KUWENTONG KULE: Let’s celebrate activism

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 07/27/2021

  An avatar called “Tumindig” recently became viral with the message that one must stand up for what he  believes in and fight. The digital drawing posted last July 17 by satirical cartoonist Tarantadong Kalbo centered on a standing fist person…

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…

UP Cebu students, staff condemn unilateral termination of DND-UP Accord

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The University of the Philippines in Cebu (UP Cebu) administration has expressed condemnation on the Department of National Defense’s (DND) unilateral termination of the 1989 DND-UP Accord, which prohibits police and military from entering…

Military tries agitprop

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 01/20/2021

A detail that has always struck me as revealing was that during the Diliman Commune, some residents banded together to hunt down students participating in the revolt. That was the other face of the University of the…

Academic excellence, freedom

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 01/20/2021

I hope there was a miscommunication somewhere that led Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to abrogate, unilaterally, an agreement that barred the military and the police from entering any of the University of the Philippines campuses without prior…

A tale of two mass gatherings

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 11/30/2020

In June 2020 at the University of the Philippines campus in Cebu, police arrested eight individuals who were participating in a rally against the anti-terrorism bill. There was no long, drawn-out investigation prior to the arrests. Authorities…

N. Korea continues to up tensions, Seoul says will honor agreements

06/15/2020

SEOUL — South Korea on Sunday vowed to honor reconciliatory agreements reached between the two Koreas and called on the North to do so, while reiterating a staunch military readiness against any potential provocation by the North.…

Cebu City, NCR must ‘continue significant restrictions’ – experts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The national government must ‘continue significant restrictions’ in areas high-risk of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak such as Cebu City. This was just one of the recommendations from experts of the University…

Stock index up 0.4 in thin trade

Miguel R. Camus 05/22/2020

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose on Thursday while equities around the region were mixed ahead of a crucial jobs report in the United States. By the closing bell, the PSEi was up 0.4 percent,…

Gasoline prices up, diesel down

05/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The price of gasoline went up this week, while the prices of diesel and kerosene went down. In separate advisories, oil companies said that the price of gasoline had gone up by 75 cents…

COVID-19 cases in PH up by 262; number of recoveries reaches 1,315

Daphne Galvez 05/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — One hundred one more people recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the number of cases hit 9,485 on Monday. This is by far the highest number of recoveries recorded in a day, bringing…

Forecast: Cebu could have up to 1,300 COVID-19 cases on May 15 if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) projected that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Cebu could infect up to 1,300 individuals, and claim at least 50 lives. “The forecast for May 15…

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