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Happy Birthday, TOFI

Batiin natin ang 300% Tuition and Other Fee Increase (TOFI) ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas! Ika-apat na kaarawan na nito ngayong araw. Noong nakaraang Mayo nagtapos ang pinaka-huling batch na nagbabayad ng lumang matrikula ng P300 kada yunit. Sa loob ng … Continue reading

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blog action day: a tale of two campuses

The two chronologies are a study in contrasts. One showcases actions one would associate with the terms “lobbying” and “dialogue”. The other features those associated with “confrontation” and “militancy”. One is associated with “civil society”, the other is associated with “agitators”.

But the two also combine to form a logical process or order. A before and after. One assumes that there are equal power relations between Admin and student, the other has realized that it does not exist. One gives the benefit of the doubt, the other has no doubt left in its participants. Continue reading

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Sino ba? Eh di si Mar!

(Sa tono ng korus ng jingle ni presidentiable Mar Roxas*) Sino ba ang nang-aagaw ng hindi niya ginawa Sino ba? (Sino ba?) Eh di si Mar! Sa atin siya ba ay nagpakita? Siya ba’y nakiisa? Ows talaga? (Ows talaga?) ‘Di … Continue reading

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youth on the march

Dalawang magkasunod na weekdays ng nasa top news stories ang mga protesta ng Kabataan. Noong Biyernes, pinag-iitsa ng mga estudyante ng PUP ang mga upuan mula sa ika-2 hanggang ika-6 na palapag, at pagkatapos ay sinunog, bilang protesta sa pagtaas ng matrikula mula P12 … Continue reading

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there are few civilized students in PUP and UP

For one, Akbayan is unable to come to the same conclusions as we have. The scientific method says that a hypothesis can only be proved if it goes through an experiment and the results affirm the hypothesis. Akbayan and its allied groups have forgotten the “experiment” part of the process Continue reading

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the battle of march 24

Malamang lahat ng mga estudyante, kahit sa mga paaralang hindi sangkot sa mga nasabing protesta, ay nakakaalam nito: kahapon, naglunsad ng sabay-sabay na mga protesta ang mga estudyante ng UP Diliman, UP Manila, UPLB, at PUP-Sta. Mesa. Sa Diliman, napanood … Continue reading

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statements on tuition fee increase

“Kung hindi nyo kayang mag-aral sa PUP, huwag kayong mag-aral.” PUP President Dante Guevara “Yan ba ang dapat niyang sinasabi?” PUP student council chairperson Cheysser Soriano (in reaction) “Nasan na ung mga presdentiables an lumalaban kuno, yung para sa mahirap, … Continue reading

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