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A call to arms!

Kabataan ang pag asa ng Bayan – RIZAL
But does the youth, which Rizal says  “Pag-Asa” ng Bayan will still be the “Pag-Asa” ng Bayan if they would fail to enroll next sem because of their schools uprising trend in tuition fee?

fellow Rizalian’s!

we would like to inform you that on Feb26,2010 there will be a tuition fee consultation at Tower62, 5pm which the upcoming tuition fee increase would be discussed. we would like to ask for your sympathy against any increase on our tuition fee.

as the admin says, one of their reasons why they should increase their tuition is because of the newly acquired “Autonomous” Status of our school. wherein they say that a school with such status can no longer be bothered by CHED, specifically on tuition fee increases.

but that reasoning is not true, because, the CHED cannot intervene with JRU(w/ its Autonomous Status) on opening on new courses only. it doesnt mean that having the Autonomous Status would be their reason for any increase on our tuition.  but what’s happening is, they, the school admin – is using the school’s autonomous status to gradually increase our tuition again.

we should not confer to that. we as students, can only guard our good education by preventing such tuition fee increases. a simple logic : if the school, once again increase its tuition – that would be a burden to our parents. and  the trend of drop out rates on our university will gradually increase again. is that the quality and good education they are bragging? yes, we got “the gold standard of academic excellence”, but by what measures? by increasing tuition fee which would cause us to stop come next academic calendar 2010-2011?

we have to do something. and yes, we can do something.

we are inviting you participate on our BLACK SHIRT DAY on Febryary26, 2010 at the our school campus. and also, there will be a massive mobilization at the front of our school wherein students from different academe in Metro Manila will conduct a program as a sign of solidarity to us Rizalians.

because of our schools repressive orientation, we understand that there are some fears on your thoughts, if you cant join the mobilization at the front of our school, you can express your sympathy by wearing black shirt on that said date(Feb26). you could also watch the program at the front of our school at around 4:30 – 5:00pm.

Remember :

1.Black shirt day on Feb26 2010 as a sign of protest against our schools tuition fee increase.

2. Make the Tution Fee Consultation Public!

We would also want to tell you that the consultation that will happen on Feb26 is only limited to central student council heads and org heads. that is so few compared to the nearly 9000 students of our school. what if, all of them are biased at our schools tuition fee increase? should we be the one to carry the burden? that is why we are demanding that the tuition fee consultation should happen in a public place, somewhat like the quadrangle wherein the majority of the students wil be the audience.

lets fight the massive commercialization on our school!
let us fight against Tuition Fee and Other Increases!
Black Shirt Day on Feb26!

with solidarity,
KabataanPartylist, JRU



Students hold protest at HOR, violently dispersed


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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Youth Action Day set on June 19, Rizal Day

Kabataan Party-list Rep. Mong Palatino today said that youth groups will launch a nationwide petition campaign against the convening of a constituent assembly when classes open on Monday, June 15.

“We expect to gather one million signatures until the State of the Nation Address in July. Let this be a testament of how youth and students everywhere despise con-ass and attempts of the Arroyo administration to extend her term,” Palatino said.

Palatino said that Kabataan Party-list will be putting up signature campaign booths in schools and universities nationwide starting Monday.

Palatino’s office would also be sponsoring forums and campus tours dubbed ‘Konsultahang Kabataan’ with the topic, “Con-Ass and the 2010 Elections.’

“We will continue to work despite (Congress being on) recess. We will be reaching out to our constituents nationwide to gather their opinions and unite our ranks against this dreaded con-ass. Expect youth protests to snowball in the following days,” he said.

June 19 Youth Action Day

Palatino also announced that they are preparing for a Youth Action Day on June 19, Rizal Day, and Kabataan Party-list’s founding anniversary.

“There is no better date to showcase youth unity and love for nation than this coming June 19, Rizal Day. Kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan, hindi para sa bukas pa kundi ngayon na when our youth are being confronted with tyrannical attempts to discard our democratic rights,” Palatino said.

June 19, Palatino said, will kick off with a Morning Jog vs. Conass at 6:00 in the morning in Baywalk towards the Manila City Hall where first time voters will collectively register. A main program will be held in Luneta from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and then participants will embark on a march-parade around Metro Manila schools along Taft and Intramuros.

Participants will then converge in front of the Commission on Elections by 2:00pm for a closing program to call for clean and honest elections in 2010. A youth concert will also be held at 6:00 in the afternoon in Quezon City.

“We call on all democracy-loving youth to join us. Together, let us reject con-ass and demand regime and societal change in 2010,” Palatino said.


Sa harap ng kasalukuyang sitwasyong pulitika, may mahalagang tungkuling kailangang ganpanan ang kabataan at mamamayan. Itinutulak ng pagnanais ng gobyerno na manatili sa kapangyarihan gamit ang Charter Change ang bawat makabayang Pilipinong nagmamahal sa kalayaan na magkaisa at kumilos.

Hindi na tayo maaaring manahimik o manatiling walang pakialam. Hindi na tayo maaaring magsawalang bahala habang niluluray ng mga bwitre sa Kongreso at Malakanyang ang ating mga pampublikong institusyon at ang ating mismong kinabukasan bilang bansa at mamamayan. Kapalit ng ating pananahimik ay tagumpay ng masasamang balakin ng mga ganid sa kapangyarihan.

Itinuturo ng kasaysayan na kailanman hindi magtatagumpay ang tiraniya laban sa kolektibong pagkilos ng nagkakaisang sambayanan. ngayon ang panahon na manindigan at ipagtanggol ang demokrasya at bayan laban sa pagkaganid ng gobyerno at kasakiman sa kapangyarihan.

Cha-Cha at Gloria, Ibasura!

