ECHAGUE, Isabela — More than a hundred delegates joined the Rise for Education and Just Peace Summit at the De Venecia Hall, Isabela State University – Echague on November 17, 2017. It was a historic event that gathered students, teachers and school administrators from all over the province who strengthened the call for every Filipino citizen’s right to education as well as the further defense of human rights.
By now, most universities and colleges shifted from the old academic calendar year, (June to March) to the new academic calendar year (August to May) due to the ASEAN integration within education. The calendar shift was adjusted to sync with the South East Asian nation’s academic school calendar ideally making it easier for students to enroll in schools in South East Asia. However, most students do not have the luxury to go study abroad making the academic calendar shift elitist, namely for those who can afford it.
BAGUIO CITY — To raise the concerns of the students, Ma. Shari Niña Oliquino of the Office of the Student Regent (OSR) and the University Student Council (USC) spearheaded the UP Baguio Student Summit at Abraham Sarmiento Hall in the University of the Philippines Baguio, Sept. 26.
QUEZON CITY – Naglunsad ng kilos-protesta ang Masakbayan Cagayan Valley sa tanggapan ng Commission on Higher Education (CHED) kasama ang Progressive Igorots for Social Action (PISA), League of Filipino Students (LFS), National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) at Kabataan Partylist para irehistro ang pagtutol sa mandatory drug test policy sa loob ng mga hayskul at pamantasan.
BATAC, Ilocos Norte — Mahigit 2,000 na estudyante ng Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) ang tumindig para sa libreng edukasyon sa magkakahiwalay na forum sa mga MMSU campus sa Batac, Laoag at Currimao noong Agosto 22-24, 2017.
BAGUIO CITY — ACT Teachers’ Partylist raised alarm over Department of Education (DepEd) Order 40 directing random drug testing of junior and senior high school students, saying it may lead to more “tokhang” victims.
TUGUEGARAO CITY — A solidarity program for human rights was held last August 14 at Cagayan State University Andrews campus. In the program, regional youth formation Masakbayan, called for vigilance on the looming campus militarization due to the mandatory drug test policy implemented by the CSU administration.
TUGUEGARAO CITY — Binawi ng administrasyon ng Cagayan State University ang ipinatupad na polisiyang kailangang magpasa ng drug test result ang mga estudyante para sila ay makapag-enrol. Dahil sa ipinatupad na polisiya, malaking bilang ng estudyante ang hindi pa naka-enrol sa kasalukuyan. Ang Mandatory Drug Test Policy ay umani ng batikos mula sa mga estudyante at magulang dahil sa kawalang impormasyon at konsultasyon sa bagong polisiya para sa enrolment.
BAGUIO CITY — The UP Baguio University Student Council and other progressive organizations led the local protest, last August 3, against the resumption of tuition fees collection in the university.
The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights (TFIP) upholds the rights of indigenous peoples to culturally appropriate and relevant education.
One of the most disturbing parts of the State of the Nation Address of President Duterte was his threat to bomb Lumad schools. This was due to the information presumably coming from the military establishment that these schools are communist schools. His threatening statement generated varied reactions from various sectors of our society. But the most heart-moving came from the Lumad themselves.
Kung ang edukasyon ay karapatan, kailangan pa ba itong bayaran?