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5 Ateneo university presidents join condemning Bongbong Marcos for historical revision

March 10, 2016 Leave a comment

412 Ateneo professors first release the condemnation letter recently. it has now ballooned to 512 signing the letter which includes 5 presidents of Ateneo universities, all Jesuits.

praise Ateneo and praise the Jesuits.

 

MANILA, Philippines – Leaders of the Philippines’ 5 Ateneo universities, run by the biggest religious order in the Catholic Church, joined the call against the “revision of history” by Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Like nearly 530 others as of Monday, March 7, the 5 Ateneo presidents signed a statement titled, “We are not blind to the darkness and oppression of the Marcos years!”

Initially released on March 2, it is a statement “of concerned members of the Ateneo de Manila University on the martial law regime and Bongbong Marcos’ revision of history.”

The statement was initially signed by at least 412 members of the Ateneo community, a number that rose by more than a hundred in less than a week.

The following Jesuit leaders lent their weight to the statement:

  • Father Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, president, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Father Primitivo Viray, SJ, president, Ateneo de Naga University
  • Father Joel Tabora, SJ, president, Ateneo de Davao University
  • Father Roberto Yap, SJ, president, Xavier University/Ateneo de Cagayan
  • Father Karel San Juan, SJ, president, Ateneo de Zamboanga University

source : http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/124969-ateneo-presidents-marcos-statement-signatures

 

412 Ateneo de Manila professors to Bongbong Marcos : “We vehemently oppose and condemn the ongoing willful distortion of our history”

March 2, 2016 Leave a comment

We are not blind to the darkness and oppression of the Marcos years!

Statement of concerned members of the Ateneo de Manila University on the Martial Law regime and Bongbong Marcos’ revision of history

2 March 2016

“Ipaubaya natin ang kasaysayan sa mga propesor, sa mga nag-aaral tungkol sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas. Kami hindi namin trabaho yun. Ang trabaho namin ay tingnan kung ano ba ang pangangailangan ng taong bayan ngayon.”

– Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr.

In response to Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos, Jr.’s call that teachers and students of history should make a judgment about the Marcos administration, we, the undersigned members of the Ateneo de Manila community, vehemently oppose and condemn the ongoing willful distortion of our history. We deplore the shameless refusal to acknowledge the crimes of the Martial Law regime. We reject the revision of history, disturbing vision of the future, and shallow call for “unity” being presented by Marcos Jr. and like-minded candidates in the 2016 elections.ateneo-de-manila-300x291

The Marcos regime’s economics of debt-driven growth was disastrous for the Philippines. The regime was not interested in inclusive development, long-term state-building, nor genuine social transformation of the country, despite its “New Society” rhetoric. Instead, Marcos was mainly concerned with perpetuating his personal hold on power by favoring family members, friends, and other cronies. Thus, Marcos simply created new elites or “oligarchs” rather than abolish them — supposedly one of his main justifications for declaring martial law. Those who dared challenge the regime’s monopoly on power, whether politicians, business people, political activists, organized labor, peasants or urban poor, Church workers, students — young or old, rich or poor — were intimidated, imprisoned, kidnapped, tortured or summarily executed.

We refuse to forget the atrocities committed by the Marcos regime, and we renew our demand that the perpetrators of these crimes be brought to justice. We also reiterate our position that the government should relentlessly pursue and reclaim all the ill-gotten wealth accumulated by the Marcos family and its cronies. Moreover, victims and their families should be given justice and compensation in full. Any call for unity, most especially from the heirs of the Marcos regime which bitterly divided the country, will be empty and meaningless unless truth and justice are upheld.

We affirm our commitment as faculty members and formators always to teach the truth. The Marcos dictatorship should be remembered as one of the darkest periods of Philippine history. We reaffirm our responsibility as teachers and professionals to keep the spirit of EDSA 1986 alive by imparting to the young that the structures, actions and ideas — including the many lies — that allowed

the Marcos dictatorship to impose and perpetuate itself, should be eliminated and never again be allowed to flourish. At the same time, we will work to bring to fruition the dream of EDSA for a more just and democratic society.

We reject the argument that democracy does not “work” in the Philippines and that only a dictatorship, benevolent or otherwise, is capable of bringing our country to prosperity. We must instead encourage and harness the full democratic capacity of our people and institutions in order to progress as a nation. Although inequality and injustice continue to persist, we believe the solution to these problems lies in deepening our democratic institutions and practices, empowering the marginalized, and exacting accountability from our leaders and ourselves.

We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, attempts by some individuals and particularly public figures, to whitewash the Marcos regime’s wanton violation of human rights and to distort its political-economic record. We call on all our politicians, especially those who are running for office in the 2016 national and local elections, to take a definite stand on the abuses of the Marcos dictatorship. We challenge them to join our call never again to allow the conditions of tyranny to take root in our society. We demand that candidates who directly or indirectly participated in and benefited from the regime, apologize and, if necessary, make restitution for their role in the regime or their support for it. Finally, we reject any attempt to give Ferdinand E. Marcos a hero’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

We vow as teachers and formators to continue to tell the stories of the brutality and corruption of the Marcos family, regime and closest allies. We aspire to keep alive the ideals and heroism of the many brave Filipinos who fought the regime. For as long as we remember and share these stories, we believe that future generations of Filipinos will learn the lessons of the years of struggle leading to the overthrow of the dictatorship during those historic days of the People Power Revolution in 1986.

It has become a glib talking point of the Marcos revisionists and loyalists to say that the People Power Revolution has “failed.” We vehemently disagree. It was truly a genuine popular uprising and triumph against dictatorship. The revolution, however, is unfinished. The fullness of democratization, especially the creation of a social order which respects the dignity of all Filipinos, has yet to be achieved. It is our responsibility now as a people to continue and complete this unfinished struggle.

We must start with the truth.

Ginoong Marcos, mga pinunong tapat sa katotohanan ng kasaysayan ang siyang kailangan ng taong bayan ngayon!

