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Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in MSU-Main and MSU-IITFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2013 The Unleashed Truth about Tejada’s Death
Karapatan ng bawat mamamayan, mahirap o mayaman ang makapag-aral. Karapatan nilang malinang ang kanilang mga kakayahan at talento sa apat na sulok ng silid-aralan – mga talento at mga kadalubhasaan na sa takdang panahon ay maibabahagi rin nila sa iba. Ang edukasyon, ay hindi nasusukat ng kahit na anong halaga ng pera, dahil bawat isa sa atin ay may kakayahang matuto kung bibigyan lamang tayo ng pagkakataong mahubog ang ating mga kakayahan, sa loob man ng paaralan o sa lansangan.
Noong ika-15, 2013, nagulantang ang lahat sa balitang pagpapakamatay ng isang estudyante ng “Behavioral Science” sa UP-Manila. Ang naturang estudyante ay kinilalang si Kristel Pilar Mariz Tejada, labing-anim na taong gulang na kasalukuyang nasa unang taon niya sa kolehiyo. Nakakalungkot isipin na ang buhay ni Kristel, anak ng isang taxi driver at simpleng maybahay ay naging katumbas lamang nang kanyang “tuition fee”, sa nasabing unibersidad na hindi niya nagawang bayaran dahil sa kakulangan ng pagkakakitaan ng kanyang pamilya. Si Kristel ay napilitang tumigil sa pag-aaral sa bisa ng memorandum na “no late payment policy’ ng unibersidad. Ang naturang memorandum ay naipalabas noong Oktubre at nilagdaan ng Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs ng pamantasan na si Ginang Marie Josephine De Luna. Napilitang maghain ng “leave-of-absence” mula sa paaralan ang dalaga sa kadahilanang hindi na tinatawag ang kanyang pangalan sa mga klase. Ito ang naging hudyat ng lalo pang pagbaba ng kumpiyansa at tiwala ni Kristel sa kanyang sarili.
Ayon kay Ginang Andrea Martinez, guro ni Kristel, para sa dalaga, ang pag-aaral ay bahagi ng kanyang coping mechanism. Ang pag-aaral para kay Kristel ay hindi lamang simpleng paraan upang maabot niya ang kanyang mga pangarap kundi isa ring paraan upang panandalian niyang makalimutan ang kanyang mga problema. “Kapag nasa paaralan ako, nakakalimutan ko ang problema ko sa bahay at pamilya”, yan daw ang laging sinasabi ni Kristel kay Prof. Martinez.
Ayon kay Mark Frederick Magallanes, Spokesperson ng STAND-IIT, “Marahil ay masasabi nating mababaw ang dahilan ng pagpapakamatay ni Kristel.” Dagdag pa nya, “Subalit kung iisipin at kikilatisin nating mabuti, ang ginawang pagkitil ni Tejada sa kanyang buhay ay repleksyon lamang kung gaano kabulag at kabingi ang ating pamahalaan at ang naghaharing uri sa pagtapak at pagsasamantala sa mga karapatan ng mga taong salat sa buhay; mga taong ginagawa lamang na mga kasangkapan ng mga nasa taas upang lalong umangat.”
“Kung tutuusin, malaking porsyento ng dahilan ng pagkamatay ni Tejada ay ang sistema ng ating edukasyon na kung saan ay imbes karapatan ng bawat kabataan ang mag-aral, nagiging pribelihiyo na lamang ito.” Ayon kay Rochamae Bihag, Secretary General ng STAND-MSU Main.
“Kaya ngayong darating na March 20, 2013, mananawagan ang mga organisasyon ng mga kabataan kasama na dito ang College Editors Guild of the Philippines at League of the Filipino Students upang isulong ang karapatan ng bawat estudyante sa edukasyon. Magkakaroon ng Candle Lighting, March Rally, Leafleting at Poetry Concert sa MSU Main at MSU-IIT.”-Bihag.
Kami sa STAND Party ay kasama sa milyun-milyong mamamayan at libu-libong mga iskolar ng bayan sa pagkundena sa mapaniil, bulok at baluktot na sistema ng gobyerno na nagiging dahilan ng pagiging kumersyalisado ng edukasyon sa ating bansa. Karapatan ng lahat ang makapag-aral at magkaroon ng sapat na edukasyon. Karapatan ng bawat isa, mahirap man o mayaman ang mabigyan ng pantay na pagtingin sa ating mga karapatan! #
For Reference:Mark Frederick MagallanesSpokesperson, STAND-IIT09263109319
Rochamae BihagSecretary General, STAND-MSU Main09106344738
by:(Jorry E. Padayogdog (MSU-IIT) Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology BSBA-Entrepreneurial Marketing 3)
It has been years that the Pearl of the Orient-Philippines does not get into their aim to progress. It is said that there is no constant things on earth except change, but why is Philippines remain the same yesterday, today and I think tomorrow too. What’s wrong really, with our country- why can’t we seemingly take off unlike our Asian neighbours and how can a leader like me enforce reforms utilizing my expertise and competencies?
I can’t really declare that there is something wrong with the Philippines at present time. I rather say that our country is in a journey considering that we are a developing country. We are leading somewhere better. So there is nothing wrong, maybe a couple of flaws but there is really nothing wrong a generation of leaders and good citizens cannot fix. Significantly changing the Philippines is really a tough challenge that a student leader like me can do. I can actually forecast a great picture of the Philippines but, as for this time, I can say that it is still far from here and now. As a catalyst for change, I have this advocacies-eradicating poverty, erase the negative mind set of the Filipinos, help develop their initiative and increase public awareness.
