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Biyernes, Nobyembre 6, 2015


By: *Christopher Ohya
Nagkakilala tayo sa teks bilang magkaibigan
Umaga hanggang gabi ikaw ang kakwentuhan
Hindi kumpleto ang araw ko kapag ikaw ay hindi nag-reply
Ako ay nababahala, di mapakali at natatamlay
Nahulog ang loob ko sa'yo ng di ko namalayan
Walang ibang laman ang isip ko kundi ikaw kaibigan
Iba ang saya na nadarama ko habang ikaw ay kausap
Masaya ako dahil kateks ko ang aking pinapangarap
Sinabi mo sakin na ganito din ang iyong nadarama
Labis ang aking saya at umaapaw ang aking tuwa
Abot langit ang aking ngiti dahil
Inaasam ko ito ng palagi-lagi
Pero, potangina akoy iyong iniwan
Nang dahil lang sa simpleng bangayan
Napakababaw at hindi malinaw
Tinakpan mo ang pag-ibig mong sumisingaw
Ikaw pala ay salawahan
Ako'y iyong sinaktan
Subalit hindi ako naghinayang
Dahil ako ay iyong sinayang
Hindi nga pala tayo para sa isa't-isa
Ito'y wala ng pag-asa at hindi na ako umaasa
Ako ay nag move on at nakalimutan ka
Pero ang mga oras at mga sandali natin ay palagi kong dala
Salamat sa sugat na dulot mo
Kundi dahil dito, di ko matatamo
Na ang taong gahamot nito
Ay kasunod pala ng pagkawala mo

*Christopher Ohya is a College of Education student in Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology

Sabado, Setyembre 14, 2013

More than Three Decades of State Neglect to Education with its Sole Education Act

On 31 years of existence of the sole education act- Batas Pambansa 232 more known as Education Act 1982 since its passage during the Marcos era, the state unceasingly neglects its responsibility to its youth for their right to accessible and quality education.The enactment of the said law further aggravates the whole education system. It serves as passes for any private learning institutions in any level to determine their own tuition rates and other school fees or charges without being strictly regulated and monitored. While on the other hand, state-run learning institutions are force to go into some income generating projects and partnership with private sector to become self-sustaining institutions, utmost giving the burden to its students through tuitions and other miscellaneous fees.Roadmap for Further CommercializationMarcos Education Act of 1982 paved the way to other succeeding administration to push through their “anti-students and anti-people” education platforms.

The Roadmap for Higher Education Reform (RPHER), the Aquino administration program for tertiary education, is just a copycat of Long-term Higher Education Development Plan (LTHEDP) implemented by President Fidel V. Ramos on 1996 which then gave birth to Higher Education Modernization Act (HEMA) in where state universities and colleges (SUCs) were pushed to get into partnership with private sectors and more income generating projects to become cost-efficient and globally competitive. In 2001, LTHEDP was revived by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo obliging each SUCs to be self-sustaining through slashing its budget every year.According to CHED, RPHER intends to pursue include the merging of SUCs, rationalization and closure of “redundant” course offerings, and maximize income generation until 2016 in response to three fundamental weaknesses of Philippine higher education, which includes the “lack of overall vision,” “deteriorating quality,” and “limited access.”But just like its predecessors, Aquino’s RPHER just reiterates the previous public higher education program in continuing the state neglect in making education inaccessible for all. Transforming all public learning institutions to income generating institutions, making the basic right into commodity in where only the few can afford to and producing non-thinking work force in support to global demand for cheap labor.Here in the region, about 83 higher education institutions (HEIs) were operating since 2010, 64 of it are privately owned while there are only 19 universities and colleges govern by the state including run by the local government. 
Tuitions and others fees in state universities and college average to Php6, 000.00-15,000.00 per semester. In fact, Mindanao University Science and Technology (MUST), given that it’s a “state university,” their tuition fee is more or less P325.00 per unit making the total expenses reach up to P11, 000.00-15,000.00 per semester. Obviously, this rate is close enough to the rates of the private schools. Given that it is a state university that should give chance to the less fortunate to avail quality and accessible education.