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The undersigned (412 signatories as of 1130 am, March 2, 2016),

  1. Miguel Karlo L. Abadines, Political Officer, Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan
  2. Carmel V. Abao, Ph.D. cand., Instructor, Department of Political Science
  3. Hubert James P. Abergos, Head – Facilities and Physical Resources, Ateneo Professional Schools
  4. Alva Q. Aberin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
  5. Alexis A. L. Abola, M.A., Assistant Professor, Department of English
  6. Hilda Kapauan Abola, Administrative Officer, Office of the President
  7. Isabella Louise A. Abustan, Research Assistant, Institute of Philippine Culture
  8. Joy G. Aceron, M.P.A., P roject Director, Political Democracy and Reforms, Ateneo School of Government
  9. Maria Virginia Acevedo, Director, Loyola Schools Bookstore

10. Christopher Ryan I. Adalem, Project Officer, Ateneo Center for Educational Development 11. J ohn Glenn C. Advincula, M.A. cand, Formator, Office of Student Activities
12. Leslie V. Advincula-Lopez, Ph.D. cand., Research Associate, Institute Of Philippine Culture
13. Joaquin Julian B. Agtarap, M.B.A., Registrar, Loyola Schools and Professional Schools
14. Raymond B. Aguas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Theology
15. Angela Desiree M. Aguirre, M.S., Research Associate, Institute of Philippine Culture
16. Ariel Lorenzo Jose Y. Aguirre II, M.D., M.B.A., Instructor, Department of Biology
17. Arjan P. Aguirre, M.A., Instructor, Department of Political Science
1 8 . R o a n n a R . A g u i r r e , A s s i s t a n t t o t h e A s s o c i a t e D e a n f o r S t u d e n t a n d A d m i n i s t r a t i v e S e r v i c e s , L o y o l a S c h o o l s
19. Roy Tristan B. Agustin III, M.A. cand., Assistant Instructor, Department of English
20. Niña Ann S. Ajon, M.A., Senior Teacher, Ateneo de Manila Grade School
21. Andrew Albert J. Ty, M.A., Instructor, Department of Communication
22. F ernando T. Aldaba, Ph.D., Dean, School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
23. Ma. Cristina M. Alikpala, M.A., Lecturer, Department of Economics
24. Xavier C. Alpasa, S.J., M.A., Executive Director, Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan
25. Suzanne Alvarez, Head, Campus Ministry Office
26. Ophalle Alzona-Pornela, Assistant to the Associate Dean for Student Formation, Loyola Schools
27. Helen U. Amante, Ph.D. cand., Teacher, Ateneo de Manila Grade School
28. Dianne Amigable, Project Staff, P olitical Democracy and Reforms (PODER), Ateneo School of Government 29. J ilyan Ampog, Project Staff, Political Democracy and Reforms (PODER), Ateneo School of Government
30. Rodolfo P. Ang, M.B.A., Dean, Graduate School of Business
31. Amanda Luz P. Angeles, Associate Director for OD, Ateneo CORD
32. Raymund Martin A. Angeles, Teacher, Ateneo de Manila High School
33. Raymund Luther B. Aquino, Political Officer, Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan
34. Ralph Jason Aquino, Information Technology Resource Management Office, Loyola Schools 35. Marcelino A. Arabit, Social Involvement Coordinator, Ateneo Grade School
36. Leilani E. Arellano, Accounting Officer, Central Accounting Office
37. Delmark A. Aseron, Teacher, Ateneo de Manila Grade School
38. Michael Stephen G. Aurelio, M.A., Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
39. Michael Eric C. Avendano, Instructor, Department of Quantitative Methods and InformationTechnology

40. Rowena Anthea Azada-Palacios, M.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
41. Benedict A Balaoing, Guidance Counselor, Ateneo de Manila High School
42. Marcial Orlando A. Balgos Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Ateneo Graduate School of Business 43. Remmon E. Barbaza, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Philosophy
44. Benjamin Roberto G. Barretto, M.P.M., Lecturer, Department of Political Science
45. John Arvin C. Basa, Campus Minister, Loyola Schools Office of Campus Ministry
46. Dennis B. Batangan, M.D., M.Sc., Research Associate, Institute of Philippine Culture
47. Donna L. Batongbacal, M.A., Research Officer, Office of the Vice President for Basic Education 48. Ana Maria A. Bautista, Staff, IT Resource Management Office
49. Germelino M. Bautista, PhD., Professor, Department of Economics
50. Connie Bayudan-Dacuycuy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
51. Jan Robert V. Beltejar, J.D., Lecturer, Department of Leadership and Strategy
52. Ma.Lourdes A. Benito, MBA, Assistant to the Dean, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health 53. Reagan D. Berganio, Developer, Information Technology Resource Management Office, LoyolaSchools
5 4 . M a r i a E l i z a b e t h B . B e r m i o , A s s i s t a n t t o t h e H e a d m a s t e r f o r H u m a n R e s o u r c e , A t e n e o d e M a n i l a G r a d e S c h o o l
55. P ilar Preciousa P. Berse, Ph.D. cand., Instructor, Department of Political Science
56. Leopoldo B. Biso, Registrar, Ateneo de Manila High School
57. Eunice Mae Biteng, Instructor, Department of Chemistry
58. John Paul A. Bolano, M.A., Instructor, Department of Theology
59. Rica Bolipata-Santos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of English
60. Arvin Jay E. Boller, M.A., Instructor, Department of Psychology
61. Marilou C. Borje, Guidance Counselor, Office of Guidance & Counselling, Loyola Schools 62. Rofel G. Brion, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
63. Jeric C. Briones, M.A.M., Instructor, Department of Mathematics
64. Oscar G. Bulaong Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
65. Jude C. Buot, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Mathematics
66. Victoria M. Cabason, Assistant to the Dean, School of Science and Engineering
67. Nerissa G. Cabacungan, Coordinator, Child Development Center, Ateneo de Manila Grade School 68. Mark Joseph Calano, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
69. Eduardo Jose E. Calasanz, Ph.M., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
70. Eduardo Caligner, Ph.D, RGC, RP, RPm Guidance Counselor, Ateneo de Manila High School 71. J an Patrick D. Calupitan, M.S., Instructor, Department of Chemistry
72. Nicko R. Caluya, B.S., Assistant Instructor, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
73. Maria Obiminda Cambaliza, Ph.d., Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
74. Anne Lan K. Candelaria, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
75. Nico A. Canoy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
76. J ose Jowel P. Canuday, D.Phil. (O xon) , Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
77. P amela Joy Mariano Capistrano, MA, Instructor, Department of Philosophy
78. J oseph Adrian D. Capuno, S tudent Affairs Professional, Office of the Associate Dean for Student Formation, Loyola Schools
79. Anna Katrina Carillo-Paras, Office Staff IV, Ateneo Human Rights Center, Ateneo Law School
80. Dan Ephraim N. Casiño, Student Affairs Professional II, Office of Student Activities, Loyola Schools

