Data culled by Kabataan Partylist showed that most private HEIs earn billions a year and have been listed in the Top 1000 corporations in the Philippines.
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“If this is President Aquino’s farewell gift to the youth, we reject it just as we reject his calamitous legacy.”
Youth groups are set to stage walk-outs to protest rising tuition and other fees.
PUP students protest proposed P16,000 tuition hike.
“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.”
“The youth of today should live up to this history of militancy, and continue fighting against anti-student policies such as the continued deregulation and commercialization of education.” – Kabataan partylist Rep. Terry Ridon
“Aquino gave the go signal for schools to hike fees; he is the enabler of the deregulated status of education.”
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Hundreds of students at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines walked out of their classes today to denounce a proposal to increase the school’s tuition by as much as 2,000 percent. The students, nearly a thousand of them, threw armchairs, tables and papers down to the ground floor and set these on fire.
Sixty years since Wenceslao Vinzons’ Young Philippines was founded, a new sectoral party has risen to represent the country’s youth in Congress. Anak ng Bayan, the only youth sectoral party accredited by the Comelec, vows to push its electoral agenda on education, campus press freedom, employment and other youth concerns. By EMILY VITAL Bulatlat.com This…