MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After receiving flak for the bullying incident involving one of its junior high school students, Ateneo de Manila University announced today that beginning next school year, it will be adding Taekwondo as a required curriculum for students in all levels.
The Ateneo bully who threatened (mis)dignity or physical injury to a fellow student, is a Takewondo practitioner.
In reaching its decision, the Ateneo Board of Directors said that had the bullied student been also a Takewondo practitioner, then the incident would not have been an issue. The bathroom encounter would have been fair and square.
Already, the Taekwondo Association of the Philippines as well as Ateneo alumnus NoyNoy Aquino (yes, the ex-Philippine President) are praising the university for its courageous decision.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Activists tryng to politicize the UAAP Finals between Ateneo and the University of the Phiippines were sorely disappointed that their call for spectators to wear black fell on deaf ears. Fans insisted on wearing either blue or maroon, depending on who they were rooting for.
But the activists are not giving up easily.
Today, they issued another call for those watching tomorrow’s Game #2.
They want people to wear white.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senator Grace Poe earlier delivered a public prayer seeking divine intervention so that the University of the Philippines (U.P.) wins in this year’s UAAP Finals over Ateneo.
Poe attended U.P. before moving to Boston to finish her undergraduate degree.
Many have said that the last time U.P. was in the basketball finals, the country “deposed a dictator, Ferdinand E. Marcos.” They are hoping that a U.P. victory this year would lead to President Duterte being deposed as well.
Poe has similar hopes, but went further by saying that if U.P. loses and Ateneo wins, she will step down as a Senator.
Quite a deal, we’d say.