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TULONG KABATAAN! Volunteers’ Camp

From Anton Dulce :

sama na kayo sa isang araw na puno ng mga talakayan, pagsasanay at bonding moments!

may mga talakayan hinggil sa Climate Change at ang epekto nito sa mamamayan
mayroon ding ibang pag-aaral hinggil sa kalagayang pang-ekonomya at pampulitika ng bansa upang mapalalim ang ating pag-unawa sa ating kapaligiran at lipunan.

may mga pagsasanay rin sa First Aid, Acupressure, Disaster Management at Basic Children’s Trauma Clinic para maitaas pa sa kakayahan natin sa relief operations.

Kaya, kitakits tau sa October 24, 2009 @ Mabini Hall, Quezon City Circle. start ng activity ay 9am

magtext lang sa 09072536529 (pranses), 09222966189(tonet), 09151127148 (anton) para sa iba pang detalye. maari ka ding mag-email sa: tulongkabataan@gmail.com

paglingkuran ang sambayanan! aasahan namin ang inyong pagdalo!

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Students hold protest at HOR, violently dispersed

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Students led by members of the League of Filipino Students and KABATAAN Partylist held a protest action at the House of Representatives (HOR) today to call for an increase in the budget of education and other basic services but were violently dispersed by HOR security.The following is an appeal made by the LFS along with other student organizations and alliances to demand an increase in government budget to education:

An Appeal to Congress to Increase the Budget of State Colleges and Universities, Particularly Its Capital Outlay

I. Whereas, among the public infrastructure severely damaged by the onslaught of Typhoon Ondoy are state colleges and universities in Metro Manila, Southern Tagalog, and Central Luzon, including the Marikina Polytechnic College

II. Whereas, among the public infrastructure severely damaged by the onslaught of Typhoon Pepeng are state colleges and universities in Northern Luzon, Cagayan Valley and the Cordillera Administrative Region

III. Whereas, State Colleges and Universities have pending budget proposals for already delayed construction of new buildings and acquisition of equipment, the effects of which include the overcrowding of dilapidated classrooms, laboratories and support facilities, and the deprivation of further knowledge production and transfer through the building of new facilities and the acquisition of new equipment

IV. Whereas, the proposed 2010 overall budget for SUCs have been reduced by P3.19 billion, from P21.23 billion in 2009 to a proposed P21.034 billion in 2010

V. Whereas, the content of the SUC budget reductions include providing zero capital outlay and a severe reduction of the SUCs Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE)

VI. Whereas, a clear example such budget reduction is the University of the Philippines, the proposed 2010 budget of which had been reduced by P2.09 billion for 2010, from P7.38 billion in 2009 to a proposed P5.29 billion for 2010.

VII. Whereas, the continuous infusion of government funding to SUCs, particularly on capital outlay, is in pursuance of the universally-accepted right to education and the constitutional provision mandating government to make higher education accessible to all Filipino youth

VIII. Whereas, the continuing deprivation of adequate funding for SUCs, including that of capital outlay, had been the primary causa for SUCs to embark on tuition and other fee increases, and other income-generating measures, operating similarly as private higher educational institutions

IX. Whereas, by embarking on tuition and other fee increases, and other income-generating measures due to the lack of adequate government funding, the universally-accepted right to education and the constitutional mandate for government to make higher education accessible to all shall be infringed

X. Whereas, while it had been a long-standing executive policy to encourage income-generation amid decreasing government funding for SUCs, Congress, in the exercise of its checking powers, may increase the funding for SUCs in order to arrest the infringement of the universally-accepted right to education and the constitutional mandate on government to make higher education accessible to all.

IN LIGHT OF ALL THESE, the following national student unions and organizations – National Union of Students of the Philippines, College Editors Guild of the Philippines League of Filipinos Students, ANAKBAYAN, Student Christian Movement, respectfully appeal to the legislators to increase the budget of all State Colleges and Universities, particularly their Capital Outlay.

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AN URGENT APPEAL

Dear broters and sisters

Warm greeting of solidarity!

