News or feature reports on Red-tagging, other forms of hate speech (advance notice of bonuses, Media Monitor)

News or feature reports on Red-tagging, other forms of hate speech (advance notice of bonuses, Media Monitor)

      A review of news stories or feature reports on Red-tagging and other forms of hate speech or verbal attacks (whether as jokes, speeches, interpersonal communication) based on gender or gender identity, race, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, disability, physical appearance, etc.

     An example is the following news feature (a GOOD EXAMPLE) on Philippine Star:
From Philippine Star “For Lumad schools, even holding class is a struggle” by Jonathan de Santos ( – July 11, 2018 – 11:33am at

is a news report on Red-tagging by President Duterte against the Lumads. The news feature is a GOOD EXAMPLE and illustrates the following SPJ provisions:
“-Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable. Give voice to the voiceless.” (SPJ 2014)
“– Boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience. Seek sources whose voices we seldom hear.” (SPJ 2014)
Here are portions of the article (set here in itals) :
    President Rodrigo Duterte, a year ago, threatened to bomb Lumad schools—volunteer-run schools for indigenous peoples’ communities in remote parts of Mindanao—for, he said, indoctrinating children into socialism.
     “I will use the armed forces, the Philippine Air force. I’ll really have those bombed… because you are operating illegally and you are teaching the children to rebel against government,” he said in remarks that were later walked back after criticism from rights groups and from representatives of the communities themselves.
    xxx Often set up in what the Department of Education calls Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas that government schools may not be able to reach, the Lumad schools provide lessons in numeracy, literacy and skills like carpentry, sewing and agriculture.
      xxx Education, not assimilation
       But indigenous peoples’ education—and the Lumad schools—is not new, nor necessarily a form of rebellion. It requires, however, a shift in perspective that is, in a way, a revolution away from a one-size-fits-all curriculum.
      One way to look at IP education, Maria Lourie Victor with the Department of Education’s Indigenous Peoples Education Office said, is through the monggo and gumamela.
      For generations of Filipino students, they were the go-to learning aids for lessons on plants. Their use, though, takes for granted that these are available and familiar across the country’s more than 7,000 islands.
     Victor said in an interview with that although the old curriculum worked, it was prescriptive and not always culturally appropriate.

     Beyond the choice of teaching aids, she said, the old curriculum risked erasing an IP group’s own culture and history. xxx (From the Philippine Star)

Other bonus topics include:

A review of news stories or feature reports, opinion, etc. on the “Buwan ng Wika) (please render the discussion in Filipino)

    A review of news stories, feature reports, etc. on superstition and the occult (illustrating Article 13 of the KBP Broadcast Code


   (the list of bonus topics will again be provided when the window for the media monitor is opened next week). 



#walangpasok All levels classes & work #UPDiliman #universityofthephilippines Diliman Aug13 Monday

#walangpasok All levels classes & work #UPDiliman #universityofthephilippines Diliman Aug13 Monday

From the University of the Philippines Diliman twitter and FB sites: “As a precautionary measure, the Office of the Chancellor, UP Diliman is suspending CLASSES AND WORK for tomorrow (August 13, 2018) to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff. Front line service staff are expected to report for work to ensure delivery of service in these critical times.

      “This is based on current satellite information and analysis by the Synoptic Laboratory, Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, UP Diliman College of Science forecasting continued heavy rainfall tonight and tomorrow.

      “The suspension will also give time to our colleagues to recover from the unexpected flooding that occurred.

      “Please stay safe, everyone. #WalangPasok”

#UPCAT2019 Applicants who filed via dropbox may now get their Test Permits from UP Office of Admissions

From the U.P. System FB site 3 hours ago: “For UPCAT applicants who submitted their applications on July 30 via dropbox before the midnight deadline, your Test Permits are now available at the UP Office of Admissions Test Permit Releasing area for submissions on July 30 or earlier.

“Please bring your Claim Stubs and IDs and, if any, the required documents that you were unable to submit at the time of submission (i.e. deficiencies).

“Thank you.” (From the U.P. System)

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For #universityofthephilippines #UPDiliman students: How to complete your registration/ enrolment as of Aug. 7 (submit Form 5A to ColSec)

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For #universityofthephilippines #UPDiliman students: How to complete your registration/ enrolment as of Aug. 7 (submit Form 5A to ColSec)

Posted on: August 07, 2018 11:00 am

TO: All concerned

SUBJECT: OVPAA & OVPPF Joint Memorandum No. 5 (Guidelines to Implement the Free Higher Education for AY 2018-2019)

In a meeting held on 06 August 2018, the College Secretaries and Graduate Program Coordinators discussed the Guidelines to Implement the Free Higher Education for AY 2018-2019 released through OVPAA & OVPPF Joint Memorandum No. 5 and have agreed that the evaluation of students to determine who are eligible to receive the Free Tuition and Other School Fees (OSF) privilege and other related policies stipulated in the guidelines will be implemented.

As Chancellor, I affirm these decisions. With this memorandum are: (1) the form for opting out of the Free Tuition and OSF privilege; (2) the flowcharts for opting out and completion of registration process for undergraduate students; and (3) the schedule for the completion of registration process for undergraduate students to be followed this First Semester 2018-2019.

For your guidance.

Michael L. Tan, PhD



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August 10, 2018 (Friday) – Deadline for submission of Form5As to the Office of the College Secretary
August 13-14, 2018 (Monday-Tuesday) – Schedule of Online Post-advising
August 15-17, 2018 (Wednesday-Friday) – Schedule of Assessment, Schedule of Payment (if applicable)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Colleges may start processing the Form5As (from online post-advising to assessment) earlier than the set deadline/schedule.

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From blog admin: Or … in other words:

A.If you want to avail of the Free Tuition option:

    1.Submit your Form 5A to the Office of the College Secretary registration staff for processing of free tuition; and

    2.Get your Form 5 for “assessment” (free tuition) from the same staffmembers to complete the process of registration.

B.If you do NOT  want to avail of the Free Tuition option (“opt out), get the opt-out forms by copy-pasting the three urls pasted above, accomplish and submit them. 

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