CNN Philippines news video report: “UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan clarifies order on collection of fees” :

blog admin’s notes:  Because the money allocated for “Maintenance, Operating, and Other Expenses” (MOOE) for U.P. Diliman is based on the U.P. budget allotted to it by the national government, and because the MOOE allocation to U.P. can fund only about half of the amount that is needed  to maintain the utilities (water, electricity, sanitation, etc.) and security, (see previous budgets and the MOOE), the deficiency is made up for and actually funded by money from the tuition.

      Ideally, the tuition should go to upgrade, to benefit the students: for example, modernizing I.T. equipment and infra to enhance the learning experience of students. Or, in an ideal world: If the budget allocated to U.P. is enough to fund all of its operating expenses, its capital outlay for the construction of new buildings, and its personnel salaries, lump sums for lecturers, etc. then students would have to pay zero tuition: Free education for all.

      But because the budget allotted to U.P. can take care of only about half of UP’s maintenance necessities, the tuition is used for the other half of the MOOE to make the classrooms, restrooms, buildings and facilities serviceable. As for the rest (capital outlay, etc.), UP scrounges by leasing out its properties to commercial enterprises ( huhuhu,  may mga “boarders”/ tenants kami, parang boarding house; pinauupahan) and by asking for donations.

     in the short term,  i hope this matter is resolved so we don’t have to shut down half the buildings.

      In the long term, the national government should stop constricting the universities because it is constricting its own future.


2 hours ago: The University at Sunrise II #UPDiliman #universityofthephilippines #GoodMorning #atm

The University at Sunrise II

android-shot two hours ago

   … Did the land use planners, engineers, architects, scientists, and artists who designed the U.P. Diliman campus know that the Carillon (the University belfry) would silhouette perfectly on the face of the sun as it rises… ? 

  … Good morning!

For University of the Philippines students spreading rumors on Twitter and Facebook (by re-tweeting/ sharing/ re-posting) that children are being burned alive in Marawi: GET FIRST-HAND SOURCES BEFORE RE-TWEETING/ SHARING/ RE-POSTING UNVERIFIED TALK/ OR RUMORS. Get the name of the source: Did he/ she see the children being burned alive? If not, who saw it? Are you able to find out who saw it? If you are able to get the firsthand source, get the following: Where did it happen (house/ street, barangay, and sitio), names of children burned alive or names of their parents, names or description of perpetrators, how many, what time, etc.

   If you keep spreading wild, unverified rumors in the social media that sow panic , or that tend to justify military violence from either side, without verifying: BABAWIIN NAMIN ANG GRADES NA BINIGAY SA INYO– PARANG WALA KAYONG NATUTUNAN SA KOLEHIYO (we will withdraw the grades given to you — you did not learn anything in college)

Media Ethics class members suffer major meltdown after nerve-wracking exam

Diliman News Update: Media Ethics class members suffer major meltdown after a nerve-wracking media-content-exam yesterday at the Phil Star room. As of presstime, they are being held at an asylum with their prof. 

(photo shot yesterday, 12 May 2017, by a witness, Christine, who reported the incident to the Chancellor.)      

     Settings, device (phone camera), and email by Stephen Karl Quizon

Shot last week: working thru the long weekend… in the service of the #universityofthephilippines

Shot last week:

working thru the long weekend …

in the service of the University …

(di ko alam may picture-taking :)… Kung alam ko lang na kukunan kami ng picture habang nagtatrabaho … nagpa-facial sana ako, pinaplantsa ang truvenized polo shirt 🙂  at nagpa-shine ng sapatos 🙂 )

Now playing here: Tchaikovsky, Waltz of the Flowers, for the #Summer2017 Playlist

The first Asian Journalism Research Conference


      The first Asian Journalism Research Conference organized by the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Mass Communication Department of Journalism, led by Journalism Department Chair Prof. Rachel E. Khan, supported by the UPCMC, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development of the Chancellor’s Office, Vera Files, and the Chit Estella Memorial Awards.    


Educators and students from Asia opened the conference, with Chancellor Michael L. Tan as inspirational speaker.

(photo rightclicked from the ajrc facebook site, used here non-commercially for academic purposes)

10th Media Monitor 1st class or 7th Bonus (last bonus) here

10th Media Monitor

of the first class,

or 7th Bonus (last bonus) here

        For the first class: The 10th Media Monitor, or any bonus not yet submitted, can be posted here.
       The 7th and last bonus is on the coverage of any May Day event 2017 or Labor Day 2017, or events related to Labor Day on, before, or after May 1, 2017 (any news, feature story, interview- analysis, photo essay, video docu, etc).
       Deadline: May 3 at 12 noon.

       Reminder: All presenters who have not reported must be ready next week. Any presenter whose name is called and is not ready will get a score of zero.
        Exams will push thru as scheduled after next week.
        Happy long weekend and Labor Day everyone!

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