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CSC bets face off in mandatory debate

April 16, 2015, 2:35 p.m. - CANDIDATES for the Central Student Council (CSC) elections faced off Tuesday in “Tagisan 2015,” the mandatory debate hosted by the UST Central Comelec at the Plaza Mayor.

UST admin cuts tuition hike

March 26, 2015, 11:46 p.m. - THE UNIVERSITY administration has slashed next academic year's tuition hikes to just 2.5-5.3 percent from 5-8 percent, after strong opposition from students.

Central Comelec junks petition to disqualify independent bets

March 25, 2015, 9:22 a.m. - THE CENTRAL Commission on Elections (Comelec) has rejected the petition of Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) to disqualify all independent candidates in this year’s Central Student Council (CSC) elections.

“We find no merit in the petition of Lakasdiwa to disqualify the contested independent candidates,” Comelec stated in a resolution released Tuesday. “Lakasdiwa failed to provide clear and convincing evidence that would support [its] contention relative to the intent of the respondents running as independent candidates.”

Lakasdiwa vies for CSC posts, independent candidates put on hold

March 24, 2015, 2:45 p.m. - THE CENTRAL Commission on Elections (Comelec) has withheld the candidacies of six independent bets for Central Student Council (CSC) posts following disqualification cases filed against them by Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa), the only recognized university-wide political party this academic year.

12 bets to run for Central Student Council posts

March 20, 2015, 5:13 p.m. - TWELVE students, including three incumbent Central Student Council (CSC) officers, on Thursday filed their certificates of candidacy ahead of upcoming University-wide student council polls.

Eyeing the presidency are incumbent CSC secretary and fourth-year Clinical Pharmacy student Rosevielentine Rosales, who will run under the party Lakasdiwa, and third-year Management Accounting student Anna Mariz Mangalili, who will run independently.

‘Unity walk’ against tuition hike ‘unnecessary’—CSC

March 14, 2015, 5:58 p.m. - THE CENTRAL Student Council (CSC) denounced on Friday the "unity walk" led by left-leaning students opposed to the 5- to 8-percent tuition hike next academic year.

In a statement released Friday, the CSC clarified that it had nothing to do with the unity walk, which was organized by a non-recognized student organization.

“The UST-CSC respects the thoughts of the group and [its] stand regarding the increase, but we greatly disapprove [of its manner of expressing its] goals and sentiments,” the statement read.

Student council elections set on April 17

March 4, 2015, 12:20 p.m. - THE UST Central Commision on Elections (Comelec) has declared the third Friday of April as the official date of student elections starting this academic year, in a resolution released Tuesday.

Due to changes in the University’s academic calendar, “the commission sees the necessity of adjusting the dates with regard to election-based matters under the [UST Students' Election Code] (USEC) of 2011,” said Comelec Resolution No. 7.

This year’s local and university-wide elections will be on April 17.

Central Board: ‘Any increase in tuition is exorbitant’

Feb. 27, 2015, 3:16 p.m. - STUDENT council presidents from several faculties and colleges of the University reaffirmed their objection to “any proposed increase in tuition and other fees,” in a statement released Thursday.

Planned 5-8 percent tuition hike opposed

Feb. 20, 2015, 11:35 p.m. - THE CENTRAL Student Council (CSC) and the Central Board of students rejected the proposed five- to eight-percent tuition increase during a consultation with University administrators Friday.

Faculty of Civil Law Student Council President and Central Board speaker Victor Villanueva vowed to prevent the implementation of the proposed tuition increase, which he said was  unjustifiable.

UST proposes 5-8 percent tuition hike

Feb. 19, 2015, 1:11 p.m. - THE UNIVERSITY administration is proposing a five to eight-percent increase in tuition per unit for academic year 2015-2016.

Under the proposed schedule of fees, the increases amount to P67 per unit for first-year students, P100 per unit for second-year students, P101 per unit for third-year students, and P64 per unit for fourth- and fifth-year students.

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