Photos by Demerie Dangla, UP Aperture
Various groups, led by the Justice for Kristel Alliance, staged a protest action Friday in Mendiola to commemorate the first death anniversary of Kristel Tejada.
Tejada was a UP Manila Behavioral Sciences freshman who took her own life on March 15, 2013 allegedly due to her inability to settle tuition loans. Her death was said to have inspired revisions to the UP Student Code’s retention policies.
The groups also denounced anti-student policies, particularly the rising cost of education and the academic calendar shift.