UST: CJ Corona earned Ph.D

University denies rules broken to favor Corona

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Chief Justice Renato Corona

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) has denied it broke academic rules when it granted a doctorate in law, summa cum laude, to Chief Justice Renato Corona reportedly even without a dissertation and urged the press not to drag institutions like UST to the impeachment controversy.

“There is no truth to the allegation that the University of Santo Tomas broke its rules to favor Chief Justice Renato Corona who graduated with the degree of Doctor of Laws from the University,” UST said in a statement. It added that Corona had enrolled in all of the requisite subjects leading to the doctorate, attended his classes, passed them and delivered a “scholarly treatise” for his dissertation in a public lecture.

UST said it had been declared by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) an “autonomous higher educational institution (HEI)” according to the following criteria: “long tradition of integrity and untarnished reputation, commitment to excellence, and sustainability and viability of operations.”

“As an autonomous university and no less than the cradle of higher education in the Philippines and the oldest university in Asia, the University of Santo Tomas knows academic rules and sees to their proper observance,” said UST, which is closing this month its yearlong quadricentenary celebration. It was founded by the Dominicans in 1611.

“As an autonomous HEI, the University of Santo Tomas enjoys an institutional academic freedom to set its standards of quality and excellence and determine to whom it shall confer appropriate degrees,” said UST.

Expanded accreditation

Additionally, it said it had been deputized by CHEd to implement the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (Eteeap). This means it can grant academic degrees to individuals “whose relevant work experiences, professional achievements and stature, as well as high-level, nonformal and informal training are deemed equivalent to the academic requirements for such degrees.”

It said CHEd had accepted UST’s policies and programs to implement the Eteeap when the UST Graduate School conferred a doctorate degree in literature on theater icon, Naty Crame Rogers, who was nominated for the National Artist award.

Corona’s track record

But Corona’s doctorate wasn’t part of the Eteeap, UST pointed out.

It said Corona had the track record as a lawyer, as an academician (he obtained two Master’s degrees, one from Harvard University) and as the Chief Justice of the Philippines, and could have easily qualified for the Eteeap.

“But he did not,” UST said. “He painstakingly completed the 48 units’ course work in the Ph.D. in Law curriculum by regularly attending classes and fulfilling all the requirements in the subjects that he took. He also underwent the required written comprehensive examination and passed this with excellent results.”

Equivalent requirement

According to the statement, the UST consultant for graduate law programs had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona, but the UST Graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published,” said UST.

“He dutifully fulfilled these in 2010. The quality and relevance of his paper, his answers to the questions raised during the public forum, and the eventual publication of his paper were all evaluated and for which he was given the necessary credits equivalent to a dissertation.

“Needless to say, since the university is an autonomous HEI, the other issues raised (his residency, the academic honor he received) are moot because these come under the institutional academic freedom of the University of Santo Tomas,” the UST statement said.

Rappler.com questioned

UST said it did not reply to Marites Vitug’s query because it was at a loss on how to respond to “online journalism.” It added that Vitug should have made the proper disclosure that she has had a run-in with Corona and the Supreme Court that may cast some reservation about the objectivity of her article.

“Does anyone claiming to be an online journalist given the same attention as one coming from the mainstream press?” the statement said. “We understand that while Miss Vitug used to be a print journalist, she’s part of an online magazine, Newsbreak, which has reportedly been subsumed into ‘www.rappler.com.’ What’s that?

“Is that a legitimate news organization? What individuals and entities fund Newsbreak and Rappler? Do these outfits have editors? Who challenged Miss Vitug’s article before it went online so as to establish its accuracy, objectivity and fairness? Why was there no prior disclosure made? What gate-keeping measures does online journalism practice?”

UST side not taken

UST added that the Philippine Daily Inquirer should have gotten its side before “it rushed to print Vitug’s online article virtually word for word and in its New Year’s edition yet, even adopting her rather judgmental title as banner headline.”

The university said that while it was being accused of breaking academic rules to favor Corona, the press should also take care not to shortcut its own rules.

“We also would like to see that rules on fact-checking, objectivity and fairness are observed, so that no reputation, whether of an individual or an institution, is compromised.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mil/100002160424509 Fred Mil

    blah blah blah blah… they broke rules for Corona. yung lang ang main point. pina ikot ikot lang nila

    • bgoy

      Huh? UST just said no rules have been broken. 

  • Guest

    Just the same Pnoy is breaking rules and doing shortcuts in prosecuting GMA and impeaching Corona. So what’s the fuss?

  • Luis Dunhill

    UST that’s what you get for honoring a person with no honor. Shame on you!

    • jgl41456

      Nakuryente ang UST sa pagsipsip sa pekeng chief justice buti nga sa inyo mga paring para sa mayayaman lang ang eskwelahan!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

        huh???? kelan pa naging para sa mayaman lang ang ust? mali naman yan, jgl.

      • Luis Dunhill

        May mahihirap rin naman sila. Pero they got it very wrong with Corona.

      • claipm

        ig141456 bashin mo pa ang mga nagshare one is courageous enough to tell about Corona who is always  present in the class.  He was his classmate then.  So be civil tonyour comment and be a cultured and educated person.

    • Jimmy1010

      Pre, huwag ka nang magmamarunong. Shut up and ship out!

  • Tinamo

    Is Ms. Vitug funded by the anti-Corona pinheads? her article was a perfect specimen for an unbalanced and opinionated article about CJ Corona’s doctorate degree from UST. This type of journalism not only misinformed readers but also destroys the integrity of the print media.
    Is there a libel statue in the Philippines?

    • Lito60

      I totally agree. The IRRESPONSIBLE journalism of Maritess Vitug and Inquirer have stooped so low that it’s a wonder how they can still pass themselves off as credible. Nothing could be farther from the truth!

      • Tonypogi

        Have you read the article of Miss Vitug and compare it to the reply of UST. The University reply is so shallow that you could gleam it was covering its behind. I had the feeling that it bent so low to accommodate the CJ.

      • lostRunes

        Wow. You would rather believe a newspaper whose views depend on the highest bidder than the school whose reputation will still be intact after Noynoy’s term is through?

        The Inquirer made the ” UST breaks own rules” as its headline without getting UST’s side.

        I rest my case.  No further questions.

        If there was some entity covering its behind, it is the Inquirer, which had to publish this rebuttal for not doing its homework.

  • DavidBanez

    So the UST speaks; short of saying that Ms. Vitug’s article is a TABLOID stye; similar to Mon TULFO’s.
     Huwag naman sana sabihin ng mga WAG-D-DOG na mga mouthpiece ng Palasyo na si Ms. Vitug ay only exercising her FREEDOM of EXPRESSION.
    Kitang kita ang kulay dilaw na journalism.
    And Please don’t drag UST into this kind of character assasination.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5PGZA6WQW46QED7HFNWEDJ5EC4 Arnel

      IKAW ANO KULAY MO MR. BANEZ..SIGURO ITIM???
      KAHIT MAJORITY NG PINOY ALAM KURAKOT AMO MO…IKAW AY PALAGI KAMPI AT PARANG SPIN DOCTOR.. ANG MAY GUSTO SAYO,,ARTICLE EH..ATTACK DOGS NI PANDAK

      MAHIYA  KA NAMAN!!

  • http://twitter.com/CollantesRey Rey Collantes

    Make the Justice Corona a Fake Doctoral Law degree discussion longer, give fire to it, make it a sensation, the more money will cling , cling , cling to newspapers, imagine only if half a million will buy newspapers for one week or more, it is time to make money, money , money. It will be a good bang, Prosperous New Year ! for newspapers. Ho! Ho! Ho!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

      bakit rey? bumibili ka ba ng dyaryo? or nagtitipid ka at nagbabasa ka lang ng free online edition? remember if mawala ang mga dyaryo, wala ka na libreng mababasang online edition. sino ang mawawalan?

    • amoringis

      Rey Collantes, I don’t print newspapers anymore. I read online. 

  • barrio_doctor

    There you go! Supalpal si Ms. Vitug, Inquirer at ang mga yellow zombies dito a. This is the problem with people using their mouths and pens, faster than their minds.

    • lotusblue99

      like yours…

    • Tonypogi

      Gaya mo !

  • redkinoko

    “Needless to say, since the university is an autonomous HEI, the other issues raised (his residency, the academic honor he received) are moot because these come under the institutional academic freedom of the University of Santo Tomas,” the UST statement said.

    <- pretty much says they can do whatever they want, because they're the ones making their own rules anyway. 

    • amoringis

      Redkinoko, academic freedom nga e. Kulit mo. LOLz.

  • Luis Dunhill

    UST is expected to defend its decision. Malaking kahihiyan kung aaminin! Give us a break! I wasnt born yesterday.

    • jgl41456

      Malamang na binigyan ng special treatment si Corona ng UST kasi Chief Justice at sumipsip. Nasira na ang reputasyon ng unibersidad na ito dahil lng sa isang pekeng chep justice! Malaking salot talaga itong si Corona na dapat matanggal na at maparusahan!

    • Tonypogi

      Kaso ang babaw ng sagot. Kung sinabi nila na “The University has the right to confer degrees and honors to anyone, simply based on what it perceives as outstanding public achievement.” Di Tapos na.

      Kaya nga lang pinalalabas nilang the CJ earned it. Samantalang iyong “lecture” kuno, speech lang sa akin,  ay hindi mo naman maitatabi sa isang tunay na dissertation at ni hindi dumaan sa masusing pagsusuri at pagtatanong ng mga experto.  Tapos iyong tagal bago niya natapos iyong curso ay umabot daw ng mahigit na 8 taon samantalang sabi ng UST rules  ay huwag lalampas sa 5 o 7 taon para mag-qualify sa honors. E di maliwanag na hindi nila sinunod ang tradisyon nila para lang mapagbigyan si CJ. Sorry, galing din ako sa UST.

      • lostRunes

        You are just mirroring second hand information.

        “Speech lang sa akin”
         Were you there to judge the actual content of the lecture’?

        Sino ba ang pinakamabuti mag judge kung worthy grumadweyt ang isang tao? Ikaw ba? Mga “majority of the people” ba? Kamag anak? OR YUNG MGA PROFESSORS NIYA?

        The panelists and adviser deemed Corona worthy of the degree. It is not for you to decide. Kahit nga UST administration di na pinapakialaman yon e. Blame the adviser, not the institution.

        “Kung sinabi nila na “The University has the right to confer degrees and
        honors to anyone, simply based on what it perceives as outstanding
        public achievement.” Di Tapos na. ”

        Kaya nila iyon dahil autonomous sila. eh di tapos na.

  • gikiness

    Rules are rules, not absolute like law, but even law can be broken, look again at Renato Corona being midnight appointee.

    • amoringis

      gikiness, if ever Corona is a midnight appointee as you Yellow Zombies have been claiming, this has nothing to do with Corona’s eaning academic excellence in UST and UST’s academic freedom to confer honors to anyone. 

      • gikiness

        baka naman academic poison, from Supreme Court to UST.

        Unfair to sa mga UST graduates who earned their honors fair and square.

  • Luis Dunhill

    Marami na talagang nasisirang indibidwal at institusyon ang Team ARROVO!

  • http://twitter.com/CollantesRey Rey Collantes

    Justice Corona’s cooked Doctoral Law Degree should be published in all newspapers, so all the religious schools will be careful next time like U.S.T, Ateneo, La Salle, San Beda,  will think twice not to give favors to potential leaders in the Philippines.

    • domreyes

      Collantes,

      SUPALPAL ka na, humihirit pa.

  • betongpinoy

    I would side with UST’s explanation. Imagine that, trying to discredit the achievement of a person. Successfully discredit his Harvard degree first, then I’d start to start to doubt.

    • Tonypogi

      If you read Miss Vitug’s article and compare it to the reply of UST, you will see that all UST did was to cover its’ behind. What Miss Vitug alleges is that UST made a precedent in specially accommodating the Chief Justice. In so doing, the University broke its own tradition.
      When it comes to discrediting the achievement of a person, I don’t believe Marcos really earned 36 medals during the Second World War although a lot of people will attest to it. According to Miss Vitug, neither did the CJ finished his doctorate within 5 years as the university required. This was not countered by UST.

  • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

    O?  Why is this article buried somewhere where people won’t find it, and not given the same 36-point banner that the rappler article got?

    • sc53300

      THe article is not buried, you just don’t know where to find it or rather you just don’t want to read it hence you can’t find it. . . 

      • ema65

        Replying to sc53300

        yup! simple googling would have led to it, lol. but they refuse to find it.

  • Victor Sandique

    ay, ewan

    • Luis Dunhill

      Nakakakatuwa sila!

    • ema65

      “UST bent over to accomodate CJ Corona?”

       Hardly! This has been the practice way before Corona even enrolled in UST. And this is the practice in European universities as well! Did you read the parts:

      “He painstakingly completed the 48 units’ course work in the Ph.D. in
      Law curriculum by regularly attending classes and fulfilling all the
      requirements in the subjects that he took. He also underwent the
      required written comprehensive examination and passed this with
      excellent results.”

      According to the statement, the UST consultant for graduate law programs
      had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona,
      but the UST Graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. “It
      imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a
      scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered
      in public and eventually published,” said UST.”

      Didn’t they just say they imposed an equivalent requirement? Which was delivered and defended before 300+ people and published eventually.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

        This is double talk by UST. It said it turned down the request to waive the Deissertation. BUT then they imposed an equivalent requirement. Is’nt that the meaning of waiving?

      • 1mainstream2

        you’ve got it jomjom

  • Lito60

    Maritess Vitug’s career for the past 15 years has been to try to dig up
    dirt on Chief Justice Corona. Her employer? ANTONIO CARPIO and his law
    firm. Even the best things about someone can be twisted to look bad by people like Maritess Vitug. She’s a good fiction writer.

    A well-respected university, which is the oldest in the
    country and a Catholic university at that, will not lie about such a degree.
    The University of Santo Tomas has produced many leaders of our country.
    I think it is safe to say that it would not put its reputation on the
    line.

    Why would anyone in their right mind take Maritess Vitug’s word over
    UST’s?!? She is a paid hack. She seeks to ruin the Judiciary by exalting
    her master ANTONIO CARPIO who has been salivating to become Chief Justice
    for years. She seeks to discredit Chief Justice Corona’s academic
    achievements because her own boss CARPIO HAS NO POST GRAD ACHIEVEMENTS
    to speak of.

    It is the typical crab mentality. Who in their right mind is going to
    believe the evil lies of such a person?

    • ema65

      Replying to Lito60

      ha! i’m happy that UST was able to give their statement! shame on vitug for shamelessly trying to discredit corona! and shame on PDI for not verifying the veracity of her article and for publishing as banner story for the first day of the year! now vitug is exposed for what she truly is… a paid hack! a fraud!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

      It is not about maritess Vitug. From UST’s own admission, they waived the dissertation rule in favor of a public lecture. Ok, no rule was broken. BUT, what they did is to change the RULE so that, no Rule can be broken. Oh well, it is UST’s own admission. Vitug is right in saying there was no dissertation. UST’s waiving the dissertation rule and the residency rule for eligibility for honor is a “palusot”. .. How is that again..? Change a rule so that it cannot be broken?? Whoaaa.. this Corona is really messing up rules. Imagine the midnight appointment rule.. all of a sudden the Supreme Court said that the midnight appointment ban  does not cover Corona!!!  We better kick this Corona out of SC because whenever he is involved, rules are being changed to favor him.
      To the Senate: Kick this person out before he messes up the Judiciary… or did he already mess it up?

  • ema65

    this should be on the front page too PDI !

    obviously marami pa rin nagbubulagbulagan sa page na ito. read the entire article before you post. obvious naman na one-sided ang article ni vitug! imagine she did not get the sides of the very parties involved in her article! anong klaseng journalism yan? pwede siya sa commentary kung gusto nya, pero not as news that should be fair and objective.

    • Lito60

      Pwede siya sa FICTION

    • wil15

      ema65 says:
      this should be on the front page too PDI ! 
      obviously marami pa rin nagbubulagbulagan sa page na ito. read the entire article before you post. obvious naman na one-sided ang article ni vitug! imagine she did not get the sides of the very parties involved in her article! anong klaseng journalism yan? pwede siya sa commentary kung gusto nya, pero not as news that should be fair and objective.
      ema65 — Are you blind or do you pretend to be blind? Don’t you see this is in front page news of PDI? You said Ms. Vitug did not get the sides of the very parties involved. Have you read Ms. Vitug article? If you have, then you have not understood it. It is very clear in Ms. Vitug article that she asked UST for a copy of CJ Corona’s dissertation. She was told to go the Law library and main library and was not able to find any. She asked for a copy from the SC, nobody responded. Ms. Vitug is not a news reporter of PDI; She is an investigative journalist and  I hope you know the difference between the two. Her article first appeared in Rappler and was picked up by PDI. I wonder where you are coming from.
      Reply

      • bgoy

        Replyibng to wil15: So therefore, it was the responsibility of PDI to check with UST and not just accept everything the Ms. Vitug has written, verbatim.  I fault PDI here not Ms. Vitug.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

      I agree with PDI that this should not be front page material because it is a PALUSOT of UST. It’s obvious, UST is cleaning up the mess it created. Even dragging CHED in the process and invoking autonomy.  This is PALUSOT of the highest order. Tama ang PDI.

  • Luis Dunhill

    Nakakatuwa naman ang iba, questioning the credibility of the very paper which they are reading and commenting on right now

    • mekeni62

      What about you.Do you believe everything you read from a newspaper?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

      Nothing is wrong with questioning with what we read. In fact, it is more questionable for one to swallow evrything that one reads.. (like you?)

  • Luis Dunhill

    UST is expected to defend its decision. Malaking kahihiyan kung aaminin! Give us a break! I wasnt born yesterday.

  • jgl41456

    Talaga naman itong si Corona pati doctorate niya ay midnight din may sa dracula yata ito at ayaw sa liwanag puro sa kadiliman ng gabi at pati mga pari na tulad ni Bernas at mga pari ng UST sinasaniban na niya! Matinik talaga ang kapangyarihan at sungay ng pekeng huwes na ito at dapat na putulan ng taong bayan!

  • simplengmamayan

    Bam!!! nasabugan si M. Vitug.. dagdag 477 na nasabugan.. hehe..

    There’s a thin line between journalism and a blogger.. 

    • joeldcndcn

      you can’t destroy a good name of journalist no matter how stupidly anyone would do, people judge them by fairness & facts, not by uncommon sense, he, he, he!

      • simplengmamayan

        you see you can google what i meant with regards to the thin line between a blogger and a journalist.. Remember bloggers can be sued of defamation..

      • claipm

        Wow nakakatakot pala.

      • mekeni62

        a good name of a journalist can be destroyed in a matter of seconds by writing a stupid article and its contents proven a lie by the subject.

    • pinoy_abno

      Nakuryente si Vitug…..maraming nadamay….

      • herculubus

        pinoy_abno:

        Correction adre, hindi si Vitug ang nakuryente. Instead, si Vitug ang tagakuryente at Inquirer ang nakuryente, at nadamay ang yellow army. Tsismosa talaga yang si Vitug at hindi journalist kaya may pending libel case din yan laban kay Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco. Wala talagang kasawasawa sa pagkakalat ng lason sa publiko. Of course, hindi titigil yang yellow army, kahiyaan na kaya tuloy na lang ang atake kay CJ Corona kahit nagdudumilat na ang katotohanan at kahit sabihin mo pang mga walang sariling isip… tatalon nga ang mga yan sa bangin basta order lang ng diktador. 

  • Sobrangpanot

    Grabe itong media na ito  kahit respetadong  learning institute wawasakin ang credibility to satisfy their selfish end.  Sino at ano kaya ang susunod na wawasakin ng media pagkatapos ng UST ?

  • bgoy

    I don’t know what to make of this and the “UST Breaks Rules for Corona” headline. It feels like when reading PDI, I’m dealing with a person with multiple personalities or one hand does not know what the other hand is doing.  For example, this news item just stated that PDI did not bother to check with UST before publishing the previous news item — like shooting itself in the foot! What da?

    • claipm

      I like bgoy your civil and educated comment.  Sana lahat katulad mo.  And weakness ko kasi pumunta sa level ng mga uneducated comment.  More power.

  • dead_pixel

    Napahiya nanaman si noyAbnoy sa pinakawalang asong-ul0l na si Vitug!
    Ang walang kwentang SHAME CAMPAIGN ng retarded na presidente ay binase sa showbiz politics. 
    Kung ayaw ng isang gahaman at ma impluwensiyang showbiz mogul sa isang artista, ginagawan ng sangkatutak na tsismes at intrega!
    At diyan magaling si noyAbnoythePartygirlboy – tsismes at intriga!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

      and you are good in…name-calling, dead_pixel

      • dead_pixel

        @Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa
        and in facts too.

    • claipm

      i agree with you dead-pixel.  Pero lest be more civil ang avoid name calling.  Marami naman talagang nakakaalam na nyan.  And icon pa yan sa sinasabi mo.  I repeat I strongly agree with you pero just tone down na lang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

    kaya nga luis, libre na nga access nila, may ganang pang magreklamo

  • Luis Dunhill

    Napahiya ang UST!

    • oca127

      Napahiya si Vitug at ang PDI.. bakit hindi ba kaya ni corona na gumawa ng dissertation nya? Hwag nyong sabihiun na ang HARVARD Masters Degree nya ay questionable din.. propaganda ito ABNOY style na may halong communist style

  • lotusblue99

    di ba si corona ang sumisira sa isang malaking institution… ano sa palagay mo…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

      korek ka dyan, lotus

    • claipm

      sorry hindi ako nag agree sa yo. 

  • lotusblue99

    and you are part of the depending campaign…

  • ewanski tolongges

    So Ms Vitug, UST has spoken and let’s be clear on that. It can break its own rules when it wants to. 

    UST, the HEI autonomy does not make the other issues moot. The issue raised by Ms Vitug is that you have bent over to accommodate CJ Corona. And here you are, apparently saying Yes, because you have the autonomy to do so. Ang tanong lang eh, sa iba ba, estrikto kayo sa implementasyon ng mga rules na yan? Kung oo, ang kasunod na tanong eh… Bakit kay CJ biglang nag exercise kayo ng “institutional academic freedom”?

    At saka mang gagalaiti kayo na na publish, eh nung nanghihingi pala sa inyo ng sagot eh dinedma ninyo dahil sa ito’y “Online Journalism” lamang. If you don’t give someone claiming to be an online journalist the same attention as that of the mainstream press, then that is a risk you have willingly taken. Akala nyo hindi importante, ayun, na publish. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

      Great reply.. I could not have said it better.

  • Luis Dunhill

    Kumusta kaya ang Pasko at New Year nitong si Corona? Di pa nya nadadalaw si Ma’am sa Veterans!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36GOIKR65ASH2VTG347ZS4QKSU francisco

      haha.. akala mo lang yun, nagpapalit anyo si CJ sa hatinggabi kaya posible na nadadalaw nya yung nakahawlang buwitre sa ospital.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7X5DO3WNUK4ORHZCFW4IAYS24 Lloyd

    Vitug binayaran para magkalat ng kasiraan na walang sapat na batayan. Di b kamag anak ni Vitug ang mga taga THE FIRM na malapit ky pnoy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

      Focus on the message, not the messenger.

  • joeldcndcn

    certainly, the UST admin will depend its actions though they did violate their own rule, remember that is is run by catholic bigots, which opposes the admin of Pnoy but subservient to the corrupt glo arroyo and the bishops, he, he, he!

  • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

    Ok. Thank you PDI for putting it in a more prominent place.  You have us convinced. :)

  • Luis Dunhill

    Dun sila nararapat sa Daily Tribune ni Olivarez.

  • http://twitter.com/judefawley Jude Fawley

    “As an autonomous university and no less than the cradle of higher
    education in the Philippines and the oldest university in Asia….”

    The oldest University in Asia and yet a very unfamiliar university in the foreign stage. Nobody hears this university outside of the Philippines.

    • Luis Dunhill

      hahaha so true

  • ewanski tolongges

    Libel statue?

  • PoorOFW

    “because it was at a loss on how to respond to “online journalism.”
    ZING!
    The university said that while it was being accused of breaking academic
    rules to favor Corona, the press should also take care not to shortcut
    its own rules.
    DOUBLE ZING!

    lol

  • Sobrangpanot

    Obviously, Maritess Vitug wants to be in the limelight so she used UST as her ticket to popularity.
    Why would a credible and respectable learning institution like UST would respond to online journalism ?  Such a waste of time.

    • ema65

      and she did not make proper disclosure to UST.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

      @Sobrangpanot:disqus : You said “Why would UST respond to online journalism? Such a waste of time.””
      Hahaha.. ngayon nagkukumahug na sagutin ang mga punto ni Vitug, samantalang dinedma nila noon. Moral lesson: treat everyone properly.. who knows baka kailangan mo pala sila in the future.

  • mchang1978

    Stop conferring unmerited doctor titles to politicians! Dishonoris causa! We are making ourselves the laughing stock of the global academia!

  • rnoldrmada

    This is getting ugy and could get uglier still. The president is using all means necessary to get rid of the chief justice. What’s next? Women coming out telling of their affairs with Carpio? love children? escort services? I think the chief justice ought to hire a really good spin person to counter the administration’s attacks. And since it seems to be an open season for personal attacks and accusations, it’s only fair if we hear about the president and his allies’ dirty laundry as well.   

  • http://twitter.com/judefawley Jude Fawley

    Can someone show me a book that the CJ has authored? I wanna buy and read it.

    • Luis Dunhill

      No book, as far I know.

      • claipm

        Mother Theresa has no book If I remember it right and yet recieve nobel prize. The same with Madam Cory Aquino and Pinoy who was elected president.

    • claipm

      Can someone show me also the achievements of Pinoy as congressman and Senator .at my book din ba siya.

  • Sobrangpanot

    Bago na taon wala pa din pinagbago ang pamunuan ng bansa, ang hilig magsayang ng panahon at oras sa walang kwentang bagay …!!!!!!!!! Isusunod nyo ba ang Harvard University pagkatapos ng UST?  di niyo kaya yun mga tungak ………

    • claipm

      Tangalin muna iho yung salitang tungak.  Icon na nila yan.  Let us just be civil K. Thanks.

  • Sobrangpanot

    There you have it, Maritess Vitug is Associate Justice Carpio’s attack dog. What else is new ?

  • indiosbravos2002

    UST is to blame for the news report. If they just bothered to reply to the reporter they did not need to go in length to defend themselves and undergo this negative publicity. Feeling snotty In replying to an online reporter? Here is what you get.

    • bgoy

      Agree. but PDI not bothering to check with UST is the main issue.

      • ema65

        yup I agree PDI should have checked veracity of Vitug’s article which she published online last Dec. 22! More than the dubious timing of printing, PDI should have checked with UST.

    • Luis Dunhill

      They were being stubborn, so they are now being burned.

      • bgoy

        I don’t think UST is being burned here.  I would have expected PDI to check with UST first before publishing that opinion piece by Ms. Vitug. That way, PDI would have avoided releasing another news item (as above) which basically contradicted its previous news release. Well, talking about being mentally honest…

      • ema65

        Replying to bgoy

        yes i share your view on this! and in the first place, why make vitug’s article the headline banner when it is what it is – an opinion piece and not news! this should have been reserved for somewhere inside the paper or sidebars and not the frontpage banner story. it is an opinion piece passed off as news! that’s where PDI is irresponsible!

      • claipm

        oo nga ano ema.  Tama ka. Dapat sa editorial section yan.  Kaya nga nakiusap ako sa chief edtior ng Daily Inquirer next time wag naman.  Ang taas pa naman ng respecto ko sa Daily Inquirer.  Anyway sana natauhan na sila. Still Long live PDI.

    • claipm

      Pakibasa uli ang explanation ng UST indios.  Pero in fairness it shows that you are an educated person the way you voice out your mind.  More people like you para healthy and Discus nating.  Nagiging personalan din kasi.  And I admit Im also guitly of it. And im now changing lttle by little as suggested by Handlong.

  • indiosbravos2002

    This is the worst time for UST to get involved with Corona publicity wise. Better get a good PR firm to fire fight the situation. The last thing they need is to be perceived to be a corona ally.

    • bgoy

      I don’t think UST needs to firefight or control damage.  Based on the press release, looks like they are not hiding anything.  It is just a matter of communication breakdown between PDI and UST.

      • claipm

        Tama ka uli bgoy. A good insight. And I am learning sa mga comments mo.

  • mekeni62

    UST has aired its side.Now it seems Vitug’s credibility is on the line.She works for the Firm under Carpio who is highly favored by Pnoy to be the next CJ along with Sereno once Corona is kicked off his post.The intent is suspicious.This is character assassination in guise of investigative journalism.

    • ema65

      This is black propaganda at its finest! Vitug actually ought to make a disclosure about her relationship to Carpio and the Firm. Investigative journalism? Lol more like investigating Corona. That seems to be her current preoccupation.

      • sc53300

        @ema65: I would like to see who will be man enough to acknowledge to have polarized the people with everything that is going now in our country. . . 

      • ema65

        Replying to sc53300 you and I both…

      • revitor

        I think to make amends on tarnished credibility, Ms. Vitug and PDI should answer the statements given by UST and accusations by some bloggers point by point. Nowadays, some journalists are coming up with articles which unfortunately go to print devoid of any meticulous verification process. They needlessly destroy reputations, not only against a person, but institutions as well, like the Supreme Court. For PDI, they should have not placed Ms. Vitug’s piece in print without appropriate reliability check. Unless done, the impression that they are paid by somebody out to unfairly destroy a person or an institution’s reputation will persist. For the others, a more civilized debate on any issue I’m sure will uplift our nation’s prestige in the family of nations and will strengthen our democratic process. 

  • joeldcndcn

    well, is this UST a “tax free” religious institution, its high time that the BIR should check on this closely, some catholic bigots are taking advantage of this foolish privileges depriving the country of its source of income while these religious schools are making good profits, CHECK THEM!

    • sc53300

      @joeldcndcn: Why side track the issue. Be man enough to admit you were wrong in your opinion. . 

  • tonyoks

    “whose relevant work experiences, professional achievements and stature, as well as high-level, nonformal and informal training are deemed equivalent to the academic requirements for such degrees.”
    well well well, what do we know????

    Pacman in line to his next Doctorate degree….

    honoris pusa….

  • imongredneck

    To be fair, Inquirer should also scrutinize the credentials of other personalities they are “sucking up to”. Inquirer may start with the executive branch, then the legislative branch where bogus credentials abound. Inquirer can help boost medical tourism industry by also looking into the credentials of our “health care professionals” where you can find a ” mother load of all bogusness”.

  • ztefertilizerscam

    Fake Chief Justice finished doctorate without required dissertation

    UST rules

    First, UST requires a dissertation. Dissertation writing takes all of 15 units spread out in four
    courses.Second, only students who complete their doctorate degrees in five years are qualified to graduate with honors: “A student who has overstayed beyond the residency limit…will also be disqualified to graduate with honors.”Corona does not have a dissertation. Neither did he fulfill the five-year residency requirement.

    • sc53300

      @ztefertilizerscam : Be man enough to disclose your identity and tackle the issue objectively. 

    • mekeni62

      This only proves you don’t read the article you are commenting about.Shame on you.This is the same comment you posted yesterday.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMQA5JDNNAY3CTREKDGKPNQD6A ronie

    in this highly politicized environment cultivated by pnoy’s admin, everything has political color that is not good for our stability in the long term. we must be prudent enough to realize that following written rules and procedures is more important rather than taking the side pnoy or gma.