81. Christopher F. Castillo, Director, Office of Student Activities, Loyola Schools
82. Nicole S. Castro, RPm, Research Assistant, Ateneo CORD
83. Marcos Louis D. Catalan, S.J., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy 84. Arjohn M. Ceperiano, Formator, Office of Student Activities, Loyola Schools
85. Christoffer Mitch C. Cerda, M.A., Instructor, Kagawaran ng Filipino
86. Maria Patricia R. Cervantes-Poco, J.D., Lecturer, Ateneo Law School
87. Karl Ian U. Cheng Chua, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History
88. Nathania A. Chua, Assistant Instructor, D epartment of Quantitative Methods and Information Technology
89. J acklyn A. Cleofas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
90. Edna Estifania A. Co, D.P.A., Lecturer, Ateneo School of Government
91. Alan Eric F. Concepcion, IT Officer, Office of VP for Basic Education
92. Maria Katrina C. Constantino, M.Sc., Instructor, Department of Biology
93. Rachel C. Consunji, M.B.A., Ateneo Graduate School of Business
94. J ayeel S. Cornelio, Ph.D., Program Director, Development Studies Program
95. Marlon Cornelio, Researcher, Political Democracy and Reforms (PODER), Ateneo School of Government
96. Anicia Y. Corpuz, Assistant Director for Operations, Rizal Library
97. Maria Victoria T. Cortez, Director, O ffice of Human Resource Management and Organization Development
98. I nez Louisa C. Crisostomo, Associate Faculty, Math Subject Area, Ateneo de Manila High School
99. J an Fredrick P. Cruz, Lecturer, Department of Economics
100.R onald Allan L. Cruz, M.Sc., Instructor, Department of Biology
101. Manuel D. Cuenca, Jr., MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
102. Waldette M. Cueto, Librarian III, Rizal Library
103. Dennis Ryan V. Cruz, MBA., Student Activities and Formation, AGSB
104. Juliet Cruz-Bautista, Staff, Office of the Vice President for Social Development
105. Priscilla Angela T. Cruz, PhD, Department of English
106.Rica Vina Cruz-Evangelista, M.A., Lecturer, Department of Psychology

107. Minnette Cruz-Soriano, M.A., Lecturer, Ateneo School of Government
108. Mars dela Cueva, Project Staff, P olitical Democracy and Reforms (PODER), Ateneo School of Government
109. Ma. Assunta C. Cuyegkeng, Ph.D., Department of Leadership and Strategy
110.P atricia Irene Dacudao, Ph.D. Cand., Instructor, Department of History
111. Jeremy D. Dalisay, Office Assistant, Office of Social Concern and Involvement, Loyola Schools
112. Ma. Monette C. Dator, Teacher, Ateneo de Manila High School
113. T . S. David, Ph.D., Department of Leadership & Strategy
114. Manuel M. Dayrit, M.D., M.Sc., Dean, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health
115. Antonio Francisco B. de Castro, S.J., E.H.D., Associate Professor, Loyola School of Theology
116. Francis Matthew R. De Guzman, D iscipline Formator, Office of the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Discipline
117. Judith M. de Guzman, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Psychology
1 1 8 . L e l a n d J o s e p h R . D e l a C r u z , P h . D . , D i r e c t o r , O f f i c e f o r S o c i a l C o n c e r n a n d I n v o l v e m e n t , L o y o l a S c h o o l s
119. Ma. Henrietta Teresa O. de la Cruz, Director, Office of Health Services, Loyola Schools
1 2 0 . E r w i n e S . D e l a P a z , M . S c . , T e a c h e r , A t e n e o d e M a n i l a H i g h S c h o o l
121. Rey delos Reyes, Jr., Senior Systems Administrator, I nformation Technology Resource Management Office 122.G ina F. delos Santos, Staff, Jesuit Residence
123. Miriam R. Delos Santos, M.A., Director, Office for Mission and Identity
1 2 4 . F e l i c i s i m o A . D o l o r J r . , S r . S y s t e m s A d m i n i s t r a t o r , I T R M O
1 2 5 . F l o r d e l i z a A . D o m i n g o , A d m i n i s t r a t i v e A s s i s t a n t , R i z al L i b r a r y
126. Manuel B. Dy, Jr., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Philosophy
127. Antonio Rafael N. Elicaño, Lecturer, Department of English
128. Socorro P.E. Escarez, M.A., Basic Education Admission & Aid Officer
129. Emilyn Q. Espiritu, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work, Loyola Schools 130.A one Estipona, Project Staff, Political Democracy and Reforms (PODER), Ateneo School of Government
131. Den Kevin U. Fajardo, Instructor, Fine Arts Program
132. Patrick Z. Falguera, S.J., M.A., Formation Director, Ateneo School of Government
133. Jose Felix G. Falgui, M.A., Regular Faculty, English Subject Area, Ateneo Junior High School 134.A bigail Marie T. Favis, MSc, Instructor, Department of Environmental Science
135. Doris T. Faylona, Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages
136. Ana Marie O. Fernandez, Assistant Professor, Department of English
137. Karina Therese G. Fernandez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology 138.P atricia Katrina V. Fernandez, Managing Director, Ateneo CORD
139. Andrew D. Ferrer, A dministrative Assistant for Health Programs, Ateneo Graduate School of Business
140. Maria Audris A. Ferrer, M.A., Assistant Teacher, Ateneo Grade School
141. Juan Lorenzo R. Flojo, Teacher, Ateneo de Manila High School
142. Gino Cecilio N. Flores, Student Affairs Professional, Office of Student Activities, Loyola Schools 143.J aime Manuel Q. Flores, M.A., Instructor, Department of Communication
144. Flordeliza F. Francisco, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
145. Edna P. Franco, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
146. Timothy G. Gabuna, Director of Resident Students
147. Feric Gaius L. Galvez, Assistant Instructor, Department of Psychology
148. Javier Miguel A. Galvez, M.A. cand., Assistant Instructor, Department of Theology 149. Melissa R. Garabiles, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Psychology
150. Gabriel Garbo, Library Staff, Rizal Library

