Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) students have now set barricades inside their campus to protest the impending 2,000 percent tuition hike increase. The PUP regents are now meeting today and are set to impose a very inequitable decision that would cause the frustration of thousands of students.
Education has become a dream of the poorest of the poor in this country. Fact is, education is not included in the things which Filipinos plan to have due to very limited financial resources.
Now that the PUP regents board want to increase the per unit costs from 12 pesos to something as surreal as 300 pesos is, for me, a very real reason to militate against the government.
How callous this government is! How they wasted billions of pesos allotted for fertilizers and how the DEPed has wasted billions more for illicit activities, when the very future of this country, the young students' lives are being gambled.
Let the students show their disgusts and campaign for the protection of their rights.
BY the way, it will not only be the students of the PUP that will be militating against the dastardly plan of the government to increase tuition fees.
Members of the UP Regent will also be meeting today to discuss the increase of tuition fees in the premier university of the land.
Some student leaders of the University of the Philippines have consulted me and I urged them to fight for their rights to education. Education is a right, not a priviledge.
Let the Second Quarter Storm rage now!!