  • Malitbog1975

    The question is, where is the dissertation? It’s not even in UST Library, and the National library, wether UST have the autonomy to decide who will graduate, they break their own rules, to let him graduate with honors without dissertation and residency required for graduate school student to graduate. BUKING ANG UST! naging diploma mill na katulad na sa Quiapo! WAAAAAAAAAH!

    • ema65

      wwwscribdcom/doc/76309807/To-Every-One-His-Due-The-Philippine-Judiciary-at-the-Forefront-of-Promoting-Environmental-Justice-Chief-Justice-Renato-Corona

      here it is, put dots between “www” & “scribd” & “com”

      Got this from another poster:

      “Inquirer got it all wrong
      big time! Just like Justice “Corona, It took my wife ten years to
      finished her Ph.D. in UST as a part time student. There is no such thing
      as overstaying. You just enroll for “reactivation” which is allowed in
      the UST Graduate School in case you “overstayed”. As for Corona’s Ph.D.
      dissertation not found in the UST main Library or any libraries since
      his graduation eight months ago, my wife told me that this is not
      unusual. Its takes time to have one’s dissertation to be edited,
      corrected, signed and reproduced to the requirements of the school and
      its panel of reviewers. It will also take time for it to be sorted,
      index, marked, published in a journal and what have you before it finds
      its way to the library. It took about year before my wife’s dissertation
      reached the honorable shelves of UST library. I hope UST can clarify
      this tabloid reporting from PDI. What a shame..Tsk, tsk, tsk..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

      UST did not break its own rules because they changed the rules first, ergo, it cannot be broken anymore. LOL.

  • gikiness

    Pati ba naman UST, napasok ng kamandag ni Corona?

  • gikiness

    Wala, sa presinto na lang magpaliwanag ang UST

  • comvalboy

    haha nagpalusot ang ust! how come corona finished his study in a decade! paso na sa bisay pa! pumalpak si corona sa sleepers rule! ust shot the messenger after shooting the message. bat inintindi pa si vitug! sa issues nya dapat mag concentrate and ust. in the coming days, corona’s claimed honors will be dug on by respected journalists in the country. tinira na ni corona ang mga respected journalists! may pride ang media, remember corona. hwag ka ng mag-depensa-depensa using stooges like the ust! haha!

  • barrio_doctor

    It’s funny to see people here still looking for the copy of the dissertation (or are they’re just looking for tsismis?). Na-publish na nga sa isang JOURNAL, napublish na! The end result of making these dissertations is for it to get published in a JOURNAL, so that more scholars can read it! Kawawa talaga ang pilipinas kapag puro mga katulad ninyo ang nandito.

    • cpol9

      There is no dissertation. Period.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

      @barriodoctor:disqus 

      You are announcing on this forum your ignora% nce of academic matters. You said “na publish na nga sa isang journal ang dissertation”.  For your information, dissertations are not published in journals. It is usually only a summary of the findings that is published, not the dissertation itself. Wag mo ng ipagtanggol si Corona.. UST aready admitted that there is NO dissertation. Only a public lecture.. To academicians, this is a lot of crap, that a public lecture is equivalent to a PhD dissertation. 

  • adoremus

    Obviously, Vitug only targeted Corona as part of “demolition” job. Obviously, there are major media networks and personnel that are part of “the team”. Obviously, Vitug has an axe to grind against Corona and UST happened to be a collateral damage. Good thing they responded in a more professional manner. There are still some decent and truly educated Filipinos that remain.

    • DavidBanez

      Ms.VITUG’s article belong to the TABLOID and should not merit the front page of PDI.
      It is similar to Mon TULFO’s style of journalism.

  • 1mainstream2

    the truth has come out that indeed UST exercised their so called ” autonomous power
    and discretion”, that indeed they conferred the degree and award on corona based on
    modified academic rules and that is precisely the point of the article- that corona
    earned them not thru regular academic ways but thru special ways. it is therefore
    established that the regular residency requirement was waived in favor of corona
    and “scholarly treatise” was substituted in lieu of a dissertation again in favor of
    corona. the fact remains the same therefore that corona was treated specially
    by UST. therefore UST’ s response to the article did not change a thing,
    CORONA’s DEGREE & ACADEMIC AWARD DID NOT SATISFY THE TRADITIONAL
    REQUIREMENTS. he was treated as a special student. violation of equal opportunity
    and treatment that corona himself always rant as a contitutional guarantee to everyone.
    now what?

    • ema65

      Replying to 1mainstream2

      therefore it is untrue that the CJ did not have a dissertation as written by vitug, because he did.

      • redkinoko

        The article mentioned that there was no dissertation, just a lecture in lieu. So Vitug’s article holds water. Some of it anyway. 

      • ema65

        Replying to redkinoko

        that lecture was the equivalent of a dissertation. delivered and defended before a crowd of 300. and it is even published.

      • 1mainstream2

        ema65′
        how did you get that conclusion. there was no dissertation. period. only
        “scholarly treatise” UST already accepted there was no dissertation.

    • basyong

      1MAINSTREAM2 IF THATS THE CASE, ABOUT CJ CORONA WHAT ABOUT WHEN PINOY ABNOY KALBO WENT TO NYC AND ALL OF A SUDDEN FORDHAM U GAVE HIM AN HONORARY DEGREE WHICH IS VERY UNUSUAL SINCE EVEN PINOY  KALBO BARELY MADE IT TO THE PASSING MARK WHEN HE WAS IN ATENEO

      • martial_law_baby

        kahina naman ng utak nire. iba naman yung honorary degree sa doctorate degree. kahit sila lito lapid at erap nakakuha ng honorary degree.sus. pero hindi bagay kay CJ Corona ang honorary degree, kasi wala syang honor. Mas bagay nga sa kanya ang doctorate degree kasi, magaling syang mag doctor ng SC decisions…

      • basyong

        hindi kapanipaniwala ang sitwasyon ni abnoy kalbo galing sa fordham u para bigyan ng degree na ganito.pero in a way maganda ang nangyari dahil ang fordham u made a history out of it? the first autistic mongoloid honorary degree? wow ? a big accomplishment even his undergrad degree barely passed. in fact bumagsak sa economic course niya at kaya asar na asar kay gma e dahil si gma ang nagbagsak sa kanya HAHAHAHAHA baka naman ki abnoy kalbo gatungan na namang korupsyon yung pagbagsak sa kanya ni pandak sa economics hehehehehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZDWT46ZRHZRJPI7UASWJMXMGKE Alen

        it’s funny how the brain of this idiot works. assuming he’s an abnoy, yet who’s in prison/detained, resigned, soon to be impeached, soon to join the wife in prison? in simple english words that you”ll barely understand, who’s the most powerful in pinas right now? now, who’s the moron?

      • 1mainstream2

        basyong,
        apparently you still don’t have a clue of the difference between an honorary degree
        and the academic degree. sorry ka na lang. kung walang intinde, wag sumale !

    • claipm

      Hay no comment na nga lang.

  • Malitbog1975

    University of Santo Tomas (UST) – THE OLDEST DIPLOMA MILL IN THE PHILIPPINES!

    • claipm

      K kang mang insulto Malitbog.  Well is this an educated comment or tambay comment?

  • dan4321

    That’s the problem with an OLD Institution,ARROGANCE is developed.Impunity.And with the CHEDs provision,UST can just break/bend/make its rules.Tsk tsk.

    • claipm

      you dont know the world of academe.  And we should respect CHED’s decision. After all under ngayon yan ni Pinoy.

  • dan4321

    To ema65 —Do you know what dissertation is? Didn’t you read the articles and the reply of UST? In reality CJ didn’t have dissertation.UST conferred its Doctorate to CJ thru his so called academic records and public lectures.The best UST could have done was to confer on him
    Honorary Doctorate of Laws. What a Shame.

    • claipm

      Well that your opinion.  Good luck im still for UST.  Hail UST . Hindi ako graduate ng UST Im just being objective.

  • simplengmamayan

    According to the statement, the UST consultant for graduate law programs had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona, but the UST Graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published,” said UST.
    “He dutifully fulfilled these in 2010. The quality and relevance of his paper, his answers to the questions raised during the public forum, and the eventual publication of his paper were all evaluated and for which he was given the necessary credits equivalent to a dissertation.

    parang malinaw naman ito.. he had a dissertion but unlike the old style dissertion.. it is an equivalent.. ano ba sinasabi ng iba?

    • redkinoko

      Equivalent is not equal po. 

      • simplengmamayan

        kaya nga Equivalent 1 + 1 = 2 equivalent yan diba?

      • redkinoko

        Para hindi ma malito, use equal and equivalent in a linguistic sense, not mathematical. Basic elementary english.  Equal means of the same instance, equivalent means of similar instance. Lots of topics on line to show you the diff if you bother to stand corrected.

      • cpol9

        Hindi equal ang dissertation at lecture. 

      • simplengmamayan

        Hayy sabihin pa na elementary english nman.. Parehas lang sinasabi natin.. mukhang di mo lang gets yung example na 1 + 1 = 2 hindi tlaga equal muna yan eh.. need ko ba explain sayo?

    • claipm

      Di ko nga maintindihan.  Bka nga susunod questionin nila ang Harvad kung nagtapos ng master si Corona.

  • scank

    SI RENATO CORONA AY NAGBAYAD SA UST NG MALAKING PERA PARA SA NGA PARENG MALILIBOG . IYAN ANG ISANG KATANIGAN NI RENATO CORONA, KURAP AT MAGNANAKAW. HUWAG NA KAYONG MAGULAT PA ANG SASABIHIN NG UST SA KASO NI RENATO BUWAYA CORRONA. GAGAWIN LAHAT NI RENATO CORONA PARA SA PANSARILI KABUTIHAN LAMANG. GANYAN UMASAL ANG HALIMAW KATULAD NI GLORIA ARROYO. PATALSIKIN SA KORTE SUPREMA ANG TARANTADONG RENATO CORONA NA ITO. WALANGMAKUKUHANG KABUTIHAN NG MADLA SA KANYA. ALIS DIYANNNNNN , `BUWAYAAAAA…..

  • Tinamo

    Are most Filipinos familiar with doctoral programs/degrees? the country ranks at the bottom in terms of PhD’s/Doctors per square miles. Israel has the highest number of PhD’s per square miles ( no wonder, they have so many Nobel Prize winners ), Malaysia has more PhD’s than the country. One needs to know the European system and American system in terms of doctoral degree requirements, then CJ Corona’s doctoral degree from UST will not be an issue. We need to encourage the Filipino youth to aim for a doctoral degree and follow the footsteps of Dr. Rizal and others who went to Europe in the 1800’s in pursuit of a doctoral degree.

  • barrio_doctor

    Which will you prefer?

    A) A published paper in a Journal …or
    B) A dissertation copy in the library

    True scholars and intellectuals would answer A. Yellow zombies would answer.. (haha your guess is as good as mine).

    • ema65

      Replying to barrio_doctor

      Lol, yup. You should write articles, papers, dissertations and such, with the intent to publish in peer reviewed journals and such. I really don’t know what end vitug wanted to achieve with her article but to besmirch the name of corona.

    • cpol9

      Shinortcut, ni railroad. Hindi sinunod ang kanilang sariling rules. Anong klaseng katwiran yan, kesyo they have the right to change their own rules? Bugok na reasoning yan.

  • dan4321

    adoremus, weather Vitug was targetting Corona as part of a demolition Job,the truth still showed that UST did not follow the traditional requirements in conferring the Doctorate
    to CJ.It was railroaded,just as his appointment and just as what he planned before-if you can recall,he once called a Professor in Ateneo to give Mike or Mikey a passing grade even if he didn’t deserve,to with the principled Professor didn’t oblige,so Mikey ended up transferring to a branch of Ateneo in the South.Just to show a glimpse of the character of this SC justice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

    Well, what was UST trying to do anyway?  Show to the world that it supports Corona on his current plight?  That’s bad timing to say the least.  Why did it at a time when Corona’s being impeached?  

    • ema65

      Replying to Ruben

      UST was trying to clear its name as besmirched by vitug in yesterday’a article. Bad timing of UST? What about the bad timing and bad placement of vitug’s article on the frontpage – passed of as “news” – when it should be on the sidebar or somewhere inside, let’s say, Opinion section?

  • redkinoko

    Point of matter is, there is no dissertation. There is just something that was negotiated as a replacement for the dissertation. The argument that discredits the article solely on the ground that Vitug claims there is no dissertation is invalid. 

    As for the rest of the arguments of the article, UST happily explains this by claiming they have authority to bend their own rules. “Needless to say, since the university is an autonomous HEI, the other issues raised (his residency, the academic honor he received) are moot because these come under the institutional academic freedom of the University of Santo Tomas,” the UST statement said.

    In which case, although UST appears really childish in doing so, UST will always have the final say on the matter. : |

  • bgoy

    It’s beginning to be really funny.  Suddenly, UST with long history of academic excellence is being challenged by some bloggers just because it conferred a PhD to Corona? Just commonsense, would UST sacrifice its hundreds of years of academic excellence just for Corona, who 10 years from now will just be a thing of the past? Think!

  • basyong

    dapat ibitay yung vitug na gumawa ng article na yan? sobrang paninira dahil nabayaran ni kalbong abnoy. kaya sa administrasyong eto pulos walang katarungan ang ibibigay sa iyo pag nakita kang kalaban nila.mabuti pa yung kay marcos talagang ikukulong ka pag kalaban ka  etong si abnoy pa hipohipokritong hindi mo maintindihan.ilabas mo yung tunay mong dilaw na utak at kung gusto mong maging diktador mag deklara ka na lang ng martial law kesa sa manira ka ng reputasyon ng iba na wala namang maniniwala  GET REAL ABNOY KALBO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hindi ka na nakatago sa palda ng ina mong CORY

  • dan4321

    ema65- You obviously do not know what dissertation is. A LECTURE CAN NEVER BE EQUIVALENT of a DISSERTATION.There are so varied factors to it.If still you can not discern
    try to take up Doctorate on a Reputable Institution,or even Masteral,there and then you will
    understand.

    • ema65

      Replying to dan4321
      says who? that is the current trend in european universities. just because it is not in its chapter-by-chapter format that you are used to seeing does it mean it is not a dissertation, or an equivalent of one.  corona presented  new, novel ideas form his own research and thus qualify for a dissertation. just because it isn’t traditional does not mean it isn’t valid.

  • scank

    SI RENATO CORONA AT GLORIA ARROYO AY MAGKAKAMBAL SA LAHAT NG BAGAY. SILA AY NAGSAMA NG DALAWANG DEKADA SA POLITIKA. ITO ANG KANILANG KATANGIAN:

    1. magnanakaw ng pera ng bayan (bilyong bilyong)
    2. sinungaling sa publiko
    3. kurakut sa kaban ng bayan ( bilyong bilyong pera ng bayan naka deposito na sa abroad ) 
    4. buwaya sa kapangyarihan ( kapit tuko sa posisyon hinahawakan kahit ayaw na ng madla)
    5. lumikha ng maraming buwayang walang kabusugan sa gobyerno noong reyna at hari sila.
    6. ginawang sariling bangko ang kaban ng bayan (gastus dito , gastos doon para sa sarili lamang)
    7. nagpayaman sa pamamagitan ng pagbili ng maraming mamahalin bahay sa pinas at abroad (galing sa nakaw ang perang pinambili)
    8. naglikaha ng maraming buwaya sa korte suprema at lahat ng ahensiya ng gobyerno hanggang ngayon lumalaklak pa ng pera ng bayan ang nga ugok.)

    ORAS NA PARA PARUSAHAN ANG NGA BUWAYANG ITO AT BAWIIN LAHAT ANG PERANG NAKURAKUT PARA UMUNLAD ANG KABUHAYAN NG MGA PINOY…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    Published where?VARSITARIAN? comm’on guys, that’s why Phiippine institutions couldn’t get in higher world rankings eh cheap ng standards (varsitarian? magbasa na lang ako ng FHM.hahaha). It should’ve be atleast in pear-reviewed ISI journal. Super natatawa talaga ako to those who sees varsitarian as a JOURNAL. hehehe 

    • barrio_doctor

      Pedro
      Well unfortunately Pedro, kelangan nating tanggapin na hindi talaga world-class ang mga journals natin sa Pilipinas. The only ISI journal being published in the Philippines is the The Philippine Agriculturist of UPLB. And among our higher institutions, only the faculties of UP’s NIP and MSI can brag about the regular publication of their articles in ISI journals abroad.

      Pero magpasalamat ka na rin at kahit papaano ay na-publish sa dalawang local Journals ang dissertation (or equivalent lecture according to UST) ni Justice Corona. At Ad Veritatem of UST, and the journal of the Philippine Judicial Academy.

      Dahil maniwala ka sa hindi, karamihan ng mga dissertations ng PhD candidates sa pilipinas ay nag-iipon lang ng alikabok sa mga libraries.

       

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        barrio_doctor

        iba kasi ang dissertation eh, it can never be
        equivalent to a public lecture, both kailangan yan before ka maka-graduate. Dissertation
        is actually compilation na lang yan ng mga researches na ginawa mo eh, lalagyan
        mo lang ng introduction, objectives, RRL, then mga chapters ay mga published
        works mo eh.

        Gaya ng namention mo nga, only the UP-NIP,
        MSI, IC, NIGS ang marami ISI publications, in ust meron din, chemistry
        department nila. When I was in the ust graduate school according kay dean sison
        they will require yata 2 ISI publication in PhD program and 1 for MSc. Dko alam
        anu na nangyari.

      • anak_mahirap50

        Bakit di ginawa ni Cheap Corona ito para wala nang usapan? Di nya kaya?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3BS4NESVXEFTLMUWQ7LZUJJT5M Agustin

        You are just exposing your ignorance about the issue. Read, think and reread your comments before posting. 

  • dan4321

    KAPALAN lang ng mukha,magaling ka lang magsalita sa Public,may Docotorate Degree ka na.

  • kulkat8

    The best logical thing to do now,is to verify UST’s statement.  Those who has the resources and time can go to The University of Sto. Tomas and check all the records regarding Corona’s Phd. education. (I don’t).  Interview some witnesses like Corona’s classmtes in the program,professors etc.

  • cpol9

    Huh? If UST changed their own requirements, they should publish it first before applying it to somebody else. Kawawa naman ang mga di nakapagbayad, kung lumampas ng 7 years, di makakuha ng doctorate. Itong is Corona, 10 years, valedictorian pa, wala pang dissertation. Lecture? ehe.. soli yang diploma na yan!

  • mindanao1

    No difference between Corona’s Ph.D. and Pacquiao’s Doctorate. Both of them are honorary not real.

    • ema65

      you may not like corona but give credit where it is due

  • Odyi

    PhD for a crook Cheat Justice? You are all crazy!

  • cpol9

    Invoking “insitutional academic freedom”? That says it all. Pina enroll pa. Di na lang binigyan agad ng doctorate, ginawang valedictorian…. me “institutional academic freedom naman pala. Tsk.

  • scank

    ANG KATOTOHAN TALAGA , SI RENATO CORONA AY NAKAKUHA NG DOCTORATE DEGREE SA UST. IYAN ANG KATOTOHAN…..KANYA LANG HINDI SA DOCTORATE DEGREE  SA LAW, KUNDI SA NGA ITO:

    PANGUNGURAKUT , PAGNANAKAW NG PERA NG BAYAN, PAGKAPIT TUKO SA PUWESTO AT PAGPAPAYAMAN SA MALING PARAAN…..

    IYAN ANG KATOTOHANAN……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5PGZA6WQW46QED7HFNWEDJ5EC4 Arnel

    sis and utol, INTERVIEW KO SI CJ CORONA…

    CJ,,GANDA NG PASOK NG 2012 SAU..AWARDEE KA KAAGAD..

    CJ:  OO, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE IF IM QUALIFIED TO RECIEVED IT..

    SO, TAWAG PA RIN SAU,,,”MIDNIGHT AWARDEE”???

    CJ:  DI KO KASALANAN NA AKO MAGING TOP NOTCHER   AS DOCTORATE..

    IT MEANS CJ,, NA MAS MAGALING KA KI PNOY SA ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT??

    CJ: HUAG MO NAMAN AKO KI COMPARE KI PNOY..LAYO KO SA KANYA,, ANG KA LEVEL KO LANG NA PRESIDENT AY KUMARE GLORIA,,,HARVARD SCHOLAR SIYA..

    GALING NINYO PAREHO…BILIB ANG MGA PINOYS SA INYONG DALAWA…
    ANO ANG MASASABI NINYO SA INYONG DOCTORATE AT COMMENTS SA INYONG CRITICS?

    CJ: I AM HONORED TO RECIEVE THIS DOCTORATE IN CIVIL LAWS–VALEDICTORIAN,,FROM UST,,DI KO KAILANGAN DISSERTATIONS KASI BAKA MA ACCUSE AKO PLAGIARSM,,,,I HAVE EARNED IT,,,AJ DEL CASTILLO MY KUMPADRE ,,HELPED ME IN MY REASEARCH.. AND GMA WAS MY ADVISER AND TO MY CRITICS ITS NEW YEAR I FORGIVE U WITH YOUR CRAB  MENTALITY ATTITUDE.. INGGIT LANG KAU.

    THANK YOU CJ FOR THE INTERVIEW,,,PERO  SA ISIP KO>>>
    DAHIL INVOLVE SI GMA AT  DEL CASTILLO,,,DI KAYA NILA ” DINUKTOR ”  THE RESEARCH AT AWARDS??

    KAU MAGHUSGA??

  • barok

    Universities tend to give prominent people degrees or doctorates but it doesn’t negate any of their wrong doings. They should be more discreet otherwise it will become a ghost of their past and will have an eternal mark not only in their reputation but to their alumni as well.

    • RomyLitz

      The UST IS TO BLAME. Why not make it Doctorate Degree honoris causa? The UST management yielded to GMAs pleading for a Ph.D for Corona to groom the delectable porky looking Corona to the exalted post of Chief Justice. He will be grilled like lechon, very crispy and tasty at the Senate where the voracious eaters are waiting with great joy and excitement.

      • pinakatagotago

        UST can confer the honors they deem relevant according to their own judgment as an educational and reputed scholarly institution and not according to your own book of guidelines on how to be conferred a Ph D – that is to be accredited as an autonomous higher educational institution.

        read something about it to be educated.

      • http://twitter.com/carljakejr Carlos Jacobo

        pnktgtg, please read CDQ’s article “Flunkers” and be enlightened. Good luck.

  • basyong

    DAPAT MAGHARA KIRI ETONG VITUG NA ETO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BISTADONG MERONG SECRET ALLIANCE NILA NI CARPIO AT ABNOY KALBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • acaldejr

      Ito naman, comment ng comment na di alam ang buong istorya.  Nabasa mo ba ang Shadow of Doubt para alam mo kung ano ang sinulat niya doon?  Little learning is dangerous!

  • 1mainstream2

    folks, vitug did not question the validity nor that corona did not earn his Ph D.
    what she illustrated in her article is- that corona did not earn the degree and
    award the traditional way but by special ways. whereas UST can claim it is their
    discretion, it does not change the fact that corona did not have a dissertation
    and took it too long to finish the course. he was treated “special” by UST
    and therefore in contavention of the “equal treatment” clause that corona
    himself always crowes about except when it applies to himself

  • Guest

    UST’s conferment of Ph.D to Corona brings to mind the National Artist Award given to Carlo Caparas — through the power of Gloria. Shortcuts were made despite the “legality” of such. Now people are up in arms. You can easily see how the corruption perpetrated 9 years by the GMA regime contaminated many otherwise respected institutions like UST. Lest we forget, this is REPORTEDLY the same university where some students were required to post anti-RH Bill comments on forums like this at the height of the Congressional debates on said bill.I won’t be surprised if Yoyoy Villame would be conferred the same doctorate degree for what the conferring powers can easily claim as Yoyoy’s  ‘scholarly treatise’,  a novelty titled “Butchikik”. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    mr corona…either you have been graduated to all available Ph D courses throughout the land, if you would only serve a person by thinking your debt of gratitude.. then it is nothing to manifest your intention for academic excellence…you are FAKE and a copy paste CJ.

    better those people who have no PhD.. they have principles and delicadeza to run the government with honest intentions.

  • 1mainstream2

    corona must be experiencing public display of disdain and contempt now a days.
    his questionable academic credentials has come to fore reflecting on his
    integrity as a public servant

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Mamera na lang naman yang mga honorary doctorate degrees. Kung si Pacquiao meron niyan. Siguro sa Recto mabibili na rin yan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    Enroll yourselves in a graduate program so you guys will
    know more. I was in a graduate MSc program of ust but didn’t finished my degree
    because short na sa fund, had also family and lampas na rin sa recidency
    (tinamad nako ituloy). I took a lot of refresher courses coz required when pag overdue
    na as a penalty subject. I worked for my dissertation research for 5 years, I was
    able to published some of my research in an ISI journal, presented those papers
    in national conferences (meron din isa na international conference). Hindi lang
    ako maka-graduate that time because ayaw pa ng adviser ko, marami pa sya gusto
    ipagawa (actually my dissertation is almost complete na eh, konting dagdag na
    lang). namatay na lang yun adviser ko ng di ako nakagraduate. So dito ko na lng
    s US tinuloy ang PhD ko. (hopefully makagraduate na ako in a year or two). Pasensya
    na sa mahabang kwento hehe, unfair kasi, yun favor na ginawa nila kay
    corona. Imagine I have 3 ISI publication when I was in the “masters” program
    (as in masters program lang yun may 3 ISI na ako) compared to corona na ang
    publication nya ay sa VARSITARIAN! WTF! In ISI journal kasi, your paper is
    being reviewed by international experts from your field.  (pear-reviewed).

    Napapaisip tuloy ako, siguro yun former boss ko na retired na,
    kung mag-enrol sya sa UST ay mabibigyan din kaya sya ng PhDdegree without
    writing dissertation kasi she has more than 50 publications local and international
    journals, she was also an expert regularly invited by international laboratories.
    I-waived din kaya ang thesis nya? Hmmmm sa tingin ko hindi, because those
    people in science ay hindi corrupt ang mind. 

    • pinakatagotago

      pasensya na pedro. i think you are as hard working as anyone who are pursuing or who had pursued the much sought Ph D suffix. 

      pero would you be comfortable enough if i compare your relative scholarly level experience to anyone who sits at the supreme court for the last 9 years continually dispensing magistrado ponente or hundreds of both landmark and controversial cases?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        pinakatagotago
        kung pwede lang mai-compare eh go lang, kaya lang hinde ang
        layo kasi. Supreme Court justice sya for 9years vs rank and file researcher/employee
        lang ako for 9yrs. And kung anu man ang naproduce ko for 9yrs ay di rin maappreciate
        ng karamihan, ini-ignore nga lang eh. Pero I bet kung magkasakit yan si corona
        ay gagamitin nya ang isa sa mga compound kung saan kahit papaano ay nakapag-contribute
        ako information about sa compound na un. 

      • pinakatagotago

        for sure he can appreciate your contribution. 

        good luck for whatever undertakings you have for people to benefit from. :)

  • pinakatagotago

    being a CJ is enough to have garnered distinguished honor. sa pagiging isang magistrado ponente lang, kahit minsanan, para sa akin, sa isang ruling na ililimbag para sa jurisprudence eh enough  na para sa isang scholarly work kseh this rules (to be translated as a scholarly work) will affect not only the people involve, but it would affect everyone under philippine judicial system forever. 

    so ang akda ni maritess vitug ay tunay na malisyoso, bias, trai-dor sa journalistic objectivity, unprofessional, at isang lapse sa tamang katinuan.

    ateh ko, nagustuhan ko pa naman sana ang rappler . com pero dahil sa panulat mo eh parang naging tabloid ang dating ng org na kinabibilangan mo. daig mo pa ang chismisan sa kalye. sulat ka lang ng sulat eh di mo naman pala chineck ang side ng UST. may pinaghuhugutan ang galit, teh?

    kung tutuusin eh ang isang institution ay may laya sa kung sino sa palagay nila ang angkop na maging kabilang sa hanay ng mga dalubhasa. eh ikaw ba naman umabot sa korte suprema, kahit isang bwan lang, di hamak na lamang ang antas ng karanasan mo kahit sa kanino pang may hawak ng libro sa eskwelahan dahil ang pinag aaralan mo sa korte ay teorya at implikasyon ng libro sa tunay na buhay.

    eh si erap nga nabigyan din ng doctor of humanities, honoris causa. sige na, paghambingin nyo ang laman ng utak ni erap at ni CJ or kahit pa pagsabayin mo ang utak ni pnoy at ni erap. hmf!

    ebz ang article na ito

    • http://twitter.com/carljakejr Carlos Jacobo

      Why don’t you reply to CDQ’s article “Flunkers” and let us see if you ideas can hold water? LOL

  • acaldejr

    Very true!

  • RomyLitz

    Marites Vitug’s search in the UST Library yielded no official documents about the dissertation of Magician Corona and her direct follow up on Hudas Midas did not bring any positive results. Whose fault is it then? The Ph.D records must be verifiable and should not be validated by saying that UST is an autonomous university. What if a Filipino billionaire wanted to buy this Ph.D certification for a hundred million pesos? If the Magnificent Seven bishops accepted the seven SUVs why not this Ph.D system be turned into a lucrative racket by the Damasos? Without a verifiable records of dissertation , not in public huh, and results of the tests and class attendance, is it not vulnerable to a Diploma racket as in Quiapo? Whether verifiable or not, this issue will not die naturally, Corona will be suffering for more emotional and psychological BLACK EYES.

    • pinakatagotago

      jan kseh tayo magaling o jan tayo kulang. makarinig lang ng chimis na ayon sa ating panlasa eh pasok na sa ating perception. 

      masyadong mapanlinlang ang karamihan sa ating mga nababasa. ang lugi jan ay hindi ang politico na nanalo sa kanilang mga pedagogy kundi yaong mga taong bayan na pinasasakay lamang nila sa kanilang sariling mga laban at personal na layunin.

      • RomyLitz

        Let us wait for Maritess Vitugs reply. I think this lady is not giving up this fight yet. A chismiss can easily be dismissed as such if Maritess just fade away as an incognito journalist investigator. Silence on her part means you are absolutely right.

      • http://twitter.com/RussTol Russell Tolentino

        I think Inquirer should publish the entire official statement of UST regarding Miss Vitug’s article in the spirit of fairness.

  • otoling

    Maliit ang naintindihan ko sa ginawa ng UST (about Corona’s dissertation and PhD), according to this article of Lito Zulueta.

    Why did they waive the dissertation requirements for Corona?  Bakitttttt?  Ano ang nagawa pa ra ito e-waive? Para ba siyang genius na Jose Rizal na di na kailangan ang comprehensive dissertation?  Eh tingin ko naman kay Corona eh, hinde.  Hinde natutugma ang kanyang public speaking sa kanyang pagiging PhD.

    Tama ang isang komentor na nagsabi na katulad ito ng ginawa ng UST kay Carlo J Caparas.   