151. Bienvenido F. Garcia, M.B.M., Department of Marketing and Law
152. Henedina Shanice A. Garcia, Lecturer, Fine Arts Program
153. Leovino Ma. Garcia, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
154. Lermie Shayne S. Garcia, M.A., Instructor, Department of History
155. Arni G. Gilbuena, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
156. Fr. Pasquale T. Giordano, S.J., Associate Professor, Department of Theology
157. Brian Paul A. Giron, M.A., Instructor, Department of History
158. Albert A. Go, M.A., Psychologist, Office of Guidance & Counseling, Loyola Schools
159. Javier Luis P. Gomez, M.A., Instructor, Department of Theology
160. Sarah Rebecca Gonzaga, Associate Director, Ateneo CORD
161. Ma. Celeste T. Gonzalez, Ed D, Associate Professor, Education Department; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
162. Lailani Gotao, M.A., Instructor, Department of History
163. James Patrick Gregorio, Director, Office of the Management Information Systems
164. Hector P. Guballa, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership and Strategy 165. Geoffrey A. Guevara, Ph.D. Cand., Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
166. Marita Concepcion Castro Guevara, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Philippine Culture
167. Roberto Conrado O. Guevara, PhD, Associate Dean for Student Formation
168. Armando M. Guidote Jr., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry
169. Pia Clarisse R. Gulpeo, M.Sc., Instructor, Department of Biology
170. Vernon D. Gutierrez, Lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
171. Angela Fatima H. Guzon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
172. Olivia Anne M. Habana, Ph.D., Chair, Department of History
173. Maria Regina M. Hechanova, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychology
174. Anne Heramia, Program Manager, ITRMO
175. Ranilo B. Hermida, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
176. Ma. Victoria T. Herrera, Director and Chief Curator, Ateneo Art Gallery
177. Dennis Heruela, Instructor, Department of Marketing and Law
178. Beverly Lorraine C. Ho, M.D., M.P.H., Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences
179. Jaime G. Hofileña, Ll.B., Vice President for Social Development
180.  Josefina D. Hofileña, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Loyola Schools
181. Venus C. Ibarra, D.B.A., Associate Professor, Department of Finance and Accounting
182. Ma. Teresa Q. Ibarrientos, M.A., Junior Teacher, Ateneo de Manila Grade School

183. John Owen F. Ilagan, M.S., ITRMO
1 8 4 . F r a n c i s I s a a c , R e s e a r c h e r , P o l i t i c a l D e m o c r a c y a n d R e f o r m s ( P O D E R ) , A t e n e o School of Government
185. Emerald Jay D. Ilac, Ph.D., RPm, Instructor, Department of Psychology
186. Cecile Angela A. Ilagan, M.B.A., Coordinator, Ateneo de Manila Journals Office
187. Ramir C. Intatano, IT Resource Management Office
188. Jean Meir P. Jardeleza, Teac hing Assistant, Department of Environmental Science
189. Carla Denise B. Javellana, Project Officer, Ateneo Center for Educational Development
190. Julie Javellana-Santos, Editorial Head, University Communication and Public Relations Office 191.J oaquin U. Jochico II, Staff, Rizal Library
192. Paulo Rafael S. Joson, M.Sc., Instructor, Department of Biology
193. Carissa Mae P. Juaneza, Project employee, CAO
194. Celeste Aida Abad Jugo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of English
195. Hansley A. Juliano, M.A., Lecturer, Department of Political Science
196. Jose Paulo L. Justiniano, Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy
197. Anna Marie A. Karaos, Ph.D., Associate Director, John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues

198. Alyda Yasmin A. Keh, M.A., Instructor, Department of Psychology
199. Florence T. Ladion, M.A., Career Counselor, Office of Placement and Career Services, Loyola Schools
200. Corazon Lalu-Santos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kagawaran ng Filipino
201. Maria Elissa J. Lao, D.P.A., Chair, Department of Political Science
2 0 2 . R i a B . L a s c o , O f f i c e A s s i s t a n t , G o v . J o s e B . F e r n a n d e z E t h i c s C e n t e r , A t e n e o G r a d u a t e S c h o o l o f B u s i n e s s 203.A ntonio Gabriel M. La Viña, J.S.D., Dean, Ateneo School of Government
2 0 4 . E n r i c o A n t o n i o B . L a V i ñ a , R e s e a r c h e r , S i m b a h a n g L i n g k o d n g B a y a n
205. Skilty C. Labastilla, PhD Cand., Research Associate, Institute of Philippine Culture
206. Justin Robert G. Ladaban, Lecturer, Department of Leadership and Strategy
207. Leonardo A. Lanzona, Jr., Ph.D. , Professor, Department of Economics
208.  Henson L. Lee Yu, M.Sc., Instructor, Department of Chemistry
209. Lorenzo Z. Lerma, M.A., Instructor, Department of Psychology
210. Enrique Nino P. Leviste, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology 211.K aren Anne S. Liao, M.A., Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
212. Michael J. Liberatore, Ph.D. cand., Assistant Professor, Department of Theology
213. Joseph Anthony Lim, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Economics
214. Mark Benedict F. Lim, M.A., Instructor, Kagawaran ng Filipino
215. Melanie Ramos Llana, M.A., Research Associate, John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues

216. Salome S. Llanes, Administrative Assistant, Department of Political Science
217. Carmel Llarenas, Project Staff, P olitical Democracy and Reforms (PODER), Ateneo School of Government

218. Erlinda Eileen G. Lolarga, M.A., lecturer, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
219. Sandra Francesca A. Lovenia, M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science; Director, I.T. Resource Management Office
220. David O. Lozada III, Ph.D. cand., Assistant Professor, Department of History
221. Lucia M. Lucas-Chavez, A ssistant to the Director for Operations, Office for Social Concern & Involvement 222.N icolo Paolo P. Ludovice, M.A., Lecturer, Department of History
223. Maria Milette E. Macalinao, Ateneo Grade School
224. Regidor B. Macaraig, Director, Central Purchasing Office
225. Maria Margarita C. Madroño, M.A., Associate Teacher, Ateneo Grade School
226. Blesilda A. Mallillin, Teacher, Ateneo de Manila Grade School
227. Gabriel F. Mallillin, Teacher, Ateneo de Manila Junior High School
228. Maricel Maninang-Agapay, HR Assistant, OHRMOD
229. Alex C. Manuel, M.A., RGC, Counselor, Ateneo de Manila High School
230. John Paul F. Marasigan, S tudent Affairs Professional, Office for Social Concern and Involvement, Loyola Schools 231.R eginaldo M. Marcelo, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
232. Ma. Mahalia Cristina B. Marci, M.A. cand., Assistant Instructor, Department of English 233. Michael Ner E. Mariano, M.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
234. Gemma Rita R. Marin, M.A., Executive Director, John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues
235. Norman Dennis E. Marquez, M.D., Program Director, Health Sciences Program
236. Isabel Pefianco Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of English
237. Jesus Lemuel L. Martin, Jr., M.S., Instructor, Department of Mathematics
238. Jocelyn S. Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of English
239. Glenn Sevilla Mas, MFA, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Program
240. David Allen M. Masakayan, Social Involvement Formator, Ateneo de Manila Grade School 241.R oselle Elinore H. Matias, Subject Area Coordinator for Music, Ateneo de Manila Grade School 242.P atrick J. Medina, Manager, I.T. Resource Management Office
243. Maria Isabel Melgar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
244. Anna A. Mendiola, M.B.A., Acting Dean, John Gokongwei School of Management
245. Diana J. Mendoza, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Department of Political Science
246. Jocelyn C. Mendoza, Staff, Ateneo de Manila Grade School
247. Lara Katrina Tajonera Mendoza, Ph.D. cand., Instructor, Department of English
248. Meynardo P. Mendoza, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History
249. Ruben C. Mendoza, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Theology
250. Armando G. Miclat, Jr., Faculty, Department of Marketing & Law
251. Maelyn Mequi, Assistant Teacher, Ateneo Grade School
252. Karla C. Mercado, Staff, Ateneo University Press
253. Dante Miciano, Staff, Ateneo de Manila Grade School
254. Enrico C. Mina, D.B.A., Lecturer, Ateneo Graduate School of Business

