youth to abandon their dreams, even to the point of taking their own lives.”
The average tuition in the National Capital Region (NCR) ranges from P20,600 ($472) to P36,650 ($841) for 21 units. The rates of increase are 3.5 to 10 percent in tuition and 300-percent in miscellaneous fees.
Citing data from the Office of Scholarships and Student Services (OSSS), the Office of the Student Regent revealed that 5,391 students applied for student loans in UP Diliman alone. As of last semester, the OSR said, 1,218 students were not able to pay their loans before the scheduled release of grades.
GUNITA NG SALITA Ni ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com Ito ang paghingi ng paumanhin, kapatawaran o pasensya para sa mali–kulang at kalabisan–na nagawa. Maari itong boluntaryong ibinibigay at ipinagkakaloob ng nagkamali’t nakasama sa kapwa. Maari ring napilitan lang, may kailangang protektahan sa sarili sa pakikipagkapwa kaya nagsosori. Sa may kapangyarihan, mahirap ang pag-sori. Kailangan munang bukongbuko bago…
Parents of UP student Kristel Tejada, who committed suicide after failing to pay her tuition, refuse to simply move on with their lives; they want to make sure other families would not have to go through the tragedy they experienced.
MANILA – Teachers, students, workers and other sectors in the University of the Philippines (UP) staged Just Run, Run for Kristel Tejada and all Iskolar ng Bayan, April 7 at the UP Diliman. The run is the first activity of the newly formed UP Alliance for Justice for Kristel, Justice for all Iskolar ng Bayan.…
“Dear Kristel, we are thankful that you reminded every iskolar that education is a right and must be accessible to all.”
In time, those armed with the perspective that forgets, ignores, or dismisses as passé in the age of globalization and privatization the reasons why UP was founded became dominant in a succession of UP administrations.