    • pinakatagotago

      otoling, basahin mo ang sagot ng UST tungkol dito. 

      ayun sa mga paaralan, alam nila kung sino ang paparangalan nila. hindi ayun sa gusto mo o ayun sa gusto ng ibang institusyon o ayun sa pagkakaintindi mo sa sistema ng pagpaparangal kung hindi ayun sa prerogative ng institusyon mismo.

      kung naging doktor ng batas si corona eh dahil sa kadahilanang mahistrado siya ng tunay na tagapag intindi ng batas ng pilipinas na lamang kay sa ano mang libro o akdain na kaya mong ilathala sa loob ng scholarly circles. tunay na teorya ng buhay at implikasyon ang nailimbag ni corona na lamang di hamak kay sa ano mang dissertation na pwede mong likhain sa silid aralan. ang akda nya at mababasa sa jurisprudence. 

      subukan mong higitan mo yan.

      • otoling

        Hinde ko kailan man nais higitan siya.  Tama lang ang isip ng mga average people, tama lang.  

        Wala dapat substitution ang dissertation requirements. Bakit wala?  Una, dahil maselang bagay at field of study ang tungkol sa PhD.  Second, dahil ang dissertations are comprehensively developed, depended, explained, passed thru panel(s) of expert acadamecians – not thru the people.   

        Ang dissertation ay siya mong dadalhin at palaging maipag-mamalaki during your lifetime.  Madalas pa nga, you will every time mention it in conversation – – –  because it was very hardly earned – –  which deserve you to be called like Doctor Tolipot, Doctor dela Cruz. 

        Corona does not deserve to be called PhD in civil law.   

        Ang mga inilathala (papers) ni Corona prior to or during his PhD course must not be considered valid substitution for the dissertation requirements.  Katamaran! Sobrang katamaran yan sa part ni Corona at nang UST.  O meron hininging pabor ang kabila to grant such waiver?

        Ang palagay ko nangyari sa UST at kay Corona’s non-completing-dissertation ay parang project being asked (back in our elementary days) to substitute for our absences, poor, incomplete grades, etc.

        I really sincerely doubt him eversince 2002, and becomes worst when he decided for the “executive priviledge”.  Ano ang “executive priviledge” sa “right-to-know” at anong tao si Corona?

      • pinakatagotago

        hindi lang dissertation ang bitbit ni corona.

        mag buklat ka ng jurisprudence. andun ang dissertation nya. hindi lang sa usaping teoretikal kung hindi sa mga usaping may implikasyon sa tunay na buhay.

        isa pa, bakit ba natin kelangang ipilit ang gusto nating maging patakaran ng UST eh sila itong nag coconfer ng award at hindi tayo.

        subjective man marahil sila pero sila iyon. kung gusto mo, eh di magbigay ka rin ng sarili mong award. pero ang tanong, gaano ka ba ka credible bilang award giving institution on scholarly works?

  • Fabelous2

    As long as we are a country willing to make short cuts, accommodations, waive preconditions etc., we will continue trying to justify how we connected the DOTS in spite of the DOTS missing. It is truly difficult for the unknowns and the poor to succeed under this terms of endearment. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

  • 1mainstream2

    this whole thing concludes that – corona has nothing to be proud of.
    his credibility is almost non-existent. this will also give a lesson to
    UST that they should treat everyone equally.

    • anak_mahirap50

      This is the ideal situation, and I agree with you. In this case, may “palakasan” pa rin!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQPBKLCOXZ2JTBNIE3SGLONJEY Shopaholik!

    Binigay lang kasing Doctorate Degree sa abNoy na peNoy as Doctor – Specialty sa LUGA

  • scank

    PEKE ANG DOCTORATE NA ITO NI CORONA.

  • 1mainstream2

    in the rules of court, there should be no special treatment and that should
    apply to all including the chief justice

  • otoling

    ” .  .  .  UST added that the Philippine Daily Inquirer should have gotten its side before “it rushed to print Vitug’s online article virtually word for word and in its New Year’s edition yet, even adopting her rather judgmental title as banner headline.”  The university said that while it was being accused of breaking academic rules to favor Corona, the press should also take care not to shortcut its own rules.”

    Bakit ngayun lang sumagot ang UST.  Bakitttt?  Matagal ng nai-sulat ni Ms. Vitug ang kanyang libro na dapat nuon pa man ay naglagay kayo ng inyong comments (personally to Ms. Vitug, for instance) about such particular issue.

    Hinde na kayo makakalayo – you are again involve. 

    • pinakatagotago

      eh kseh wla namang may pumapansin sa rappler . com, baka ako isa sa mga nakabasa noon.

      pero dahil nga’t naging malisyosong head line pa mismo sa PDI na may malaking “readership”, wika nga, eh baka umalma na ang UST dahil maxadong mapanirang puri ang panulat ni maritess vitug timang.

  • patawad

    Bakit ang mga comments kapag Corona, open lang, sige sige lang, pero yong kay Aquino Penoy (NY address), inalis lahat ng comments, bakit, bakit, bakeeeeeeeetttttttt PDI?

  • scank

    Nagbayad ng malaking pera sa UST si CORONARROYO.

    • scank

      Doctorate in LIBOG si Coronarroyo!

  • anak_mahirap50

    In other word, Cheap Corona got his doctorate degree legally na  walang hirap dahil hindi sya required sa dissertation project – in my opinion eto siguro ang pinakamahirap na requirement para makuha ng isang estudyante  ang isang doctorate degree. Read Pedro’s blog below. Kung hindi mo kaya ang isang bagay, hahanap at hanap ka ng isang short cut na solution para makuha mo ang gusto mo, so yan ang character in cheap Corona kaya cya naging cheap justice! The means doesn’t justify the end! Ngayon may closure na ang issue na ito, sumagot din ang UST sa author dahil nasa on line ang issue, ayaw kasing sumagot noon di sana nailagay na ng author and side sila. Huli man at magaling huli pa rin, LOL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Sugal/100001507309125 Steven Sugal

    What do you expect for a yellow paper and its biases in writing. Shoot first before asking question in the name of press freedom. That’s the reason the yellow paper has plenty of libel cases… Tsk tsk..tsk..

  • scank

    BUWAYA ITONG CORONARRONG ITO. Pati pagka doctorate binabayran .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Sugal/100001507309125 Steven Sugal

    OK…Time 1st…Joke, joke..joke..muna tayo.

    A Shave and A Shine:A cowboy walked into a barber shop, sat on the barber’s chair and said, “I’ll have a shave and a shoe shine.” The barber began to lather his face and sharpen the old straight edge while a woman with the biggest, firmest, most beautiful breasts that he had ever seen knelt down and began to shine his shoes. The cowboy said, “Young lady, you and I should go and spend some time in a hotel room.” She replied, “I’m married and my husband wouldn’t like that. The cowboy said, “Tell him you’re working overtime and I’ll pay you the difference.” She said, “You tell him. He’s the one shaving you.”

    Smile..people.. Happy New Year!!

  • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

    Ah, moderated na ba ang comments, o ako lang yon?

  • tp412

    MARITESS VITUG WILL SELL HER OWN CHILDREN JUST TO BE PART OF NOYNOYS;PROPAGANDIST CIRCLE…ONLINE JOURNALISM ???WTF IS THAT ??? THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING, HARRASS AND JAIL ANYONE AND EVERYONE THEY KNOW COULD STOP THEIR  DIABOLICAL AGENDA OF HANDING OUR DEMOCRACY TO THE OLIGARCHY, AND GIVING THEM EVEWRYTHING WE OWN..DISGUISE AS PRIVTIZATION….AFTER NOYNOY GETS DONE WITH OUR COUNTRY…LAHAT KAYONG NOYTARDS INCLUDING YOUR CHILDREN, WILL FOREVER BE THEIR SLAVE..dahil ngayon pa lang ,binibenta nyo na ang prinsipyo nyo..kahit na nakikikta nyo ng winawasak ni noynoy ang ating bansa sa harap nyo…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQPBKLCOXZ2JTBNIE3SGLONJEY Shopaholik!

    LABANAN ANG DIKTATURYANG AQUINO

    KAMATAYAN SA DIKTADOR NA AQUINO

    ANG DOCTOR SA LUGA

  • scank

    MAGBABAYAD NA NG UTANG ANG MGA BUWAYANG KABUSUGAN LALO SI GLORIA AT RENATO BUWAYA ARROYO CORONA. Bitayin na ang dalawang tarantadong ito. Salot sa lipunan.

  • 1mainstream2

    moderator
    when salceda used the word bi__h it was printed all over the newspapers.
    he is being quoted here, so why not

  • mindanao1

    In short, Corona was an honorary doctorate. Just like Pacquiao.

  • pinakatagotago

    being a CJ is enough to have garnered distinguished honor. sa pagiging isang magistrado ponente lang, kahit minsanan, para sa akin, sa isang ruling na ililimbag para sa jurisprudence eh enough  na para sa isang scholarly work kseh this rules (to be translated as a scholarly work) will affect not only the people involve, but it would affect everyone under philippine judicial system forever. 

    kung tutuusin, ang isang institution ay may laya sa kung sino sa palagay nila ang angkop na maging kabilang sa hanay ng mga dalubhasa. sa usaping ito, pinarangalan nila si CJ corona bilang pinaka dalubhasa sa batas. 

    ikaw na ang umabot sa korte suprema, kahit isang bwan lang na maging aktibo sa pag hubog ng implikasyon ng batas hindi lang para sa ordinaryong tao kung hindi pati sa kalakaran sa batas mismo. di hamak na lamang ang antas ng karanasan mo kahit sa kanino pang may hawak ng libro sa eskwelahan dahil ang pinag aaralan mo sa korte ay teorya at implikasyon ng libro sa tunay na buhay.

    • mindanao1

      Any person can do scholarly work without writing a dissertation but it is not sufficient to substitute the requirement for Doctorate degree. Dissertation is a unique requirement for all graduate students pursuing a doctorate degree.

      • pinakatagotago

        who’s requirement are you talking about? your requirement?

        if i have to restate:

        “the UST consultant for graduate law programs had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona, but the UST Graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published,”

        their own rules. not your rules. 

    • cpol9

      Dissertation required… no dissertation.
      5 years residency bago mag honors — 11 years
      Maski paano tingnan, hindi sinunod ng UST ang sarili nilang rules.

      Of course, kung ang katywiran mo, e, me karapatan silang mag lagay ng sariling rules.. e di sige. Pero wala nang saysay yang PhD na yan. E kung magustuhan palang bigyan ng PhD maski sino, sa me rigth naman silang palitan ang sariling rules,.. di sge.

      Yan ang baluktot na katwiran.

      • pinakatagotago

        hindi baluktot ang katwiran na hindi naayon sa katwiran mo. marahil iyon ang katwiran nila sa kung sino sa palagay nila ang dalubhasa sa batas.

        ano ba ang nalalaman mo sa pag tatalaga kung sino ang karapat-dapat na maging doktor ng batas?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        pinakatagotago
        hindi ibig sabihin na justice ka ay PhD ka na agad in civil law! ganun na ba ang patakaran ngaun, kunwari isang pari for 30years sa isang parokya sa barrio ay magenrol sa ust at dahil may 30years sya na pagiging pari ay PhD in Canon Law agad?

      • pinakatagotago

        it was not given automatically i think. from the story you can deduce that he applied for it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      pinakatagotago

      I’m sorry but it’s not scholarly work! kung yan pala ang guideline ay pwede na pala mag-enroll ang mga justices natin sa ust at mag-earn sila ng another degree Ph.D. in Civil Law. Kung yung boss ko nga na nakapg-retire na, expert sya at palaging iniinvite in international laboratories at naglelecture dun, may more than 50 publications sya in inter’l  and local journals (sholarly work yun) pero kahit mag-enroll sya siguro ay di sya mabibigyan basta basta ng PhD degree. 

      • pinakatagotago

        actually they can if they chooses so. 

        but for me, who would need Ph D when you have Associate Justice as your prefix title. 

        about your boss, he might have reasons why he did not qualified himself for more additional academic titles. 

        dinig ko din daw, sabi, kunyari graduate ka ng engg course pero di ka board passer, if you happen to work exactly on your specific field education training for 10 years, pwede mong i-claim ang title as an engr. at PRC if you can provide proper documentation.

        well, what i am saying is that, CJ corona is exposed to practicing law so much for almost a score of his career, writing about the dynamics of philippine judicial system enough to be acknowledge that is indeed knowledgeable of the law.   

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIAI3J4PISMOGFVMB4PLRZIMOI str8boy

        Corona was a mere assistant to Fidel Ramos and Gloria Arroyo. At isang hamak na lecturer na walang malaking contribution sa jurisprudence in terms of peer reviewed journal articles o published books. Syntax pa lang ng kanyang mga speeches kitang kita na hindi siya qualified maging RTC judge man lang.

        Exposed to law, yes. CJ material??? Parang hindi…heto na nga lang intellectual dishonesty sa plagiarism ni Castillo at ang pag-tanggap ng lokohang PhD mula sa isang matandang unibersidad na napag-iwanan ng panahon.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        pinakatagotago
        about experience to PRC license, depende sa board of examiners yun, mag-aapply ka sa board. pero hindi experience, a PhD + 5yrs exp, YES. When you have a PhD in that field you can apply for a license and be automatically registerd in PRC. pero the board will still weigh your qualifications, based on publications!

  • RicoGloria

    And still, UST did not answer the following:

    Where is the copy of dissertation?  Not in any UST library, the main or law.  The rappler article provided for a copy of his public lecture on his alleged dissertation from a journal.  But the written dissertation itself is nowhere to be found.  Nor did UST presented the official copy.

    It also did not answer the question on the 5 year residency requirement raised by rappler which may be found in UST’s own website as requirement for Ph.D.

    Instead it tried to discredit Rappler with a whiny question: ” what gate-keeping measures does online journalism practice?”   Duh.

    An institution like UST ask that seemingly innocent question like it was founded yesterday.

    C’mmon.  Just answer the issues straight.

    • pinakatagotago

      as UST reasoned:

      the UST consultant for graduate law programs had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona, but the UST Graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published,” 

      UST is the award giving body. as a reputed scholarly institution, it can do as it pleases.

      if one chooses to have anything on the contrary, he can perhaps, establish his own scholarly circles and  impose its own rules. 

      • cpol9

        It would be nice if UST followed its own rules. Otherwise, pugak yang mga phd na yan… papalit palit ang rules. Kung malakas ka, pwede na ang lecture.

      • pinakatagotago

        kunyari sabihin nating malakas ka, cpol9. pero hindi dahil malakas ka eh makikinig ang mga dalubhasa sa yo.
        bakit ako makikinig kung sakaling mag lelecture ka? 

        maliban lang kung magsasalita ka patungkol sa batas at naging mahistrado ka ng batas na nakaupo sa krote suprema sa loob ng 9 na  taon baka makinig ako sa yo.

      • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

        pinakatagotago, tama ka, he may have become one of the experts in the field.  Pero pag pumasok ka ng doctoral program, ang focus mo throughout ay ang dissertation mo. From prospectus to dissertation to defense, doon mo uubusin ang oras mo.

        Howeverrr UST still has the guaranteed academic freedom to confer a postgraduate degree to whoever it chooses based on its own standards, since the very act of conferring doctoral degrees are subjective and shaky enough to begin with.  It becomes the Regents, Directors and the Faculty’s problem and responsibility.

      • RicoGloria

        Are you trying to answer in behalf of UST?

        If the USt Graduate School Faculty Council, as you have quoted, required Corona to write a scholarly treatise–the question is where is it?

        Second, did Corona comply the residency requirement?  There was a presumption that he exceeded the maximum 5 years completion to qualify for honors?

        So, the question remains.

      • pinakatagotago

        what you are enumrating RicoGloria is your own uncompromising handbook of how to confer Ph D on laws and not UST.

        read the above news and you will see how UST reasoned their concessions and practiced their autonomy in deciding who should get what and why it can do so.

      • RicoGloria

        Actually I enumerated what is on UST’s website as requirement for Ph.D.

        “reasoned their concessions and practiced their autonomy in deciding who should get what and why it can do so”–actually I read the article and UST did not in anyway imply like that.

        It claimed to have conferred Corona the same requirement as anybody else.  In fact, in your own quote the UST Grad School Faculty Council did in fact require Corona to write a “scholarly treatise”–

        The question at large is where is it?

        And the second question is did Corona comply with the 5 yr max requirement??

        You are like UST.  All accusations but all we wanted was answers.

        I suggest you stop responding to my post if you do not have any answers.

  • mindanao1

    I have not known anybody from the USA who was conferred with Ph.D without completing the dissertation (written and oral). Those without a dissertation were honorary only. Corona was conferred by UST without writing a dissertation – Only in UST. Very weird doctorate. He can be an honorary though…just like Pacman.

    • pinakatagotago

      your anecdotal knowledge, perhaps limited, may not be helpful at all in arguing that UST may or may not confer award to whomever it pleases.

      • mindanao1

        I find it very weird for UST to confer Corona with Doctor of laws without his dissertation. I have completed my Doctorate in Mathematics from University of Illinois with 320 – pages of dissertation. I do not know anybody able to graduate in any doctorate without completing his or her dissertation. Just weird.

  • Lito60

    Maritess Vitug’s career for the past 15 years has been to try to dig up
    dirt on Chief Justice Corona. Her employer? ANTONIO CARPIO and his law
    firm. Even the best things about someone can be twisted to look bad by people like Maritess Vitug. She’s a good fiction writer.

    I don’t think a well-respected university, which is the oldest in the
    country and a Catholic university at that, will lie about such a degree.
    The University of Santo Tomas has produced many leaders of our country.
    I think it is safe to say that it would not put its reputation on the
    line.

    Why would anyone in their right mind take Maritess Vitug’s word over
    UST’s?!? She is a paid hack. She seeks to ruin the Judiciary by exalting
    her master ANTONIO CARPIO who has been salivating to become Chief Justice
    for years. She seeks to discredit Chief Justice Corona’s academic
    achievements because her own boss CARPIO HAS NO POST GRAD ACHIEVEMENTS
    to speak of. It is the typical crab mentality.Who in their right mind is going to
    believe the evil lies of such a person?

  • Lito60

    Maritess Vitug’s career for the past 15 years has been to try to dig up
    dirt on Chief Justice Corona. Her employer? ANTONIO CARPIO and his law
    firm. Even the best things about someone can be twisted to look bad by people like Maritess Vitug. She’s a good fiction writer.

    I don’t think a well-respected university, which is the oldest in the
    country and a Catholic university at that, will lie about such a degree.
    The University of Santo Tomas has produced many leaders of our country.
    I think it is safe to say that it would not put its reputation on the
    line.

    Why would anyone in their right mind take Maritess Vitug’s word over
    UST’s?!? She is a paid hack. She seeks to ruin the Judiciary by exalting
    her master ANTONIO CARPIO who has been salivating to become Chief Justice
    for years. She seeks to discredit Chief Justice Corona’s academic
    achievements because her own boss CARPIO HAS NO POST GRAD ACHIEVEMENTS
    to speak of. It is the typical crab mentality.Who in their right mind is going to
    believe the evil lies of such a person?

  • ztefertilizerscam

    Fake Chief Justice finished doctorate without required dissertation

    UST rules

    First, UST requires a dissertation. Dissertation writing takes all of 15 units spread out in four
    courses.Second, only students who complete their doctorate degrees in five years are qualified to graduate with honors: “A student who has overstayed beyond the residency limit…will also be disqualified to graduate with honors.”Corona does not have a dissertation. Neither did he fulfill the five-year residency requirement.

  • maxmagda

    So, if UST had questions about Vitug’s credentials and organization, did UST look into that or did it just sit and think that questions about Corona will go away.  If UST doesn’t know what to do with online journalism, that is sad because it, being one of the leading institutional organizations should have set policies on it at this time. Online journalism has been here for years.
    UST not replying to Vitug’s queries because it was at a loss… is ….crap. Whatever side the question is from, UST should respond in a factual/printed format. UST should have responded to Vitug either way with clear responses. UST is a leader in journalism/mass media communications. More is expected from UST.

    • pinakatagotago

      just because vitug writes online chismis doesn’t give her the monopoly to being the sole source of tabloid truth. 

  • ztefertilizerscam

    UST rules

    Number of Units Required Masters—————————–Doctoral
    Pre-requisite 6——————————————————- 9
    Foreign Language —————————————————–(6)
    Core Subjects 9————————————————- —–
    Major Subjects 15—————————————————-30
    Cognate 3—————————————————————– 6
    Thesis Writing 1 (Proposal) 3——————————————- —
    Thesis Writing 2 (Colloquium) 3——————————————- —
    Thesis Writing 3 (Defense) 3——————————————- —
    Dissertation Writing 1 —————————————————– 6
    Dissertation Writing 2 —————————————————– 3
    Dissertation Writing 3 —————————————————– 3
    Dissertation Writing 4 —————————————————–3
    Total Number of Units 42———————————————— 60

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIAI3J4PISMOGFVMB4PLRZIMOI str8boy

    ano ba rangko ng UST sa mga unibersidad sa ASEAN? diba kulelat sila kumpara sa mga unibersidad sa Singapore at Malaysia na masasabing mataas ang academic requirements?

    ang isang hamak na speech, pwede na palang dissertation requirement sa UST. kaya naman 400 years old na sila, hindi pa rin sila mag-top university sa Asia…pinagtatawanan lang sila ng mga bata-batang unibersidad.

    ipinagmamalaki ng UST na independent sila, bueno, i-benchmark nila ang standards nila sa ibang unibersidad at makikitang ang independence na yan ay wa kuenta kumpara ng standards ng iba.

  • mikvital

    UST side not taken
    this is how every newspaper is doing, destroying the credibility of the subject first before taking the other side explanation where there is no resolution from the newspaper or reporter.

  • otoling

    Hinde kailangan mapunta ang dissertation ni Corona sa PH jurisprudence.  Hindeeee! 

    Hinde ko kailangan mag-buklat pa ng jurisprudences to find his PhD dissertation.  Ang dissertation ni Corona (kung meron, pero wala talaga), ay dapat nasa UST library lang or other national PH libraries lang dapat.  The question on the issue is why and how did UST allow and come up for substitution of Corona’s article and papers in lieu of his dissertation for them to grant him his PhD degree? 

    mindanao1 1 comment collapsed Collapse Expand
    I find it very weird for UST to confer Corona with Doctor of laws without his dissertation. I have completed my Doctorate in Mathematics from University of Illinois with 320 – pages of dissertation. I do not know anybody able to graduate in any doctorate without completing his or her dissertation. Just weird.

    Bakitttttttt?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4SU2QKA62BRALIECF5X5EDBL44 Juan

    UST is sounding more like Corona’s defense team — dwelling on the technicalities rather than the facts of the issue.

    For one, UST said they were at a loss on how to answer Vitug’s inquiries because they are not sure whether Vitug is a mainstream newspaper journalist or an online journalist. It shouldn’t matter, does it. Iba ba ang magiging sagot ng UST depende kung saan nagta-trabaho yung writer??? Isn’t it that there is just one answer which is the truth. Whether I am just a private citizen or an employer of Corona (which I am since I am a taxpayer), I have the right to inquire about how he was able to earn his PhD as this high credential will be used for public purposes. Just like a medical doctor’s credentials can be scrutinized when necessary.

    Second, how many PhDs came out of UST without submitting a written dissertion, or was it just Corona? It doesn’t seem fair for other PhD candidates that exemptions can be granted based on perceived stature of a student.

    It is not right for UST to assert independence or autonomy and its right to confer whatever title they deem fit for a person. They have to show that their standard of excellence is equal if not better than other institutions. 

    There are many more statements from UST that were immaterial to the issue at hand. Instead of answering the questions strightforward, they are instead trying to cast doubt on Vitug’s personality which is not the issue at hand. Squid tactic.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    natatawa ako pag naiisip ko na, siguro kung nag-submit ng dissertation si korona ay baka nademanda pa sya ng plagiarism” hahaha

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4SU2QKA62BRALIECF5X5EDBL44 Juan

      That’s a possibility. 

  • gets_mo

    In fairness to Ms. Vitug, she did her research.  But it might not have been enough.  Did she jump the gun too fast?
     
    The school is claiming that Mr. Corona had presented a “scholarly treatise” of his  dissertation in a public lecture.  That still begs the question of where is the actual copy of his dissertation?  A dissertation can’t be easily overlooked as it runs to about 300 pages long.  The school library can’t provide it because it doesn’t exist. When push comes to shove, however, it can be produced after the fact. After all, we live in the Philippines.

    At the end of the day, it’s the school’s prerogative to grant a doctorate to Mr. Corona or to any student that it deems deserving. 
              
     

    • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

      gets_mo

      If Ms. Vitug’s article stayed in the Rappler, there is no problem, research or no research, with all the personal bias and opinions sprinkled in.  Big problem started when PDI put it as the banner NEWS headline for its New Year issue.  I can’t even find a link to the article anymore.  Hmmm…

      • gets_mo

        An error in judgement, I suppose, on the part of PDI.  Let’s see if our favorite newspaper will issue a public apology.  As they say, an error becomes a mistake only when you refuse to correct it. 

      • sc53300

        @Cerise David: Click on any article listed on Hot Reads at PDI home page then on the page of the article you can find that it is the #1 article listed on the Hot Reads box. Parang itinatago considering that it was the headline yesterday. THis was pulled out from the Home Page yesterday afternoon around 3 p.m. 

      • g219h

        Pahiya ang INQ….

    • halabira

      BUKING NA GETS MO HUMIHIRIT KA PA BAKIT HINDI MO KAININ NA LANG ANG MGA SALITA NINYONG JAUNDICED NA MERON NG HEPATITIS NAKAKADIRI YUNG KASAMA MONG SI JURBINSKY CENSORED NA IKAW ANG SUSUNOD

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36GOIKR65ASH2VTG347ZS4QKSU francisco

    UST said it did not reply to Marites Vitug’s query because it was at a loss on how to respond to “online journalism.” Now they responded kse takot din cla mabawasan ang enrollees this coming school year 2012-2013. CJ is currently in “hot water”.. sa ginawa ng UST lalong uminit, dapat intayin muna resulta ng impeachment sa senado.. nde ba pwede yun?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIAI3J4PISMOGFVMB4PLRZIMOI str8boy

    Ganire nalang. Halimbawa, may tatlong applicante at ito mga degrees nila:
    Candidate 1: PhD in Jurisprudence UST
    Candidate 2: PhD in Jurisprudence National University of Singapore
    Candidate 3: PhD in Jurisprudence Thammasat University, Thailand
    Candidate 4: PhD in Jurisprudence University of the Philippines.

    Qualified for interview: Candidate 2,3,4
    Do not bother: Candidate 1.

    hahaha. Yan na ang market value ng UST PhD ngayon. Aminin!

  • jurbinsky77

    Moderator, 

    Hindi ka makatagal, gusto mo lang na ang mga sinungaling ang mag-post dito. Diktador

  • jurbinsky77

    impaktong moderator dito, wala namang kabastosan iyong previous posts ko ay sinensor.

    Pweeh!

    • halabira

      JURBINSKY HINDI YUNG KOMENTA ANG NA CENSOR MO KUNDI YUNG PAGKADILAW MONG JAUNDICED NA MERONG HEPA VERY COMMUNICABLE YAN KAYO KICK OUT KA DITO DAHIL SA PAGKADILAW UTAK HEHEHEHEHE

  • jurbinsky77

    Hayop kang diktador ka, Okay sa iyo na minumura ang presidente pero I was only raising my opinion point-by-point but what you did was outright censorship.

    • Alajero

      …jurbinsky77…i am with you on this…inquirer should stop this censor robots…

  • martial_law_baby

    This is the typical response of a guilty individual when exposed. Attack the critics credibility, without fully answering the issue. First, if CJ Corona really complied with the dissertation requirement, then where is it? Why couldn’t they just publish it and slap it in the face of Vitug? In reality, they really broke their rules, because as they clearly indicated in their response, “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement…”. Bakit kailangan maging equivalent? A principled institution wouldn’t do that. That already alludes to the breaking of the rule. Secondly, where is their response on the issue of the “within 5 years” requirement? Wala. My Alma Mater, you just tarnished our 400th year Celebration. Si CJ Corona, really has a way of destroying the credibility of the institutions he is associated with. First, Supreme Court, now UST. Your Honor, you do not have any honor. Magsama kayo ni Del Castillo. Style nyo bulok.

    • herculubus

      Huwag kang maiinip, lalabas din ang katotohanan. UST will not state in an official statement that they have records of Corona’s defense of his thesis in an open forum if this could not be proven. Vitug surely can be charged with libel but I doubt if CJ Corona will oblige. By the way, the malicious and libelous allegations of Vitug destroyed the credibility of the UST much more than CJ Corona since it was them who was alleged to have broken their rules. In this regard, I pray that UST will file the necessary complaint for libel against this malicious Vitug. In such a situation mas masaklap pa sa sinabi mong “slap it in (sic) the face of Vitug.”:

    • Alajero

      …they just said …UST have the prerogative…if you don’t believe them…come over and ask them …in their face…
      …either you don’t understand…or you refuse to listen…and understand…
      …but stop making…nonsensical…crap…
      …i have doubts..that UST is your real Alma Mater..anyway..
      …your line of reasoning..is below UST standard…for graduation..

  • herculubus

    Despite the official statement of UST, the yellowmob still got the nerve on continuing to spit their poisonous yellow viruses endlessly in this forum. Just yesterday, they pounched upon a malicious and libelous column written by Vitug, who has an ax to grind against Chief Justice Corona, alleging among others that UST broke it’s rules and granted Corona a doctorate without the required dissertation. The UST Management has issued an official statement alleging that Corona can even earn a doctorate degree even without a dissertation as they have an ETEEAP program which allows it and this program is approved by Commission on Higher Education. CJ Corona could have easily qualified for such program but he chose to enroll, attended religiously, and finished the required 48 units with flying colors. He made his dissertation in an open forum and UST has records of this. Rather than verifying the issues with UST for their own selfish interest the yellowmob ridiculously shifted to maligning UST as Corona’s defender. What is their to defend when the facts and records speak for itself, you clueless yellowmob? That’s the problem with small minds of the yellowmob members. Walang sariling pagiisip and easily could be hoodwinked and ordered to jump from the top of the building. Read UST Statements and ask Vitug if she can swallow those statements. I salute Inquirer for publishing the truth and in the interest of fairness unlike the other media website which is controlled and infested by the yellowmob.

    • martial_law_baby

      First, I am not one of the yellowmobs. I did not vote for Penoy. His minions does not have a monopoly of goodness in this country. But going back to the issue, where is the dissertation? If UST has it, then why can’t they publish it? Or even CJ Corona, why can’t he put it out for everyones appreciation? He’s been hounded by this, according to Vitug, for months. This should be a public record, diba? And what about the 5 year rule? If UST really did not bend its rules, then what about this issue? You are worst than the yellowmob which you criticize. Not everyone who shares the same oipinion with your so called yellowmob have small minds. Ikaw ang makitid ang pag iisip. Magsama kayo ni Tiglao at ni Horn. Bagay kayo.

      • halabira

        WE DONT NEED HYPOCRITE LIKE YOU MARTIAL LAW BABY WE HAVE TOO MUCH TO DEAL WITH THE KIND OF GOVERMENT THIS ABNOY KALBO IS DOING.WE DONT EVEN CARE IF YOU VOTE FOR HIM OR NOT ALL I KNOW IS THAT YOU ARE NOT EVEN IN THIS COUNTRY MAYBE YOU GOT DEPORTED TO CHINA FOR BEING A COMMUNIST MAOIST TRAITOR

    • jurbinsky77

      What is a yellow mob? Could be yellow mod?

  • ztefertilizerscam

    RP universities get low rankings; La Salle, UST dropped out of Top 500

    La Salle and UST have dropped out of the Top 500, ranking 519th and 535th, respectively.