More Funds for Pork, Less for Education

While budget for education continues to dwindle, Aquino government prioritizes more the debt service, military expending, and pork barrel funds which had been used for corruption and bribery by most of the politicians.With the House Bill 2640 or the 2014 General Appropriation Bill (GAB) it still contains the P25.24-billion allocation for Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), along with the Lump-sum funds in the national budget, including the Special Purpose Funds (SPFs) worth P310 billion, unprogrammed Funds worth P139 billion and Automatic Appropriations worth P796 billion; questionable in-budget line items including funds for intelligence and confidential expenses worth P1.4 billion, PAMANA funds worth P7.22 billion, Conditional Cash Transfer Funds worth P62.6 billion, and funding for Bottom-Up Budgeting worth P20 billion, this will summed-up to more than P1 trillion presidential pork barrel. While there are some P56 billion to P113 billion worth included funds from realigned savings and hidden funds.While trillions worth of funds are being allocated to pork barrel, it only gives P34.7 billion for SUCs. Though it have increased nominally by 1.9 billion from the current P32.8 billion, still, 79 SUCs out of 110 will suffer next year due to hefty cuts based on the 2014 NEP including MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology here in the region. This is due to lower personnel service components, others due to lower allotment for maintenance and other operating expenses, and many due to zero capital outlay.More than P116 million will be slashed to MSU-IIT for its budget next year putting it at rank 3 with the biggest cuts in 2014 for SUCs. While in Mindanao State University in Marawi City, where majority of the youth here in the region or even in the entire island choose to enroll due to its cheapest tuition rate will suffer with its more than P829 million budget cut making it to top 2.Meanwhile, top performing state universities and colleges in the region such as Mindanao University of Science and Technology will most likely have their allocation from the state at 50% of their proposed budget. This is part of the implementation of RPHER aiming to have 50% of budget requirement of each SUCs coming from IGPs.

Our Call

The education crisis that prevails for how many decades manifests what kind of government we have now. A government that despite the outrage of the Filipino people against pork barrel and rampant corruption by government officials, still their up to clinging the funds for pork than re-channeling it directly to social services such as education. A government that only gives band-aid solutions for a rotten, cancer-ridden educational system. Education Act of 1985 with its RPHER under Noynoy is a deceptive device of the state in order to mislead the Filipino youth to the real solutions which hampers their interests specially the capitalist-educators. The Filipino youth together with other sectors will tirelessly continue its quest for an accessible and nationalist education.A massive campaign for the stoppage of continuing budget cuts to education and call for budget increase to all SUCs in the region and entire nation will be initiated to be led by Kabataan Partylist. Calling all students and academes to get involve and take a decisive stand in upholding our basic right for a free, accessible and quality education.


For Reference:

Regional CoordinatorKabataan Partylist Northern Mindanao Region

Regional Coordinator
College of the Editor’s Guild NMR

Martes, Hulyo 23, 2013

FREEDOM and JUSTICE!!!: SONA 2013: SONA nga ba para sa mamamayan o para sa...

FREEDOM and JUSTICE!!!: SONA 2013: SONA nga ba para sa mamamayan o para sa...:                                                    shhhh!!! Ano daw? Estudyante ng MSU-IIT na sumisigaw ng NO To Budget Cuts isang b...

Lunes, Hulyo 22, 2013


Pasko sa CASS

Christmas is the season of love, peace and unity, gift-giving and merry-making. As merry as the deer goes by was the year end party of the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) dubbed as CASS PASKUHAN 2013. This year’s celebration was themed “Paskong Pinoy “held at the CASS Student Lounge last December 12, 2012 from 5pm until 9pm. This event was made possible by the CASS Executive Council headed by the Governor, Jonaim Dipatuan and his constituents, the Society officers, and also our faculties headed by the Dean, Prof. Nora Clar. This year’s contests were Paskong Pinoy Christmas tree and the Bulletin Board Design Contest.

