UP conferred doctorates honoris causa to Aquino, Ramos who were dishonorable

Home / Viral / UP conferred doctorates honoris causa to Aquino, Ramos who were dishonorable

A University of the Philippines (UP) alumna expressed her sentiments on the recent controversy surrounding President Rodrigo Duterte who is about to be conferred doctorates honoris causa which elicited complaints from the UP community.

Doctorates honoris causa is an honorary degree given by an institution to an exemplary person even without complying with the usual requirements for a doctorate degree such as dissertations or examinations.

Paula Defensor Knack, a UP graduate, pointed out that Benigno Aquino III and Cory Aquino were bestowed the doctorates honoris causa even when their administrations were fraught with the similar issues alleged of the Duterte administration,

“Both administrations were plagued by issues of corruption, plunder, oppression of farmers, massacres (crimes against humanity), subservienece to a former colonial power, and cronyism by oligarchs - everything UP is against. And tada... Fidel Ramos, the cheater from hell, also has honorary doctorates ! yuck,” Knack said.

She contrasted these former presidents to Duterte who did not even ask for the honorary degree, and yet the UP community frowned upon the idea that he will be conferred with one,

“Now here comes Duterte who didnt ask for a doctorate but there is an alleged offer to confer one to him as head of state. He is not a UP graduate. Will UP graduates act arrogantly again ? Who conferred doctorates to the 2 Aquinos anyway ?” Knack said.

The university alumna even pointed out that Ferdinand Marcos, one of the prominent presidential figures, is condemned by UP as well, however, Marcos was also granted an honorary degree before.

“Honestly, I dont think Duterte is the type who craves for a doctorate honoris causa. Honoris causa ?! Were the previous presidents very honorable ?” Knack asked.

She even quoted the late Miriam Snatiago to have said that “mga tiga UP and yabang yabang” and Knack criticized that UP uses taxpayer’s money and yet act as though they own the taxes.

In her full post on Facebook, Knack said,

"I DONT LIKE THIS ARROGANCE about doctorates honoris causa AT ALL.

I have 2 academic degrees from UP. I studied with 3 honor scholarships and thank UP for them. I was also awarded the Presidential Medal for Academic Excellence in my undergraduate degree. In all the rallies and protest actions during martial law, I was always there and was elected student leader many, many times sometimes in absentia.

Aquino and his mother were conferred doctorates honoris causa by UP. I have nothing against it because UP, being the state university, always confers doctorates honoris causa to elected presidents. 

But both administrations were plagued by issues of corruption, plunder, oppression of farmers, massacres (crimes against humanity), subservienece to a former colonial power, and cronyism by oligarchs - everything UP is against. And tada... Fidel Ramos, the cheater from hell, also has honorary doctorates ! yuck.

Now here comes Duterte who didnt ask for a doctorate but there is an alleged offer to confer one to him as head of state. He is not a UP graduate. Will UP graduates act arrogantly again ? Who conferred doctorates to the 2 Aquinos anyway ?

I dont get it. Remember, the dictator Marcos is our alumni too, whom you strongly condemn. So whats the criteria now ? FRIENDSHIP ? PLEASING PERSONALITY ? STAGE APPEARANCE ? SWIMSUIT and EVENING GOWN ?  :) Honestly, I dont think Duterte is the type who craves for a doctorate honoris causa. Honoris causa ?! Were the previous presidents very honorable ? Sen. Miriam said : "Mga tiga UP ang yabang yabang ! Akala mo kung sino..." Let's be fair. UP is not just for rich oligarchs. Its for everyone. Lets be fair. We studied through taxpayers money. Iskolar ng bayan. Yet some of us act like WE OWN people's taxes."


Source: Facebook.com

UP conferred doctorates honoris causa to Aquino, Ramos who were dishonorable UP conferred doctorates honoris causa to Aquino, Ramos who were dishonorable Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on April 19, 2017 Rating: 5

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.