Cum laude, asterisk

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 07/30/2022

On the next biodata sheet submitted by a fresh graduate of the University of the Philippines, I will put an asterisk (*) after their name. At the foot of the page will be the reference, Randy David,…

Ex-UP president Alfred Pascual is next DTI chief, Marcos Jr. says

Daphne Galvez 05/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Former University of the Philippines (UP) president Alfred Pascual is poised to lead the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) under the incoming Marcos administration. President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. made the announcement of…

Takbo ng mga Rosas

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/29/2022

The Oblation sculpture of the University of the Philippines (UP) is considered as an icon of selfless dedication, service to the nation and freedom of expression. One of the popular traditional activities within  the UP campuses is…

Homage to the Acacia trees

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 01/14/2022

The acacia trees of the academic oval are silent witnesses to the travails of the denizens of the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines. As a homage to my second home for a decade, I…

Lantern parade of hope and love

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 01/01/2022

I celebrated my birthday last December 21 by joining the “People’s Lantern Parade” which is an informal lantern parade at the Diliman campus of University of the Philippines (UP). The two hour parade, which lasted until six…

To teach law in the grand manner

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/31/2021

As freshies in 1992  at the University of the Philippines College of Law (UPLaw), the imposing words of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. welcomed us to Malcolm Hall: “The business of a law school is not sufficiently…

The first Filipino female historian

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 11/05/2021

Encarnacion Alzona (1895-2001) is often remembered as the first Filipino woman to obtain a Ph.D. She had two Master’s degrees in history: one from the University of the Philippines (1918) and another from Radcliffe College, Harvard University…

Calls to junk Anti-terror Law continue a year after ‘Cebu-8’ arrest

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 20 members of militant groups aired their collective call to junk the Anti-Terror Law with a protest rally today, June 5, at the entrance gate of the University of the Philippines-Cebu.…

Lapu gov’t to put up Water Tank Fire Protection System in highly congested areas

Futch Anthony Inso 02/16/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government is targeting to establish 20 Water Tank Fire Protection System (WTFPS) in highly congested areas here. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that the project is under the resiliency program…

Freedom is not academic

Geronimo L. Sy - @inquirerdotnet 02/08/2021

Academic freedom is much debated today. It is on record that the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) entered into a pact in 1989 to govern the conduct of military and…

Threat to academic freedom—from inside UP

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 02/06/2021

The University of the Philippines community is gearing up to fight a threat to its academic freedom with the unilateral abrogation by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of National Defense…

KUWENTONG KULE: Academic  freedom and the termination of  the  UP-DND Accord 

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 01/26/2021

#DefendUP and #DefendAcademicFreedom became trending hashtags for the past few days due to the sudden, arbitrary, and unilateral termination by the  Department of National Defense of the  so-called 1989 University of the Philippines (UP)-DND Accord. The UP-DND Accord…

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