In addition, the LGBT group, AMEGS who stands as the host for the evening also gives an extra entertainment in their semi-comedy show that brings the house into groovy and alive. Many games and intermission numbers are also added in the program which participated by the students coming from the different departments.

Lastly, the night was ended as the awarding moment arises. For the Paskong Pinoy Christmas Tree contest, Political Science Society proclaimed as the winning team followed by the Kapilas Bayan and ended with the General Education Program. On the other hand, in the Bulletin Board contest, the GESO emerged as the champion, followed by the PSS as first runner-up and the Sociology society as the second runner-up.

Life must go on as how the ants in the grounds survive for their living. Hail to the winners and keep up the good sportsmanship. Ariba CASS!

SONA 2013: SONA nga ba para sa mamamayan o para sa iilan lamang ?!!!

                                                   shhhh!!! Ano daw?
Estudyante ng MSU-IIT
na sumisigaw ng NO To Budget Cuts
isang biktima ng demolisyon sa Brgy.Calangahan,
 Lugait Misamis Oriental
Ang SONA ng bayan ay taliwas sa SONA ni PEEnoy. Pinagmamalaki niya ang mga Positibong pag-angat ng Pilipinas. Tinawag pa daw ito ng mga Investors na "Rising Tiger" at tayo na rin daw ang nagpapautang. Yes, hello! natawa ako sa mga sinabi ng mga taong iyon. Hindi ba nila nakita ang mga kabataang nasa lansangan ang wala sa paaralan? Nakikisabay sa agos nang buhay para maiahon ang sarili sa araw-araw na pakikibaka para makakain at makatulong sa pamliya. Ang iba pa nga ay pinipilit nalang magtrabaho para may makain ang kanyang pamilya. Hindi ba nila nakikita ang mga taong nasa gilid ng kalsada nakatira? Ang mga tao sa Brgy. Calangahan, Lugait, Misamis Oriental na patuloy parin ang pagsasalap ng liwanag sa kabila ng dilim na daan na kanilang tinatawid para maibalik saila sa kanilang pwesto galing sa pagkasira ng kanilang mga bahay dahil sa Illegal Demolition na inaprobahan daw ng LGU at ng Korte ngunit wala silang natanggap ni anumang babala na may Demolisyon na magaganap. Mag-dadalawang buwan na rin silang nakasilong sa barongbarong na parang bahay ng "daga", sabi nga ng isang bumisitang kamag-anak ng biktima. Kay sakim talaga nila. Gobyerno! para kanino? Para sa mga may pera na nagbibigay ng pera pa-sekreto o sa mga mamamayan na naghihirap at inaapi ng kapwa tao ? Hay naku po. kay hirap talagang manghagip ng hustisya sa isang sistemang Bulok at Pasista. Pumaling naman tayo sa usaping pang-EDUKASYON. Ano ba kaya ang nagawa ng ikatlong taon ng reheming AQUINO para dito. "palaguin pa natin ang di bababa sa 40 bilyong piso kada taong dagdag ng perang napupunta sa edukasyon, kalusugan, serbisyong panlipunan, at marami pang iba, dahil sa tama at mas masugid na pagkolekta ng buwis; dama namin ang marami pang ibang patunay na talagang nagbabago ang lipunan."- sabi ni Pinoy sa kanyang speech. Yes, hello! kami dito sa MSU-IIT ay hindi iyan nadarama. Patuloy parin ang pag-increase ng mga bayarin sa Skwela. Assessment Fees, Internet at Medical fees, Excessive and redundant fees, at pati na rin mga IGPs (i.e Workbooks, Tickets at Tshirts.) Hindi namin basta-basta masisisi ang aming administrasyon dahil alam namin na sila ay biktima lang din sa pagkaltas ng budget para sa Edukasyon. " EDUCATION is a right and not a privilege," ngunit parang hindi ko na daing ang ibig iparating dito. Ang mga kabataang gustong mag-aral ay hindi nnakapag-aral dahil sa pag-taas ng mga Tuitions at Miscellaneous Fees. Ang iba namang mga studyante tulad sa MSU-Main, Marawi City na mula sa 15,000 na estudyante noong 2012 ay 12,000 nalang ngayong 2013. Hala saan sila nagpunta?  