    • Earl Gates

      This could become the second major controversy of that university after ROTC. Its faculty could harm again the integrity of that university. Perhaps, time to do some house cleaning.

    • halabira

      UY MAY BALITA SI FERTILIZERSCAM FOR A CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!! wala nadaw sa top 500 ang UST dahil na kickout siya duon kaya gumaganti hehehehee

  • pinakatagotago

    Title of CJ corona’s dissertation:

    To Every One His Due: The Philippine Judiciary at the Forefront of Promoting Environmental Justice. 

    as a lecture on environmental laws, April 2011, which he defended and lectured on in a convocation attended by some 300 graduate school students, faculty members and experts. – The Varsitarian

    let me say though, that this may not exactly look like the conventional papers submitted to journals or peer review or anything that looked like those who enrolled to the course as a rookie on the field.  

    but i can only surmise that this is on top of his symposium on The Rule of Law and Environmental Justice held at the Asian Development Bank Headquarters, Manila in July 2010.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      PhD public talk is different from dissertation, usually iniiba ang title para maging lay sa ordinary audiences. Kung yan pala ang title ng dissertation nya ay magandang gawin example yan sa research methodology courses. hehehe
      title p lang parang article lang sa liwayway magazine.

      • pinakatagotago

        but that was the concession that was given by the UST. what can we do?

        kung hindi ka kumbisido sa specific lecture na ito then probably you can follow other scholarly discussion of corona on environmental laws. marami sya. gusto mo ilatag ko dito isa-isa?

  • jurbinsky77

    The moderator here has a weird sense of propriety.

  • pinakatagotago

    for everyone who wanted to read this dissertation please google:

    To-Every-One-His-Due-The-Philippine-Judiciary-at-the-Forefront-of-Promoting-Environmental-Justice-Chief-Justice-Renato-Corona 

    this is available at scrib dot com

    the exact date of this lecture is 20 November 2010, 3PM at UST Graduate School, Manila

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      pinakatagotago
      yun ba ang sinasabing dissertation? hindi dissertation yun, term paper ang tawag dun. kahit high school student kaya gumawa nag ganyan eh. ang meron lang si korona ay public lecture na ang topic ay yan. 
      wala sya dissertation “hindi matatawag na dissertation yan”. parang normal requirement lang yan sa graduate program ng mga universities eh, tawag nang iba jan ay “graduate seminar”. hehe

      • pinakatagotago

        eh wala tayong magagawa, tinawag na dissertation ni corona at tinanggap ng UST. 

        pero kung kaya mong gumawa ng mas magandang talakayin kay sa ginawa ni corona, then sige, gumawa ka din at ipasa mo sa UST, baka gawaran ka din ng award na doctor on civil laws. 

        madali lang naman pala eh. you have my support all through out. i might cheer for you during your defense. 

      • Earl Gates

        Makapagpasa nga ng Higgs Tunneling Mass Probability arguments baka bigyan ako ng PhD.

      • pinakatagotago


        the UST consultant for graduate law programs had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona, but the UST Graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published 

  • Alajero

    To inquirer…I don’t know if I should thank you for pulling out Ms. Vitug article…but the harm is done…
    …but, it looks to me…what you did is pull out an embarrassing article…and conveniently denied the readers,,,the curiosity…and the lesson that could be learn from it…
    …your reporters have been maligning people…and have been passing biased article…as news item…
    ….this is unfortunate…because …when we read your news article….we take them at face value…and they turn out to be manipulative and agitating…to unsuspecting audience…this is betrayal of trust…
    …no wonder the readers are so agitated…and angry…as evident from their comments…

    Ms. Vitug failed to disclose that she has an ax to grind…against Mr. Corona and the SC…and  use this platform to malign…

    I am disgusted…and I hope it does not happen ….again!

    Thank you.

  • ANGELINAS

    UST scared to ran out of enrollees? That’s so ridiculous of this Francisco who can’t comprehend what’s the issue is .. .The BEST Universities of the Philippines had produced the WORST politicians in the Philippines & it’s not fair to judge negatively these institutions they betrayed.  Proud to be Thomasian, tried my best to work for the integrity it stood for.  I left the country during Cory’s calamity-plagued regime, these comments reminded me again of that regime.. how wicked & hypocrite some Pinoys are..I guessed brace for more calamities there (flooding, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc), I pray God will spare the lives of GOOD people there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32DTDWUHSCHFB3RVYGUN2262NM Igorotak

    bobooooooo PDI..!!! all in the name of politics for their master Abnoy. PDI breaks rules of print media…UNETHICAL!!!

  • pinakatagotago

    for everyone who might have questioned this dissertation you could have attended the forum organized for this specific issue on:

    To Everyone His Due: The Philippine Judiciary at the Forefront of Promoting Environmental Justice pdf availabe at scrib dot com

    the exact date of this lecture is 20 November 2010, 3PM at UST Graduate School, Manila.

    tapos na po ang defense kaya wala na tayong magagawa kung hindi kayo satisfied sa dissertation ni cj corona. kung naging maagap sana kayo eh dumalo kayo sa pagtitipon ng mga dalubhasa at doon nyo ginisa si cj corona nang sa gayun baka marahil hindi nya naipasa ang requirement sa kanya. baka ngayon hindi pa sya doktor ng civil law. sayang… di humabol ang pagiging talangka natin.

  • scank

    NAGBAYAD NG MALAKI SI RENATO CORONA SA UST. ALAM NAMAN NATIN SI RENATO CORONA , KATULAD DIN NG KAKAMBAL NIYANG SI GLORIA ARROYO….BINABAYARAN LAHAT PARA MAKAMTAN ANG PAGIGING SWAPANG SA KAPANGYARIHAN. naging doctorate nga siya SA pangalan PARA MAGING QUALIPIKADO SA KORTE SUPREMA BILANG TAGA LIGTAS SA NGA BUWAYANG NILIKHA NI GLORIA CORONARROYO……

    • pinakatagotago

      @scank:disqus mali po kayo. hindi sya nagbayad. ginawaran sya ng parangal bilang doktor ng civil law pagkatapos napagkasunduan ng UST consultant on graduate school program na imbes pormal na disseration (by the book echoss) eh gumawa na lang sya ng lecture and he will defend it.

      heto ang naging dissertation nya:

      To Everyone His Due: The Philippine Judiciary at the Forefront of Promoting Environmental Justice pdf availabe at scrib dot comthe exact date of this lecture is 20 November 2010, 3PM at UST Graduate School, Manila. 

      di ka ba nakadalo? sayang. kaya siguro panay chismis lang ang nasasagap mo.

      • scank

        SI RENATO CORONARROYO AY SIRA NA ANG KREDIBILIDAD SA MASA. KAHIT ANONG SABIHIN NIYA WALA NG NANINIWALA SA KANYA. KAYA, SAYANG LANG YANG PAGTATANGGOL MO SA KANYA pinakatagotao. MABUTI PA SA IYO MAGTAGO KA NA LANG SA IMBURNAL KATULAD NI KADAFI AT SADAM HUSSING…..

      • scank

        Wala ng naniniwala sa pinagtatangol mong si RENATO CORONARROYO. SIRA SIRA NA ANG KREDIBILIDAD SA TAO. KAYA  IKAW pinakatagotago, magtago ka na lang sa imburnal gayahin mo si KADAFI AT SADAM HUSSHIT….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIAI3J4PISMOGFVMB4PLRZIMOI str8boy

    To Every One His Due: The Philippine Judiciary at the Forefront of Promoting Environmental Justice.

    is NOT dissertation – QUALITY work. It’s a simple speech enumerating the obvious with nothing new to contribute to jurisprudence.

    UST PhD in Law = zero market value (dahil lamang kay Corona). hahaha.

    Ni ‘library’ ng UST sabi pa mismo na hingin kay Corona ang ‘dissertation’….hahaha. Walang library sa mundo ang mag-classify sa speech ni corona na ‘dissertation’.

  • basyong

    siniraan ang reputasyon ni cj corona pero walang ebidensiya kaya ayun basura ng UST ganyan din ang mangyayari sa senado sa impeachment niya walang sapat na ebidensiya at hindi alinsunod sa saligang batas ang ginawa ng mga tongresmen na lumagda na hindi man lang alam kung ano ang pinipirmahan basta meron lang tong KAYA PO NGAYON BASURA NA NAMAN GALING SA SENADO ANG IMPEACHMENT NIYA MGA TAONG MARUNONG MANIIRA AT MGA HIPOKRITONG SILA LANG ANG TAMA AT LAHAT AY MALI GANITO ANG MANYAYARI SA MGA AKSYON NINYONG PULOS PALPAK

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BMHUYE6PPB5FNARR7RYKG2ORBE miguel

    I’m not even sure why this is an issue. It’s UST’s prerogative to grant a graduate degree to whomever it deems qualified based on whatever criteria it sets. If it was decided that Corona should be exempt from the required dissertation, then so be it. If UST is willing bend its own rules and put its reputation in question, then so be it. A situation like this is probably unheard of in UP, but that’s why we’re UP. PDI screwed this one up big time for unfairly putting UST’s legitimacy in question.

  • basyong

    DAPAT SIGURO IPALABAS DIN NG ATENEO YUNG ACADEMIC RECORD NI KALBO AT KUNG PAANO SIYA BINIGYAN NG F NI GLORIA DAHIL MAHINA ANG ULO ETO ANG DAPAT UNGKATIN AT ISULAT DITO SA ATING PDI

  • scank

    BUHAY NGA NAMAN…..KAPAGKA NASUSUKOL SA KASINUNGALINGAN…….UMUUTOT NG MABAHO SI RENATO CORONARROYO….. HE HE HE HE…….

  • ztefertilizerscam

    UST RULES

    a.A graduate student who has incurred a failing mark shall be disqualified to graduate with honors.  Meaning to say, no honors will appear in his transcript of records or diploma.

    b.An incomplete grade incurred by the student not completed in one Academic Year, will be considered a failing mark or a non credit grade, hence will disqualify him to graduate with honors.

    c.A student who has overstayed beyond the residency limit stipulated below will also be disqualified to graduate with honors:
    1)A maximum of five (5) years is given to a graduate student to finish a master�s degree.  This will include all the academic units earned, thesis writing and a successful oral defense of the thesis.

  • ztefertilizerscam

    Fake Chief Justice finished doctorate without required dissertation

    UST rules

    First, UST requires a dissertation. Dissertation writing takes all of 15 units spread out in four
    courses.Second, only students who complete their doctorate degrees in five years are qualified to graduate with honors: “A student who has overstayed beyond the residency limit…will also be disqualified to graduate with honors.”Corona does not have a dissertation. Neither did he fulfill the five-year residency requirement.

  • http://twitter.com/soul_jacker Mugen JM

    Why pull out the Banner Story yesterday? Did you commit a royal error, PDI? Live with it, if you did.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    ang kulit. hahaha di nga yun dissertation! mag enrol kasi kayo sa graduate school para malaman nyo anu ang dissertation. or kahit mag- sit in kayo ng research methodology course. hindi dissertation defence ang ginawa ni corona kasi wala naman sya dissertation (di ba may nag waived nga ng dissertation requirement nya). ang ginawa nya ay public lecture (pero mukhan graduate seminar ang labas nun eh). Pag may lecture ka kasi or presentation ay may kasamang write up yan, yun nakapublished sa ad veritatem ay write-up lang yun nang lecture nya.
    My goodness, sa every courses na tine-take ko d2 ay may presentation kami palagi at write-up na 10pages with references yun ah. Susme Anu ba yang standard na yan na ginawa para kay korona, kaya pala ganyan ang systema ng justice sa atin. Parang term paper lang yun write-up ni corona eh, maski high school student kaya gawin yun.

    • pinakatagotago

      the UST consultant for graduate law programs had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona, but the UST Graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published.

      kulit mo pedro. eh yun ang ibinigay na requirement ng UST. so bahala sila kseh sila naman ang magcoconfer ng title na doctor of civil laws hindi naman kung saan ka ngayon o ano manang concept mo ng dissertation.

      probably you have to lecture UST on how a dissertation should look like.

    • Earl Gates

      Sounds interesting that many in the collegiate level cannot differentiate lecture or seminar from dissertation. Perhaps, that is why law grads with PhD have less integrity compare to PhD in Physics or Math grads. Dissertation peer review in latter is more about truth and theory unlike the first which is more likely how much you memorised and elite connection. 

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    PALUSOT PA! BUSTED NA KAYO! LUMABAS NA ANG ALINGAW-NGAW. ANG NAG-EXPOSE HINDA BASTA-BASTA TAMBAY SA KANTO NA KATULAD KO. HINDI ITO IPA-PUBLISH NG PDI KUNG HINDI CREDIBLE.

    KUNG MAY USOK MAY APOY.

    • zbone

      Yeah right!  Whoever does not bow their heads and do as you yellow-mongers wish, they are all insulted and treated as scum.  Even an institution such as UST will now be considered a GMA / Corona defender.

    • panaloangtotoo2

      Correct!

    • herculubus

      Malou Wang ka talaga. Kaya nga ipinublish ng PDI yang Official Statement ng UST para maituwid ang pagkakamali ng unang balita na isinulat noong malisyosang Vitug. Hintayin mo si Vitug kung papaano niya pabubulaanan yang mga sinabi ng UST dahil personal na insulto sa kanya yan dahil lumalabas na naglalathala siya ng tsismis, ano ka ba nakakintindi kahit kaunti man lang? P.S. Liitliitan mo yang sulat mo maliban na lang kung partially blind ka na!

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Maling pagkakalagay sa puwesto kaya pati ang justice ay midnight rin. Dapat ang mga gaganap sa court ay mga characters sa “Gabi Ng Lagim”.

  • http://twitter.com/junmeromi Eliseo Mercado

    A sobering side from UST… to clear all the innuendos, half truths and lies… 

  • Fabelous2

    Just like SC associates SALN being total secret and for their eyes only, How Renato Corona earned his PhD at UST is also a guarded secret. Now you know why the country is like a time bomb waiting to explode.

    • Romulus Fenandez

      TELL also your idol PANOT to explain the increase of his SAL-N by P 40 million pesos in just TWO MONTHS from a KNOW-NOTHING SENATOR TO KNOW NOTHING PREZ!

      • Mike_1974

        another recycled statement from the same person!! ano ka ba? wala ka na bang masabing iba?? you received your comments and  you replied but still…. mga alipores talaga ni GMA ….ang alam lang puro medical excuse!!

      • respectruleoflaw

        Sana kasama ka sa matamaan

      • claipm

        Wag naman kasalanan yan sa Diyos di ba member ka ng Daan Matuwid caring and just. Yan ang characteristic ng Daan Matuwid in case you are not aware of it.

      • Mike_1974

        follow me here at disqus and you will see. be my follower and subscribe to my every comment!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    My goodness, only in UST. 

    term paper = dissertation

    kahit dun sa write-up nya marami kang makikitang loopholes eh. Well, siguro depende yun sa formatting na ginawa ng nagpublish, sa bibliographies na lang may mga mali na eh. yan ba ang gawang scholarly? PhD degree yan ha! 

    • barrio_doctor

      Pedro  
      Hahaha oy wag mo namang ganyanin ang UST, alma mater mo pa naman yan. You are free to critic the wisdom of Corona’s peers in publishing Corona’s work in their local journals but also respect the academic freedom exercised by UST in giving their doctorate degree.  
       

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        barrio_doctor
        hehehe masama ang loob ko sa uste, di ako pinagraduate despite my 3 publications in ISI journal and more than 5 years of research. enough na sana yun 3 papers ko na yun to write a dissertation for a master degree, pero yun adviser ko ay mataas ang standard kaya ayaw pa nya. ayun namatay na lang yun adviser ko ng di ako nakagraduate.

  • scank

    TALAGANG UMUUTOT NA ANG MABAHO SI RENATO CORONARROYO. LAHAT NA NG TAUMBAYAN NAAMOY NA ANG BAHO. O BAKA NAMAN HINDI LANG UTOT ITO, BAKA TUMAE NA NG TUMAE DAHIL MARAMING KINAIN PERA NG BAYAN? baka nga tumae na ng tumae kaya mabaho na ang KORTE SUPREMA. 

  • http://twitter.com/jonting Johnny Ting

    Why is UST responding only now when it should have addressed the issue then?

    • pinakatagotago

      actually, vitug only had it recently while PDI echoed the malisyosong chismis of vitug only yesterday. 

      dapat itong usaping to noon pa lumutang to bago pa man naconfer si corona bilang doctor of laws at UST.

      nag speech pa nga si corona nung Mar 2011 nung nag tapos sya sa UST grad school  pero wala naman tayong narinig na reklamo ngayon lang. kseh syempre kasama ito sa mga pakulo ng yellow armies na loyalist ni Pnoy. kasama pa ito sa impeachment Hullabalooza.

      • otoling

        Oo na, sabihin mo na, dahil sa impeachment; Eh ano naman ang masamang tignan duon?  Hinde mabibistay ang katauhan ni Corona kung hinde niya tinanggap ang midnight appointee.  All these things are relevant to the case against him.

        Ang naka-salang dito ay si Corona, starting when he accepted the CJ, na nawala siya sa ayus.  Ngayun sama-sama lahat ilalabas ang lahat ng bulok sa buhay niya, including that of his wife and other  – – – marami pa, lupa’t-langit.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    wala palang nagawa sila dr garcia at dean sison, napilitan na lang yata na ipalit ang term paper sa dissertation. makantyawan nga sila pag magkita kami. haha
    at dun sa panel ni korona, natakot siguro, CJ ba naman ang student nila!

    • pinakatagotago

      kung ako sa yo, kantyawan mo pag nagkita kayo. baka marahil sa kantyawan eh bawiin nila ang honor at doctorate degree na ibinigay nila kay corona.  :) 

    • Earl Gates

      Baka magkaroon ng mutiny sa UST.

  • ztefertilizerscam

    The University of Santo Tomas, the Pontifical and the Catholic University of the Philippines

    Catholic  bishops who received luxury vehicles from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)Butuan Bishop Juan De Dios Pueblos (Mitsubishi Montero), Basilan Bishop Martin Jumoad (Mitsubishi Strada), Bontoc Lagawe Bishop Rodolfo Beltran (Nissan Pathfinder), Abra Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian (Mitsubishi Strada), Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo (Toyoto Grandia Hi-Ace), Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo Valles (Toyota Grandia Hi-Ace), and Nueva Segovia Bishop Ernesto Salgado (Isuzu Crosswind)

    • scank

      Bro, Wala ba si Father JUN MERCADO OMNI ng Mindanao? Isang taga panalangin ni CORONAAROYO itong pareng ito. Hind ba naambunan ng Pajero?

  • batangpaslit

    Kabayan, ano ang tinatago?
    Is truth telling being concealed?
    Intriguing, eh?

  • batangpaslit

    Term Papers are for undergrad students?
    But Thesis are for Masteral Degree students?
    While, Dissertation are for doctoral degree candidates?

    • Earl Gates

      Term Papers are for High School students
      Research Papers are for undergrad or Bachelor’s degree students
      Thesis are for Master’s degree students
      Dissertations are for Doctoral degree

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        Earl Gates
        Tama ka jan earl, but in most universities halos same lng ang thesis and dissertation.. in addition sa dissertation, dapat may novel findings dun sa study at mas mahaba ito normally sa thesis.

        yun ginawa ni korona ay panu naging equivalent sa dissertation yun. ang tawah dun ay term paper, kahit high school student kayang gawin yun.

      • batangpaslit

        Thanks Earl.
        I have done postgrad training on Entrepreneurship, but it was not called Thesis. The term was, Integrated Plant Survey.
        Thesis, we were told is too theoritical..
        This is not to disparage the academic requirement for Research Papers in the college level. But I do not think the students are really doing primary research. Students merely drop by the Library, pick up the Encyclopedia, submit it on time and presto, it is Resarch Paper.
        My idea of Dissertation Papers ought to be something that the studies could contribute in the enhancement of the field being tackled with. In short, am saying, it is usable.

    • halabira

      kahina naman ng mga topak sa kukote ninyo.kaya hindi binigyan ng dissertation si cj corona dahil meron na siyang MA at hindi sa lokal na university kundi sa HARVARD LAW SCHOOL. KAYA YANG DISSERTION NA KINOKOKAKKOKAK NG MGA DILAW NA UTAK KATULAD NI KALBO EPULOS PANINIRA SA TAONG TUNAY NA MATAAS NA PINAGARALAN HINDI KATULAD NG IDOLA NINYONG BARELY PASSED AT BAGSAK PA AT REPEAT SA ECONOMICS UNDERGRADUATE LANG HEHEHEHEHE

      • batangpaslit

        Hindi ba requirement ang Dissertation pag kumuha ng doctoral degree kung merong MA degree na sa Harvard?
        Matanong ko nga sa tatlo kong business associates na Fulbright scholars sa Harvard U kung hindi na required mag submit ng Dissertation Papers pag Alumna ng Harvard University.

  • batangpaslit

    good suggestion

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIAI3J4PISMOGFVMB4PLRZIMOI str8boy

    So in short, pipitsugin ang requirement ng UST para sa isang PhD.

    Lawyer 1: Pare saan ka nag PhD?
    Lawyer 2: Sa UP (o National University Singapore o sa Tokyo University) pare. Ikaw?
    Lawyer 1: Sa UST ako pare.
    Lawyer 2: Anong title ng dissertation mo pare? Pabasa naman…
    Lawyer 1: ah, eh, uhm, wala ng kopya sa library eh…pero meron sa Scribd…

    • pinakatagotago

      i think pipichugin ang requirement ng UST kseh  para i-waive sa yo ang normal requirement ng isang by-the-book-dissertation-a-la-pedro at bago ka maging doctor on civil laws kelangan mo munang maging chief justice ng supreme court at gumawa ng simpleng discourse on environmental laws.
      i think you can top that. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        lawyer ng uste siguro talaga itong si pinakatagotago.
        mag-enrol ka kasi sa graduate school para malaman mo. kahit si “mindanao1″ nga natatawa dahil only in the ust lang naman yan. natawa naman ako sa by-the-book-dissertation-ala-pedro hehe 
        tama ka nagiging pipichugi tlaga ang ust, kung gusto mag-waive ng dissertation ginawa na lang sana honorary yun degree.

        pero kht pa may mga issue na ganyan, yun mga prof ko sa uste ay saludo p  rin ako, di nga ako pinagraduate eh. taas kc ng standard nila di gaya ng sa civil law, makikita mo tlga ang kaibahan ng science sa law. 

  • batangpaslit

    UST have the resources to rebut blogs. It is implausible for centuries old institution that they could not find a way to answer the statements of the blogger.
    I find it incredulous.
    There might be truth to what the blogger asserted. UST were caught “flatfooted”?

  • Filipinoflash

    A cop out from UST. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIAI3J4PISMOGFVMB4PLRZIMOI str8boy

    academic freedom excuse = academic mediocrity.

    UST 400 years old na, wala pa ring binatbat sa Asian University rankings.

    Sige na nga, karapatan ng UST magbigay ng PhD ayon sa ‘standards’ nila na sobrang baba. Kung gusto niyo ng mura at madaling PhD, sa UST na kayo mag-enrol. Nag-aksaya lang kayo ng panahon. Dalhin mo yang UST PhD na yan sa Singapore, sa Japan, sa Australia, sa Hongkong, ay mapagtatawanan lang kayo.

    UST PhD market value = ZERO.

    • pinakatagotago

      but also be mindful, str8boy, na kung gusto mong ma waive sa yo ang usual requirement, eh dapat umupo ka muna sa bench ng supreme court as a chief justice or any equivalent capacity para shortcut. 

      so str8boy, saan hukuman ka nga uli naka upo?

      • barrio_doctor

        pinakatagotagoyou hit the nail right on the head. let’s say hindi si Corona (na na-demonized because of his association with Arroyo) ang Supreme Court Justice ngayon na tinuruan ng UST, kundi si Jose Abad Santos.  Won’t an institution exercise its academic freedom to accomodate Justice Abad Santos so that despite his hectic schedule in the Supreme Court, the institution can still educate him and make him a wiser servant to the people?Please guys, remove your hatred for Corona and examine this issue objectively, Let’s respect UST’s academic freedom. 

    • Earl Gates

      Sad to say, my child is studying in UST at planung kumuha ng Liberal Arts pa pagkagraduate niya sa college next year. Monitoring its standing on the internet was really disappointing.

      • basyong

        IT S SO EASY TO SAY WHO S THE MORON EARL GATES !!!!!!!!!!!!!NOBODY ELSE BUT ABNOY KALBO !!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahaha

      • halabira

        earl gates sabihin mo na ang totoo hindi kaya ng utak ng mga anak mo ang UST kaya agapan mo na kesa sa ma kick out marami namang magaling na unibersidad diyan sa probinsiya baka yun kaya nila

  • LAMBFORGOVERNOR

    The holier one says they are the deeper the devil lives.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5PGZA6WQW46QED7HFNWEDJ5EC4 Arnel

    BIGYAN NAMAN NATIN NG BENEFIT OF DOUBT SI CORONA..
    ANG DOCTORATE NIYA AY GALING SA RECTO..

    KUNG SABAGAY GUSTO KO RIN MAGING DOCTOR..
    PERO KUNG DI KO MAKUHA SA SANTO (ng) TOMAS (dasalan) EH KUNIN KO SA SANTO
    TOMAS (paspasan)

    sa RECTO LANG PWEDE ITO MANGYARI..
    DAMI DITO ANG MAHILIG “MANDUKTOR”>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • halabira

      tamang tama ka diyan arnel hehehee magsama kayo ni kalbong dilaw para yng mga marka ninyo sa mga subjects lahat kulay dilaw na kalabasaHAHAHAHAHA

  • scank

    Aba! Magkano ba ang bayad ang doctorate degree sa Recto? Puwede ba sampung piso? Gusto ko rin magkaroon para ilagay ko sa dending ng bahay kubo namin. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5PGZA6WQW46QED7HFNWEDJ5EC4 Arnel

    GUSTO KO BIGYAN NG DOCTORATE SI BASYONG..
    ANG KANYANG DISSERTATION IS ‘ ITS BETTER TO CHEAT THAN TO REPEAT’………
    SIGE BASYONG PUNTA MUNA AKO SA RECTO..SA UST,,

    PAGAWA   MUNA AKO NG DIPLOMA MO,,,

    • halabira

      bakit ka naman napipikon e tama naman yung sinabi ni basyong.sabi nga nila ang pikon topak sa ulo

  • pinakatagotago

    the point of vitug’s chismis actually is the absence of a formal dissertation for corona as UST would normally impose on other grad-school candidates for Ph Ds. 

    but UST did not gave a dissertation as most knew, and rather gave cj corona something of the equivalent. when they mentioned the word equivalent, it was relative to them how they would classify a work being an equivalent to a formal dissertation – and that is “to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published.”

    anong mahirap intindihin dun? o dahil lang meron na tayong bias against corona na kahit anong balita na lang patungkol sa kanya eh ngunguyain natin kahit pa ang source nito ay malisyoso.

    • martial_law_baby

      pinakatagotago, a rule, is a rule, is a rule. when you deviate from it, then you are breaking the rule. this is the basis of the vitug article. mahirap ba intindinhin yun? Kung baliktarin natin yung hypothetical question mo and sabihin nating binigyan ng Ateneo si Abnoy ng PhD sa Economics without requiring a formal dissertation and instead, Ateneo asked him, :to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published.”  , sa palagay mo eh hindi iyan pupunahin? If I know mas mabilis pa kay Tiglao eh, sandamukal na yung narinig natin. At malamang pati yang sila Horn, Lagman, Mitos, and their gang ay nakisasaw pa sa issue. Pasensya ka, your disHonorable CJ Corona is in hot seat because he put himself into it. And more than disHonorable CJ Corona, UST talaga ang on the spot dito.

      • pinakatagotago

        a rule is a rule is a rule… and there are exceptions. 

        and for UST being an autonomous university and no less than the cradle of higher education in the Philippines and the oldest university in Asia, the University of Santo Tomas knows academic rules and sees to their proper observance. 

        the exception is that, being an accredit autonomous higher educational institution they can make rules, they can implement exceptions and they can remake rules whenever they see fit. 

        kumbaga sa bara-barang pangangatwirang pang kalye na bagay sa karamihan dito, heto lang ang masasabi ng UST, “anong paki alam mo, eh eskwelahan namin to? magbibigay kami ng parangal kung sino sa tingin namin ang bibigyan namin. gagawin naming doktor ang pumasa sa mga hinihingi namin.”

        and when they say “hinihingi namin” it means, kanila. hindi kung kanino man dito na magdidikta kung ano ang pwede at hindi.

  • ztefertilizerscam

    Fake Chief Justice finished doctorate without required dissertation

    UST rules

    First, UST requires a dissertation. Dissertation writing takes all of 15 units spread out in four
    courses.Second, only students who complete their doctorate degrees in five years are qualified to graduate with honors: “A student who has overstayed beyond the residency limit…will also be disqualified to graduate with honors.”Corona does not have a dissertation. Neither did he fulfill the five-year residency requirement.

  • JoaquinSalvador

    “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”                                                                                 – Mohandas Gandhi

    I say it with conviction that the followers of daang matuwid are not intellectually incapacitated. Thus, it is utterly unthinkable that they are intolerant to any correction of misconception. These people clenched strongly to what they have heard and believed in about the Chief Justice. How could a man whose devotion and commitment to academic excellence is beyond reproach be hated so much, to the extent that there is no room of any goodness in his person? I wanted to understand such a deep hatred to the man, but in vain.

    This irrational hatred is akin to what Jean-Paul Sartre described as antisemitism:

    “Some men are suddenly struck with impotence if they learn from the woman with whom they are making love that she is a Jewess… It is an involvement of the mind, but one so deep-seated and complex that it extends to the physiological realm, as happens in cases of hysteria.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIAI3J4PISMOGFVMB4PLRZIMOI str8boy

    just because UST says Corona’s speech is EQUIVALENT to a dissertation does not make it so.

    Pero since pinagpipilitan ng UST na equivalent sila…eh di sige.

    UST PhD = zero credibility.

  • us_sixtycents

    Chief Justice is just a Job Description.. whereas if your True Intention is to help and serve the country to its best interest,  there’s alot of ways to do it and nobody could take that away from you.

    My opinion like always, give it up and if its for you – it will come to you and literally knocked on your door.

    And if you fail the first time, skydiving is not for you.

  • jurbinsky77

    If it is true that Mr Corona was awarded gold medal when he completed his AB undergrad degree, we are still not able to confirm this as Ms Vitug’s position was she did not find any record in the Ateneo archive.

    There is parallelism between UST’s award of PhD title to Mr Corona and earning a certificate of completion in a testimonial exams. In the 70′ and 80’s testimonial exams were being awarded to autoclave and x-ray tech of old in lieu of written sub-professional exams for DOH employees. If the board of examiners know the examinee, they automatically issue the certificate of qualification.

    Corona was not the best there is. He placed 25th, clearly not a bar topnotcher.

    A story about the late Senator Diokno was told to me by my fatrher when I was young. I could not confirm its veracity either. According to my father, Senator Diokno never completed his law studies but took the number rank in the Bar exams, prior to that he took the CPA exams and also placed number one. It became too controversial. hence the government made it pre-requisite for any Bar examinee to have completed hi/her formal law studies.

