Sharing With You ASAP-PUP’s Official Position on the Current National Crisis

12 03 2008

Truth. Accountability. Reform.

 

 

 

 

Lozada’s recent visit in Polytechnic University of the Philippines proved the unfaltering capacity of Student Power. Alliance of Students for Alternative Politics maintains its stand against corruption in governance. PUP is a bulwark of truth. It could not be and should not be used for the political ends of any force within or beyond the university.

PUP takes pride in its conscientious scholars, who continuously uphold the virtues of honesty and integrity. As an educational institution, PUP should ensure that the academe will provide a venue for free discourse on current national issues. It should be at the forefront of the campaign against dishonesty and fraud. Read the rest of this entry »

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Student Councils Criticize DepEd’s Attempt To Ban Lozada from Speaking in Schools

7 03 2008

Student Council Alliance of the Philippines is utterly aghast with DepEd Chief Jesli Lapuz, for blatantly censuring Jun Lozada’s visits in campuses last Wednesday. Although l.apuz had quickly taken his statement back, SCAP is still dismayed with how he had tried to bar the ZTE-NBN star witness from speaking about the anomalous contract in Public Schools and State Colleges and Universities.

What is even more disappointing is that after Lapuz had dug out an existing “memorandum” supposedly prohibiting any form of politicking in graduation rites, he actually admitted in an interview with the media that he cannot prevent other politicians from speaking in such events in Government schools that are highly dependent on political patronage. Read the rest of this entry »





STATEMENT of former UP President and now chairperson of Laban ng Masa Prof. Francisco Nemenzo

7 03 2008
A democratic alternative to GMA
The belated involvement of Makati Business Club and other elite groups in the campaign to oust Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is welcome. But we should not let them steal victory from the people.
The ouster of GMA will bring no significant improvement if the system of elite rule is left intact. Whoever accedes to Malacanang in this political framework will remain a captive of the greedy and colonial-minded elite. Read the rest of this entry »




Students Continue to Demand for Truth

6 03 2008

E.O. 464 has been dead for two years, yet executive officials continue to hide behind its skirts. Now that GMA has finally revoked it, Student Council Alliance of the Philippines, continues to demand for truth. Government people should not invoke executive privilege either to evade saying the truth.

“I am still discomfited at this point. The Supreme Court has already nullified E.O. 464 years back but no positive effect came out of it. It seems to us (SCAP) that GMA had only revoked the executive order to pacify the Catholic Bishops. In which case, we are not yet assured of Neri’s unhindered testimonial.” Bianca Lapuz, SCAP Secretary General quipped. Read the rest of this entry »





Student Councils Urge Camara to Prioritize STRAW Bill Instead Of Political Bickering

6 03 2008

Student Council Alliance of the Philippines pressed on law makers to prioritize the Students’ Rights and Welfare Bill instead of quarreling over the leadership in the lower house.

 

“Replacing Jose de Venecia with Prospero Nograles is like choosing a lesser evil, if the latter should even prove a lesser “trapo” than his predecessor. There isn’t much of a change, at least not a change for the better,” Mark Boado, SCAP chairperson quipped. Read the rest of this entry »





SCAP Urges Students to Begin Practicing Their Rights to Suffrage in Universities

6 03 2008

SCAP calls on students to vote meaningfully in the upcoming Student Council Elections this February-March 2008 in a number of universities all over the country. Meaningful political participation in universities is reflective of a politically matured and conscious youth sector.

From 2001-2007, a large number of youth were disenfranchised during national elections. SCAP blames this incredulous phenomenon to the lack of active and continuous government support in an efficient Voters’ Education Program. At the same time, the alliance also took part in the First Time Voters’ Project which succeeded in its information drive campaign in the past polls since 2001. Read the rest of this entry »