Ang estado, itinayo para paglingkuran kayo. Kung may problema sa kalusugan, dapat kumakalinga ang gobyerno; sa panahon ng sakuna, nariyan din dapat ito para magbigay-lingap. Ano po ba ang ginagawa natin sa mga larangang ito?

Lunes, Marso 18, 2013

The Unleashed Truth about Tejada’s Death: Press Statement

Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in MSU-Main and MSU-IITFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2013

The Unleashed Truth about Tejada’s Death

Karapatan ng bawat mamamayan, mahirap o mayaman ang makapag-aral. Karapatan nilang malinang ang kanilang mga kakayahan at talento sa apat na sulok ng silid-aralan – mga talento at mga kadalubhasaan na sa takdang panahon ay maibabahagi rin nila sa iba. Ang edukasyon, ay hindi nasusukat ng kahit na anong halaga ng pera, dahil bawat isa sa atin ay may kakayahang matuto kung bibigyan lamang tayo ng pagkakataong mahubog ang ating mga kakayahan, sa loob man ng paaralan o sa lansangan.

Noong ika-15, 2013, nagulantang ang lahat sa balitang pagpapakamatay ng isang estudyante ng “Behavioral Science” sa UP-Manila. Ang naturang estudyante ay kinilalang si Kristel Pilar Mariz Tejada, labing-anim na taong gulang na kasalukuyang nasa unang taon niya sa kolehiyo. Nakakalungkot isipin na ang buhay ni Kristel, anak ng isang taxi driver at simpleng maybahay ay naging katumbas lamang nang kanyang “tuition fee”, sa nasabing unibersidad na hindi niya nagawang bayaran dahil sa kakulangan ng pagkakakitaan ng kanyang pamilya. Si Kristel ay napilitang tumigil sa pag-aaral sa bisa ng memorandum na “no late payment policy’ ng unibersidad. Ang naturang memorandum ay naipalabas noong Oktubre at nilagdaan ng Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs ng pamantasan na si Ginang Marie Josephine De Luna. Napilitang maghain ng “leave-of-absence” mula sa paaralan ang dalaga sa kadahilanang hindi na tinatawag ang kanyang pangalan sa mga klase. Ito ang naging hudyat ng lalo pang pagbaba ng kumpiyansa at tiwala ni Kristel sa kanyang sarili.
Ayon kay Ginang Andrea Martinez, guro ni Kristel, para sa dalaga, ang pag-aaral ay bahagi ng kanyang coping mechanism. Ang pag-aaral para kay Kristel ay hindi lamang simpleng paraan upang maabot niya ang kanyang mga pangarap kundi isa ring paraan upang panandalian niyang makalimutan ang kanyang mga problema. “Kapag nasa paaralan ako, nakakalimutan ko ang problema ko sa bahay at pamilya”, yan daw ang laging sinasabi ni Kristel kay Prof. Martinez.
Ayon kay Mark Frederick Magallanes, Spokesperson ng STAND-IIT, “Marahil ay masasabi nating mababaw ang dahilan ng pagpapakamatay ni Kristel.” Dagdag pa nya, “Subalit kung iisipin at kikilatisin nating mabuti, ang ginawang pagkitil ni Tejada sa kanyang buhay ay repleksyon lamang kung gaano kabulag at kabingi ang ating pamahalaan at ang naghaharing uri sa pagtapak at pagsasamantala sa mga karapatan ng mga taong salat sa buhay; mga taong ginagawa lamang na mga kasangkapan ng mga nasa taas upang lalong umangat.”