    If changing the rules improves the level and quality of Higher Education particularly in law, then I am for constant change. But if the change involving Mr Corona is just ad hoc (as it seems in the UST’s retort to Ms Vitug’s report), then UST has effectively indicted itself in the people’s court.

  • Guest

    That was why the friars had Jose Rizal shot, because he was exposing the truth about their lies…
    The church preach to help the poor, but they have acquired vast wealth at the expense of the poor. The fact that the catholic is the richest religion in the world and 90% of Filipinos are poor. The catholic church has been lying since they colonized the Philippine islands in the 1500’s or 500 years ago…I believe in God but not in the church anymore…   

  • rosaddiaq

    It is clear from UST’s explanation that Corona did not write a PhD dissertation and defend it to a panel of professors but wrote a “scholarly treatise” presented it publicly and answered questions. UST declared this as an equivalent requirement. Therefore, they changed the rules for Corona. And this is the reason why our country is in trouble. We make rules, laws, but the rich and the powerful are exempted. This has been going on since biblical times. Old Testament men are allowed 8 wives except Kings like Solomon who had 700. The punishment for adultery is death, but David who slept with one of his general’s wife was spared, being God’s chosen. UST should be reminded that lying ( bearing false witness ) is a sin, perhaps not a crime. But maybe they think they are excempted and will still go to heaven.

    • herculubus

      rosaddiaq:
      You deliberately omitted certain facts that will defeat your reasoning. First, the requirement of PhD dissertation can be waived through the UST’s ETEEAP Program which is approved by the Commission on Higher Education. Yet, CJ Corona, while qualified to apply for doctorate the easy way, chose to enroll, attend classes, and finished the 48 units required. How comendable is that?; Second, UST consultant for graduate law programs (Not Corona) had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona, but the UST Graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, “to be delivered in public” and eventually published. This is their rule which CJ Corona complied so what’s your source of nonsense for saying “UST changed it’s rules?”; Third CJ Corona defended her treatise in an open forum which not only consisted of UST Professors who can interpose questions but learned men as well. It is much harder than in front of professors in reality so what’s the problem? Finally, there was no iota of truth to the allegations made by Vitug which makes her publication libelous. She should voice out her side but if she chooses to zip her mouth after destroying both the UST and CJ Corona then it is an admission that she was spreading gossips and a verified rumor monger, in which case she should suffer the consequences of her malicious acts..

      • Mike_1974

        If Corona wants to do it the regular way, why not go all the way??? Who suggested or recommended that the dissertation be waived? Was it Corona’s petition? or Corona’s academic adviser’s petition? WHO MADE THE PETITION? As what you said, he wants to do it the regular way!! Excuse me, but he is  not commendable for taking classes, its a requirement for him to do so ( as a PhD graduate student). Your statement about this just shows that he should be given special treatment!! What is clearly reflective in this incident shows, that UST’s autonomous as a tertiary university, BENT its ways. They are using their prerogative on the ETEEAP Program to accommodate Corona, hence giving him special treatment. IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEN CORONA DID NOT EARN HIS PhD DEGREE THE USUAL, REGULAR WAY!!! He got his degree the UST Bent  way!!!

      • halabira

        hey heculubus who will i believe? you or the official word of UST?

  • http://twitter.com/Villaruz30 Mitzi Villaruz

    I like PNOY than Arroyo matalino nga si arroyo pero look at her son is intelligent in corruption as well hirap na ang mga Pilipino majority sa mga Pinoys naghihirap!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    The reason because this newspaper sells because its headlines usually capture the curiousity of the reader. In short PDI is rather good at sensationalizing to capture wide readers in all sector of the society. To get the two sides before publishing would kill the twist and turn of the story. So it is good business practice to first publish one side of the story then follow it up the next day the other side of the story.  

  • scank

    SI RENATO CORONA AT GLORIA ARROYO AY MAGKAKAMBAL YAN SA KALOKOHAN. HUWAG KAYONG PALULUKO SA TAONG ITO. SOBRANG MAGNAKAW AT NGURAKUT NG PERA NG BAYAN ANG DALAWANG ITO. DAPAT IKULONG NA SI CORONA. DAMI PERA TINAGO SA IBANG BANSA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    its their school, its their reputation let them give cj corona the award. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    may kilala ako, mejo matanda na sya, 2 ang master’s degree nya pero ngaun di pa rin nakakagraduate sa Ph.D. nya sa UP, more than 10yrs na yta yun. still working sa kanyang dissertation, sa kanyang work ay marami syang projects kung saan nakapag-established sya ng foreign collaboration at nakakuha ng mga facilities na ginagamit din ngaun ng mga universities sa pinas. ang mga data sa projects nya ay nagamit para maprotectahan ang environmental resources natin, board examiner din sya sa PRC. marami din sya scholarly publications here and abroad.
    oo tama kayo respect ust’s academic freedom. 
    iba tlga ngaun, basta CJ ka, flexible ang rules.

  • scank

    ANG PAGTUUNAN NATIN NG PANSIN YONG IMPEACHMENT NI RENATO CORONA. DAPAT MATANGGAL NA ITO SA KORTE SUPREMA. BAWIIN NATIN ANG NAKURAKUT AT NINAKAW  NA PERA ANG DALAWANG HALIMAW – GLORIA , MIKE BUWAYA RROYO AT RENATO , CRISTINA CORONA.

    • basyong

      BAKIT HINDI KA GUMAWA NG SARILI MONG FORUM TUNGKOL SA IMPEACHMENT NAPATUNAYAN TULOY NG MGA READERS DITO NA KAUGALI MO YUNG IDOLO MONG ABNOY KALBO NA DIKTADOR HUWAG MONG PIPILITIN ANG IBA KUNG AYAW DAHIL SA IBANG BANSA ANG TAWAG SA IYO WALANG MODO O INGLESIN RUDE KAYO TALAGANG MGA DILAW NA UTAK IISA LANG ANG TAKBO NG MGA ISIPAN NINYO.PULOS UTAK DILAW NA PARANG IPIS O KAYA ANAY NA NANINIRA NG MGA BAHAY AT NAGHAHASIK NG KABAHUAN.HEHEHEHE

      • scank

        HOY BASYONG! ISA KANG HALIMAW NILIKHA NI GLORIA AT RENATO CORONARROYO. UMUTOT KA NA LANG NG MAANTUT PARA MALIBRE KA SA KALABOSO.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5PGZA6WQW46QED7HFNWEDJ5EC4 Arnel

        basyong,,,ikaw ay gaya gaya at mangongopya para kang si CORONA..

        MAG ISIP KA NAMAN,,,HALATA KANG ATTACK DOG NI PANDAK

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    para sa akin ganito ang address ni CJ
    CJ renata de coco korona, 2/3 PhD.

    2/3 PhD lang kasi sya dahil wala sya dissertation. Hindi ko sa kanya inaalis ang course work (1/3) nya at compre exam (1/3) nya pero wala tlga sya dissertation (1/3) kaya 2/3 pHd lng talaga sya.
    kung nsa grad school kyo ng uste maiintindihan nyo ibig ko sabihin.

    term paper = dissertation???? only in the ust

  • kruger

    Ah finally, an official clarification from UST!

    I find their explanation wanting though, and leaves much to be desired.

    I think the CHED needs to speak up too to settle the issue..

  • Dodge2

    Academic freedom: a treatise delivered in public instead of a dissertation? Hmmmm

     

  • Mike_1974

    UST is defending their wrong actions!! If Corona wants to do it the regular way, take courses, present paperworks, etc then he should have done the DISSERTATION. Now, if UST thinks he deserved a Doctorate Degree by virtue of his “scholarly credentials”, they  should have just give Corona a Doctorate Degree, HONORIS CAUSA!!! The problem is Corona wants to do the usual method but the UST will bent their rules to accomodate Corona. WOW!! This is UST education at its best!!! I have never heard of a graduate PhD student who is doing the regular, usual way of finishing it and getting the coveted PhD or Doctorate degree without the dissertation!!!!  Way to go UST!!! You are given autonomy by the CHED but PLEASE DONT ABUSE IT!.

    • Earl Gates

      Kahit sa Distant Learning Accelerated Degree Program ng isang International University sa internet eh kelangan mo magsubmit ng dissertation at umattend ng oral examination para ma-grant ka ng PhD. Mas madali pala sa UST kaya may chance na akong magka PhD after working for more than 25 years in the field of high-end Electronics.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDSHNEE4P7YHLI5JVO2MQLF6KQ Hottie

        Try it man, yabang mo

  • bgcorg

    The timing of Vitug’s article or better stilll its printing in the PDI is highly suspect.  Why only now when the topic of CJ Corona’s impeachment is hot? The problem of Ms. Vitug with the SC should have been adverted to right after she experienced that with SC procedures in releasing documents. Now, a venerable institution like UST is being drawn into the fray.  What for?  It is normal that, for the orderly processing of requests and for the records, there is a process to be followed, and that holds true also for granting of degrees.  Surely, this is a matter of common knowledge for students and of elementary courtesy for others.

    Now, comments are irresponsibly made on the value of a degree granted by UST, and not only to CJ Corona.  I hope that the ill-advised attempt of some to cast a shadow on UST would stop.  I can personally testify that getting a doctorate degree from the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas is no joke.  After attempting 3 times to have my Ph.D. in business management I gave up due to requirements imposed on me as a candidate for the degree by evaluators for my disssertation. My dissertation adviser (may she rest in peace) was disappointed in my doing so.

    The procedures followed in granting a Ph.D. in law to CJ Corona was not for “honoris causa.”  He underwent the normal process and defended his paper very successfully well in a public convocation, as the UST statement declared.  Its publication in a scholastic or scientific and academic journal of the Graduate School/University means that the paper has undergone scrutiny so that upon academic evaluation, it merits being published for the academic world (the journal is sent to other institutions of learning around the world).  In case the PDI doesn’t know, acceptance and publication of an academic paper, especially delivered in a convocation of academic experts/the public and successfully defended, evaluated and published, representing a new view/insignts, is considered a more rigorous contribution to the existing body of knowledge on the subject. Let us leave the subject where it is.  UST had issued its official statement.

    • Mike_1974

      I beg to disagree bgcorg!!  I dont know where you got the idea that the publication of an academic paper is MORE RIGOROUS CONTRIBUTION???? Most graduate universities would require publication as a requirement and not a replacement to the most important requirement, the “DISSERTATION”.  Many graduate students were not able to get the PhD degree or Doctorate Degree because of the must needed requirement of DISSERTATION! They have done their course works but the University wont bend their rules to accommodate individual graduate student!!
      In most  cases, their published academic papers were part or a chapter of their dissertation.

  • bgcorg

    Please read the UST official statement again thoroughly.  Your preoccupation had been already addressed.  Thank you. 

  • bgcorg

    You don’t need the same rigor in a scholarly paper to be defended in public and before experts in the law as in writing a mere term paper.  Much more preparation is required for that paper with references than in writing a term paper where only the professor/instructor reads (or never at all).  Much more so if delivered for defence and as a Convocation paper, carefully analysed before acceptance for publication.  The two “papers” are not of the same weight and billing.

  • parengtony

    It seems that many of the comments made, specially those favoring  UST, did not have the benefit of reading and understanding the original article.

    • lmpruna

      The original article was meant to please and appease the administration. Not malign UST but question the integrity of the CJ. God bless us and our country.

  • basyong

    this issue can easily be settled once and for all. all they have to do is for UST to file a case in court for maligning the integrity of the universtiy and charge vitug et al carpio or the firm for KALBo

  • bgcorg

    The academic freedom of higher institutions of learning is to be respected.  UST should not be drawn into the fray, as though she contributed to the rape of democracy which is subject to litigation yet.  Impeachment is a different matter altogether.  Academic freedom is defended by all institutions of learning worthy of the name.

  • ztefertilizerscam

    UST RULES
    Number of Units Required for Doctoral
    Pre-requisite         9 Units
    Foreign Language (6) Units
    Major Subjects         30 Units
    Dissertation Writing 1 — 6 Units
    Dissertation Writing 2 — 3 Units
    Dissertation Writing 3 — 3 Units
    Dissertation Writing 4 — 3 Units
    Total Number of Units 60

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    Anung mahirap dun sa topic ni korona? pang undergraduate ang quality paper nya eh. ganung klaseng topic lang ba ay pwede ng ipalit sa dissertation? kahit undergraduate kayang idefend yun sa kahit na sinong panel.

  • ztefertilizerscam

    Fake Chief Justice finished doctorate without required dissertation

    UST rules

    First, UST requires a dissertation. Dissertation writing takes all of 15 units spread out in four
    courses.Second, only students who complete their doctorate degrees in five years are qualified to graduate with honors: “A student who has overstayed beyond the residency limit…will also be disqualified to graduate with honors.”Corona does not have a dissertation. Neither did he fulfill the five-year residency requirement.

    • Kandong

      I was about to post this argument regarding Corona’s eligibility requirement for a doctorate degree. You’ve beaten me to the punch.
      Great post!

  • bgcorg

    A scholarly paper on the subject of law that delivers new insights or a novel perspective on the subject is in a league far more rigorous and scientific than a mere term paper especially if delivered in a public convocation before a panel of law experts and the public who may throw questions at the presentor.  That paper would have to undergo revisions, taking into consideration the comments during the public defence of the scholarly work before meriting to be published in a scientific, scholarly or academic journal for the academic community around the world’s notice.  A dissertation is defended with a panel of 5-6 usually, while a scholarly paper defended in a public convocation also has a panel and takes questions from anybody attending the public affair. 

  • lmpruna

    What else could we say? UST did the right thing in the case of CJ Corona claiming the rules and principles which it applied in granting the degree and commendation. The writer which brought the matter out without investigating the truthfulness of her allegations should apologize to UST and to the public to correct the wrong information contained in her column. God bless the Philippines.

  • mindanao1

    UST conferred Corona with Doctorate degree just like giving Christmas gifts. Its free. I suggest that they will start writing a full dissertation now while still early.

  • pinoy_abno

    For those who jumped the gun and made negative comments toward UST and Corona based on the previous article by a very “responsible” Vitug (UST breaks rules for CJ Corona).

    …you can now eat your words…..Enjoy!

  • bgcorg

    From what I understand, there are procedures in the granting of the degrees in graduate schools.  They would vary from school to school and there are academic councils or committees that democratically discuss whether a degree should be conferred or not on a particular individual seeking the conferment of a degree.  The academic community is jealous of its academic freedom and will defend it as a matter of right.  An academic degree is different from an honorary degree and from the official statement of UST, CJ Corona has complied with the academic requirements.  Let’s leave it at that and move on.

  • WAJ

    So much Cover Ups in all sectors, (Government, Businesses, Public and Private…)

  • isalexus

    Long and short– Wangwang pulled out all plugs para siraan si Corona– Pati UST whos has the Acedemic Freedom to confer degrees na-involved! Just read carefully– this story was broken by a Vitug who has an axe to grind against SC and Corona. She was used by Wangwang in this continuing saga of TRIAL THROUGH THE MEDIA!! Tama na ang media zarzuela– kung talagang may kaso – let the Senate do their job!

  • isalexus

    In that case – do not blame Corona. UST has the prerogative to give or deny conferring the degree–they could have said no! 

  • isalexus

    He he he– Madali nga ba ?would you like to try it?!

  • justmepassingbyagain

    UST is right. Don’t drag their name in this CJ impeachment trial. They can bestow honorary degrees to whomever they want. UST is a private institution. If the military can give Pacquiao the rank of coronel, UST can bestow CJ a honorary degree.

    • Kandong

      Military does not require dissertation.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    Ask “mindanao1″ who is a PhD in mathematics graduate from US. Enrol yourselves in a graduate program so that you can know better how it goes. been ust grad school and now in a foreign university and i know how important a dissertation is. 
    i’m so excited na sana pasukan na ulit, will ask a professor friend on his say about a “scholarly treatise” (actually mala-term paper ang dating) as a replacement for writing a dissertation. 

  • domreyes

    VITUG/Inquirer — SUPALPAL!

  • domreyes

    UST/Corona — SLAMDUNK!

  • magayonangel

    anything more ust? why so much defensive?

    • Templar Society

      Integrity my dear. 

    • domreyes

      magayonangel,

      It was a clear and factual refutation of Vitug’s commentary. 

      Defensive? ha ha

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/S5YO3T26LBZDDZHAFXHZ6DGAWE dequis

    “earned” naman pala eh, wala lang dissertation. kumbaga sa tsibog, pinalamon nang pinalamon ng UST si corona hindi lang binigyan ng dessert, kaya para tayong nasusuka lahat.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/DWRHqlNoppBOATBbtwpQkaAEQdMOmejmkPJb#24a25 jeff

    Renato Corona must also be recognized and awarded the title of  “Master Chef and Doctor of TRO for Gloria”.

  • wawa2172

    The UST words against Mr. Vitug? I would simply take the side of UST, as it is an institution of higher education with unquestionable standard of accountability, integrity,  and excellence. Ms. Vitug online article is pure bias and is only concerned of one thing: demolition job. What the CJ had done to obtain his doctorate degree without resorting to shortcuts is commendable. His attendance in classes, pass all subjects and comprehensive exams, presented his dissertation and have it published are just basic requirement for a graduate student to earn a degree and the CJ had complied all of it. Term paper as dissertation? It cannot be as dissertation proposals has to be presented and obtain approval from a graduate school panel composed of professors with Ph. D’s. The CJ dissertation was delivered in public and eventually published, thus is now considered as scholarly work. I find it interesting why some people has to take this issue against the CJ who dutifully observed the rules and requirements to obtain a Ph D with honors. My only guess, is that because the CJ is at  loggerhead with PNoy that some quarters like Ms. Vitug, Carpio and The Firm with bias to the later acted to demonize Corona. As act of fairness, could Ms. Vitug also do some writings on the academic performance of Noy as an economic student of Ateneo. I guess she would surely able to find interesting matters on this regard. Please do write about it also Ms. Vitug.

    • bangxef701

      She will not because she will fine nothing !

  • DurangoJoe

    Ok fine. Maybe the dissertation of Renato Corona should be published through the Philippine Inquirer to erase doubts. A dissertation usually requires 200 to 300 pages. Tulod na lahat ng tao
    nakikinig. Ilang pages ba yun?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      DurangoJoe
      How can it be published eh wala nga dissertation. 

      • DurangoJoe

        Ang dissertation para master’s degree ay about 75 to 100 pages. Ang PhD dissertation is around 200 to 300 pages. If he presented his thesis in front of the audience plus meron pang question and answers, either naghihilik ang kalahati ng kanyang audience or 50% ng audience ay umuwi na. i dunno.

      • g219h

        Are you serious? Phd dissertation does not limit or max around 300 pages etc…
        a Phd dissertation can have measely less than 100 pages, depending on the quality (published in international community of scholars etc.)….but again discretion iyan ng university….UST has the right to confer its degree…just like any independent univerities around the world. Ang hirap naman ng iba dito eh nagmamarunong, eh wala naman talagang alam— lalo na iyang taga ibang panig

      • DurangoJoe

        Of course. Yung lang references siguro is already about 1/3 of the entire pages. Different universities will require different standards. Anyways, UST should published his dissertation para walang doubt. Yun lang.

  • Tinamo

    A PhD with out a dissertation? CJ Corona must be an exceptional graduate student. All of us with PhD’s did our our dissertations and copies are available to the public. CJ Corona should have done his dissertation to contribute to the body of knowledge of his chosen field.

    • bangxef701

      It was published in the UST journal! 

  • novaliches

    sabi ng iba, ang lawyer daw yung diretso binabaluktot, at yung baluktot dinidiretso, pero sa tamang halaga. iba ang lawyer, gagawa ng mali, pero bibigyan ka ng maraming rason na tama yung kanilang ginawa.

  • g219h

    Spot on UST. It’s a demolition job. Vitug has no credibility. INQ + Vitug + ABNOY = PAHIYA kayo ano?

  • halabira

    ang ipinagtataka ko e sinisiraan si cj corona dahil sa ph d niya sa UST pero yung mga educational attainment niya sa ateneo school of law, sa harvard university for his MA e walang nakakapuna.pasalamat nga tayo dahil ang ating cj corona ay karangal rangal na maging punong mahistrado. kung si carpio lang at sereno anong pangtapat sa katanigian ng cj corona?

    • novaliches

      wait ka lang meron na rin nag-check ng mga niyan,  hopefully wala ng makitang anomalya.

  • WeAry_Bat

    bwa ha ha ha.  kahit sino pwede na PhD basta matagal lang sa work.

    hoy UST, magbigay ka rin PhD sa mga matandang jeepney drivers for exemplary work na buhay pa sila kahit na mahirap mag-drive ng jeep sabay bigay barya.

  • bgcorg

    You’ve got your signals all mixed up, Mike! I never meant to say that the ‘publication of an academic paper is more rigorous contribution’!  Nor do I question the requirement of ‘dissertation” as though a publication of an academic paper is a replacement of the dissertation.  Please read carefully what I’ve written before saying that rules are bended here to accommodate individual graduate students.  The official UST statement should suffice for the uninterested reader and knowing the compliance of student Corona of the academic requirements should really tell you that this is causa finita.  Res ipsa loquitur. If you have difficulty in understanding how an academic scholarly Convocation Paper can take the place of a dissertation, credit it to the Graduate School evaluation committee/faculty council which democratically discusses how to proceed in cases like this by acceptance of academic freedom that institutions of learning have the right to exercise.  A Convocation paper also has to be defended before a panel and the public who may ask questions in a forum for the purpose.  The scientific or legal paper is not just any term paper: it presents a novel concept that could be considered a contribution to the existing body of knowledge on the subject.  It would undergo some revisions to take into account the comments made during the forum before meriting after another evaluation prior to meriting publication for the benefit not only of the academe but any and all interested parties.  The libraries of tertiary education centers are furnished copies of the Convocation Paper of the graduating doctoral student.  Let’s move on. 

  • g219h

    Tawag diyan ignoramu5, ay Phd by publication. Mahirap ba talaga intindihin ang sinasabi ng UST? It has its right to confer the degree.

    CJ is a harvard graduate naman pala eh? Ilan ba ang naggraduate ng law sa harvard na andiyan sa senado?????

    If he is guilty of the accusations  then so be it, replace him. But do not forget the Hacienda Luisita …distribute it before the new pro abno reverses the decision.

  • concern4321

    I would not like to bring in the UST as the institution that allowed this mockery but the people in UST at the time that granted the crook a PHD. The crooks of UST.  Let the students, professors, alumni of UST defend the UST name bring this crooks out for their shameful doing.

  • fixfaxboom

    kudos to UST for coming out with A very clear explanation on the malicious write-up of con artist maritess vitug. hoy vitug, dapat kang idemanda dahil pati UST ay siniraan mo din. bad ka talaga vitug. bad na bad

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    ang gusto ko lang sa ginawa ni korona ay ang decision nila sa hacienda luisita, pero sa iba ay walang nangyari. pansin nyo, lahat ng mga appointees ni gma, kahit sa ombudsman ay basta mga case ng corruption laban sa allies ni gma ay absuwelto lahat, tas ang tagal tagal na nung iba wala pang nangyayari. yun fertilizer fund scam na nga lang na kaso walang nangyari ksi allies ni gma ang malilintikan. so may credibility issues tlga ang mga appointees nya. kumbaga nakapuwesto lahat to protect gma.
    kung maimpeach man si corona, sa tingin ko hindi naman babaligtarin ng magiging CJ ang decision about hacienda luisita. tingnan nyo na lang lahat ng mga corruption cases nung panahon ni gma, sa mga military officials, ang tagal na pero walang nangyayari ibig sabihin incompetent yun mga inappoint nya. may pinapanigan kc.

    • claipm

      Ganyan din naman pedro ang scenario ss mga appointee ni Pinoy.  I would suggest hintayin na lang nating ang resulta ng impeachment. K ba pedro so as notto be judgemental.. But I like the way you voice out your mind.  At least hindi mo binabastos ang personalidad ng tao.

  • INQ_reader

    “..Does anyone claiming to be an online journalist given the same attention as one coming from the mainstream press?”

    Now UST is killing the messenger. Tsk, tsk.

  • fixfaxboom

    sana ay tigilan na ng penoy group ang paninira sa mga institutions ng bansa dahil hindi lang ang judiciary ang sinisiraan nila kung hindi pati na rin ang mga educational institutions. kung ganyan ang pamamaraan nila para mag-govern, marami talaga ang hindi aayon sa mali.  

    • claipm

      Tamaka fixfaxboom.  Pero opinion nila yon.  Ang hindi ko lang matanggap ang pambababoy na comment kila GMA at Corona.  Tanong ko lang ginawan ba sila ng direchong masama sa kanila o nakasuhan sila ng korte na ganon na lang galit nila kay Corona.

  • Vince B

    for people who are meant to uphold the law the sure love to bend or break it. welcome to the philippines.

    delicadeza is definitely passe.

  • 1mainstream2

    after reading the response from UST, 3 things were established
    1. corona took almost 10 years to finish the degree
    2. dissertation was waived and public treatise was substituted
    3. UST applied their so called autonomy and discretion
    therefore, corona earned his degree and award in a special way   NOT the traditional way
    any other argument?
    the question posed – Corona always crowes that there should not be any special treatment.
           correct? this was the basis when SC declared truth commission unconstitutional
                      equality …(protection, opportunity etc)
           therefore the same reasoning should apply to him too, right!
           now we understand why corona always  twist & bend the Phil constitution to suit his
                      interest and comfort zone.
          

    • claipm

      1mainstream2 wake up my friend tanggapin mo na lang ang explanation ng UST.  Masyado kang nagiging personal.. Kasi wala namang kaso kung ilang taon kang nagaral ang mahalaga nakatapos.  Try to consider also working student.  Anyway it is your opinion.  Hope you will be enlightend in the future.

  • g219h

    idemanda ng students and alumni ng UST yang vitug at Abnoy na iyan, 1611? Imagine the alumni banding together against tyranny against their alumnus…..
    Lesson to abnoy and its supporters—– huwag maging sobrang arrogante—- you will not be president for 600 years,, for 6 years lang…UST will continue to stand for another 600 years…so pwede ba, gamitin yang utak ninyo bago magtapon ng dumi sa iba.,, lalo na sa institustion na, matanda pa sa generasyon ninyo

    • claipm

      g219h one of the alumni agad sinabi kinahihiya nya ang UST dahil sa ginawa tng UST duon pa naman sya graduate.  I responsded na kung ikinahihiya nya isoli nya yung diploma sa UST kasi  in the first place hindi sya karapat dapat na maging alumnus ng UST instead na ipagtangol ang UST may judgemet agad sa UST.  Nagreply pa sa akin nakakahiya daw ako.  Sino ngayon ang kahiyahiya.

      • g219h

        Yeah.

      • claipm

        You might have misinterpreted me.  Ang sabi ko may isang alumnus ng UST na binigyan agad ng judgement ang UST ikinahihiya daw nya UST kasi graduate sya duon.  Kaya nga ng reply ako isoli nya diploma nya kasi kasi di sya karapat dapt ng alumnus ng UST.  Sa halip ipagtangol ang UST naniwala agad kay Vitug.  In fact I appreciated your information graduate pa sya ng Harvard.  Mabait nga ang UST dapat idimanda yang si Vitug.

      • g219h

        Agree. the post intended to someone else.

  • mikesayat

    This again a part of a grand plan to malign Corona but in the process these evil personalities also stained the good name of a respectable institution.Vitug magkano ang pakinabang mo sa news item mong ito?

  • Ciao8

    ust…a very SAD day in your school history..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WWZMSQ4Z74QJUPXFOMEKD6KKFM kronos

    This article still doesnt address the big question—WHERE IS HIS DISSERTATION?  This is the requirement for a doctorate degree.  There is no question that UST is an excellent education institution.  For something like this to happen, you cannot ignore the people’s speculation that something fishy is going on behind the scenes.

    • isalexus

      “—-passed them and delivered a “scholarly treatise” for his dissertation in a public lecture.” There is the dissertation and was accepted by UST. There is nothing fishy in there.

  • fixfaxboom

    hindi ninuman pwede questionin ang prerogative ng UST dahil 400 years na sila sa industry na yan at alam na alam na nila ang ginagawa nila. kung industry practice naman pala ang ginawa ng UST ay sorry na lang yun mga iba dyan.patunayan nyo muna mga sarili nyo sa UST bago kayo humingi ng kung ano-ano. definitely, hindi nyo ka-level si CJ, aminin na natin. kaya hindi nyo pwede compare sarili nyo sa knya. hindi kayo apple-to-apple   

    • 1mainstream2

      who wants to level with corona? you must be a fool to do that.
      we want to get rid of him not compare with him.
      do you get it now?

      • halabira

        qmaninstream2 i asked you the same thing? who wants to level with abnoy kalbo? you must be desperate to make this country a terrorist and communists place? we want to get rid of kalbo abnoy for being mongoloid and autistic so you get it now?

  • claipm

    To someone who said ikinahihiya nya ang UST duon pa namn sya graduate.  Sino ngayon ang nakkakhiya.  Dapat kung may delikadesa ka isoli mo yung diploma mo sa UST na instead ipagtangol mo bingyan mo agad ng judgment.  Ang hirap kasi sa iba sa ating pag kay Corona or GMA paniwala agad ni hindi mag research kung ganong katotoo yon.  I am not pro GMA at hindi rin ako bayaran. Im just concern sa nangyayari sa atin.  Na matulad na naman tayo sa mga nangyayari nuon na nalason ang ating isipan.  My new year’s resolution I will not anymore go to the level of those sharing their ideas pero offensive and dating.

  • Earl Gates

    there is security flaw here so beware to all commenters, someone might be trying to find-out your identity, the robots might be tracing your IP

    • halabira

      earl gates started hacking your ip basta dilaw na kulay pulos mangdarambong pati mga ip natin gusto pang malaman

  • blueboy1113

    Still, UST imposed an equivalent requirement.  “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published,” said UST

  • fixfaxboom

    at pasensya na lang si noynoy at wala yatang PhD mga manok nya na si carpio at sereno na gusto nyang ipalit kay corona. wala din yatang harvard degree.  naiingit lang talaga sila kay corona dahil masigasig syang mag-aral at alam nya ang halaga ng magandang edukasyon.   kahanga-hanga talaga si corona.  

  • isalexus

    Question the reasoning of UST for conferring the degree! They have that prerogative. They could have said NO.. Corona has nothing to do with that decision.

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    It’s a very sad day for UST, the oldest catholic university of the country, whatever the procedure for Corona’s earning of the degree, i don’t care, but the school whom I sent my only son is a tarnished institution. My son was so sad on the first day of 2012, as he is afraid that somebody will ask him…HOW DID YOU EARN YOUR DEGREE AT UST ?

    • isalexus

      he he he– Is your son smart enough to be a Chief Justice? If not – he has nothing to worry about. If he is–tell him to refuse any degree to be conferred to him “honoris causa”- then let’s see if some one will ask him at all! Napaka dramatic mo naman!!

  • Earl Gates

    Wrong assumption could be very deceiving halabira and it poisons ones mind.

  • Justice_Justice

    A 2nd First page, First Headline, in 2 days!  Good for the sales… But at least IQR repairs their goofy yellowish tabloid act of yesterday.

    Lets hope that all Lemons will now understand how the media manipulates their brain….

    By the way, IQR should apologize to UST in an Editorial piece and promise to be more objective in the coming future.

