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In the News: Mob vs CHED over budget cuts, Six will Fix! Challenge to Congress

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8 students shave heads to protest low education budget

By Karen Boncocan
INQUIRER.net
Posted date: September 27, 2010
 

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MANILA, Philippines—Eight students, including a young woman, on Monday shaved their heads outside Congress gates to express their opposition to the cuts to the budget of state universities and colleges (SUCs).
 
The protesting students from the Youth Against Debt of the Freedom from Debt Coalition also gave the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) a “fail” grade for not working on a higher budget for education.
 
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September 27, 2010 at 1:39 pm 1 comment

Congress told: Give more to Education in 2009 Budget

Youth group demands additional P 536. 72 million to schools recognized as centers of excellence, non-payment of illegitimate loans and an end of automatic debt payments. 

Youth Against Debt, Front-page in Malaya

Youth Against Debt, Front-page in Malaya

Students from various state colleges and universities led by the Youth Against Debt (YAD) staged a noise barrage in front of the House of Representatives (HoR) today to demand higher state subsidy to public tertiary education in the proposed P 1.45 trillion 2009 National Government Budget. The said activity coincided with Congress’ deliberation of the respective budgets of state colleges and universities (SUCs) based in the National Capital Region.

Complete with whistles and noise gadgets, the student protestors from the University of the Philippines (UP), Philippine Normal University (PNU) and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) demanded from Congress an additional budget for higher education amounting to P 536.72 million covering P 47.82 million in additional budget for capital outlay and P 488.89 million worth of tuition subsidy to students belonging to 31 SUCs recognized as centers of excellence and development. (more…)

September 24, 2008 at 6:48 am 1 comment


What is the Six will Fix! campaign?

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The Six will Fix! campaign is a campaign spearheaded by the Youth Against Debt (YAD) calling for an automatic appropriation law for education pegged at 6% of the GNP as prescribed by the Delors Commission of the UNESCO.

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