100 years of quality education

3 Comments

  1. Yuko said,

    July 1, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I feel sorry for Filipino kids because they have not been blessed with leaders who really care for them. I understand that they have some semblance of some Child Welfare Law in the Philippines, but it is definitely not implemented. There was actually none made when I was a kid growing up in the Philippines. Kids of Manila then were just fortunate that they nad a mayor (Arsenio H. Lacson) who cared for them and declared all public schools in Manila free of charge for children who lived in the city and wanted to get educated. Still, there was none that would force parents to send their children to school and make them legally responsible if they did not.

    Now, it is worse, because the idiot would not even touch I am told the money collected and handed over to her by OFWs all over the world as funds for building classrooms in the Philippines. Worse is when the education secretary would not even be aware of the toilet problem of school kids in public schools that should in fact have been better than education in some parochial school.

  2. Yuko said,

    July 1, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    I am a graduate of UP myself, and took up the required swimming classes, but I had never heard of the skin disease noted above when I was there even when the Philippine economy was turning for the worse duriing the tenure of office of the father of the incumbent power-grabber, who is actually my contemporary but was not accepted into the state university that there was I believe a lobbying for the removal of then UP President Cinco. Has UP deteriorated that bad since then?

  3. Yuko said,

    July 1, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    At least the author is amenable to the fact that UP has maintained quality education but I cannot help feeling furious at what she has written above regarding those amenities that she says UP did not have and students in private schools would consider inferior.

    I disagree because UP in fact during my college days had facilities and amenities no different from those of nearby Ateneo and Maryknoll. The only difference in fact was that UP had a superior and more quality education than any of those parochial schools.

    Take the toilets for instance. I remember staying a lot of time in the Ladies Room of the College of Liberal Arts for instance. I never remember the flush toilets there running out of water or getting clogged with UP in fact very near the water reservoir at Balara.

    I am flabbergasted in fact at the kind of deterioration UP has gone through as described by the author above especially with that legislation that should have assured UP special funding, etc. for its maintenance and reputation as “the state university, a citadel of truth.”


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