Makiisa at kumilos :

People’s Protest vs Cha-Cha

June 10, 5PM – Ayala Ave. cor, Paseo de Roxas

Rizal Day Youth Concert vs. Cha-Cha

keep your coins. WE NEED CHANGE!


changeMarahil ay lingid sa atin na merong “Financial Crisis” na kinakaharap ngayon, hindi lang sa malalaking bansa tulad ng US kungdi ng buong mundo Ngunit kahit na anong mga artipisyal at panandaliang solusyon ang ginagawa dito ay hindi parin maitatago ang pagsasara at pagkalugi ng malalaking kumpanya kabilang dito ang tatlong dambuhalang automotive companies sa US : ang FORD, CHRYSLER at ang GENERAL MOTORS na pinakahuling nagpahayag ng pagka-bankrusy. Mahigit 100 sangay narin ng Starbucks ang nagsara sa US noong Nobyembre pa lamang. Sa European Union tinatayang malakihang tanggalan ng trabago sa North Eastern England, sa Germany may 10-15% ang inaasahang mawalan ng trabaho sa mga automative companies. Kaya hindi natin ikagugulat kung bakit libo-libong mga Overseas Filipino Workers ang nagsisiuwian sa Pilipinas. Tinatantyang mas malala pa ito kaysa sa nangyaring Great Depression noong late 1920-1930’s itoy ayon narin sa mga financial analysis ng ibat ibang bansa. Kung ating susuriin ito’y nagsimula pa sa high-tech bubbles sa Amerika noong 1995 na kung saan ang pagiinvest sa teknolohiya at internet bilang isang uri ng negosyo na tumatagal lang ng 5taon at tuluyang pagkalugi. Sinundan naman ito ng sinasabing Subprime Mortage/Housing bubbles at ang pagkalugi at pagsasara ng Wall Street Investment Bank Lehman Brothers. Malawakan narin ang pagsasara ng kumpanya at tanggalan ng mga manggagawa sa loob ng ating bansa. Isa na rito ang pagsasara ng INTEL Corp. Isa sa pinakamalaking pagawaan ng computer chip sa buong mundo. Dahil sa pagsasara ng kanilang plata sa Malaysia, Philippines at United States, mahigit 60,ooo I.T employers ang tinatayang mawawalan ng trabaho sa Pilipinas at kasabay din nito ay ang pagsasara narin ng mga Call Center sa ating bansa. Hindi ligtas sa krisis ang mga kabataan at estudyante, dahil gaganapin nanaman ang Tuition Deliberation ng mga pribadong paaralan sa buwan ng Pebrero at lubos na magpapahirap ito sa mga kabataang estudyante dahil ipipilit ng mga edukador kapitalista ang pagtataas ng tuition at kung hindi man ay pagdagdag at pagtaas sa mga miscellaneous fees at pagpasok ng mga bagong kurikulum. Inaasahan pa sa taong 2010 ay magiging limang taon na ang ilalagi ng mga estudyante sa kolehiyo sa kabila nang walang kasiguraduhan kung meron pabang trabahong makukuha ang mga estudyante sa kanilang pagtatapos. Nariyan din ang pagabanduna ng gobyerno sa mga State University at Colleges.

Ngunit sa kabila ng Global Recession at malawakang pagsasara at tanggalan ng manggagawa sa mga malalaking kumpanya sa ibat ibang bansa nananatiling kimi ang ating gobyerno at tinatago ang katotohanan na ang Pilipinas ay direktang naapektuhan sa krisis pampinansya. Ganon din wala pang magagawa ang gobyernong Macapagal-Arroyo sa trabahong ipinangako niya sa bawat State of the Nation Address na kanyang inilulunsad. Ginagawang kasangkapan ni Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ang matinding krisis sa ekonomiya para igiit ang ChaCha para sa pagpapanatili ng kanyang posisyon sa kabila ng pagkadiskuntento sa kanya ng taong bayan. Kamakailan lang tumambad sa publiko ang pakanang pagpapatalsik kay Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno ng mga kaalyado ni Arroyo sa Senado at pagpapabalik ng mga retired General sa mga bago nitong ahensya para sa pagpapaibayo ng kanyang pasismo.

Malaki ang papel ng kabataan at estudyante sa mga usapin na kinakaharap ng ating bansa bilang susunod na henerasyon. Pinatunayan na ng kasaysayan ang mahalagang papel ng kabataan para sa hinahangad na pagbabago ng ating bansa. Kailangan nang palitan ang isang lipunang nabubulok. Palitan ng isang matatag at nagtataguyod sa interes ng mamamayan at ito ay ang sosyalistang lipunan!

Sumama sa pagkilos ng kabataan at estudyante tugon sa lumalala at nabubulok na krisis na kinakaharap ng ating bansa!

February 5 2009 – Teach-In Mob@ Plaza Miranda 1PM RED SHIRT DAY!(hingil sa krisis na kinakaharap ng mala-kolonyal at mala-pyudal na bansa tulad ng Pilipinas.)

Ang Kabataan ang PAG-ASA ng BAYAN!

Labanan ang lumalala at nabubulok na sistema ng ating lipunan!

Confront the Crisis, Campaign for Change!

Papet, Pasista, Pahirap sa Masa. Patalsikin si Gloria

League of Filipino Students – ANAKBAYAN – KARATULA

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The Youth is on a Mission to Rock Philippine Politics. Be part.

no to CONASS!

2010 is nearing and as expected by many..CHACHA is now being pushed by the shameful CONASS! I would like to adress my shame to our Congressman Roman T. Romulo of Pasig for supporting the very unconstitutional CHACHA through the passing of HR 1109.

Come and join the widespread campaign of protesting against CONASS! Let us blog and post to all of our social networking sites such as Friendster, Multiply, Facebook our rage against the hasty passing of HR 1109.

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