QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – CNN is reporting that University of the Philippines (UP) officials are asking students to drop talk about a recent hazing issue which surfaced in an alleged conversation among Sigma Rho members, following the death of one of the fraternity’s brothers.
UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan said that all students, faculty and other concerned parties should stop posting and forwarding messages on social media related to the death of the Sigma Rho member. “Let us do this out of sense of decency and respect for the privacy of the family,” Tan said.
The first to react to U.P.’s appeal was Senator Risa Hontiveros who told The Adobo Chronicles that would be filing a bill to privatize U.P. Diliman.
”We hear you, Chancellor Tan,” Hontiveros said, “so we are responding positively to your appeal for privacy by proposing legislation to privatize the state university in Diliman and possibly the other U.P. campuses nationwide.
Senate President Tito Sotto expressed support for the proposal, saying it will save a lot in terms of taxpayer money.
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.”