QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – They’re supposed to be allies, but one is now ridiculing the other for flimsy, clothing issues.
The University of the Philippines (UP) and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) are both known for breeding activists and are the poster schools for student protests.
But when PUP students launched a protest against a new dress code and staged a mass activity throwing out their clothes from the university’s upper floors, UP students laughed it off.
“When we protest, we take all our clothes off,” a UP student leader said. He was referring to the annual Oblation Run in which members of a fraternity run around the campus naked to protest national issues.
In response, a PUP student leader said the naked run is nothing that UP can be proud of. “It’s all hype: lots of small thingy’s and masked and ashamed faces “ he said.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – A total of 1,800 examinees passed the 2018 Bar exams as announced on Friday by the Philippine Supreme Court. That’s a mere 22% of the 8,155 takers.
Today, Leni Robredo who flunked the Bar exam on her first try, had a very personal message to all who didn’t make the passers list:
”You could be Vice President some day.”
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo seems to have some serious beef with anonymity. Just recently, she called for legal sanctions against anonymous social media accounts that are, in her words, spreading fake news.
Now, Robredo wants to put an end to the Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines’ Diliman campus.
The run is an annual event organized by the university’s Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. Participants run around the campus naked to protest various political and social issues. The runners, however, remain anonymous by wearing face and head masks.
“Just like the anonymous accounts on social media, the runners hide their identity while being open about issues they are fighting for. It’s just not fair,” Robredo, herself a U.P. Diliman graduate, told The Adobo Chronicles.
”I fully support freedom of speech, but I also believe that people must be man or woman enough to own up to their speech.”
Words of wisdom from the fake VP.