  • Filipinoflash

    dequis
    “earned” naman pala eh, wala lang dissertation. kumbaga sa tsibog, pinalamon nang pinalamon ng UST si corona hindi lang binigyan ng dessert, kaya para tayong nasusuka lahat.”
    ROTFL

  • g219h

    huh? UST did its job as an institution, conferring a degree to a deserving student like CJ–thats a fact…what credentials do you have, or do these so called ABNOY+Vitug etc….and the senadors have ????
    Kahit walang PhD , eh he is already more qualified than ANYONE in the government…he has 2master degrees and one from harvard….sino naman kaya ang nandiyan sa SC has a master degree at Harvard???
    Who are you to say na hindi siya karpat dapat maging alumnus sa UST???? He is an alumnus of a globally powerful and influential harvard alumni, so hindi naman siya ganun kadesperado para maging UST alumnus ….POINT dito…..Huwag maghusga—–

    Abnoy gamitin mo ang utak mo…6 years kalang diyan,,,,ang UST na kinokontra mo at ng dilaw na brigada ay established in 1611, 600 years and more, mas matanda pa sa generasyon mo……after you leave government,,,UST will continue to stand still.

    Dapat idimanda ng students/profs and alumni ang Vitug at ang gobyernong ito para huwag pamarisan…>.

  • 1mainstream2

    Joey Salceda once said – she is a lucky bi___h
    corona here is another lucky bi___h
    courtesy of UST

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/DWRHqlNoppBOATBbtwpQkaAEQdMOmejmkPJb#24a25 jeff

    Telling the truth is not being biased, it is what journalism is all about regardless of whether it is online or print.  UST should not have ignored a well-known journalist like miss vitug, unless something is really lacking, a dissertation.

  • Filipinoflash

    The degree was conferred when Corona was already a Chief Justice. Pwede pa lang i bend ang rules mo in the name of academic freedom basta bigatin ang candidate. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KFB6BNPMEZS6F2JDTV5PF652IU Rodolfo

      Na bend ba ang rules? The Chief Justice complied with all the academic obligations imposed on him. And besides, Chief Justice yan! Ang yayabang nitong mga ito. Kayo kaya ang mag chief justice tingnan natin kung hindi kayo mag demand nang kung anu ano. You should appreciate CJ Corona for being humble and submissive enough to comply with all the the requirements of the University. Matino siyang tao at magaling siya! Si Noynoy ba may Master’s Degree man lang? Kahiya naman tong mga ito. Sirain ba naman hanggang sa academic credentials. Wala na kasing masabi kaya yan character assassination to the max.

  • popoypf

    Philippine Daily Inquirer, this is the way to make money huh?

  • blueboy1113

    Still UST imposed an equivalent requirement.  Who else were given this?  “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published,” said UST

  • fixfaxboom

    hindi na nahiya ang mga taga-malacanang at carpio law office . kung ano-ano na lang ang paninira nila kay corona. mabuti na lamang habang sinisiraan nila yun tao ay lumalabas ang katotohanan na isang mabuting tao pala itong si corona kaya dyan pa lang ay malalaman mo na, na wala talagang katotohanan ang mga paninira ng malacanang kay corona.  

  • isalexus

    of course! Take a look drop outs like Jobs and Gates given their degrees dahil bigatin sila. Ganoon din si Paquaio!

  • Filipinoflash

    “WeAry_Bat
    bwa ha ha ha.  kahit sino pwede na PhD basta matagal lang sa work.hoy UST, magbigay ka rin PhD sa mga matandang jeepney drivers for exemplary work na buhay pa sila kahit na mahirap mag-drive ng jeep sabay bigay barya. ”

    HA HA HA!!! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O5TQQYPGVHXCQLU4BRQR4FVBNA ramone

    The explanation of UST actually confirms Vitug’s report that Corona has not written a doctoral dissertation! UST is simply affirming that it has the right to to grant degrees to individuals with “relevant work experience” and “professional achievement and stature…” But these criteria can be vague and subjective. UST did require Corona to write a scholarly treatise. We do hope that this will be made available to the public so that legal scholars can judge its worth (whether it can deservedly take the place of a dissertation).

    • g219h

      You really missed the point —– . UST has its discretion to confer the degree. READ the article again…at huwag magiging bulag….I am not pro GMA or CJ, but observing how this govt has been treating people is abhorrently unacceptable…..

      • pinoy_abno

        Tama!

        Galing din naman nang machinery ni Penoy….maraming na-convert na
        yellow zombies. Hindi pa rin matanggap ang katotohanan. Masyado nang
        nabulag.

        Panay pa rin ang dura nang nakatingala.

      • 1mainstream2

        who missed the point? we agree that corona’s degree and award was conferred in a “discretionary and special way”   NOT THE TRADITIONAL WAY.
        corona and his cohorts in the SC used this reasoning in declaring
        the Philippine truth commission unconstitutional. YES?
        No Special Treatment,   that is the essence here.
        so why UST treated corona ESPESYAL?   WHY????
         

    • respectruleoflaw

      Yan ang napapala sa sobrang paninira sa mga yellow fanatics makamtan lang ang kailangan ng kanilang idolong tamad

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDSHNEE4P7YHLI5JVO2MQLF6KQ Hottie

    Pahiya ang Inquirer, ayaw mademanda, wala na ang articles about CJ Corona Doctorate issue.

  • 1mainstream2

    several friends of mine in different parts of our country said
    corona and his manipulated academic credentials is the flavor
         of the month talk of the town

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDSHNEE4P7YHLI5JVO2MQLF6KQ Hottie

    Lumalabas lang na walang integrity ang news nila, published ng published di naman pala verified accurate ang nilalabas nyo, pahiya kayo ‘no?

    • 1mainstream2

      you apparently did not understand vitug’s article and UST’s reply
      both sides affirmed that corona’s degree and award was conferred
      not in the traditional  way ! intinde? if not,  study first and then sumale
      sa diskusyon

      • g219h

        ….it was confirmed that UST conferred the degree not in the traditional way so where’s the beef?? Pahiya ang INQ……this news paper has lost its credebility long time ago..in fact,,,,many of the people in the phils dont read this paper anymore.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        thank you u finally got the point. at least you are being honest to yourself now.
        vitug just exposed corona’s degree and award was conferred in a special way.
        if you were classmates with corona that time and your professor treated him
        specially, will you not complain?  thank you. now stop your useless arguments.

      • g219h

        @mainstream–so? You just admitted that its non-issue. You missed the whole point–your intellect is really slow. UST has said, and i say it again that it has the discretion….CJ sat the exams and gained excellent marks– so where is the special treatment there?????? Hello? You are so blinded by your loyalty to this yellow brigade. I am not pro GMA/etc, but can’t you look at yourself now? what gain can you partake maligning an institution Older than your generation. Keep up and provide a more intelligent case, rather than blabber inconsistencies against your own arguments.

      • Mike_1974

        yeah right!!!. they practiced their discretion to give special treatment to Corona!! if you can’t realize  that,  better not reply!!

      • g219h

        really UP practicse their discretion giving Phd to ABnoy without him sitting any exams etc////kasi kailangan ng pera at sipsip sa admnistrasyon…oh UP UP what have you become–so low….

      • Mike_1974

        so i now i get it!!! you dont know the difference between an honorary degree from a regular degree. you dont know the difference from getting a doctorate degree via honoris causa to getting a doctorate degree by taking classes, taking exams, DISSERTATION and other requirements.

      • claipm

        g219h Sorry to use you blog.  Hindi kasi ako makapagsend sa added comment.  Hopefully I not being censored.  Baka my technical problem.  This is what I want to say address to the chief editor of Daily Inquirer: Dear chief editor of Daily Inquirere.  I have high respect to the Daily Inquirer news paper since Edsa people’s power.  I do hope next time you will be extra careful to print something with not verification of its truthness to those involve like UST.  Now the damage is done is this is now being used by the hate campaign against Corona who by the way is a grade of Harvard University.

      • g219h

        claipm….you are serious, or not being sarcastic, right :-) have a good new year ..

      • claipm

        Im serious pero na ipost na naman yon.  Im not being sarcastic.  Happy New Year

      • claipm

        No I will not because I know my limitation and I know how to accept people who are gifted like Corona,  Are you gifted and know your limitation?

      • 1mainstream2

        claipm,
        with all humility, my professors determined that when i topped a class
        of 40 students all of us either valedictorians or at least salutatorians.
        i don’t know about ur corona

      • claipm

        Well Im surprised di mo makita ang explanation ng UST.  Sayang ang dunong mo pa naman.

      • frankpar

        What special treatment? The UST rules are valid to all UST students, not only Corona. But looking at Noy’s classmates statements, he got a very special treatment and graduated in a commercial degree despite being weakest in math. Did anyone claim his degree is fake due to special treatment? No angry classmate? Nobody blamed Ateneo? No, but Corona, well matching to the hate campaign of Malacanag.

  • Filipinoflash

    Those are Honoris Causa degrees. Thats understandable. But Corona’s degree is not. Its a degree conferred to a regular student. Kung Honoris Causa lang sana, no problem. You can bend the rules. 

  • popoypf

    Very sad day for Philippine Journalism as the Inquirer chose sensationalism for profit over responsible journalism.

  • fixfaxboom

    kung ako si penoy, tutal bagong taon na, tigilan na nya ang hudikatura. dapat talaga malaya ito at hindi natatakot sa kanya. hayaan na nya ang mga korte dahil alam nila ang ginagawa nila. hindi naman expert si penoy sa subject matter kaya huwag na siyang makialam. intindihan nya kung paano nya maibababa ang presyo ng kuryente, etc.

  • Filipinoflash

    where is the dissertation? Hard copy? 

  • respectruleoflaw

    Gagawin ng mga yellow fanatics ang lahat kahit paninirang puri sa isang malayang unibersidad para makamit ang gusto ng kanilang idolo na itinuring nilang diyos.

  • respectruleoflaw

    Maraming sakuta sa bansa natin dahil sa mga yellow fanatics,  ginawa kasi nilang diyos ang isang tamad na  si Noynoy.  Kaya nagalit tuloy ang totoong Diyos.. Kung magpatuloy ang ang inaasta ng mga yellow zombies na ito  seguradong maraming pang darating na sakuna. Ang hinihiling ko lang na sana ang mga yellow fanatics lang ang matamaan sa mga sakunang darating pa

  • fixfaxboom

    congratulations sa UST sa pag-clarify nila sa issue na hindi pala fake yun titulo ni corona. anf fake ay itong si maritess vitug. palighasa nasa payroll ng kurporasyon ci carpio na gustong kunin yun posisyon na CJ. ambisyon nga naman, gagawin ang lahat makamit ka lang.

    • 1mainstream2

      fixfaxboom,
      among true academicians, corona’s degree and award is simply contemptuos
      if not fake. my degrees & awards in my lifetime were never questioned because
      i earned them the traditional way not special way

      • g219h

        Really what credentials do you have? harvard ka rin ba? kasi akala mo eh marunong ka…..fixfaboom was being sarcastic man…ang bobo mo.

      • 1mainstream2

        i never flaunted my credentials, but if you challenge me, post your own
        academic credentials and i will post mine and see who will hibernate.
        ikaw ang bobo.

      • g219h

        yeah….baka mahiya ka…bobo mo.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h ,
        post it i dare you ikaw ang bobo you dont understand the topic at all

      • g219h

        ahay,,,,you are intellectually challenged – autistic, down syndrome ka rin ba????
        mapahiya ka lang…

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h, bat hindi mo i-post ang academic credentials, honors and awards mo?
        kase wala !!!!!!!

      • g219h

        post your credntials, yabang mo…

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h
         ikaw ang nagumpisa, wala ka namang mai-post, bobo

      • claipm

        Have you done something extra ordinary in your studies.  Have you been a graduate students and studied at Harvard?

      • 1mainstream2

        claipm,
        simply put  just because you asked, my academic credentials and awards
        are much higher than a simple Ph D.    intiende?

      • g219h

        why dont you post them? Phd galing sa third class uni..

      • claipm

        Wow ang galing mo naman di ikaw na ang pumalit kay Corona.  Remember Mother Theresa has no degree which is higher than Ph. D (and by the way ano you post graduate?) .

      • 1mainstream2

        claipm. so ikaw ano degree mo , ano awards mo, ano honors mo???
        sagottttt!!!!!!!

      • claipm

        Wow naghahamon pero di ako pumapatol sa may mataas pa sa phd na pinagaral pero di ginagamit ang pinagaralan. Happy New Year Pikon.

      • 1mainstream2

        claipm,
        review the blogs and determine who started the challenge.
        i accepted because i know what my achievements are.

      • g219h

        ikaw ang nag-mamarunong. Wala ka namang sinasabi. Lesson: Don’t brag about yourself as there are people out there who are better than you.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        i never bragged. i just answered you.

      • g219h

        You twsited piece of work. Read the trolls. So where is your number? Send it to my email address, para matapos na….you are a liar.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h
        ikaw ang mag post ng # mo, baka lipasan ka ng gutom sa  SFO,
        tatawag ako  para may makain ka

      • g219h

        What a liar. Kawawa ka naman. I told you I am in Boston. tsk tsk ang bobo mo.
        You must be infected by the yellow fever….hahah….what a creep….

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h
        isang tanong ko lang ang sagutin mo,
        naging valedictorian ka ba kahit sa panaginip? 

      • Dae

         mayabang ka 1mainstream2..bakit d mo pakita!!!puro ka lng salita..para kang si abnoy, mayabang at puro daldal wala naman maipgmalaki

      • 1mainstream2

        ikaw dae,
        naging miyembro ka na ba sa honor class kahit minsan sa buhay mo?
        naging valedictorian ka na ba kahit minsan?

      • 1mainstream2

        dae,
        maipagmamalaki ko kahit kanino na marami akong awards and honors
        with all humility, my professors detremined that when i topped an honor class
        i am also a valedictorian many times. what about you?

      • g219h

        really? how come you continued to miss the whole point.

        Deception cannot hide your  intellectual limitations, kaya pwede ba stop pretending.

        You can’t even spell and write a discernible sentence.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        hindi mo sinagot ang tanong, naging valedictorian ka na ba kahit minsan sa buhay mo?
        bibigyan kita, marami ako.

      • 1mainstream2

        dae,
        nakita mo na, isinulat ko, ikaw ano ang achievements mo?
        ikaw ang mayabang at puro salita.

      • amoringis

        1Mainstream2, kung sa internet ka lang magmamayabang, cut it off because it is a futile exercise. 

      • g219h

        hay naku , nasasayang lang yung oras ko..ang bobo kasi naman ng taong yan.

  • RayP1766

    The real issue underpinning this debate about the value of
    Corona’s PhD is not whether he met the requirements of the award by UST
    but the pathetic quality of Philippine universities. In 2010 UST managed
    to scrape into the bracket (551-600) of the best universities in the
    world and this year dropped below 600!! (QS rankings). 

    Indeed, it could
    only manage 101st place of the top 200 universities in Asia in 2010.
    If anyone is in doubt about how particularly poor the quality of UST’s
    law faculty is (at least Ateneo and UP ranked 58th and 78th respectively
    in 2010’s list of the top 200 Asian universities) then they should read
    Corona’s “scholarly paper” and weep.  It can be found on the web.

    Its
    15 pages (yes that’s right 15 pages only!!) approximate a standard one
    would expect of a first year law student in the UK or US.  It is no more
    than a basic primer on what purports to be Philippine law on the
    environment and, of course, it doesn’t take much observation of the
    state of our environment to work out how effective that law is. 

    In
    fact, don’t read it all – it’s too depressing – just flick through to
    the conclusion and be underwhelmed!

    Quote: “Courts must administer environmental justice with the goal of
    giving what is due to each and every Filipino, even those who are yet
    unborn (sic).  That is what each and every one of us, and each and every
    one of our children, and our children’s children, deserves”.  Wow!

    To be fair to the man though, I think he’s onto something here – I want
    to know how you become “unborn”. 

    Finally, us “girls down here in the barangay” (to quote a favourite
    expression of Mr Conrado Banal III) want to find out how you hold down
    the most senior judicial position in the country and still find time to
    attend all classes to complete 48 units of course work??  Or have we
    inadvertantly discovered why there is such a backlog in our courts?  It
    would be hilarious, if it wasn’t so true!

    • mindanao1

      RayP1766: 15 pages only…That’s nice. I wrote the same number of pages in my statistics course term paper when I was a graduate student.

      • g219h

        Content and substance is more important. You can write a thousand page thesis with nonsense…while you can write a one page argument that says it all, with substance and unique prose…

    • wawa2172

      I would rather read a well written a 15 pages dissertation than one with 100 of pages without so much substance…as they say in graduate program…just make the paper thick so it could look like..a thesis or dissertation. Corona’s paper was scholarly published and by that I respect it.

    • DurangoJoe

      Can you help me find it? Kindly type the link. Thank you.

      • RayP1766

        Disqus generic email template
        Send me an email address and I will send it directly – each time I try to send you the link the “moderator” intervenes to stop it. Sensitive little soul isn’t he/she? —– Original Message —–
        From: Disqus
        To: ray.powell@bigpond.com
        Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 12:15 PM
        Subject: [inq-newsinfo] Re: UST: CJ Corona earned Ph.D

        DurangoJoe wrote, in response to RayP1766:

        Can you help me find it? Kindly type the link. Thank you.

        Link to comment

  • fixfaxboom

    o, nasaan na si vitug ngayon? dapat yan ang imbestigahan sa senado.

    • 1mainstream2

       senate investigate vitug? for what? OMG can’t help but laugh

  • Filipinoflash

    from RayP1766 

    Conclusion of Corona’s 15 page dissertation

    “Courts must administer environmental justice with the goal of 
    giving what is due to each and every Filipino, even those who are yet 
    unborn (sic).  That is what each and every one of us, and each and every
    one of our children, and our children’s children, deserves”.
    HA HA HA!   

  • g219h

    UST was founded on 1611 – a fact. So who cares what ranking are you talking about. The ranking ay BAYARAN lamang para maka-kuha ng pundo ang mga universties…and marketing lang iyan para maraming magaaral sa kanilang eskwela. RayP1766…..read the article again—-and instead of bringing the university down because of your yellow inclination, try to discern the fact and dissect the truth. Simple…..

    • RayP1766

      Wow, founded in 1611 and going backwards ever since! 

      The “discerned” fact is that a Filipino institution masquerading as a university awarded a PhD on the basis of a 15 page speech Corona gave in 2010.  As for the 48 units of class work – please tell us which other universities outside the Philippines permit the award of a PhD by course work. I doubt any at all which may explain another “discerned” fact that UST, the 3rd ranked university in the Philippines cannot even get into the top 600 universities in the world and ranks outside the top 100 in Asia!!

      The problem in this country is that we never like hearing the truth!

  • respectruleoflaw

    Maraming sakuta sa bansa natin dahil sa mga yellow fanatics,  ginawa kasi nilang diyos ang isang tamad na  si Noynoy.  Kaya nagalit tuloy ang totoong Diyos.. Kung magpatuloy ang ang inaasta ng mga yellow zombies na ito  seguradong maraming pang darating na sakuna. Ang hinihiling ko lang na sana ang mga yellow fanatics lang ang matamaan sa mga sakunang darating pa

  • g219h

    Investigate VITUG..why not. This senate is a laughing stock anyway….they brought in the Brunei pros akaso Ruffa etc and many non-issues really….so bring this lady to the SENATE so we can see a face –apart from abnoy who shameless malignging UST.

  • fixfaxboom

    congratulations sa UST at nagkaroon silang ng isang masinop na mag-aaral na kagaya ni corona. sana ay magkaroon ng sipag itong si noynoy na dagdagan pa nya ang kanyang kaalaman. mag enroll din muna sya uli dahil kulang na kulang ang kanyang kaalaman. gayahin nya ang sipag ni corona mag-aral

  • bongbong39

    Wow! that’s quite an achievement!! Kudos. What about Abnoy? Ai ang alam ko may tulo si kris Aquino..tulad ni Abnoy may tulo ang utak..lagas na nga ang buhok sa katutulo.Bwehehehehehe

  • baktol

    Imposibleng walang special treatment n nangyari, CJ ang studyante mo ikaw n prof abogado k kelangan mo rin ng koneksyon… saka dapat tingnan din ang thesis  nya kun sya talaga ang sumulat panigurado kagaya rin ni DEL CASTILLO yan, may ghost writer at mahilig mangopya…

    • claipm

      Wow k ka baktol.  Ikaw nakakasulat ka.  At ang ibig mong sabihin ang tanga ng mundo na di malaman yon. Without offense baka naman gawain mo yan.

  • Mike_1974

    Thank you UST for affirming why after your four hundred years of existence, you ranked third-grade to UP and ATENEO!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7T7BP5KQKFBP7PMJ66OLQ35JA Reggie

      Stupid reply. I didn’t get anything. Doesn’t make any sense.

    • claipm

      Hope you are not a graduate of UP and Ateneo and by the way you did not mention La Salle.  Wag ganyan mukhang discrimination na yan.  Gaano ka bang kagaling? Ano ba ang natapos mo.  Natapos ka ba sa Harvard university.  K kang mangbaba ng university ah.

      • Mike_1974

        i did not mention La Salle because according to the ranking La Salle and UST are close in ranking!! Mahirap na baka sabihin nagbubuhat ako ng sariling bangko!!

      • claipm

        K mike sorry for the reply.

  • ibarracastillano

    “Needless to say, since the university is an autonomous HEI, the other issues raised (his residency, the academic honor he received) are moot because these come under the institutional academic freedom of the University of Santo Tomas,” the UST statement said.
    I am not pro individual but just reacting to the information being released here. Walang personalan. Based on the statement I quoted above we cannot do anything about it. It is UST`s discretion to make their own rules ,. .Ms. Vitug is just referring to the normal procedures accepted as a general rule. Neither the journalist nor the UST is to be blamed because they are seeing the different side of the coin.

    • claipm

      Thanks ibarra for being objective.  Kaya lang damage has been done.  Members of hate campaign against corona are taking advantage of misleading title of the article.

      • ibarracastillano

        I think every citizen who wants our nation to move forward must not be blinded by the sensationalist tactics where everyone is seems to be mentored by our present educational system to succeed kuno. And media is the most encouraged sector to use the tactics to get attentions. I think everybody were taught to do the same to get it s ends. In most cases it is ironic that people will not listen to you if you will tell the plain truth. They always look for the twinkling lights and musical backgrounds to get their attention..Isn`t it childish? Or the masses are being programmed to be childish?

    • frankpar

      Wrong. If that lady, due to UST, had a personal problem with Corona, she is very to blame. And if she publicly blames Corona a fake Doctor, the first she has to know the rules of UST and not any other rules. What she did, and PDI helped to do in view of the impeachment, is criminal and should be punished according to law. It is very clear that usually an accusation has much more power than theclearing of the accused, since people want to read and hear sensations. Out of that, media lives. And out of that, the public mind is fueled with accusations against Corona so that at the end he will be impeached “because the people wants it”. The plain mob justice.

      • ibarracastillano

        You are quiet messed up by your thinking for your quick judgement. Please try to think out of the box. Writers or journalist are just doing what they are paid for. It seems you have also your own rule. If you are living in a civil society where rules and laws are being established and expected to be known by everybody to be respected and obeyed you do not need to mind other societies rules because it is outside the context of the formed society. It is the duty of UST to make it clear again that they have their own rules because it seems nobody knows their language. It is their responsibility to inform the people if they want not to belong to the common rules. If proven guilty it is justice if acquitted the government is just doing its job. If you call it mob justice what would you say to the opposite mob corruption? Instead on focusing on persons, it is worthy to focus on the issue. I am disappointed that many here are just being paid to demean and distract people to the real issue.

  • fixfaxboom

    napakaganda pala ng credentials ni corona at kahanga-hanga. ateneo law school – napakahirap ng entrance exam, pero passed! harvard – napakahirap ng exntrance exam, pero passed!
    at meron pa palang PhD. at ang kahanga-hanga kay corona ay quiet lang siya sa mga academic achievements nya. napaka mabuting tao talaga.

    • 1mainstream2

      fixfaxboom,
      except corona’s academic honors are all questionable. please add that to your mind

  • respectruleoflaw

    Maraming sakuta sa bansa natin dahil sa mga yellow fanatics,  ginawa kasi nilang diyos ang isang tamad na  si Noynoy.  Kaya nagalit tuloy ang totoong Diyos.. Kung magpatuloy ang ang inaasta ng mga yellow zombies na ito  seguradong maraming pang darating na sakuna. Ang hinihiling ko lang na sana ang mga yellow fanatics lang ang matamaan sa mga sakunang darating pa

  • pinoy_abno

    NEWSFLASH: Yung original na article ni Vitug…tinanggal na ng INQ…nakuryente nga!!!

    Yung mga yellow haters bira pa rin nang bira……sa hangin nga lang!

    Next…bring it on!

    • ydna2011

      It’s now back….just checked it now…

      • pinoy_abno

        Oooops!!! 404 Error! Page Not Found

      • frankpar

        Are you Noy?

  • PnoyMePagasa

    moot and academic na ang report ni bb. vitug.
    given na sa ating bansa na ang mga may kapangyarihan, mga may pang-lagay at koneksyon ay kayang magshort-cut ng mga proseso, batas at regulasyon – “patented corrupted Philippine bureaucracy”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WDG7AF7XXJCSRMJJVQPFD2KMSE Carp Ber

    yung mga di nakaintindi sa statement ng UST na nagko-comment at sinisiwalat ang pagka mangmang sa publiko ito sa tagalog yun…  ang UST may freedom na magbigay ng degree (commonly known as honarary degree) sa kahit sinong individual na nagtagumpay sa kahit anong larangan ng pangkabuhayan na napili nila (tulad ng ginawa ng UP kay pnoy ng gawaran ito ng  doctor of laws degree kahit hinde naman ito aktwal na pumasok o nag-aral ng doctor of laws) pero ito ay di ginawa ng UST  dahil si corona ay nag-aral tulad ng ibang mga estudyante ng doctorate degree na physical na pumapasok sa eskwela at nag kumpleto ng requirements.  yung 
    scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published, ay katumbas na ng dissertation.

    • g219h

      hahah– so now UP is dumbed down…..awarding a phd to Abnoy??????? What for? For funding? Oh UP, how stupid this university has become….

  • magayonangel

    the problem with ust (even with other higher educational institutions) they did not want to disclose even with proper request. kung ang ust nag respond ng maayos kay vitug this news item will not loom. siguro they are hiding something fishy and when this news will came out they will do lot of explaining as what was happening.

    • amoringis

      BASAHIN MO YUNG EXPLANATION NG UST KUNG BAKIT DI SILA NAGREPLY. BASAHING MONG MABUTI KUNG BAKIT DI NILA PINATULAN ANG ONLINE JOURNALIST NA ITO. 

      • magayonangel

        amoringis,

        paki oral reading po. thanks.

  • RicoGloria

    Well, if we are to consider these statements as UST’s answer to Vitug’s query, which are  really very vague, then it boils down to the very same thing that Vitug suspect.

    What Vitug calls “breaking the rules” to confer Corona a Ph.D. and with honors to boot, UST calls it an exercise of its institutional academic freedom.

    But however you may call it Vitug was right, there was no dissertation.  And the 5 year max requirement was waived or in their words, moot.

    Vitug: breaking the academic rules = UST:exercise in academic freedom as an institution of higher learning.

    Talaga naman.  

    Corona as a CJ was just being consistent learning from UST.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QW5EHYZZIESTNHSLVOX2763DUA dtszero_cool

      Basahin mo uli ang article sa taas. Di mo ata na intindihan eh…

    • amoringis

      RICOGLORIA, BASAHIN MONG MABUTI ANG REPLY NG UST. MAY DISSERTATION SI CORONA. 

  • sagdat

    Ahahahaha..

    Again and again and again!!

    THE FILTHIEST AQUINO ADMINISTRATION including their followers here tasted another SLAP left and right, back and forth!!!

    Hindi ba kayo nadadala? Mahiya naman kayo sa balat nyo!!! Palibhasa LAHAT KAYO, TSISMOSA AT TSISMOSO! REYNA NYO NGA SI KRIS CRAZY!

    Sa PDI, ano ba yan? Gagawa kayo ng alingasngas, wala namang basehan! ITO ANG MALAKING PRUWEBA SA PAGIGING BIAS NYO!

    Mga walang SILBI! Mga BWESETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MTYSEV6H7OPKQLJCUHIQN5WDZI Amega Amigo

    When I read Ms. Vitug’s article, I thought that she was playing dumb by not thinking that no dissertation or dissertation, a university can still pass its student by conferring (like what this article is saying), equivalent requirements to a dissertation. The CJ is a busy man and has commitments to his country, wouldn’t those be enough to prove his credibility and track record?

    Besides, by discrediting UST’s conferral of honors to CJ is like saying that you are discrediting UST’s claim of academic excellence and support on its students. However, I don’t think CHED has been wrong in conferring the status of autonomy with UST. And remember, an institution like UST cannot be moved even a little by a wannabe journalist like Vitug. She did not analyze that a degree can be conferred without a dissertation. Sa dami pa namang sinusulat ng CJ, kailangan pa ba talaga ng dissertation? Besides, the issue here is not simply about the dissertation but his credibility of being conferred with honors which the CJ has proven quite well. I know this myself because I am an academic and pursuing advanced degrees myself. I am not that entirely with Corona but I am always with the truth and in this case, UST was not wrong in conferring the CJ with degrees. Imagine, he took the course in 7 years? It simply means that he does not have the luxury of time to pursue the course in one sitting because he has duties as CJ of our country or any other government position but he does have the desire to get an academic degree with clear understanding of it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDSHNEE4P7YHLI5JVO2MQLF6KQ Hottie

    hoy PanotMePagasa, di ka ba marunong umintidi, ang Doctor of Laws, conferred ay pwedeng makuha ng kahit na sino, kahit ikaw na hindi marunong, kung magsu succeed ka sa isang larangan sa pamamahala. ang Earned ay pinagbuhusan ng panahon at pag aaral, kung duda ka sa mga sinabi ng UST, humingi ka sa kanila ng kopya ng Transcript of Records ni Corona sa Ph.D. You have the right to comment but please make it based on truth.

  • DurangoJoe

    Let’s follow the facts: In 2002, Corona admitted to Newsbreak after he was appointed to the Supreme Court that he was already working on his dissertation for his doctorate in civil law. He said he should be ready to present it(dissertation) in March 2003. Now let’s look at the UST version: So seven years after, acc. to the statement, the UST consultant for law programs had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona but the UST graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. It imposed on the CJ an equivalent requirement to write a
    scholarly treatise on any subject.” The hardest part of getting a PhD degree is the dissertation.People can complete all the courses but still fail in the completion of their dissertation. What was the reason they waived the dissertation requirement? UST looks like they broke their rules. He did not earn his degree. They just made it easy for him. UST is the only school in the Philippines that offers PhD degree for law graduates. Ateneo does not have one. They want Corona’s name in their program. I see conflict of interest.

