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The Abad Incident: Statement from the Faculty of the University of the Philippines School of Economics

[Note: On 17 September 2014, University Student Council and the UP School of Economics Student Council (SESC) sponsored a forum on the proposed UP budget. Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad, who was invited as a speaker, attended the forum. After the forum, as Sec. Abad made his way towards his vehicle, members of the STAND UP (Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP) threw crumpled paper, coins and placards at him. The Econ Faculty, through its official statement reproduced below, says it’s hooliganism. The concerned students, on the other hand, say that the real issue is DAP. What do you think? Use the comment section below.] Continue reading

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Equality and Unity, the Vision in UP Pep’s Routine, and Judging based on Facts

It may be a surprise why we’re talking about cheerdance in this blog. We’re supporting the UP Pep Squad and its message/vision during the 2014 UAAP Cheerdance Competition. While the UP Pep Squad fell a little short of reclaiming the championship trophy, it succeeded in driving home a message. The second-place finish of UP Pep Squad must be viewed through the vision weaved into their routine — equality. Pantay-pantay. Continue reading

On Bonfires, Celebrations and the Fighting Maroons

I feel a need to explain why we’re celebrating the win of the UP Maroons in today’s UAAP men’s basketball game. Not for anyone but for my peace of mind. Or at least for my wife. She had this perplexed look when I cheered with all my heart, and lungs, as the game started. This level of enthusiasm, bordering on insanity, is reserved when her Archers fight for the championship, she must have thought. I would be equally puzzled if it were the other way around.  Continue reading