255. Noel P. Miranda, Senior Faculty, Ateneo de Manila High School
256. Eden Delight P. Miro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
257. Jovino G. Miroy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
258. Jose Claro N. Monje, M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics, Computer, & Communications Engineering 259.C ristina J. Montiel, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology
260. Amy Muga, Senior Counselor, Ruben M.Tanseco Center for Family Ministries (RMT-CEFAM) 261.A rminda A.Muga, RGC, Guidance Counselor, Office of Guidance and Counseling, Loyola Schools
262.  Felix P. Muga II, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
263.J ob A. Nable, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
264. Marcelo A. Nacionales, Jr., Junior Teacher, Ateneo de Manila High School
265. Carolyn Soledad P. Natividad, M.A. Ed., Assistant to the Vice President for Student Discipline 266. Maria Lucia C. Natividad, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Theology
267. Francis M. Navarro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History
268. Isabel Consuelo A. Nazareno, M.A., Instructor, Department of History
269. Jaime Jose G. Nicdao, Finance Officer for Basic education
270. Rhodora F. Nicdao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Education
271. Apple Audrey L. Noda, Admission Officer, Office of Admission and Aid
272. Jocelyn M. Nolasco, M.A., Instructor, Department of Psychology
273. Anna Marie S. Oblepias, M.Ed., Instructor, Department of English
274. Ambeth R. Ocampo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History
275. Edwin B. Odulio, M.A., Instructor, Department of Theology
276. Nelvin T. Olalia, Computer Subject Area Coordinator, Ateneo de Manila High School
277. Ma. Jessica V. Ona, Assistant Teacher, Ateneo de Manila Grade School
278. Karen Patricia N. Ong, Director for Scholarships and Financial Aid, AHS-Office of Admission and Aid
279. Thelma G. Padero, Assistant to the VP for Administration
280. Marissa Maricosa A. Paderon, Ph.D., Program Director, European Studies Program
281. Devi Benedicte I. Paez, M.A., Instructor, Department of English
282. Jema M. Pamintuan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kagawaran ng Filipino
2 8 3 . F a r i d a R . P a n g a n , M . A . , A s s o c i a t e D i r e c t o r , C e n t e r f o r O r g a n i z a t i o n R e s e a r c h & D e v e l o p m e n t

284. Ma. Victoria Panlilio-Dimalanta, Facilities Management ans Security Officers, Basic Education 285. Michael D. Pante, Ph.D. cand., Instructor, Department of History
286.J asmine Nikki C. Paredes, M.F.A., Instructor, Fine Arts Program
2 8 7 . A i l e e n B . P a s c u a l , M D , F P A F P , A s s i s t a n t P r o f e s s o r , A t e n e o S c h o o l o f M e d i c i n e a n d P u b l i c H e a l t h

288.A llan Justo Pastrana, M.A., Lecturer, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
289.B eatriz Anne Irene O. Paterno, Rpm, Research Assistant, Loyola Schools Office of Guidance and Counseling
290. Jhoanna Michelle G. Paterno, M.A., Instructor, Department of English 291.J erry Pavia, Teacher, Ateneo de Manila High School

292. Alma Renee R. Pavia, Section Head-EERE, OHRMOD
293. Ma. Margarita M. Pavia, Teacher, Ateneo de Manila High School
294. Adelaida L. Pedraja, MD, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health
295. Amelia Lorena R. Perez, Project Officer, Ateneo Center for Educational Development
2 9 6 . R o b e r t A l f i e S . P e ñ a , R e s e a r c h F e l l o w , D e p a r t m e n t o f E l e c t r o n i c s , C o m p u t e r a n d C o m m u n i c a t i o n s E n g i n e e r i n g 297. Frances Doplon Perez, M.A., Instructor, Department of English
298. Josephine P. Perez, M.A., Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology
299. Teresita R. Perez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science
300. Marianne Rachel G. Perfecto, Associate Professor, Department of English
301. Marlon P. Pia, Formator, Office for Social Concern and Involvement, Loyola Schools
302. Rosarito F. Pizarro, Staff, Department of Psychology
303. Ser Percival K. Peña-Reyes, M.A., Lecturer, Department of Economics
304.  Chanda C Policarpio, Office Staff, Office for Mission and Identity
305. Ma. Inez Angela Z. Ponce de Leon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication 306.E mma E. Porio, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
307. Jesus Deogracias Principe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
308. Stephanie Ann Y. Puen, M.A., Instructor, Department of Theology
309. Ryan Jeremiah D. Quan, LL.M., Coordinator, Graduate Legal Studies Institute, Ateneo Law School 310.N emesio S. Que, S.J., Vice President for Administration, Ateneo de Manila University
311. Oliver John C. Quintana, M.A., Lecturer, Department of Political Science
312. Mary Racelis, Ph.D. (Honoris Causa), Research Scientist, Institute of Philippine Culture
313. Mark Raftery-Skehan, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy
314. Gema B. Rementina, Accounting Officer, CAO
315. Jerry C. Respeto, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kagawaran ng Filipino
316. Ma. Luisa T. Reyes, Ph.D., Professor, Department of English
317. Melissa S. Reyes, M.Com., Lecturer, Department of Psychology
318. Reinabelle C. Reyes, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
319. Rosula S.J. Reyes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, D epartment of Electronics, Computer, and Communications Engineering
320. Alexander C. Rivera, Jr., Secretary, Office of the Computer Center, Ateneo de Manila Grade School
321. Roberto E. N. Rivera, S.J., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
322. Raymond S. Rodolfo, Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science
323. Miguel Paolo P. Rivera, M.A., Lecturer, Department of Political Science
324. Deborah N. Rodrigo, M.E., Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Law
325. L uis Francis A. Rodrigo Jr., J.D., Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Law
326. Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
327.A gustin Martin G. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Philosophy
328.R aul P. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Quantitative Methods and InformationTechnology