Our kababayans (fellow countrymen) urgently need our help and support. Days after typhoon Ondoy (international codename: Ketsana) lashed the country with heavy rains on September 26,2009, we witnessed the gravity of devastation it has brought to millions of Filipinos. The nine-hour heavy rainfall, equivalent with the average amount of rainfall for one month according to the PAG-ASA weather bureau, led to flash floods that submerged about 80percent of the capital of more than 12 million inhabitants.

The death toll is now more than 200, while scores remain missing. Metro Manila, the country’s capital, including Marikina and towns of Rizal, recorded the most number of displaced families and damage to houses, properties, infrastructure and livelihood. Neighboring regios of Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog were not spared, as the heavy rainfall brought damage to farmer’s crops and livestock.

National youth organizations, student councils, campus publications and Kabataan Partylist have formed TULONG KABATAAN, a relief drive for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy.

The major objective of the relief drive is to consolidate efforts among the youth in gathering immediate relief for the affected communities. We also ain to reach out to other communities affected by the floods that are not currently covered by ongoing relief and rescue operations.

TULONG KABATAAN WILL :

  1. Gather as many donations as possible, whether in cash or in kind, from fellow youth and students,  institutions,  schools and churches.
  2. Pack goods and materials for distribution.
  3. Deliver of goods in affected areas, integrate and express solidarity with the victims.

PRIORITIES FOR DONATIONS :

  • FOOD: Rice, canned goods, dried fish, bread and biscuits, eggs, monggo beans, coffee and sugar, milk and formula milk, bottled water, oil and cooking condiments.
  • MEDICINE: parecetamol, anti-diarrhea, medicine for cough and colds, hydration salts, water purification tablets, medicine for prevention of leptospirosis, vitamins.
  • NON-FOOD: Blankets and sleeping mats, tents for temporary shelter, jackets and sweaters, clothes for the young and old, cooking utensils, candles and flashlights.

CASH DONATIONS

Bank account:

Account name : Student Christian Movement of the Philippines
Branch: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Kamias-Anonas Branch, Quezon City Philippines.
US Dollar Account No: 3324-0048-06
Peso Checking Account No: 3321-0176-64

MAIN DROP-OFF POINTS:

TULONG KABATAAN CENTER

  • 118-B Scout Rallos, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City (look for/contact Frances 09072536529, contact hotline number 394-4285 or email tulongkabataan@gmail.com)

QUEZON CITY

  • Vinzons Hall Lobby/USC office, UP Diliman Quezon City (look for/contact Brandy 09062778145)

MANILA

  • United Methodist Church Headquarters
    900 United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila (infront of Manila Police District, look for Ate Merly)

OTHER DROP-OFF POINTS
QC Area:

  • Trinity University of Asia (Marga 09274313843)
  • Southeast Asian College, Welcome Rtda (Val 09158156860)

U-Belt Area:

  • College of Holy Spirit (Alpha 091642456955),
  • San Beda College (Jacob 09156441311)

Intramuros:

  • San Agustin Church

Taft Avenue:

  • St. Scholastica’s College-Manila (Chikee 09277855372)
  • St. Paul University-Manila (Kaycee 09272845150)
  • UP Manila- CAS SC (Ces 09158185686)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo College (Kath 09062537432)
  • Adamson University (Dora 09069227804)

Sta. Mesa:

  • Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute for Science and Technology (EARIST) (John Rey 09094389199)
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines

CAMANAVA:

  • De La Salle Araneta University (Vincent 09228068473)

Metro South:

  • PUP- Taguig (Jov 09107172398)
  • LIST OF COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES : HERE

    CONTACT TULONG KABATAAN

    HOTLINES: +639266677163 and +639186106275

    E-MAIL: tulongkabataan@gmail.com

    WED: TULONG KABATAAN on Facebook and http://www.kabataanpartylist.com

    Again, we thank you for your financial, material contributions and volunteer work. The success of our efforts is proof that we can overcome any challenge through unity and collective action


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