MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a recent public statement, Senator Cynthia Villar proposed that the Department of Education (DepEd) should disband underperforming schools, while providing incentives to those that do well in educating Filipinos.
Well, DepEd is taking Villar’s statement seriously.
Today, DepEd announced it was closing down the University of the Philipppines and Phiilippine Christian University — almae matres of Villar.
”Obviously, the two universities didn’t do a good job in educating Villar, so we’re disbanding them,” a spokesperson for DepEd told The Adobo Chronicles.
”Unfortunately, we can’t close down New York University because we do not have jurisdiction over U.S. schools,” DepEd said.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senator Cynthia Villar wants “underperforming” schools disbanded by the Department of Education.
“‘Yung mga maliliit [na schools] baka idisband natin yun,” Villar said in an ambush interview Thursday at a Stratbase forum in Taguig City.
We caught up with Villar during her recent inspection trips to one of VistaLand’s land and housing development projects (Villar owns VistaLand), and this is what she told us:
”Sayang naman yung mga lupa na kinatatayuan ng mga underperforming schools. Let’s put the land to good use by converting them to housing developments.”
Villar, many will recall, was the author of the Rice Tarrification Bill which is now law. It stripped the National Food Authority of its rice procurement function by allowing for unli importation of the staple commodity by private entrepreneurs. Many rice farmers have complained that they are losing their only means of livelihood because of the law. It is rumored that some of them are considering just selling their farm land to VistaLand.
Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, Vista an kailangan.
PARIS, France (The Adobo Chroniles, Paris Bureau) – A new study published by the Trans Atlantic Treaty Organization (TATO) has identified a single model of disinformation in the Philippines which contradicts a similar study published by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The NATO study points to four models of disinformation in the Philipppines, including what it describes as “state-sponsored” model that leads to the “silencing, self-censorship, and chilling effects among dissenters, and the public.”
The TATO study, on the other hand, points to a single model of disinformation perpetrated by the Yellow kind (political Opposition), that aims for the disenfranchisement of the legitimately-established government while desperately seeking to regain long-lost power and influence.
Neither Malacañang nor the Opposition has commented on the TATO study.