LFS (League of Filipino Students)is a nationwide, mass-oriented National Democratic Organization that has been at the forefront of the student and people's struggle for genuine social change.
The LFS started in 1977 as the Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral Laban sa Pagtaas ng Tuition Fee (Alliance of Students Against Tuition Fee Increase). It gathered the militant students and student organizations committed to the protection of the student’s democratic rights. The LFS played a crucial role in dismantling military presence in the campuses and in the restoration of student publications and student councils.
In 1982, the LFS formally declared itself as a national democratic mass organization committed to advance the national democratic aspirations of the people. Since then, the organization continued to progress and was able to expand to almost every region in the country. During the late 80’s, grave errors brought a sharp decline to the quality and quantity of the LFS activists. Though they were still able to lead the students against the US military bases and other significant student campaigns, errors like reformism, insurrectionism and putschism nonetheless crippled the organization.
Thus, in the early 90’s, the call for rectification of past errors within the whole national democratic movement was heralded throughout the country. Serious activists of the LFS painstakingly studied the past experiences of the LFS, and from thereon, extracted the lessons crucial for the militant and vigilant pursuit of the rectification process. Since then, the LFS has achieved significant success in its ideological, political, organizational strength. Armed with the lessons of the past, and the unwavering commitment to advance the national democratic aspirations of the Filipino people, the League of Filipino Students (LFS), together with the Filipino masses, will continue to struggle for true liberation and a democracy which will genuinely serve the Filipino masses.1