329. Matthew C. Romero, Asst. Teacher, Ateneo de Manila High School
330. Segundo Joaquin E. Romero, Ph.D., Professorial Lecturer, Development Studies Program 331.R aoul R. Roncal, Instructor , Department of Theology
332. Joana Marie B. Rucio, Project Officer, Office of Admission and Aid
333. Mari-Jo P. Ruiz, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Mathematics Department
334. Dionie J. Salamat, Project Staff, Ateneo School of Government
335. William Patrick L. Sales, Teacher, Ateneo de Manila Grade School
336. Alma Maria O. Salvador, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
337. Edgar C. Samar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kagawaran ng Filipino
338. Rene Salvador R. San Andres, M.A., Assistant to the Vice-President for Formation, Loyola Schools 339.J onas N. San Diego, Associate Teacher, Ateneo de Manila Grade School
340. Geoffrey A. San Esteban, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Associate Dean for Student and Administrative Services
341. Louie Jon A. Sanchez, M.F.A., Instructor, Department of English
342. Rachel Joyce Marie O. Sanchez, Ph.D. Cand., Instructor, Theology Department
343. Joseph Sedfrey S. Santiago, Esq., Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing and Law
344. Ray Paolo J. Santiago, J.D., Executive Director, Ateneo Human Rights Center
345. Bernie C. Santos, Senior Teacher, Ateneo de Manila High School
346. Joseph Gideon V. Sarreal, Professional, Office for Mission and Identity
347. Joselito T. Sescon, M.D.E., Lecturer, Department of Economics
348. Carmela S. Siojo, Director, Office of Placement and Career Services
349. Manolet M. Siojo, Chair, Department of Leadership and Strategy
350. Fernando J. Sison III, M.B.A., Administrator, Office of the VP for Finance and Treasurer 351.F rancis C. Sollano, M.A., Instructor, Department of English
352. Gabriel S. Soong, Formator, Office for Social Concern and Involvement, Loyola Schools
353. Maria Flor V. Soriano – Student Affairs Professional II, Office for Social Concern and Involvement 354.C ornelia C Soto, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Education
355. Amparita S. Sta. Maria, Ll.M., Director, Ateneo Graduate Legal Studies Institute
356. Elineth Elizabeth L. Suarez, Ed.D., Lecturer, Department Of English
357. Therese Marie Z. Sunga, M.St., Instructor, Department of History
358. Janny S. Surmieda, Librarian, Rizal Library
359. Winfer C. Tabares, M.S., Instructor, Department of Mathematics
360. Jean P. Tan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
361. Angelo Ramon A. Tanchoco, M.S., Lecturer, D epartment of Qualitative Methods and Information Technology 362.L ota A. Teh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
363. Mendiola Teng-Calleja, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
364. Jethro Niño P. Tenorio, M.A., Assistant Professor, Kagawaran ng Filipino
365. Tomas L. Testa IV, Head, Policy Development & HR Relations Section, OHRMOD
366. Mary C. Thomas, PhD., Assistant Professor, Department of English

367. Paolo Miguel G. Tiausas, Lecturer, Fine Arts Program
368. Jose Ma. Edito K. Tirol, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History
369. Jacqueline Marie J. Tolentino, M.A., Instructor, Department of Philosophy
370. Benjamin T. Tolosa, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
371. Harald Eustachius A. Tomintz, M.A., Instructor, European Studies Program
372. Aldo Zelig U. Tong, M.S., Instructor, Department of Finance & Accounting
373. Anne Marie D. Topacio, M.A., Instructor, Department of Psychology
374. Aileen D. Torres, M.B.A., Assistant Director, Central Accounting Office
375. Mary Dana Louise B. Torio, Assistant Teacher, Ateneo de Manila Junior High School
376. Cynthia T. Totanes, Asst. to the VPLS for QA, Loyola Schools
377. Edwin S. Totanes, Lecturer, Department of Leadership & Strategy
378. Vernon R. Totanes, Ph.D., Director, Rizal Library
379. Gino Antonio P. Trinidad, M.A., Instructor, Department of Political Science
380. Jose Eos R. Trinidad, Lecturer, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
381. Philip Arnold P. Tuaño, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
382. Richie Tugawin, Researcher, Political Democracy and Reforms (PODER), Ateneo School of Government
383. Ma. Rosanne R. Unson, Professional, ITRMO
384. Bernadee Uy, Lecturer, Department of Leadership and Strategy
385. Jhanna Uy, Part-time Faculty, Health Sciences Program
386. Nikki T. Valencia, HR Officer, Office of Human Resource Management and Organization Development
387. Alvin Patrick M. Valentin, M.B.A., Instructor, Department of Quantitative Methods and Information Technology
388. Hidde van der Wall, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History
389. Pocholo Andrew E. Velasquez, Ph.D. cand., Instructor, Department of Psychology
390. Ma. Lourdes Veneracion-Rallonza, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science 391.V ictor S. Venida, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Economics
392. John Paul C. Vergara, PhD, Professor, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science 393.J ean Abigail Victoria, Praxis Formator, Office for Social Concern and Involvement
394. John Noel C. Victorino, M.S., Lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science 395. Maria Luz C. Vilches, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of English
396. Miguel Martin R. Vilchez, M.Ed., Assistant to the ADAA for Curriculum, Loyola Schools
397. Deborah M. Villa, Lecturer, Environmental Science Department
398. Mary Ann F. Villanueva, M.A., Psychologist, Office of Guidance & Counseling, Loyola Schools 399.V enus V. Vinluan, Administrative Assistant, Ateneo School of Government
400. Bianca Nicole S. Vinoya, Communications Assistant, Institute of Philippine Culture
401. Angelique Pearl Virtue P. Villasanta, RPm, MA cand., Lecturer, Department of Psychology 402.C atherine P. Vistro-Yu, Ed.D., Professor, Department of Mathematics

