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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...
Journsoc condemns ABS-CBN franchise denial

Journsoc condemns ABS-CBN franchise denial

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By: KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN READ: Statement of the UST Journalism Society on the rejection of the ABS-CBN Franchise Bill The UST Journalism Society (JournSoc) denounced on Saturday the franchise denial of the broadcast network ABS-CBN, saying it was one of the darkest days of the Philippine press. "The 12 hearings on the network's franchise proved that these lawmakers were not after truth. Their inane questions, disrespectful treatment of resource persons, circuitous statements, and petty arguments—one of them even complained that ABS-CBN did not give air time to his rice distribution activity—unmasked their insidious agenda," Journsoc said in their statement. The media giant officially ceased its operations on Friday, July 10, after lawmakers voted 70-11, rejecting the fran...