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Thomasians urged to defend democracy, stand vs. return of Martial Law

Thomasians urged to defend democracy, stand vs. return of Martial Law

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SPEAKERS FROM different sectors of the society called on students to uphold democracy and human rights as they tackled the personal, political, economic, and religious aspects of Martial Law in the symposium organized by the Thomasian Debaters Council on Saturday. Former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Etta Rosales reminded the youth of the value of their individual human rights in a country like the Philippines. “Ang bawat isa sa atin ay may karapatang pantao na hindi kinakailangang isabatas sapagkat likas sa ating pagkatao ang ating karapatan,” Rosales said. “Ipagpatuloy natin ang paglaban para sa demokrasya, at ‘pag ginawa natin ito, […] hindi na mauulit ang Martial Law.” A person becomes less human when his rights are violated and not enjoyed, Rosales added. Malo...
Thomasian Debaters Council to hold symposium on Martial Law

Thomasian Debaters Council to hold symposium on Martial Law

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THE THOMASIAN Debaters Council (TDC), the official debate varsity of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), will be holding “Diskursong Tomasino: The Martial Law Chapter,” a symposium on the various aspects of Martial Law in relation to present-day events on March 11. “Contemporary events prove how relevant it is to educate our students with what has really happened in the past. […] I think it's important and it's about time that we give faces to the stories that we keep on hearing in order for our students to relate and really understand them,” TDC president Bianca Lacaba told the Flame in an online exchange. The speakers include Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism executive director Malou Mangahas, former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Etta Rosales, Hilda Narci...