MEDIA ADVISORY: UPLB, SUCs ready, join to ‘strike back’ vs budget cuts

 

MEDIA ADVISORY | SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

 

MEDIA COVERAGE IS HIGHLY REQUESTED.

 

 

UPLB, SUCs ready, join to ‘strike back’ vs budget cuts

Sept. 23 | Southern Tagalog

 

9am                assembly at the UPLB oblation grounds, chanting and snake rally

10am              start of solidarity program

11am              ‘strike’ bowling pins painted with “BUDGET CUT”

12nn               planking forming the call “NO TO BUDGET CUTS!”

                        Barricade at the UPLB gate and march to Junction, Los Banos

 

10am              propaganda caravan from Quezon to Laguna to Tagaytay City

4pm                assembly for the Southern Tagalog Regional Student congress

                        (National Union of Students of he Philippines-Southern Tagalog &

                        College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines-Southern Tagalog)

 

7am-5pm       Black ribbon wearing, manifesto signing and leafleteering

                        (Cavite State University and Southern Luzon State University)

 

For questions, clarifications, comments and suggestions, please do not hesistate to contact any of the following:

 

Allen Lemuel Lemence

Spokesperson, Save our Education Movement

09272771096

Mark Vincent Baracao and Beverly Laguartilla

Media desk, Save Our Education Movement

saveoureducationmovt@gmail.com | 09352986944; 09358676334

Facebook: Save Our Education Movement

Strike Lead

strikelead2011@gmail.com; www.cegp.org

Facebook: #Strike Lead (page); CEGP Pambansang Opisina

 

Education dies. Oblation statue in UPLB was covered in black cloth amid social service budget cuts as students pledge to “strike back” for the “resurrection” of education.

Education’s funeral. UPLB Students led by Save Our Education Movement held a “Funeral March” and poem reading with a coffin painted with the words “RIP EDUCATION”. They claim that budget cuts cause the death of education.

Armed and ready. Led by Anakbayan-UPLB, League of Filipino Students-UPLB, Gabriela Youth-UPLB and Student Christian Movement-UPLB , convenors of Save Our Education Movement, UPLB students hold streamer painting and mass up to prepare for the Sept. 23 campus-wide strikes.

‘Plank’ to protest. UPLB students and other sectors led by Anakbayan-UPLB, League of Filipino Students-UPLB, Gabriela Youth-UPLB and Student Christian Movement-UPLB “planked” on Sept. 21 during a commemoration of Martial Law in Los Banos, Laguna. “Plankers” oppose the Anti-Planking Bill and pledge to “strike back” to oppose budget cuts on social services.

Strike like bowling. Students “strike” bowling pins painted with “BUDGET CUT” to show protest against the impending round of budget cuts on state universities and colleges, health and other social services.

“Strike” a paint. Called the “Malikamata mobile art exhibit”, mini paintings of UPLB Kulturang Ugnayan ng Kabataan Alay sa Bayan, convenor of Save Our Education Movement, were hopped to different colleges to rekindle participation in the strike against impending budget cuts on social services.

“Strike a pose to oppose”. Samahan ng Kabataan para sa Bayan, convenor of Save Our Education Movement, launched a Facebook campaign of attaching “I psoe to oppose budget cuts” on photos to express participation in the campaign got higher state subsidy on education.

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