The Adobo Chronicles is launching a series of human interest stories that are meant to inspire our readers — stories of ordinary citizens who are making a difference in the lives of their families and their countrymen.
We begin with the story of Mang Juan, a fishball vendor.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – The University of the Philippines, Baguio Campus, is the first educational institution to respond to the new city ordinance making it illegal to utter profanities in public, particularly in schools and in businesses catering to young people.
While many individuals and groups have criticized the ordinance as an affront to Free Speech, U.P. Baguio has chosen to be more proactive.
Beginning in the next semester, the school will incorporate Speech Therapy in all its undergraduate courses. The three-unit course is mandatory for all students regardless of their major.
A member of the U.P Baguio administration, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak on behalf of the school, told The Adobo Chronicles that instead of punishing cussers, the school chose to help them reform their speech, a.k.a. foul language.
”Hopefully, by the end of the semester, our students will have totally eliminated profanities from their everyday speech,” he said.
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.