  • ims0tired

    @magayonangel:disqus  is the vitugs request that important? i mean ust has other things to attend to. its better to ignore those kinds of allegation. why waste time with vitug. the problem lies with PDI fast tracking the publishing of the article. just like pnoy did.. Im not a Pro GMA nor Pro Pnoy

  • amoringis

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NAKURYENTE NA NAMAN ANG MGA NOYTARDS. ANO NGAYON? KAHIT ANO KASI PAG ANTI-CORONA, LALAMUNIN NIYO NA LANG, KAHIT WALANG VERIFICATION SA OTHER SIDE. NAKURYENTE RIN ANG PHILIPPINE DAILYELLOW INQUIRER. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • pickers136

    UST’s explanation is good enough for me. Corona rightfully earned his PhD.  Good piece Lito Zulueta! The impeachment is a separate issue. He still needs to resign for the good of the country.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDSHNEE4P7YHLI5JVO2MQLF6KQ Hottie

    Hoy RayP1766, ano paki mo sa UST kung wala sa top University in the World, eh ikaw ba?, baka di ka napasok sa top 5000 ng class mo, edi kung mayaman ka, sa ibang bansa ka mag aral o kung magka anak ka, pag aralin mo sa ibang bansa. simple lang yun

    • g219h

      oo nga….akala mo si Rayp1766 ay nag-aral .

  • pickers136

    To all detractors of Corona. Let this one go. It is good that the issue was cleared. This was just a distraction from the main issue.

  • g219h

    UP conferring phd to ABNOY, bakit walang nagputak-te???? Before you accuse UST, check your facts first….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      to g219h
      what the UP gave to Abnoy is an honorary degree. everyone knows honorary degree is nothing. walang kwentang degree yun, pambobola lang na ginagawa ng universities yun para makapag palakas, para mapilitan yun binigyan nila ng degree na magdonate sa university nila.

      • g219h

        exactly…….sa isang katulad ni Abno ay PHD ( whatever honorary and etc)….walang kwenta nga pero binigay naman ng UP ( what a class act)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        hindi si abnoy ang issue dito eh, kahit kasi na sino ay pwede nilang bigyan ng honorary degree.. honoris causa ay pambobola lang ng mga universities para mabigyan sila ng donation or mas malaking pondo. 
        pero a PhD degree na gagraduate ka with latin honors na lampas sa residency ay and the worst ay walang dissertation (term paper instead) ay hindi acceptable yun. PERO wala nga tayo magagawa kasi discretion ng university yun. KAYA nga NATATAWA na lang ako sa ginawa nila eh. Ngaun ang palusot about sa latin honours ay moot na lang daw. mga palusot nga naman talaga oh. 

      • g219h

        Since you have been listing your so called credentials…I’d list mine. I
        got my phd from a university in a first world country…for FREE…i
        have published almost 50 papers indexed in DBLP, ISI and Elservier,
        IEEE, Springer etc….but with this accomplishment i dont use it to 
        degrade anyone unless they start berating my credentials.

        you clearly missed the point….UST did not replace the dissertation ng
        term paper….the so called term paper was published and accepted as
        scholarly. And besides it’s the discretion of UST to confer the award.
        So please, don';t put your hard work and credentials to shame by being
        ignorant of the facts.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        did you have any honors or awards in the process? sagottt!!!

      • g219h

        of course…bobo mo naman, QUESTION: would I get FREE Phd scholarship without honors, in my masters and bs degrees??? Ang bobo mo talaga kung hindi mo ito masagot.  You are not worth dignifying.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        naranasan mo na ba makipag tunggali sa puro valedictorian at salutatorian
        from all over the nation?

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,  sagutin ang tanong – naging valedictorian ka ba kahit minsan sa buhay mo?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        to g219h
        bakit po ako, wala ako honors sa bs degrees ko, di ko rin natapos ang masters ko sa ust pero naadmit ako in a respected university here in US…for free… my unversity is not among the top in US kc sobrang marami magagaling na universities d2 but my supervisor is considered #1 guy in our field….

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        kahit man lang sa HONOR CLASS, napasama kana ba kahit minsan sa buhay mo?
        ngayon sino ang bobo? ikaw!!!

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        alam mo ba ang meaning ng HONOR CLASS?
        class of valedictorians and salutatorians. FYI

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        naging valedictorian ka ba kahit minsan sa buhay mo?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        to g219h

        sounds like you’re not a PhD, kasi kung may PhD ka alam mo how important a dissertation is! hindi ko pinagmamalaki credentials ko, wala ngang kwenta yun eh and i myself dont beleive in Impact factor ratings ng mga journals. I’m studying for free din po pala d2. kung same tayo ng field baka pwede makipag collaborate sa inyo po. wow, dami 50 publications huh. 

        ok sige ayaw mo ng replaced. ok eh di waived na lang ang dissertation and scholarly treatise instead (nabasa mo po ba yun published work nya sa ad veritatam?parang TERM PAPER po kasi eh)

        I know its the university discretion to grant him a degree, wala ako say dun, nakakatawa lang kasi in UST 1/3 is dissertation (2/3 ay coursework and compre exam). 

      • g219h

        Pedro

        Again you missed the point! I wrote and defended my 130 page dissertation in an international panel….I did not study any course –it’s full ” PhD by research “— that is tougher than the combined coursework + thesis Phd.

         I had to publish 10 papers and at the same time write a thesis. I studied in a better university abroad all for free….so I understand the importance of thesis or dissertation to graduate..but under some circumstances, a university can waive the dissertation (they call it Phd by publication or prof doctorate) where the candidate only requires to submit one or a string of papers in a prestigious journal.

        henceforth your statement “sounds” like is presumptuous…you need to read more and understand the workings of academia inside and outside the country…

        Wonder why our unis continue to lag behind? Because of their limited capacity to adopt..UST however, is embracing change that has been long practised in some international universities…..it just so happen the person they confer the degree is the CJ so obviously the news attracts wide attention. UST however needs to further tighten the policies to award the degree not based on the students status or previous  credentials…but based on his output and contribution to KNOWLEDGE.
        I am not being inconsistent here, the degree was conferred and therefore must be respected.

        Having said that, I may add UST with its vast alumni still deserves some respect.

        Okay, guess what, I don’t want to waste my time exchanging pointers with some intellectually challenged people here like mainstream2 who seems to continue to miss the whole point.

        My field is multi-disciplinary.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        g219h
        I’m sure you’re not from a US university coz here we’re required to take courses. Ganun ba yun, PhD by research is tougher sa than a PhD with courses. kaya pala when i’m reading articles from universities ng may PhD by research ay kulang palagi sa theory ang interpretation nila sa results nila. ang daming loopholes. Sabi rin ng isang french prof ko maganda raw ang pure PhD by research para focus daw talaga sa research pero di kami naniniwala dun. 
        Nagulat naman ako sa requirement na 10 publications ang requirement (OA naman). I know most of the universities, hindi naman ako ganun kabobo para mauto ng 10 required publications noh! I may not in the top universities in the US pero my supervisor and our institute is respected in our field, kaya hindi nag-mamatter sa amin ang ranking ng university. so what kung graduate ka ng best universites if alam nmn namin na our laboratory is the most advanced in our field. 
        Yun sinasabi mo na in some unversities ay waived ang dissertations ay iba sa case ni corona. ilang papers ba ang ipinublish ni corona? atsaka ganun naman ang dissertation eh, its a compilation of your publications. kailangan mo yun i-compile at ang mga published papers as different chapters.. yun ang tinatawag na dissertation or in european ay theses.

      • g219h

        really? so you are now comparing Phd by researh in Oxford and Cambr in the UK to yours?

        How many publications did you publish in top journals? Akala mo eh ang galing mo…..you cant even submit your paper and get it published sa ACM….or nature etc…so I guess, stick to the issue…you cant even finish your degree… at eto, angyabang mo!

        I have a PhD and you don’t so I guess your offer of advice is futile. Finish yours and get back to me. wasting your time para magyabang is not worth anyone’s time.

      • 1mainstream2

        i am a doctor of medicine equivalent ot your Ph D. however, i finished specialties
        with flying colors. what about you? be specific. naging valedictorian ka na ba?
        why are u evasive of the question?

      • g219h

        I said yes. Embalmer ka ba? You can’t read? I said first in all my classes? Goodness ang bobo mo…pa Doctor of medicine ka pa eh it is an honorary title do you know that? It’s not a real doctor. A real doctor is phD and DPhil. Period.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        tanga ka  nga, mali lahat ang sagot mo.

      • 1mainstream2

        hindi ka makasagot, valedictorian ka ba o buloktatorian

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h
        doctor of medicine is an honorary title? super bobo ka!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        to g219h

        wow, oxford! dream ko dati sa oxford or cambridge pero hindi ako nag-apply kasi mas magaling yun prof na pinili ko sa ohio state and mas respected in the field of electrochemistry and corrosion science! Oh yes, walang binatbat ang univ ko sa oxford mo, but we are leading in our field! beh!
        btw we dont submit papers in ACM, sa ACS yes..

      • amoringis

        Pedro, your reply could have been better if you said in straight English than Taglish. It does not speak of you as a learned graduate school student. Hala, write in straight English. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        amoringis
        hehehe ako kasi ang pinakaBOPOL dito eh, atleast di ako ngpepretend. (di tulad ni “g219h” na PhD oxford grad daw sya eh blogger lng naman pala sya) di lang talaga ako magaling magsulat sa english. di lang ako komportable!

      • g219h

        did I claim I attend oxord? oh my god talaga namang bobo itong taong ito!!!!!

      • 1mainstream2

        pedro,
        just excuse g219h, he was just confabulating that he is in oxford

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        g219h

        sa tingin ko po ay nasa field kayo ng science, multi-disciplinary eh, could be environmental related. If you really have more than 50 publications ay pwedeng pwede na pala kayo mag-apply as career scientist sa dami ng publications nyo.

      • g219h

        Then what do you think I am????? I have my own lab.

         Indeed our quality of Phd courses in the Phils is going down the drain. You don’t seem to convince people, by the sound of your argument,  a Phd student.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        g219h

        wala lang talga ako talent mgsulat, magderive ng equations konti lang. 
        Pwedeng malaman po ang field nyo and research interests? Ok pala kung may sarili kang lab, baka yun lab nyo ang nagbigay sa amin ng maling results!

      • g219h

        ang hirap mo talagang makaintindi- I really doubt of your claims that you are a Phd Student as you are soooooo pedestrian. But if its true, nakakahiya sa ating unibersidad. Oh para manahimik ka na, field of science, biosystems, IT at medicine.

      • chenzhen99

        YOU HAVE A BETTER POINT SIR. MY SALUTE TO YOUR PRINCIPLES.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    wala nga tayo magagawa dahil discretion ng university na i-grant ang degree. sige tanggapin na natin yun, pero tanggapin din dapat ng uste na sobrang natatawa kami na ang isinubmit ni korona na scholarly treatise ay gawing equivalent sa dissertation! oh my goodness, in my experience as  PhD student ilang beses ako nag-submit ng paper at ipinublish sa international proceedings at the same time ipineresent ko din at experts throughout the world in my fields were throwing questions. I have already 2 publication in ISI journals related to my current research and 2 still pending. (marami pa ako publication from my research in UST before and publication related sa work ko dati, in ISI journals yun ha). BUT still kelangan ko pa magwork sa lab and isulat ulit na paper and mga 1yr pa para macomplete ko ang 4yrs ko as PhD ay icocompile ko ang mga papers ko na yun in different chapters for my dissertation. 
    Ngaun, sabihin ko kaya sa university ko na instead mag-submit pa ako ng dissertation ay gawa na lang ulit ako ng “scholarly treatise” kuno. hahaha

    Scholarly treatise daw, nung binasa ko parang term paper lang eh.

  • im_not_convinced

    Yan Inquirer kasi, excited na excited gumawa ng gulo para kay CJ Corona. mismong New Year issue, binasura ang credibildad for online “journalism” na wala naman check and balance.

    Shame shame, gumagaya kay De Lima, print lang ng print ng chismis. di man sinabi may conflict of interest si Vitug against the SC and CJ.

    major fail.

  • ims0tired

    do make this a war / contest between schools. DO NOT DEGRADE UST. Are we degrading other schools??.. 

  • tarikan

    Why those darn people didn’t pick up the phone when PDI was soliciting for answers? Now when the crap hits the fan, all those people who were supposed to pick up the phone and give answers are now scrambling to say their piece. Where you people? Okay forget about this UST doctorate brouhaha. How about that issue with Corona’s having graduated with honors from Ateneo but no record of it exists with the school? Confidential record ordered by the Supreme Court?

    • frankpar

      Not PDI investigated, just that lady of a not so serious online magazine where no one can be held liable. Because if there are legal problems, they just close and open under another bame again. And if there was investigation back to ten yrars, why the publish it exactly now for to put Corona in a bad light prior to his impeachment? The only reason is the mind preparing of people for the impeachment. And all just for to please the “Cooper” in Malacanang. Just read the statement of his classmates.

  • Justice_Justice

    I repeat: this story has no merit to be on 1st page, 1st headline.  It was yellowish tabloid journalism, tainted.  This story is a smelly one… just before the trial!!!  
    So to now discuss the merits of the PhD is plainly waste of time… but a reason for Lemons to try to save their face.

    Today, IQR had no choice but to put UST’s reply at the same position, 1st page, 1st headline: credibility, which is already low, was sinking!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    kanya kanyang diskarte lng ng mga universities yan eh. binigyan ng honorary degree si Lucio Tan
    Magkano yun idinonate ni tan nagpatayo ng bldg. 

    kung honorary lang, ok lang para sa akin. pero kung PhD degree talaga, at ang dissertation ay pinalitan ng term paper. hay nku, sakit ng tyan ko sa kakatawa!

  • Touch_Me_Nuts

    Once more, the impeachment demolition machine blew its credibility in yesterday’s “bomb shell” of INQ writer, Ms. Maritess Vitug. Irresponsible and edgy journalism does not have a place for discourse in the market of public opinion.

    By virtue of Ms. Vitug’s own abuse and indiscretion, she has lost the right to cry out foul of human rights violations when journalists of her caliber (or lack of it) are silenced for good, and never to be heard again.

    The untold and irreparable damage incurred by irresponsible journalists (like Ms. Vitug) should be roundly denounced by civil society including those in the Palace.  The Yellow mobsters and UST alumnus and Mr. Pnoy spinmeister, William Esposo, are expected to also denounce Ms. Vitug’s poisonous opus in the name of fairness for the field of journalism and to a historic and reputable school of learning (UST).

  • RicoGloria

    Walang dissertation si Corona.

    Kahit ilang beses mong basahin ang article.  Ang sinabi ng UST was that: “Corona was given necessary credits equivalent to a dissertation.”

    The keywords there is “equivalent to a dissertation.”

    There is no dissertation.  Only “equivalent to a dissertation.”–whose to say it is equivalent–UST, of course.  Most people would say anything to save face.

    Vitug article: no dissertation.  Vitug was right.

    How about the 5 year max residency for honors?  Well, UST says its moot.

    Again, Vitug was right to question this.  UST says its moot because it exercise its academic freedom as an institution of higher education.

    Breaking rules = academic freedom.

    Nice jargon from UST.

    • frankpar

      Are you just “yellow” or you do / will not undestand? There is no break of rules if UST follows its own and accepted rules which exist so long already.  And these rules are for all UST students. If other universities have other rules then it is up to them, too. And no UST student will ever say their rules are wrong because they are different from UST rules and UST is the oldest and therefore should have the right rules.You react like many OFWs who cry maltreatment when they are blamed of violating foreign laws because they are not the same than in RP.

    • sc53300

      @RicoGloria: I think you missed the point. UST did not break any rule since the requirements for a doctoral degree is set by UST and not from any other governing agency for so long as it met the minimum requirement imposed by CHED. This is in line with the government’s recognition of the constitutional provision of the Academic Freedom of any learning institution [Art XIV Section 5 (3)] and embodied in R.A. No.7722 Section 13. So it would be better that we wait for CHED to come up with statement on the issue whether or not UST break the rules. 

      @RicoGloria:disqus
      On the issue of the 5 year max residency for honors, if you read the requirements posted at the website of UST grad school, this only applies for a masteral program. it is explicitly written there. . for post masteral studies, it is 7 yrs. . . 

    • jarjargon

      technically it’s not breaking rules. “equivalent to dissertation” was just them bending the rules.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    kelan pa naging dissertation ang scholarly treatise? kahit anung encyclopedia kahit san ka tumingin sa web ay hindi magiging dissertation yun. term paper OO! ang isinubmit ni korona ay term paper at ang ginawa nyang defence kuno ay hndi dissertation defence kasi wala nman sya dissertation in the first place, ang tawag dun ay graduate seminar.

  • pinoysahongkong2011

    UST’s long-winded response to inquirer is riddled with holes and failed to address questions raised by vitug.
    For instance, why question the journalistic credentials of vitug and the company that she works for and use these as excuses for not responding to her questions?
    If everything relating to corona was above board, they could have easily answered her questions, right?
    Why was he given a waiver on the writing of a proper dissertation and not scores of his classmates? Doesn’t this smack of favoritism or even unfair treatment of his former classmates?
    And the conclusion below of what he presented as his dissertation? Anong kabalbalan ito? And coming from a chief justice!!!
    “Courts must administer environmental justice with the goal of 
    giving what is due to each and every Filipino, even those who are yet 
    unborn (sic).  That is what each and every one of us, and each and every
    one of our children, and our children’s children, deserves”. — Corona

    I’m a product of UST (not law college) but I can’t help but be embarassed by the College of Law’s claim to high standards.
    UST College of Law officials — please explain yourselves better.

    • http://twitter.com/josefvdc Josef Vincent Caneba

      wow you are a product of ust and yet you are ignorant of our school’s academic structure. It is not the COLLEGE of Law, it is the Faculty of Civil Law, and the said Faculty doe not give out graduate degrees in Law, the UST Graduate School does. Get your facts stright first, you’re an embarrassment to be a thomasian.

    • http://twitter.com/RussTol Russell Tolentino

      “If everything relating to corona was above board, they could have easily answered her questions, right?” – I think UST made the following statement to answer your question: “It added that Vitug should have made the proper disclosure that she
      has had a run-in with Corona and the Supreme Court that may cast some
      reservation about the objectivity of her article.”

      This means UST is questioning the truthfulness and objectivity of Vitug’s statements given that she had a conflict with CJ Corona. 

      “I’m a product of UST (not law college) but I can’t help but be embarassed by the College of Law’s claim to high standards.” – Some Thomasians will become sad if not angry since your comments implied that you chose to believe Vitug’s statement rather than your alma mater’s statements.

      • amoringis

        UST authorities probably don’t want to dignify an online journalist who has no editor to regulate or correct her. That’s why they did not bother to answer her. I understand them. They cannot just answer any blogger in all of bloggersphere. It would have been different if her article was published in a regular newspaper which Inquirer had done. 

      • RomyLitz

        If they can afford to think of bestowing awards with at least above average IQs why cant they, the UST and SC, anticipate the potential damage it can cause by ignoring Maritess Vitug’s surprisingly unrelentless request for one year? It means these UST and SC are either arrogant or dictatorial in handling Maritess Vitug’s very simple request, the dissertation and official documents. UST and SC top guys forgot this , An Ounce Of Prevention is Worth A Ton of Cure!! Now, it is there to engulf their four hundred year old reputation.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7T7BP5KQKFBP7PMJ66OLQ35JA Reggie

      Are you really from UST? We don’t call it ‘College of Law’ and it is the Graduate School that confers PhDs

    • DurangoJoe

      It’s okay i got it. thank you.

  • Ohmar Zodiac Culang

    see that one Inquirer…  napaghahalata kayo!!!!

  • 1mainstream2

    tahimik si g219h at claipm
    . kasi walang achievement na maipagmamalki sa usapang ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 

    • Tonypogi

      Academic Ezcellence? Nalalakad iyan. Kokonti pa nga iyan at walang sinabi iyan doon sa mga Medalyang natanggap ni Marcos pagkatapos ng giyera.

      • amoringis

        Sa UP, di pumasa itong anak ni Enrile sa UP College of Law entrance, kaya nagaway sila ni Angara na dating UP president. At hindi rin pumasa si Imee Marcos sa academics niya. 

  • gloriamacatagal

    this scam, this farce, this mockery of the rules of the oldest university in asia, could have been facilitated by one of cheap justice corona’s colleagues in the supreme corrupt, roberto abad. this abad was the dean of the ust law school and a fraternity brother of corona at the ateneo law school. and he is no saint either, being one of the close-in lawyers of lucio tan for his fortune tobacco corporation. to add more insult to the people’s injury, this abad is a protege of the evil magic-maker estelito mendoza in the office of the solicitor general. both should be impeached from the highest court. they are very highly unqualified for the position. morally and intellectually. if one reads their work, it will be discovered how they twisted the law to favor accommodated parties, mostly latge business interests. and if the decision in the vizconde case is browsed, one will see how this abad equated ‘reasonable doubt’ – with detritus (or tinga)! he said, ‘it would be a serious mistake to send an innocent man to jail where such kind of doubt hangs on to one’s inner being, like a piece of meat lodged immovable between teeth.’ ito ba ang ipinagmamalaki nating supreme court justices? ang babastos magsulat, walang class! imagine putting this kind of language in a writing considered sacrosanct and solemn? ito ba ang ginagawang dean ng u.s.t.? YUCK!!!

    • chenzhen99

      REALLY? BUT like a piece of meat lodged immovable between teeth DID SOUND NICE. MAG FILE KA NA LANG DIN NANG IMPEACHMENT ALSO AGAINST ABAD ALSO. I AM SURE YOU HAVE A GREAT GROUND AGAINST THEM SINCE YOU ARE FIGHTING THEM. I SUPPORT YOUR ANGST SIR.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDSHNEE4P7YHLI5JVO2MQLF6KQ Hottie

    Pedro, Are you not satisfied with the respond issued by UST?, scholarly treaties is an alternative paper works other than dissertation, there is no other school here in the Philippines that has Ph.D in Laws other than UST. If Corona took other programs such as Ph D in Management, he will be required to have a dissertation. UST was granted full autonomy in deciding which requirement is needed to complete a program. Can’t you understand, what you are reading?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      hottie,
      i understand the acdemic freedom of the university in granting degrees but for me a scholarly treaties can not be a DISSERTATION. for someone who spent/spending ~5yrs of their lives just to produce a dissertation, this is nakakatawa! Ibig sabihin lang nun ay may special treatment kay korona. Have you read his so called scholarly treatise. baka kung magbasa ako ng thesis ng undergraduate ay mas mapabilib pa ako sa work ng undergrad eh.

  • chenzhen99

    THIS IS NICE.. SHAME ON YOU MARITES VITUG.

  • sagdat

    Ahahahaha..

    Again and again and again!!

    THE FILTHIEST AQUINO ADMINISTRATION including their followers here tasted another SLAP left and right, back and forth!!!

    Hindi ba kayo nadadala? Mahiya naman kayo sa balat nyo!!! Palibhasa LAHAT KAYO, TSISMOSA AT TSISMOSO! REYNA NYO NGA SI KRIS CRAZY!

    Sa PDI, ano ba yan? Gagawa kayo ng alingasngas, wala namang basehan! ITO ANG MALAKING PRUWEBA SA PAGIGING BIAS NYO!

    Mga walang SILBI! Mga BWESETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!

  • sagdat

    Ahahahaha..

    Again and again and again!!

    THE FILTHIEST AQUINO ADMINISTRATION including their followers here tasted another SLAP left and right, back and forth!!!

    Hindi ba kayo nadadala? Mahiya naman kayo sa balat nyo!!! Palibhasa LAHAT KAYO, TSISMOSA AT TSISMOSO! REYNA NYO NGA SI KRIS CRAZY!

    Sa PDI, ano ba yan? Gagawa kayo ng alingasngas, wala namang basehan! ITO ANG MALAKING PRUWEBA SA PAGIGING BIAS NYO!

    Mga walang SILBI! Mga BWESETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NGYR4N34DW4HZ33CU4SZSEOUJI Danmark

    much as i respect UST as an autonomous HEI.. but I, myself being in the academe is quite disturbed that of all the requirements for earning a PhD, its the dissertation that they opted to waive in the case of CJ Corona… a PhD degree without a dissertation is simply unbelievable, must lest preposterous… if I were CJ Corona, I will not be even proud of my PhD degree having earned without the a priced jewel dissertation….

    • halabira

      what about his master of law at harvard ? he doesnt need to be proud of UST ? the university had given it to him in recognition of his excellence in public service specially the judiciary you can have the credit that you wanted so much danmark but if a have a master at harvard i will realdily give up UST no big deal. hehehehehe can you also try to destroy the image of harvard on how he got his MA in the prestigious Universtiy in america?

    • http://twitter.com/RussTol Russell Tolentino

      “…its the dissertation that they opted to waive in the case of CJ Corona” – I think UST did not waive the requirement but gave an equivalent requirement instead. Waiving is totally dropping the requirement/condition.

  • les21reago

    The same UST answering the allegations made by VITUG resort to TECHNICALITY..Being granted FREEDOM by CHED does not answer the violation of RULES cited?
    Anything that GOES liable is to be quashed by TECHNICALITY from its arsenal?

  • 1mainstream2

    bakit tumahimik si g219h at si claipm

  • richand3838

    The culture of disrespect to established institution was started by the PNoy administration and is now infected the media. Now it is beginning to pervade the national psyche and is threatening to destroy us a people.

  • barrio_doctor

    Hahaha O M G!  Nauwi sa labasan ng credentials at payabangan ang mga bata. LOL

    • 1mainstream2

      sorry barrio-doctor,
      hinamon ako sumagot ako, yun lang.
      by the way , doctor din ako

  • tarikan

    We can correlate this Corona’s doctorate issue with the building standards. If we do away with some specifications just to make some people happy, the consequences might be catastrophic. The building just might collapse on us. Autonomy will not save it even if so ordered by the Supreme Court en banc.

    • amoringis

      Iba naman yata yun, tarikan. Napakalayo ng analogy mo sa academic freedom in the sense that engineers and builders should always follow building standards/ 

  • kuraratsa

    haaay….tayong mga pinoy talaga…lalong lalo na po sa may gobyerno at kahit saan pa man na institution maging pribado man o hindi……ang bawat isa ay kailangan muna may mga award award, masteral, doctorate at kung ano ano pa…ito ba ang requirements para maging corrupt, tao-tauhan lamang, magnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan….kaya kadalasan ng mga magagaling natin wala sa pinas kasi sa pagkakaalam nila wala silang makukuha sa pinas. 2012 na kaya gising tayong mga Pinoy. happy new year!!!

  • INQ_reader

    Here is what I lifted from UST website regarding the curriculum of Doctor of Civil Law:

    COGNATE SUBJECTS: 6 UNITS
       Any subjects that have bearing on the dissertation.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS
       Written Comprehensive Exam
       Foreign Language (6 units)
       Dissertation Writing I 6 units
       Dissertation Writing II 3 units
       Dissertation Writing III 3 units
       Dissertation Writing IV 3 units

    Why do they have to have 6 units of cognate subjects and 15 units of Disssertation Writing if dissertation is not needed? Probably they’ll talk about academic freedom, again, i.e. the freedom to contradict oneself.

  • Tonypogi

    Conferring Doctorate Degrees is a right of a University. They can even waive some of the requirements. They can confer it to a person based on outstanding public achievement even without that person attending any class in the school itself. The University has the right to confer the degree even without a dissertation. It has the right to confer honors even beyond the residency requirement. However, by making all these exceptions in favor of Justice Corona just like the Supreme Court in adding another exception to Article VII Section 15 of the Constitution, the University cannot help but be dragged into the Impeachment Controversy.

  • butilngbayan

    He tarnished SC now UST naman.  Napakagarapal at corrupt minded talaga ng taong ito!

    • halabira

      sa sarili mong kulay dilaw na me sakit na hepatitis diyan ka lang magaling butlingbayan at isa ka sa bayaran ni carandang at libreng lap tops.hehehehehe

      • butilngbayan

        Wala ka lang talagang pagmamahal sa bayan kaya nagbubulagbulagan ka.  Bayaran ka nina GMA at Corona.

    • amoringis

      Butilngbayan, Corona should admired for protecting the integrity of the Supreme from creeping Yellow dictatorship. Judging by the support of the judiciary, I believe Corona is doing what is right and pincipled. He did not tarnish UST either because it is UST which has given him the honor of academic excellence. As far as corruption of Corona is concerned,  you need to prove that with evidence. 

  • g219h

    imainstream2, which schools? They reflect their low standard by the way you write and argue.

    I finished first in all my classes abroad. I offer sympathy to your deceptive self. You want acceptance then stop pretending.

    • 1mainstream2

      g219h,
      i am here in US, where are you?
      back to the same question, have you ever been a valedictorian
      by the way, your have no syntax

    • 1mainstream2

      g219h,
      you are a vexation to anybody’s spirits. let us not be personal
      but just the same don’t you challenge my academic excellence
      when you have none. i have them all and i can prove it to anybody.
      try again, study again may be mabigyan ka ng awards,
      ako marami na.

      • amoringis

        1mainstrea2, Ugok, yabang mo sa internet. Sige nga ilabas mo nga. Ipublish mo lang sa isang photo sharing site. 

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        sagutin mo muna, naging valedictorian ka na ba?

    • 1mainstream2

      g219h,
      puro ka tanong at sinagot ko lahat,
      pero ikaw hindi makasagot sa mga tanong ko. bobo!!

  • g219h

    Yes. Do you want to visit Harvard and ask them? Send me your email and I reply. I am in Boston at the moment. I pity you. Ngayon nagyayabang ka na first ka, may credentials ka, ngayon nasa amerika ka? What a pity…..

  • MANONG_ERNIE

    How much more shame can the immediate family of Corona (Daughter Carla, son Francis; grandchildren Franco, Santino, Anika, Katrina, Natalia and Caia) take?
     
    This episode in Corona’s life and career will find space written in history books and the annals of the legal profession.
     
    Not too long from now, Corona’s grandchildren will be able to read and start asking questions concerning their lolo’s past.
     
    If Corona decides to “fight” and see his impeachment grind through the process, media will have field day and enough time to research and “dig” for more shenanigans involving Corona and his past.
     
    Best option? Resign now and save his family from more shame (to come)!

    • amoringis

      Manong Ernie, UST’s explanation is good enough for me and rest who have objective view of the case but it will not be good enough for you because you are a Corona hater. Bakit ayaw mong ituloy ang impeachment ni Corona at gusto siyang pagresignin. Dahil ba sa natatakot kang hindi kayo mananalo sa Senado? LOLz

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZBTU3EN637VONESYPQGI5IKM Angelito

    Parang hippo he he he

  • gloriamacatagal

    nung panahong tinatapos ni corona ang kanyang supposed phd, si roberto abad naman ang dean ng ust law school. ka brad nya sa utopia sa ateneo law. syempre, inaccommodate nya lang si corona. special treatment kaya pumasa kahit walang dissertation, at overstaying pa. ngayon, magkasama na sila sa supreme court (que horror!! kawawang bayan!). magkahawak kamay sa pambabastos sa gobyerno at pangungurakot at pagprotekta sa mga kawatan at alagad ng demonyo. o, EVERYBODY HAPPY? ang sarap ng maraming kakilala ano? mga dumbbell!

    • amoringis

      Speculation lang yang sinasabi mong nabigyan siya ng accommodation gloriamacatagal. In the first place, itong si Abad dean pa lang ng UST College of Law at di pa siya justice. 

  • g219h

    g219h AThotmail DOT com is mine so? Send me your address your real name

    • 1mainstream2

      g219h,
      send me your real name and address

      • g219h

        Bobo mo…….pity you…do you know what the email address for? what a pea brain!

      • 1mainstream2

        kung academician ka (kung tutoo), pareho lang tayo
        ang tanong, have you shown academic excellence
        in any way?