“Kung tutuusin, malaking porsyento ng dahilan ng pagkamatay ni Tejada ay ang sistema ng ating edukasyon na kung saan ay imbes karapatan ng bawat kabataan ang mag-aral, nagiging pribelihiyo na lamang ito.” Ayon kay Rochamae Bihag, Secretary General ng STAND-MSU Main.
“Kaya ngayong darating na March 20, 2013, mananawagan ang mga organisasyon ng mga kabataan kasama na dito ang College Editors Guild of the Philippines at League of the Filipino Students upang isulong ang karapatan ng bawat estudyante sa edukasyon. Magkakaroon ng Candle Lighting, March Rally, Leafleting at Poetry Concert sa MSU Main at MSU-IIT.”-Bihag.
Kami sa STAND Party ay kasama sa milyun-milyong mamamayan at libu-libong mga iskolar ng bayan sa pagkundena sa mapaniil, bulok at baluktot na sistema ng gobyerno na nagiging dahilan ng pagiging kumersyalisado ng edukasyon sa ating bansa. Karapatan ng lahat ang makapag-aral at magkaroon ng sapat na edukasyon. Karapatan ng bawat isa, mahirap man o mayaman ang mabigyan ng pantay na pagtingin sa ating mga karapatan! #

For Reference:Mark Frederick MagallanesSpokesperson, STAND-IIT09263109319

Rochamae BihagSecretary General, STAND-MSU Main09106344738

Linggo, Marso 17, 2013

My Advocacies to Significantly Change My Philippines

by:(Jorry E. Padayogdog (MSU-IIT) 
Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology
BSBA-Entrepreneurial Marketing 3)

It has been years that the Pearl of the Orient-Philippines does not get into their aim to progress. It is said that there is no constant things on earth except change, but why is Philippines remain the same yesterday, today and I think tomorrow too. What’s wrong really, with our country- why can’t we seemingly take off unlike our Asian neighbours and how can a leader like me enforce reforms utilizing my expertise and competencies?
I can’t really declare that there is something wrong with the Philippines at present time. I rather say that our country is in a journey considering that we are a developing country. We are leading somewhere better. So there is nothing wrong, maybe a couple of flaws but there is really nothing wrong a generation of leaders and good citizens cannot fix. Significantly changing the Philippines is really a tough challenge that a student leader like me can do. I can actually forecast a great picture of the Philippines but, as for this time, I can say that it is still far from here and now. As a catalyst for change, I have this advocacies-eradicating poverty, erase the negative mind set of the Filipinos, help develop their initiative and increase public awareness.
As a BSBA-Entrepreneurial Marketing student, we are trained on how to make business ideas into venture. If given the chance to lead, as a future entrepreneur, I would help develop more business and therefore creating more employment in Mindanao where I came from. Development here in Mindanao is very stagnant, so it would be a challenge to lead in optimizing our limited natural resources considering that people nowadays has unlimited wants and needs. By doing this, I can help my country in eradicating poverty which is one of the seven agenda of Millennium Development Goals that would end this 2015.
Second, I will help erase the negative mind set of the Filipinos. Most of the Filipinos are lack of self-confidence to really spur the Philippines into a better nation. As student leader, I need to share sound practices. I need to have the courage to share the passion of doing good things- thus, what is right should be keep right and what is wrong should make right.
Third, I want to help my Fellowmen to develop initiative. Filipinos lack this, so I think that for us to progress, it needs people who have the initiative to work hard for their country. Filipinos tend to rely so much on our government officials. We don’t have the initiative within the self -level. As a business student motivating people has been taught in our managements subjects, this knowledge can be a useful tool to encourage Filipinos to have their own initiative.
Lastly, I will help to increase public awareness for most of the Filipinos don’t care. A lot of them don’t act on the problems that they see. I think that the reason is because people are not well-informed of the possible solutions we can do as a concern citizen. So as a marketing student I can become a tool for effective communication and dissemination of information on solutions to significantly change my home country. By way of advertisement using different media or advertising tools can be a solution to inform the public. If all this advocacies can be implemented there is no second thought that significant changes will follow. As an active student leader and an academic-oriented person, I am willing to be a bridge for change because I love my own my native land, Philippines My Philippines!