As a BSBA-Entrepreneurial Marketing student, we are trained on how to make business ideas into venture. If given the chance to lead, as a future entrepreneur, I would help develop more business and therefore creating more employment in Mindanao where I came from. Development here in Mindanao is very stagnant, so it would be a challenge to lead in optimizing our limited natural resources considering that people nowadays has unlimited wants and needs. By doing this, I can help my country in eradicating poverty which is one of the seven agenda of Millennium Development Goals that would end this 2015.
Second, I will help erase the negative mind set of the Filipinos. Most of the Filipinos are lack of self-confidence to really spur the Philippines into a better nation. As student leader, I need to share sound practices. I need to have the courage to share the passion of doing good things- thus, what is right should be keep right and what is wrong should make right.
Third, I want to help my Fellowmen to develop initiative. Filipinos lack this, so I think that for us to progress, it needs people who have the initiative to work hard for their country. Filipinos tend to rely so much on our government officials. We don’t have the initiative within the self -level. As a business student motivating people has been taught in our managements subjects, this knowledge can be a useful tool to encourage Filipinos to have their own initiative.
Lastly, I will help to increase public awareness for most of the Filipinos don’t care. A lot of them don’t act on the problems that they see. I think that the reason is because people are not well-informed of the possible solutions we can do as a concern citizen. So as a marketing student I can become a tool for effective communication and dissemination of information on solutions to significantly change my home country. By way of advertisement using different media or advertising tools can be a solution to inform the public. If all this advocacies can be implemented there is no second thought that significant changes will follow. As an active student leader and an academic-oriented person, I am willing to be a bridge for change because I love my own my native land, Philippines My Philippines!
We condemn harassment and
surveillance of MAKABAYAN Lanao Headquarters
Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (MAKABAYAN) Lanao, a national political party
aspiring for genuine change and democracy, strongly condemns the grave
harassment and intimidation against Piston Partylist Provincial coordinator for
Lanao Kenneth Floyd Navarro on March 4, 2013. We also condemn the surveillance
activities against the Makabayan Lanao Headquarters and personnel for the past
7:10 in the evening of March 04, 2013, a man wearing leather jacket bringing
with him a hand-held radio followed Kenneth Navarro for about 20mins from Brgy.
San Miguel near Famous Pension House up to Tibanga highway near Sanitarium Hospital.
After Navarro noticed that he was being followed, he rode a habal-habal
(motorcycle) to get to his destination that evening. However, this is when he
noticed that a dark blue van with no plate number is following him. When he
dropped off at the public market the van also stopped at the entrance where he
was again followed by four men, having hand-held radio with them. When he
thought he got rid of them in the public market he then preceded to Bara-as
near the talipapa. After a few minutes he saw the dark blue van again passing
by the route that he had taken. These confirmed that he was being followed that
the past few days, Makabayan-Lanao Headquarters had been put under
surveillance. The volunteers and coordinators identified a blue motorcycle with
no plate number, tinted black SUV with tinted plate number, and a black
motorcycle parked outside the headquarters monitoring our activities.
there have been many instances that the sari-sari store adjacent our
headquarters had been bothered by various unidentified men asking the
whereabouts of our coordinators and who are the people inside our headquarters.
Lanao Coordinators of ACT Teachers Partylist, Kabataan Partylist and Anakpawis
Partylist have also been receiving calls from unidentified persons.
the Lanao Provincial Assembly of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines
on February 22-24, 2013 at Villa Lacida Resort in linamon, Lanao del Norte was
also harassed. An uninvited man who did not disclose his name trespassed the
assembly on February 22, asked for the copy of the program, and stayed around
the assembly for about 45minutes. After
the Assembly, the elected Vice Chairperson of CEGP Lanao, Riz Sunio, received
calls from a certain Armando Liman who identified himself as a member of the
Philippine National Police. The caller tried to befriend Sunio and asked her
about CEGP’s planned activities, especially on March 8 International Women’s
Day. CEGP-Lanao is currently occupying an office space at the Makabayan
headquarters, and is also a member of the Kabataan Partylist.
to say, those who are aspiring for genuine change and democracy for the people
are the ones being targeted of harassment and intimidation courtesy of the
state forces. This clearly shows that the current political set-up ruled by a
few elite families will do everything just to maintain the status quo and
hinder the politics of change brought about by the progressive coalition of
MAKABAYAN with Teddy Casińo as senatorial candidate and allied partylists
BayanMuna, Gabriela Womens Party, Anakpawis, Kabataan, Piston, KATRIBU,
Migrante and Akap Bata.
not take these with a blind eye, we vow to file charges against any officials
of the police, military or any individuals who disregard the rights of our
coordinators, officers, volunteers and members. The history of human rights
violations perpetuated by state forces toward the progressive bloc speaks for
itself. The 137 extrajudicial killings, 14 enforced disappearances and more
than 27,000 cases of harassment under the Pinoy administration exhibit the
continuing human rights violations done with impunity.
of all, we will never be cowed. We will continue to assert our desire for
change despite the continued attacks against our ranks. Now more than ever, the
people’s assertion for national development and respect on our democratic
rights have been all the more justified, and became even more urgent.