Oil tax hike afflicts transport sector workers; drivers face income cut

Oil expenses consume one-third of the income of the 55-year-old jeepney driver, due to the rise of fuel prices.

This increase has caused UP-PhilCOA driver Melvin Ladran to struggle even more in budgeting his daily 800-peso earnings for his five children.

The oil excise tax increase imposed earlier this year has heavily reduced the income of transport sector workers, especially public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers like Ladran.

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Students mark 10th year of Maguindanao Massacre; decry lack of justice

UP College of Mass Communication (CMC) students, faculty members and administrators held a candle lighting protest at the CMC Veranda yesterday in commemoration of the nearing 10th year anniversary of the Ampatuan-Maguindanao Massacre.

32 media practitioners out of 58 victims were killed on the November 23, 2009 massacre, which is now considered the deadliest attack against journalists in history.

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Higit 1,000 mag-aaral sa UPD, walang libreng matrikula

Lagpas 8 porsiyento ng mga di-gradwadong mag-aaral sa UP Diliman (UPD) ang hindi nakatamasa ng libreng matrikula nitong semestre dala ng mga kondisyong itinala sa pagpapatupad ng Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act o RA 10931.

Sa 13,167 na nakatalang di-gradwadong mag-aaral, 1,143 o 8.44% ang nagbabayad ng matrikula ayon sa datos na nakalap mula sa Office of the University Registrar (OUR).

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UP ALYANSA dominates new-look USC

In the aftermath of fraternity-related violence on campus and online, the University Student Council (USC) will gain fresh faces next semester, with UP Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran (UP ALYANSA) holding a dominant 8 in 14 seats.

From a 6-4-4 ratio, UP ALYANSA will have a commanding influence over the highest office and seven councilor positions, while STAND UP will retain four councilors, and KAISA-UP with two posts left.

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Over 400 dormers to be displaced by January

A total of 430 tenants in the Molave, Yakal and Kamia Residence Halls will be forced to move out by the end of the year, due to year-long renovations at the start of the next semester.

The reconstruction of the said dormitories, which were allotted 77, 82, and 95 million pesos by the university administration, respectively, will be handled by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

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Korte Suprema, tinatakwil ang sariling wika – UP Diliman

Upang tutulan ang muling pagtanggal ng Filipino at Panitikan bilang bahagi ng kurikulum ng mga unibersidad at kolehiyo, nagsagawa ng isang kilos protesta ang mga mag-aaral, kawani, at propesor mula sa Departmento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas (DFPP) ng Martes sa Palma Hall.

Ito ay inorganisa ng departamento matapos ilahad ng Korte Suprema na ang Filipino at Panitikan ay maaari ng tanggalin mula sa mga “core subjects” ng mga kolehiyo at unibersidad sa dahilan na ito’y itinuturo na sa elementarya at sekondarya.

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