403. Raphael Yabut, Assistant Instructor, Department of Theology
404. Bernedita G. Yacaba, Staff, Office of the Vice President for Basic Education
405. Alyson L. Yap, M.B.A., Instructor, Department of Quantitative Methods and Information Technology
406. Analyn L. Yap, Lecturer, Fine Arts Program
407. Carlos C. Ycasiano, M.A, MBA, Lecturer, Department of Leadership and Strategy 408. Ma. Luisa P. Young, M.A. Chair, Department of Modern Languages
409. Darwin D. Yu, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Finance and Accounting
410. William Yu, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science 411.G ladys Marypet R. Yusingco, Project Staff, Ateneo Institute of Sustainability
412. Brian Karlo W. Zuniga, Lecturer, Health Sciences Program

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prosecution in corona trial needs a superman to do the closing to win the case

March 5, 2012 Leave a comment

the corona impeachment trial has become a telenovela played out on national tv like an afternoon soap but unlike the telenovelas, this one has stopped taking twists and turns, it has in fact been on a single track – a daily watch of what new blunder the prosecution has been up to this time and who among the senator jurors will be giving the prosecution a lecture on their errors and shortcomings. the usual suspects are senator juan pnce enrile and senator miriam defensor santiago and on occasion the defense lead counsel, serafin cuevas.

this took a bizarre, almost  cataclysmic proportion when senator jinggoy estrada  calls out private prosecutor vitaliano aguirre for covering his ears the whole time senator santiago was giving a first class lecture on the prosecuti0n’s latest blunder of the day.

this could have been just another day for the prosecution but senator santiago was particularly volcanic on this day that we were glued to our seat, with cell phone on hand ready to dial emergency 911 to call for an ambulance to go to the senate  just in case senator santiago had a heart attack.

the irony of it all was on this day the prosecution has rested it’s case. in other words senator santiago’s near heart attack volcanic anger and attorney aguirre’s comic or is it cosmic cover-the-ears antic will be the last image, audio and memory the prosecution will be leaving not only in  the minds of the  public but more importantly in the senator jurors’.

for the record, we had called for the replacement of the prosecution team in this trial almost from the very start. although we began  calling for the replacement of congressman neil tupas as lead prosecutor, it became clear to us that most of the members of the prosecution team were also showing incompetence. this incident with aguirre is just an exclamation point to the many that we have seen in the course of the trial.

the prosecution has closed their presentation. unfortunately, they were not able to close on a high note but on a  note of infamy with the image of attorney aguirre’s hands covering his ears.

is it all lost for the prosecution? well, legally speaking, no not yet. the defense still has to present their evidence and counter evidence. even before that step, the prosecution still has to make a formal offer on the evidence that will be accepted by the court. so far what has been done was the evidence has been marked only. there will of course be a legal battle royal when the prosecution does this. it is expected that the defense will obeject to each and every evidence that has been marked.

we do not how this will go and equally important how the defense will do when it is their thing on the court. for all we know it could be as horrible or wosrt for the defense.

while these questions are still to be answered, it is prudent for the prosecution to assume the worst for themselves. based on current trends in the court, the prosecution need to assume they will be at a great disadvantage by closing time.

we think the prosecution’s closing will be most crucial for them., the closing argument is in essence the summary of their case against corona. not only is it the summary but the closing is supposed to be the most persuasive for them. the idea is that this closing will be the last push to get senator jurors to see the guilt of corona and for them to vote to impeach corona.

for this closing, we think the prosecution need to do the following:

  • they don;t just need a lawyer who will do the closing, they need superman to do it for them.. not even clark kent will do, they need superman himself, in his tights, a letter “S” on his chest and a red cape doing the closing.
  • they need attorney superman in his most persuasive and in his clearest and sharpest because the prosecution attorneys on their own have muddled the issues in the case.
  • the prosecution attorneys have drawn so much attention to everything and anything not related to the case or the evidence needed to convict corona that attorney superman will need to blind the senator jurors to these and get them to just focus on the real evidence that they have presented and just convict corona.
  • attorney superman must deliver superhuman logic, superhuman persuasiveness and superhuman clarity.
  • we do not know how the tights and cape will do but this attorney superman need to be well respected by the senator jurors, someone the senator jurors see as at least equal to them in stature if not greater. if they can get john f kennedy or ronald reagan to wear a superman costume, that will do it for sure.
  • the closing speech of the prosecution SHOULD NOT mention the word and the thought “technicality”. mentioning this will just be whining and will not sit well with the senator jurors. sure, the defense has used technicalities every half step of the way, but it is what defense lawyers do, complaining about technicalities will only insult the intelligence fo the senator jurors.
  • the prosecution closing  should completely ignore their stupidity and errors and not mention any of it.  they should all be in denial and hope the senator juroirs do not remember any of it.
  • the closing speech should overcome and actually exploit and turn the  lead defense attorney serafin cuevas’ obsession with lectures to their advantage and a negative for the defense. for sure, attorney cuevas will deliver a lecture in his closing. a lecture is in his DNA, it is unavoidable for him. knowing cuevas will go into a lecture should be turned into an advantage by the prosecution.
  • as peg, the prosecution team should frame the quality of the closing speech and the attorney superman as convincing senator miriam defensor santiago. the speech writer should  write the speech thinking that this is his goal – to write a speech that will convince santiago. discovering the magic formula on that will make them win the case.

is it impossible? no, we do not think so. we have defined here very specific goals and needs. all that the prosecution need to do is deliver on these. they have a lot of time to get it right, around 4 to 5 weeks. but they should start preparing for the close now.

what the prosecution team needs to do is to be more creative and be very goal obsessed. here is a suggestion on the creativity part – they can stay closer to home and just get ninoy aquino or ferdinand marcos to deliver the closing speech, they are two of the country’s top orators and communicators. that is easy-peasy.

filipinos understand what “heroism” is in 9 out of 10, fails in 1

April 10, 2011 Leave a comment

SWS Survey Results : Mga Tunay Na Pilipinong Bayani (True Filipino Heros)

SWS survey

SWS survey detail

8 April 2011

First Quarter 2011 Social Weather Survey:
Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, and Ninoy Aquino
are top three most identified Filipino heroes

Social Weather Stations

Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, and Ninoy Aquino are the top three most mentioned persons considered to be genuine Filipino heroes, according to the First Quarter 2011 Social Weather Survey, conducted from March 4-7, 2011.

The survey question was, “Sino-sino po ang mga taong kinikilala ninyong tunay na bayaning Pilipino? Maaari po kayong magbanggit ng hanggang limang tao.” [“Who are the persons whom you consider a genuine Filipino hero? You can name at up to five persons.”]

To that, 75% named Jose Rizal, 34% named Andres Bonifacio, and 20% named Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. [Table 1].

