MANILA, August 4, 2011—As second semester of the Academic Year 2011 – 2012 is at nigh, different student and youth groups trooped the Congress today to press the lawmakers to increase the budget in education and to stop the slashing off the budget allocated for state universities and colleges (SUCs).
Independent think-tank Ibon Foundation, Inc. doubts that the increment in the 2011 Budget is not for the public good but for “patronage” politics, which the Aquino administration, upon the first day of its installation, has promised to eliminate.
Students from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City had created their “what-to-do” list to be submitted to Pres. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III in order to guide him in resolving the problems of the youth sector.
Youth groups challenge new Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chief, Patricia Licuanan, Ph. D. to make substantive reforms in the higher education sector in the Philippines, especially on the issue of skyrocketing matriculation and other school fees.
While President-elect Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III is contemplating about his future Cabinet members, the League of Filipino Students (LFS) had given him a 4-Point Criteria in order to make him think faster.
Ngayong ipinagdiriwang ng buong mundo ang Sentenaryo ng Araw ng mga Kababaihan, sinasabing ang mga Pinay ay nananatili pa ring nakatali sa yapos ng kahirapan at oportunidad.
Ikinagalak ni reelectionist Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raymond Palatino ang hindi tuluyang pagpapasara sa University of the Philippines High School sa Cebu dahil na rin sa petisyon ng mga mag-aaral, kaguruan at maging lokal na mga opisyal ng gobyerno roon.