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Mark Anthony Abenir: Redefining Success

Mark Anthony Abenir: Redefining Success

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By MARK JOSEPH B. FERNANDEZ and JULIA MARI T. ORNEDO MARK ANTHONY Abenir stands on one side of his office flipping through documents, his tall figure looming over piles of paperwork stacked on the table. He adjusts his black jacket and the black frames perched atop his nose as he walks back to his desk—a  vision of a simple man living in his own simple world. This was not always the kind of life he dreamed of. In high school, Abenir envisioned a future as opulent as the lives of all the celebrities he watched on television—full of grand mansions, luxury cars, and all the riches his heart desired. However, as he stepped into the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) as a philosophy student, all these plans changed. After spending a week living in a community of Aetas, Abenir realize
Human rights being delegitimized by Duterte admin, says PolSci educator

Human rights being delegitimized by Duterte admin, says PolSci educator

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THE INCUMBENT administration undermines the existence of human rights in the country to continue its war against illegal drugs, the chairperson of the political science program of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila claimed in a forum held Nov. 8. Cleve Arguelles said President Rodrigo Duterte exposes people to a "war against human rights," apart from his administration’s bloody campaign against illegal drugs. “He is trying to present human rights as an enemy of the people. We have been fed [by] this false notion na kapag sinacrifice natin ‘yung mga ibang tao ay uunlad ‘yung buhay natin,” Arguelles said. “After delegitimizing human rights as an idea, we see na he’s now attacking the institutional basis of human rights. Halimbawa, the Supreme Court will call his atten
Thomasians support Lumads in forum

Thomasians support Lumads in forum

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THOMASIANS SHOWED their support for the Lumads to fight for their rights and to end the killing of their fellow tribesmen in Mindanao in an advocacy forum and cultural presentation held Friday at the Benavides Auditorium. Asst. Prof. Mark Anthony Abenir, community development director of UST Simbahayan, upheld the University’s support for the Lumads’ campaign for a society free from discrimination, violence, and development aggression as it is not different from the Catholic Church’s advocacy to protect the dignity of people and to attain a peaceful society. “Napagkaisahan po natin na susuportahan ng pamantasan ang mga kapatid nating Lumad dahil [ang] kanilang adhikain ay atin ding adhikain bilang Katolikong pamantasan,” he said. Moreover, Rev. Fr. Gallardo Bombase Jr. O.P., o