QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is undoubtedly one of the companies that have invested big in Philippine infrastructure and other projects. It is one of the government’s reliable partners in bringing progress to the country.
SMC manages the construction, management, and operation of the country’s largest infrastructure network. Its current portfolio includes: the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), the Skyway System, and the NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), Boracay Airport, the MRT-7 rail and road project, and the Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project.
Now, SMC wants to enter the arena of education by offering to buy the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus in Quezon City.
U.P. Diliman is notorious for controversies involving its Iskolar ng Bayan (state scholars) who constantly turn to protests, boycotts and even attacks and violence, ignoring the fact that their free tuition is paid for by Filipino taxpayers.
SMC is sick and tired of such waste of taxpayer money, and so it has submitted a juicy bid to purchase the U.P. Diliman campus.
SMC President and CEO Ramon Ang told The Adobo. Chronicles that his bid will include modernizing the old buildings of the campus, constructing cable cars — a la San Francisco — that would make it easy for the Academic community to go from one building to another — and establish the fastest and most efficient Internet network in the country.
Ang’s only condition in SMC’s bid is that protests, boycotts and other mass actions by students within the campus will be strictly prohibited. SMC will also overhaul the admission process to ensure that communist-leaning student applicants will be weeded out.
Sounds like a plan!
One thought on “San Miguel Corporation Bids To Buy U.P. Diliman!”
It’s a BIG ‘Yes’ for me that this State University be used into good use once and for all. It’s about time “the protests, boycotts and even attacks and violence” by the ‘Iskolar ng Bayan’, came to a total halt. Filipino taxpayers’ money will then be put into a very good use. as these USELESS ‘Iskolar ng Bayan’s’ protests and all their good for nothing activities will be completely banned.