The University of the Philippines Diliman community expresses support and “likes” for the reappointment of Chancellor Michael Tan to a new term
Thousands of University of the Philippines Diliman faculty, students, and administrative staffmembers expressed their “likes”, “thumbs up” and heart sign on Twitter and FB for the reappointment of UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan to a new three-year term as announced yesterday in social media and University sites.
“Chancy” to most students, the current term was marked by consultative processes and support for the struggles of UP workers, students, faculty, indigenous communities, urban poor, and other marginalized sectors of society.
In a statement after the announcement of his reappointment, the Chancellor said he was thankful for “supporters, who come from all sectors and affiliations
and who demonstrated, during the search process, the power of unity and of holding the high moral ground.”
He added that UP Diliman “will accelerate meaningful change while continuing to emphasize consultative processes and careful, even if slow, deliberation in the service of UP and of the nation.”
Photo credits: 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th photos by the Philippine Collegian; 3rd photo by the UP Diliman website; 4th photo by Sandugo indigeneous people’s alliance member; 7th photo by Ricalde Photographie; all used here non-commercially and for academic purposes.