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The clamor for the abolition of the congressional pork barrel has reached unprecedented levels, yet Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon reminded the public that the issue “barely greases the pan,” as a bigger amount – the presidential pork barrel estimated to be worth more than P1.3 trillion – has barely been scrutinized.
President Benigno Aquino III’s Roadmap for Public Higher Education (RPHER) is apparently the one to blame for budget cuts in 79 out of 110 state universities and colleges for 2014, Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad revealed today.
The almost two-hour long State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III yesterday “glossed over major people’s issues” and were filled with “lies, half-truths, and empty promises,” youth leaders say.
Thousands of youth and students joined the multisectoral SONA ng Bayan protest held along Commonwealth Avenue in time for President Benigno Aquino III’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Vowing to intensify the struggle for democratic rights of the youth and other marginalized sectors of society, Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon has taken his oath of office this morning at the Quezon City Hall of Justice Branch 225.
Indignant over the “triple whammy” of combined hikes in tuition, water and power rates, youth formations led by Kabataan Partylist staged noise barrages and picket protests throughout Metro Manila today.
Three years into the Aquino presidency, the same problems remain – and even worsened. Millions of families continue to be mired in poverty, while millions of youth greet the school opening outside their campuses, unable to enroll due to financial constraints. Thus the youth tags Aquino ineligible to govern for the remaining years of his term.
Responding to the Supreme Court’s decision to junk the petition against the implementation of tuition hikes filed by youth groups last week, Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raymond Palatino said that it will not hinder students from continuing the fight for accessible education.
Several youth groups led by Kabataan Partylist along with students from various colleges and universities filed a petition in the Supreme Court at around 2:30 p.m. today to stop the implementation of the newly-approved hikes in 354 tertiary schools nationwide.
Youth groups led by Kabataan Partylist and the National Union of Students of the Philippines denounced the approval of a new spate of tuition increases in 343 colleges and universities, and 260 elementary and secondary schools across the country.