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UST student councils: PH changed for worse during Duterte admin

UST student councils: PH changed for worse during Duterte admin

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by ARTHUR N. APOSTOL UST STUDENT councils called for the government's accountability over its atrocities and urged the Thomasian community to "never forget what the administration has wrought" in a unity statement released Tuesday after President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his last State of the Nation Address (SONA). In the statement, the student councils criticized Duterte’s rule, stating that the country changed for the worse during his term. "With its most famous slogan "Change is coming," the country has indeed changed, for worse, in the past five years under a tyrannical administration," the councils wrote. They furthered that the administration's priority turned into violence by starting a brutal and tiring war against the poor, the indigenous people, the oppressed, and ex...
Progressive groups call for Duterte rule end, campus journalism protection

Progressive groups call for Duterte rule end, campus journalism protection

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By MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM and ARTHUR N. APOSTOL PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday led progressive groups to conduct protests in protection of press freedom and call for the end of what seemed to be a “problematic” administration.  Kabataan Partylist National Spokesperson Raoul Manuel told The Flame that their protest is to ensure that this will be the last SONA that Duterte will deliver, given that the President publicly gave signs to run for position next term. “‘Yong protest natin sa SONA, isa siyang malaking statement, na sawang-sawa na tayo sa kung paano pinapalakad ngayon ng Duterte administration ang ating bansa. Pagpapahirap, anti-people policies, tapos ‘pag magsasalita ka ikaw pa yung babansagan. Kung sibilyan ka, babansagan k...