MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Arch rivals Ateneo and De La Salle Universities are at it again, re-fueling a feud that has spanned decades. This time it’s about politics.
On this, the last day for the filing of Certificates of Candidacy for the 2019 Philippine national and local elections, the two elite educational institutions have simultaneously launched media campaigns making clear their choice for Senator.
De La Salle launched its “Lasallians Against Bam Aquino,” while the Ateneans fired off with their “Ateneans against Chel Diokno.” Aquino and Diokno have both filed their COC for Senator.
Aquino is an alumnus of Ateneo while Diokno is the founding Dean of the De La Salle College of Law.
It seems there can only be one room for an elitist Senator, and only one elite school can reign supreme.