Remembrance, rage, and action

Forty-six years ago, the country woke up to the hissing sound of television white space, radio static, and to newspapers announcing the declaration of Martial Law a few days back. For the next nine years,…

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Students demand recruitment ban repeal

The influx of first-year students comprising the first batch of K-12 graduates brought to the fore the validity, if not practicability, of the recruitment ban under the University’s Code of Student Conduct (CSC). Article IV,…


UP as a second home*

*housing sold separately For many young people, getting into UP is a dream come true. Aside from the chance of getting a UP education, there is always excitement about turning over a new leaf, brandishing…


The Dictator pays his debt

Reparations for human rights victims On 25 February 2013, former President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Republic Act No. 10368 or the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013, mandating monetary reparation for…


The South never forgets

(This article was originally published in the Philippine Collegian Special Martial Law issue, 21 September 2018) ■ LCID CRESCENT FERNANDEZ Maybe it was cold in the car, as he received news that the exhibit on…


Cliché*

(This article was originally published in the Philippine Collegian Special Martial Law issue, 21 September 2018) ■ BEATA CAROLINO *(n); an occurrence repeated so many times that it becomes normal It was the late ‘70s….


Legal victories against the Marcoses

(This article was originally published in the Philippine Collegian Special Martial Law issue, 21 September 2018) ■ KENNETH CHARLES HAMADA It is a common refrain among Marcos apologists and historical revisionists that the Marcoses never…


Tamaraws trounce Fighting Maroons, 73-89

(UPDATED) The Fighting Maroons dropped to 1-2 this early season as they fell to the FEU Tamaraws 73-89 for their second straight loss. Juan Gomez De Liaño was limited to just 13 points (just about…


Jovito Palparan, et. al. found guilty

Former Major General Jovito Palparan was found guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for the disappearance of University of the Philippines (UP) students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño in 2006. The Regional Trial Court…