Around 50 student leaders and members of Anakbayan, League of Filipino Students, and National Union of Students of the Philippines held a picket in front of the regional office of the Commission on Higher Education around noon to call for a moratorium on tuition increases, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports. Their main beef: the cost of education which they claimed has gone beyond the reach of even middle class families. The protesters wore backpacks with colorful signs symbolizing the “heavy burdens” of parents and students, including continuous tuition increases, cuts on the education budget, substandard school facilities and equipment, and exorbitant fees…

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