They were followed by Cory Aquino (14%), Apolinario Mabini (14%), Emilio Aguinaldo (11%), Ferdinand Marcos (5.1%), Ramon Magsaysay (4.3%), Manuel L. Quezon (3.8%), and Lapu-Lapu (3.7%).

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catholic church bullies noynoy aquino on birth control

October 4, 2010 5 comments

the catholic church through the CBCP has started to bully president noynoy aquino on the use of birth control. aquino has announced he supports free and open choice of contraceptive method by couples with the government providing information on both modern or artificial method of contraception and traditional or natural method of contraception. the catholic church favors only the use of natural methods and prohibits the use of modern methods.

the catholic church first started to bully aquino with it’s threat to excommunicate aquino if he continues on his stand on also promoting modern methods of contraception as stated by bishop odchimar, president of the CBCP.

a day after he announced the threat to excommunicate aquino, the same bishop took back his words saying no threat of excommunication was made and that  media has made a mistake about it. it did not help the bishop at all that the Philippine Daily Inquirer published the transcript of the interview where the bishop said aquino might be excommunicated.  radio veritas, a catholic radio station had distributed the transcript of an interview of bishop odchimar to media outlets which was the basis for the excommunication threat on aquino.

the bully tactic of an excommunication threat has been used before by bishops, priests and catholic lay leaders on a local level against local leaders when the leaders declare support on the reproductive health bill which is still pending in congress. this is not the first time it has been used. and just like in the case of aquino, it is usually withdrawn within a few days it is said.

the next and latest  bully tactic the catholic church is using is the threat of  civil disobedience which was announced yesterday. this is a not so subtle attempt to remind people the last time civil disobedience was used on issues which was the successful people power revolution that removed ferdinand marcos from power.

it will be hard for the catholic church to pull through its threat of civil disobedience as a high 71% of catholics themselves support the RH Bill. any civil disobedience effort to tek effect need to be in high numbers. at the moment the catholic church does not have the numbers.

with bully tactic #1 taken back and bully tactic #2 potentially weak, we await bully tactic #3.

negative campaign tv ads : gilbert teodoro did it first & what ferdinand marcos & john mccain have in common with gilbert teodoro

February 22, 2010 22 comments

the last time negative advertising was aired in the philippines by politicians was when cory aquino ran against ferdinand marcos in the 80’s, the pre-event to the The People Power EDSA Revolution.

marcos aired ads that depicted cory  as just a “housewife”, saying she does not know anything about running a country. cory of course in truth was just a housewife when she ran against marcos in the election. she did not hold any elective position or any government position before that time. what marcos forgot and the people never did was that cory was the widow of ninoy aquino who was assassinated at the tarmac when he returned home from exile in the US.

a most powerful man in marcos cheating just a housewife in cory in the elections was just too much for the people to take. the people kicked the dictator out of the country and installed the housewife in malacanang.

that negative ad, a first in philippine politics back-fired.

this 2010 election has a kind of negative advertising. this ad was aired by gilbert teodoro.

(read full write up here: gilbert teodoro’s “galing at talino” tv ads – anti-noynoy, anti-humility, generic promises)

in these ads, the announcer voice-over says “dapat lider na hindi lang puso ang alay kung hindi galing at talino“, an obvious reference to noynoy aquino., the expected front runner during the time the ad was first aired.

it is mild and indirect but we do not think anyone missed the reference to aquino. the ad points out aquino’s inadequacy to be president and attempts to discredit the strength of aquino in this campaign.  having  just “puso” was positioned here as not enough or inferior and compared to teodoro’s strength which were enumerated in this ad. the whole ad except for that single line talked about the  credentials of teodoro. it positions teodoro as superior to aquino.

this ad of teodoro is the only political ad in this whole presidential campaign that makes a reference to an opposing candidate and a negative tv ad.

we can’t say for sure that this negative ad of teodoro backfired for him but we do know his ratings at the polls have put him at best 5% while aquino remained the front runner in this election.

we disagree with the way this ad has been done. the attempt at discrediting aquino was too mild and of no consequence in this ad. it’s an ad that is neither here nor there. we think if they really wanted to draw the attention to teodoro’s superiority over noynoy or noynoy’s inferiority to teodoro, they should have gone all the way. doing it in this piecemeal almost forgotten way will not do anything for teodoro but only eat precious seconds. they could have removed that line and the ad would have worked as well. they could have used the freed seconds to add more good qualities of teodoro like having a hot wife or that he drives a BMW 7-series.

in the US negative TV ads are more direct and biting and has no qualms in mentioning the other candidate by name. in fact these ads talk about the opposing candidate and at the end puts to question the other candidate’s credentials or capabilities.

these ads are against barack obama aired by john mccain meant to stop the momentum that obama was enjoying at that time.  negative tv ads are usually aired when an opposing candidate is very much leading in the polls and needs to be stopped. it’s very much like a hail mary pass where close to the election, the candidate airs negative tv ads hoping it will spark a rally  among his supporters and recruit new ones.

results of negative ads are mixed in the US. some worked and brought down candidates and some didn’t. political strategists have always said it is very risky but for a candidate who is not doing well, it is surely very tempting to do. this mccain negative ad against obama obviously did not work.

interestingly enough, these anti-obama negative ads aired by mccain are very much applicable here in the philippines against noynoy aquino or at least that is the negative campaign the presidentiables are saying during debates and press interviews.

are we going to see negative ads soon?

The celebrity backers of Barack Obama say
they are not like Paris and Britney.
[ Los Angeles Times – July 31, 2008 ] :

TO HOLLYWOOD it smacked of desperation.

That’s why the reaction to a new John McCain ad attempting to portray Barack Obama as a kind of mindless celebrity — likening him to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears — drew collective yawns and shrugs of irritation from politically active members of the entertainment industry.

Just for a start, industry types say the ad is wrong: In the Hollywood lexicon, Obama is not a celebrity. He’s a rock star. (Note to McCain strategists: That’s the difference between Jessica Simpson and Bono.)

Then there’s the small inconvenience that Paris’ parents, Rick and Kathleen Hilton, are supporters of McCain’s Republican presidential bid. According to federal campaign records, they gave the maximum $4,600.

No word on their plans for the general election, but this much is certain: Their daughter has never paid to attend an Obama campaign fundraiser. (It’s unclear whether she’s even met the senator, or whether she’s even registered to vote. The same goes for Spears.)

McCain’s latest attempt at discrediting his handsome, photogenic young rival particularly galls stars and executives with a memory, because only eight years ago, McCain was a fixture in Hollywood fundraising circles when he tried to raise money from the very people his ad now ridicules.

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