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UNITE AND FIGHT: JUSTICE for UP Tacloban Students!

It has been a long time since my last WordPress blog post. My schedule in Law school has been so hectic. No wonder many law professors told us at the outset that Law school is a “jealous mistress”. But, despite the hectic schedule, I could not help but post, for the first time this year 2014, a call for justice for University of the Philippines (UP) Tacloban Students, which I also posted on my Facebook account, to inform the WordPress/blogging community about this URGENT issue.


UNITE AND FIGHT! Calling all UP alumni, students, teachers, REPS and staff from all UP campuses to UNITE with UP Tacloban students in demanding for justice.

Main issue is about STFAP (Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program) where many of the students left in UP Tacloban campus were only re-bracketed to B or C despite the glaring fact that those who remained in UP Tacloban campus are desperately needing financial assistance after being ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda last November 2013. Meanwhile, in other campuses, many UP Tacloban students who cross-enrolled were re-bracketed to E1 or E2. Under Brackets E1 and E2, a UP student is granted FREE TUITION, with stipend (under Bracket E2).

There are other issues that need to be resolved. For more, read the Report prepared by the UP Tacloban Student Council: http://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8XKvG3vzJlIV09KMWJTWmFJLUU/edit
So far, UP Tacloban students and UP students coming from E. Visayas who are in Diliman had just a meeting this evening to plan for collective actions in demanding for justice. We will just keep everyone updated.
In the meantime/At the very least, change your FB/Twitter profile pic into this one:

Sa sama-samang pagkilos at pakikibaka, MAY TAGUMPAY! UP Fight! Padayon!