  • mindanao1

    Can somebody help me find the rule that UST personnel were talking about – that a scholarly treatise can be an alternative/option or a substitute for a dissertation. I have tried to search the school’s website but I cannot find it. I cannot find a written option for doctorate program for completion without a dissertation. The reason why I am trying to find that rule is to make sure that it is true and it is not a special rule applicable only to Corona.

    • amoringis

      Mindanao1, saklaw na yan ng academic freedom na ibinigay sa kanila ng CHED. 

      • mindanao1

        Amoringis: And it is not written in the university catalog or prospectos or graduate curriculum or any university document?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BWFXXBJ4RBNOYTNM6UMRCNKRUI Rey

    THE UST DOESNT CARE TO RESPONSE TO MS VITUG QUERIES, AFTER ALMOST A YEAR AT LUMABAS ON INQUIRER FRONT PAGE SAKA NAG REPLY ANG UST.  LETS WAIT MS VITUG COMMENTS – ABANGAN

    • amoringis

      Rey, UST authorities probably don’t want to dignify an online journalist who has no editor to regulate or correct her. That’s why they did not bother to answer her. I understand them. They cannot just answer any blogger in all of bloggersphere. It would have been different if her article was published in a regular newspaper which Inquirer had done. 

    • herculubus

      UST knows the caliber of the Gossiper Vitug. She is a proven charlatan. Failure to get information from UST does not entitle her to web her own fantastic lies and publish it. Kundi sumagot ang UST sa inquiry niya, it follows that she has no source and her stories were all lies, correct? Then why invent a story? Is this what she calls journalism? I suppose Vitug will not comment on the UST’s Official Statement dahil lalo lang siyang mababaon, she had it coming, shame on her. Inquirer would not have deleted her original story if there is an iota of proof in favor of Gossiper Vitug, got it?

      • attybong

        “Wow mali” tawag diyan ke Vitug o “Oooops! (while holding her big mouth).  I read her book about the SC it’s more than fiction like Grisham’s.  It should be made into a movie.  Vitug forgot about academic freedom.  It would be interesting to know her educational background and academic performance while she was in school.  (To follow)

      • antonioluna

        wow mali ba talaga?eh bakit nag iingay sila ngayon sa pagdedepensa, hindi nila sinagot yong tao noong nag iimbestiga pa lang dahil ang tingin nila ay no bearing yong tao?
        ngayong inilabas ng PDI ang sinulat nya, nagulat sila?

    • RomyLitz

      Their reply came in too late and tge fire started gutting the UST reputation as a franchise of Quiapo’s printer of all types of Diploma.

  • ramon florentin

    I always see Corona at the UST graduate school every saturday. His classroom is next to mine. I dont like this guy but I must say he really attended his classes religously. We have to admit, Corona is not your regular graduate school student kasi nga Chief Justice siya so i think it would be alright to waive some requirements. Ano ba yan pinag aawayan ang kaliit liit na bagay. Hahahahah…

  • simplengmamayan

    Kung hindi naging CJ si Corona i question kaya ni M. Vitug ang pagka Phd ni Corona? smells like.. 

  • gloriamacatagal

    this scam, this farce, this mockery of the rules of the oldest university in asia, could have been facilitated by one of cheap justice corona’s colleagues in the supreme corrupt, roberto abad. this abad was the dean of the ust law school and a fraternity brother of corona at the ateneo law school. and he is no saint either, being one of the close-in lawyers of lucio tan for his fortune tobacco corporation. to add more insult to the people’s injury, this abad is a protege of the evil magic-maker estelito mendoza in the office of the solicitor general. both should be impeached from the highest court. they are very highly unqualified for the position. morally and intellectually. if one reads their work, it will be discovered how they twisted the law to favor accommodated parties, mostly latge business interests. and if the decision in the vizconde case is browsed, one will see how this abad equated ‘reasonable doubt’ – with detritus (or tinga)! he said, ‘it would be a serious mistake to send an innocent man to jail where such kind of doubt hangs on to one’s inner being, like a piece of meat lodged immovable between teeth.’ ito ba ang ipinagmamalaki nating supreme court justices? ang babastos magsulat, walang class! imagine putting this kind of language in a writing considered sacrosanct and solemn? ito ba ang ginagawang dean ng u.s.t.? YUCK!!! KAKADIRI!!!kaya nga siguro naging sc justice itong si abad, kasi katakot takot na accommodation ang ginawa para kay corona. corona is just returning the favor. being intimately close with the dwarf arroyo, inilakad naman ni corona ang appointment ni abad sa supreme court. ang sarap ano? ANG SAYA SAYA!!!

  • jgl41456

    Corona’s track record is laden with irregularities just like his master’s reign of plunder and treachery! He is the first midnight appointee to the chief justice position, his UST PHD was awarded via special treatment as chief justice and his claim that he graduated with honors from his Bachelor of Arts degree in Ateneo is also fake! A person like this is not even worthy to be a barangay captain how much more to be a Chief Justice! I pity our country with Corona and the other Arroyo justices at the Supreme Court lording over life-changing decisions for our country!

    • RomyLitz

      Corona should instead receive the Chef Cook award. He makes different recipes in our constitutional menus. He does know how to cook Sizzling Midnight Appointee with garlic.

  • amoringis

    UST authorities probably don’t want to dignify an online journalist who has no editor to regulate or correct her. That’s why they did not bother to answer her. I understand them. They cannot just answer any blogger in all of bloggersphere. It would have been different if her article was published in a regular newspaper which Inquirer had done. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

    The main reason why Ms. Vitug came out of this story is that she was paid to do it to discredit CJ Corona and condition the minds of the people including the senator-judges on his impeachment to think that he really is a trash and therefore should be removed from the SC. 

    • antonioluna

      wala naman ibang magdiscredit sa iyo kung hindi ang sariling baho mo, nagkataon lang siguro na naamoy ni ms. vitug, kung hindi totoo ay maari nya namang sagutin ang mga isinulat nito, katulad ng walang record ang pagkakaroon ng honor sa ateneo.

      sa ibang banda hindi mo naman talaga kailangan ng mga academic excellence para maging cheap justice, kailangan mo lang maging masunuring aso ay maari ka ng italaga sa pinakamataas na posisyon sa supreme court, ang masakit lang ay kung totoo itong mga aligasyon dahil pati ang magandang pangalan ng UST ay binaboy nya.

    • RomyLitz

      If Maritess Vitug is telling lies about Cotona’s Ph.D why cant the UST and SC’s office just simply produce the verifiable documents. It could be interpreted as Mss. Vitugs hunches or doubts were confirmed bullseye correct!!

  • frankpar

    In many private US colleges you can earn the needed grade points with extra lessons if you have not enough from normal lessons. except few basic lessons depending on the course.  Boys can take car repair, girls beautyfication for example. No one ever will tell that is fake. Of course you can not study math or physics and support your math grade with car maintenance.

  • antonioluna

     ang kapal pala talaga ng mukha ni corona, walang dignidad.
    kaya pala
    hindi nakapagtatakang tangapin nya ang pagiging cheap justice kahit
    labag sa batas dahil sanay na itong tumangap ng kredito na hindi naman
    nararapat sa kanya, pati ba naman ang sagradong pangalan ng UST binaboy
    pa ng hudlom na ito.

  • romeo solina

    Sa States ang kausap lang ng doctoral candidate ay kanyang adviser samantalang dito (sa UP) hindi lang adviser pero kailangang idepensa ang ginawang dissertation sa isang panel of PhDs. Kasi kailangang malaman na talagang isinulat/ginawa ng candidate ang kanyang dissertation (or thesis) at hindi ipinagawa sa Recto.
    Ang depensa ng UST ay ang kanilang patakaran sa pagpasa ng kandidato upang mapadali ang proseso ng pagbigay ng isang “karangalan” sa isang Chief Justice. Bihira ang gayong pangyayari na may PhD na Chief Justice na naibigay ng isang unibersidad. Ang kakaiba talaga ay binigyan ng degree na hindi naman honorary ngunit mayroon pang mataas na antas! Kaya nga hinahanapan ni Ms Vitug ng karampat na dissertation na may kopya sa Library. Hindi maliit na bagay ang isang dissertation; ginagamit din ang mga tulad nito sa pagsasaliksik ng kumukuha ng masters o doctorate degree.

    • mindanao1

      Romeo: Sa States ang kausap ng doctoral candidate ay ang adviser during the writing but the candidate has to defend the dissertation to the committee (3 to 5 members) plus other people who might show up during the defense. No difference in the Philippines.

      • RomyLitz

        Agree. But in Coronas case what they did can be construed as Magic.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      romeo solina
      even in US you need to defend your dissertation. there is a public lecture, then the grilling time infront of your 2 faculty committee and 1 outside committee member who is expert from the field. i’m sure nag grad school ka rin kaya alam mo ang systema noh. tama ka jan sa statement mo

      • g219h

        So alam na alam mo ito, why not go to the US and study there. if you claim that you are really that good why not go and study at top unis, rather than studying at UST yet binabastos mo naman ito. Dapat i-expel ka.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        g219h
        di ko binabastos ang uste, mataas ang respect ko sa mga naging professor ko dun kasi di nila ako pinagraduate sa masters ko. 
        hindi ibig sabihin na natatawa ako sa ginawa ng faculty of law nila at sa graduates school ay gawin equivalent ang scholarly treaties sa dissertation! kabiruan ko sila dean sison and yun dir or research nila so pag nagkita kami ay bibiruin ko sila. hindi ibig sabihin na natatawa ako ay wala na ako respect sa kanila.

        hindi ko sinasabing magaling ako, wala nga ako honours sa undergrad ko eh, di ko rin natapos ang masters ko, hindi rin ako magaling sumulat.

      • g219h

        …error

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        to g219h
        happy new year too. 
        btw, anu nga pla field mo? you mentioned you own a lab, i’m interested in making a collaboration pag balik ko. baka nasa same field tayo pwede tayo magcollaborate. 

      • g219h

        I told you already my fields…what’re yours ? tell me so I can say yes or no kung pwede tayong mag collaborate.

      • claipm

        Basahin mo na lang g219h yung request ni Handlong. I makes sense let us just voice out civilly our mind.  Wag na nating pagusapan ang degree.  Kaya lang siguro napunta dyan kasi nga yung ibang comments is not that civil but insulting to Corona. Na wala namang masamang ginawa sa kanila.  Let us wait na lang.

  • 1mainstream2

    g219h,
    wag magyabang, sa syntax palang, hindi ka na tatanggapin
    sa boston

    • g219h

      ikaw ang mayabang. you challenged people’s credentials and yet yours are nothing but sub standards…what to feed  your ego,,,? what a low crap substandard pea brain you have.
      UST deserves some respect. Stop politicking for the sake of it.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        it just goes to show by not answering you were never given any honors
        in the field of academic excellence. so never challenge anybody
        it can boomerang on you.

      • g219h

        read my trolls again bobo.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h saan ka ba phd?

      • g219h

        ano ang paki mo 1mainstream2? Ikaw? Saan mo natapos ang so called medicine degree mo? Sa isang diploma mill uni? No wonder people shied away from the likes of you.

      • 1mainstream2

        ikaw saan ka nagtapos? ng kabobohan
        valedictorian o buloktatorian

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h just answer the question directly. don’t be evasive
        valedictorian o buloktatorian

  • USThomas76

    All Thomasians…stand-up and let’s start the movement for C.J. CORONA for PRESIDENT of the PHILIPPINES…next presidential election. Like in FB for your vote to be counted as a survey

  • kris makati

    halatang halata naman kasi yung pag-question sa PhD ni corona, pakana ng mga amateur na student council sa malacanang. huwag niyong idamay ang UST sa mga ka-cheapan niyo, baka pag hindi pumatok itong gimmick niyong ito bulatlatin niyo pa pati yung mga masasamang sinabi ni rizal tungkol sa unibersidad na yan noong nineteen kopong kopong dun sa mga nobela niya. ang bababaw talaga mga taga malacanang!

  • mekeni62

    While we are so engrossed reading,commenting,replying on this issue,Ms Vitug must be laughing her way to the bank.A hefty bonus from the Firm? MIssion accomplished.Besmirching Corona and the University of Sto Tomas…and who’s loving all these?…Pnoy and his dwarfs…he he he.

  • mdokie

    g219h and dr 1mainstream,
    both of u are educated yet u sound like annabelle rama x 2.. though we have freedom of expression but this forum’s goal is to discuss  and educate each other w/ our diverse backgrounds on what we think about the issue. ipakita nyo naman na edukado talga kayo :)   

  • attybong

    Oooops! Haha….. this is what you get for not investigating properly.

  • Coolegleg

    at 1mainstream2 & g219h
    I think this is not the right forum to do your petty stuff.  If it is really true that you are both well educated, and I don’t question that, then you should know better what is right and proper.

    Ang pagiging mabuti o magaling ay hindi basi sa pinag-aralan kundi paano ka mamuhay ng ankop sa magandang asal….maging mapakumbaba, matulongin, at responsableng mamamayan…

    May all of the forum participants have the BEST in 2012!

    • g219h

      Get off your high horse before you lecture us. Look at the trolls that passed you so you will know that this petty stuff as you call it, entails substance that makes a difference which somewhat leads you to make a comment.

      • Coolegleg

        at g219h
        well, i will not go to your level…being a LOW LIFE,but you deserve a well fitting answer. 

        This is very annoying as the thing you call “of substance” is just a plain crap for us. My mom once said that not all educated person are cultured and I believe you’re the perfect example…..it is very obvious that you are UNCULTURED-SOB

      • g219h

        Your mom said, what? Hey man grow up. Create your own wisdom and not rely on someone else’, mama’s boy. Cultured? By definition? By whom? Your dictionary? Study culture in the house of Windsor then after that you talk to me about culture. Okay?

      • 1mainstream2

        coolegleg,
        now you experienced yourself ang yabang ni g219h na wala namang basis at
        inappropriate. but you are right. we should not dignify people like him
        and just ignore him. i just got carried away by his kabastusan that
        i accepted his challenge. i just don’t let people walk away when
        they begin questioning my credentials.

      • g219h

        really you are the one who challenged my credentials kay kesyo ang talino mo.now that I showed mine you started these nonsenses..what a typical crab and envious dwarf..you are such a low creeping creature
        If you are indeed in Calif, send me your number para matawagan….ang yabang mo…..eh wala namang pinagmalaki.

      • 1mainstream2

        post your telephone #. you always ask but never answer when asked the same.

      • g219h

        1Mainstream1: A pretender and a liar….what a pity….you need acceptance right? kaya nagyabang ka?  Your so called fake credentials will not gain you respect or friends, so earn your wisdom the right way rather than instigating an online debate and insulting others as if you have the credentials to back you up.

        Tsk Tsk. What a creep, online deceptive mongrel rolled into one.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        at least consistent valedictorian ako, ikaw buloktatorian

      • g219h

        hahahaha….kawawa ka naman……

      • claipm

        Nakita mo d lang ako ang nagsasabi sa kayabangan tumigil ka na masyado kang marunong.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        pasensya na, i came to the conclusion
        puro ka tanong pero hindi makasagot sa kontra tanong.
        review your own blogs and you will see yourself who you are

      • claipm

        Sino ngayon ang bastos sa atin mainstream? May minention ba akong the word bastos.  As far as I know ang taong mataas ang pinagralan would not use the word bastos. Ignore mo na lang pero sagot ka pa rin ng sagot. Happy New Year Lang Good luck sa credentials mo.

      • Guest

        At. g219h
        Your very rude s o b. if you are in US as you claim to be, I’ll be seeing you in a short while. You don’t need to give me your information, I’ll find you.

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    Yan ang press freedom, kung walang katulad ni Ms. Vitug, mamamayagpag ang mga kurakot at magnanakaw sa Gobyerno. Tingin nyo ba malinis ang pagkatao ni Corona ? Sige sabihin nyo sa akin na malinis pagkatao nya at dapat na SC sya. Ang simple lang ng kasalanan ni Corona……OPORTUNISTA SYA….nag breed tuloy ng maraming scandal….one thing sure…hindi makatulog ang buong pamilya nya habang unti-unting kinakalkal ang baho ng buhay nya…sad to say…at baho ng asawa nya….

  • sukhdev bola

    Corona might be brilliant in his field as UST claims & fast tracked his doctorate degree before he gets impeached. But his motive behind using his expertise is highly questionable. To use his position & knowledge & loopholes of the law to protect his favored people is immoral. He might be doing it legally but immorally.

  • Fulpol

    Pagkatapos kay Anne Curtis, yung singitan issue sa isang program, eto na naman CJ Corona issue… Kawawang UST…. go Baste !

    sa women’s volleyball yata yun!!!

    hahahahaha
    hahahahaha
    hahahahahaha

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    Pwede bang tumigil na lang mag post ang mga walang modo, tinuruan ba kayo ng mga —— ina nyo ng masamang asal ?

  • Handiong

    Is UST so bogged down in the 17th Century that it cannot understand, much less accept, “online journalism” in the 21st Century? I get the news online and rarely take a look at a printed newspaper. UST must realize that it is just a matter of time before media goes largely paperless.

    UST very well knows that Ms. Marites Vitug is a legitimate, if not widely known, investigative journalist. The organization to which she belongs should not matter. Why didn’t UST explain its position to Ms. Vitug the way it is explaining itself now, if it is so convinced of the propriety of its actions and decisions? Truth-telling is good anytime, anywhere, if , indeed, UST is telling the truth. Why did it have to wait to be “pushed to the wall”, so to speak, before offering an explanation?

    If Corona really opted to go through the regular program, instead of availing of the Eteeap, then he should have been subjected to all the requisite processes, if only in fairness to the other candidates. Why create a “mongrel” of a program just for him? I cannot help but think that a request was made and a concession granted.

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    g219h, pwede ba tumigil ka na…kukurutin ko na singit mo…

    • g219h

      hahah. bring it , we need a sense of humor . sobra talagang bobo ng ibang tao dito….

  • g219h

    did I claim I attend oxord? oh my god talaga namang bobo itong taong ito!!!!!
    I never like oxford (like some pedestrian folks here) even they offered me a place…baka nasa ambisyon mo iyan huh Pedro at 1mainstream2?

    • 1mainstream2

      academically, i have had my fulfillment. that is enough.
      thru the years, i have proven already my IQ,
      ask yourself!

  • sukhdev bola

    Can we impeach UST for honoring an immroral person. Why not confer doctorate degree to the little girl for best in dodging impeachment. And the fat boy for best in libre, and her administration for best in corruption.

  • fixfaxboom

    sour grapes lang yun iba dyan. mga reklamador.  they should not compare themselves to corona as anyone can see na hindi naman nila ka-level si corona who attended harvard. qualifying in harvard alone states the fact na kayang-kaya ni corona mag excel dahil bright and diligent siya. sorry na lang talaga sa iba. prove yourselves first, baga nyo compare sarili nyo kay corona, ha!

    • antonioluna

      kahit nakapasok sya sa naggagandahang universities hindi sya naturuan ng mga ito na magkaroon ng dignidad at kung dahil nakapasok ka nga sa nangungunang paaralan para maging aso lang ng isang mandarambong ay huwag na lang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7T7BP5KQKFBP7PMJ66OLQ35JA Reggie

    Founder pa naman ng PDI ay isang Thomasian. Tsk tsk..

    • amoringis

      Reggie, anong connection noon? 

  • barrio_doctor

    OFF TOPIC Sorry

    g219h,
    are you in boston right now? because i am. can i get your number? would love to talk to a fellow pinoy here. my email is escotadexter/gmail/com

    1mainstream2,
    I wonder if you’re an intarmed too? because you said you topped the honor class with 40 students? if you’re currently in the US i would love to talk to you too. haha small world.

    • g219h

      drop me an email with this post (to remind me) g219hAThotmailDOTcom

    • 1mainstream2

      i specialized in NY and relocated to california.

      • amoringis

        So what? 

      • g219h

        Yabang mo talaga. …I will be in SF sometime this year. If you say you are the person that you are located in that area, coffee? Drop me a mail. So we can catch up.

      • 1mainstream2

        g219h,
        i am in riverside area, email me when ever you want.
        question remains unanswered – valedictorian ka ba kahit minsan?

  • fixfaxboom

    pasensya na lang yun iba dyan if the statement of UST did not go your way. now that UST had spoken learn to accept and respect their explanation. no one can question the 400 years experience of UST in the industry. mas alam nila ginagawa nila.

  • amoringis

    ANG BOTTOMLINE NITO: NAKURYENTE ANG PHILIPPINE DAILYELLOW INQUIRER AT NAPAHIYA ITONG SI VITUG, THE ONLINE JOURNALIST. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    si g219h may PhD daw, may sarili daw lab? blogger lang naman. sabihin mo sa amin ang field mo at simulan natin ang magandang talakayan

    • 1mainstream2

      pedro,
       hindi sasagot si g219h, kasi tama ka, blogger lang yan
      andami kong tanong na paulit-ulit pero ayaw sagutin,
      patugtog muna tayo  Great Pretender

      • g219h

        read my trolls, I was valedictorian, 3 times, ikaw? I challenged you to send me your number so I can call you to verify if you are indeed in Calif….I am in Boston…a

        ng yabang ng bobong ito.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        1mainstream
        sa tingin ko nga blogger sya… ok fine magaling sya mgsulat talent nya yun eh, kaya nga ang galing nya mgpretend eh. ako hindi magaling sumulat, hindi nga kapanipaniwala na PhD student ako eh (ok lng khit di sila maniwala) pero pansinin mo na halos lahat ng nag  puruse ng graduate education d2 sa forum ay hindi tanggap ang dissertation ay equivalent ng scholarly treatise. pero si Dr. g219h na graduate daw sa foreign univ ay iba ang pananaw nya.
        napansin ko din sa mga post nya, masyado generic ang info about gradduate education, ni hindi makapgbigay ng specific details eh, kaya kaduda duda talaga. 
        kaya nga gusto ko malaman ang field nya eh, kasi kung nasa same field kami ay magandang mgcollaborate kami ng studies, or pwede rin mag discuss kami bout sa field namin.

      • g219h

        Why should I provide you my details? Sino ba kaba at bakit magpapa=tanga ako sa katulad ninyong ang yayabang–

      • amoringis

        Pedro, anong school ba kumukuha ng doctorate mo? Hole in the wall yata e. You cannot even write in straight English, how can you convince anyone that you’re a doctorate candidate. I suggest you refrain from writing in Taglish. That way, you’ll appear more learned. 

      • g219h

        hahaha.

      • claipm

        Wow amorings major ka ba ng English.  Mga Pilipino tayo.  Taglish is accepted wag m lang sabihin sa akin ay here is my driver making putput. Yan ang masama. Kaya amorings hindi porke marunong ka ng english ikaw lang ang may karapatang magsalita.

      • g219h

        claipm, amorings was only raising the issue about   pedro who has been claiming he /she is a phd student. More likely he’s not. talaga namang mababa na ang standard ng unibersidad sa atin kung phd student nga siya.

      • claipm

        K. I understand.  Let us all be civil about sharing our ideas. And Im learning from all of you. Although sabi ko nga guilty rin ako before sa mga uneducated comments. Good Day.

      • claipm

        By the way correction din pala hindi mababa ang standard ng ating Universities although we can count them on our fingers.  And UST is one those highly respected if not in the world at least in Asia.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        Amoringis 
        in our lab kahit iba kong classmates ay mas worse pa ang english nila. hindi naman PhD in english ang kinukuha ko eh. I dont care kung di kyo maniwala na PhD student nga ako. ok lang, kesa naman dun sa may PhD degree na nga in foreign univ daw pero di alam ang dissertation. hehe

      • g219h

        huh? Read my trolls. You are such a liar, how can you live with that in the new year!? Karma ka lang at mainstream2, you both know the truth …..tsk tsk tsk. ang bobo mo.

      • claipm

        Pedro I agree with you pero sundin nating ang suggest ni handlong. Wag nang pagusapan ang degree.  Let us voice out civilly our mind. At yung nga dont be too grammar conscious.  Katulad ni Amoring.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        claipm
        actually kanina ko pa vino-voice out yun tungkol sa issue, sila ang nagsimula ng mga degree, ako wala ako degree, infact dko natapos ang masters ko sa ust kasi di sa akin ibinigay. 
        ang issue kasi ay tama si vitug, walang dissertation si corona.. ang scholarly treaties ay hindi equivalent sa dissertation, kahit saan mo tingnan hindi pwedeng mangyari yun.

        and isa pa, hindi ko binabastos ang ust, kaibigan ko at kabiruan ang dean ng grad school at staff nya.. Nung sinabi kong natatawa ako sa ust, ay hindi pambabastos yun, wala akong magagawa sa academic freedom nila whatsoever! pero natatawa lang ako talaga kasi yun scholarly treaties ni corona ay parang term paper talaga.

      • domreyes

        Pedro,
        We all have our opinions, but it came straight from the horse’s mouth already? The requirement they asked of the CJ  is something they consider as an equivalent requirement.

        “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published,”

        “He dutifully fulfilled these in 2010. The quality and relevance of his paper, his answers to the questions raised during the public forum, and the eventual publication of his paper were all evaluated and for which he was given the necessary credits equivalent to a dissertation.

        “Needless to say, since the university is an autonomous HEI, the other issues raised (his residency, the academic honor he received) are moot because these come under the institutional academic freedom of the University of Santo Tomas,”

      • periodictable

        Hi domreyes,

        Kahit kasi autonomous hei ang isang university mahirap tangapin na ang dahilan lang ay “may autonomy kami kaya pwede namin gawun ang isang bagay”, in my opinion di acceptable yun sa academe. Anyways, i think may system naman siguro sa loob ng ust to determine kung pwede maging honor kahit may problem sa isang requiremant, di ko pa lang alam kung ano. Yun equivalency kapalit ng dissertation kailan may malinaw ang rule dun, masyadong malaki units kasi iyon dapat ang kapalit ay kasing bigat din niya, di pwede opinion lang ng isang school official ang magiging kapalit. Sa ngayon di me alam ang system tungkol dito ng ust.

      • domreyes

        periodictable,

        That’s what autonomous means. It is their discretion and if it is reasonable why not? The paper CJ presented was a novel idea, backed by research and questions answered when it was presented and eventually published in UST’s Ad Veritatem.

        But it all boils down to what the objective of Vitug’s piece is, being published at this time. It was to discredit Corona, plain and simple.

      • 1mainstream2

        pedro,
         now that there is some serenity back in the air, i  had always maintained
        that  ms vitug just illustrated how corona got his PhD is non traditional.
        there was no dissertation nad UST accepted scholarly treatise in lieu.
        in the issue of honors – i am also of the opinion that if indeed it took him
        almost 10 years to finish the course, he should had been disqualified
        for any awards pertaining to academic excellence. that’s an act of
        unfairness to his classmates that satisfied the residency criteria

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        1mainstream2
        tama ka jan!

      • domreyes

        1mainstream2,

        You have to admit, it was not just an illustration of how Corona got his PhD

        There was obvious malice in that commentary. And publishing it before the impeachment is without a shadow of doubt a  means to besmirch Coronas reputation.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        Corona’s reputation?  He doesn’t have one.  You mentioned about the timing of publicity before impeachment.  What about conferring him with such an honor before the impeachment?  Why did they not do it earlier?  We can also say that Corona’s friends among them the clergy just want to neutralize the negative publicity about him.  

      • domreyes

        Ruben,

        The honor was conferred March 2010. When he graduated. :)

        Which only drives the point. This commentary was rehashed and timed with malice.

        Tama Ruben?

      • Tabatsoy

        To domreyes.  This is a correction to your statement. Corona was conferred the honor when he graduated on April 2, 2011 (not March 2010 as per your post).  This graduation appeared as an article in the December 12, 2011 issue of The Varsitarian, the official student publication of UST.  Also, it is not a rehashed commentary as Vitug was just completing her research on Corona, which UST had decided to ignore Vitug’s earlier request for information especially a copy of Corona’s dissertation.

      • domreyes

        Tabatsoy,

        Thanks for the correction. April 2, then, not March.

        Vitug first published it on December 22 2011. Then via Inquirer Jan 1 2012.

      • claipm

        K pedro I understand you.  Pero ang tanong ko lang kasi nabasa mo ba yon.  And who really determines that it is good enough. As far as I know maraming professors and magdedecide din hindi lang isang tao.  Anyway pagpasensyahan mo na ang mga iya.  The way you explain to me your side you are a cultured person higher than any degree that a person can get.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        claipm
        i’m not sure pero sa tingin ko ay nasa kay dean sison and dr garcia yan (director of graduate research) actually sya ang nag-aapprove ng mga researches/thesis/dissertation ng mga graduate students upon recommendation or their respective advisers. 

        I know dr garcia (he’s in chemistryt), at alam ko ang standards nya, hindi papayag yun ng basta. infact marami galit sa kanya nung sya naging director of graduate research kasi itinama nya ang standards ng research, hindi pwede ang mga survey studies lng sa kanya.

        so eto hinala ko lang, baka napilitan lang din ang dean at director of grad research na i-waived ang dissertation at mag-graduate seminar na lang si corona instead.

        Nasa discretion ng USTGS yun eh, academic freedom daw so wala tyo magagawa, pero for me hindi ako natutuwa at natatawa ako sa kanila. anyway malalaman ko ang reason dun, hehe

      • pinakatagotago

        but quite intriguingly pedro, i too, am interested kung bakit ganun. once you have an info, bulong mo na lang sa akin. thnx!  :)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        pinakatagotago
        actually may alam pa ako na incident about sa latin honours na yan. ayoko ng magbigay ng details kasi may masisiraan lang. mamaya ipopost ko as blind item, though hindi naman gaanong issue pero isa rin yun sa mga diko matanggap na pangyayari.

    • g219h

      did you read my previous troll? Ang bobo mo talaga ano???? Good ness, why did UST accept you as a phd student is beyond reason…you are an epitome of mediocrity

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        hindi ako PhD student ng UST, excuse me!

      • g219h

        hahaha, no wonder,,,which university? a cranky low substandard university I bet!

  • gloriamacatagal

    this scam, this farce, this mockery of the rules of the oldest university in asia, could have been facilitated by one of cheap justice corona’s colleagues in the supreme corrupt, roberto abad. this abad was the dean of the ust law school and a fraternity brother of corona at the ateneo law school. and he is no saint either, being one of the close-in lawyers of lucio tan for his fortune tobacco corporation. to add more insult to the people’s injury, this abad is a protege of the evil magic-maker estelito mendoza in the office of the solicitor general. both should be impeached from the highest court. they are very highly unqualified for the position. morally and intellectually. if one reads their work, it will be discovered how they twisted the law to favor accommodated parties, mostly latge business interests. and if the decision in the vizconde case is browsed, one will see how this abad equated ‘reasonable doubt’ – with detritus (or tinga)! he said, ‘it would be a serious mistake to send an innocent man to jail where such kind of doubt hangs on to one’s inner being, like a piece of meat lodged immovable between teeth.’ ito ba ang ipinagmamalaki nating supreme court justices? ang babastos magsulat, walang class! imagine putting this kind of language in a writing considered sacrosanct and solemn? ito ba ang ginagawang dean ng u.s.t.? YUCK!!! KAKADIRI!!!kaya nga siguro naging sc justice itong si abad, kasi katakot takot na accommodation ang ginawa para kay corona. corona is just returning the favor. being intimately close with the dwarf arroyo, inilakad naman ni corona ang appointment ni abad sa supreme court. ang sarap ano? ANG SAYA SAYA!!!

    • RomyLitz

      Sir Macatagal,
      This is one of highly informative and possibly not privy to the underhand dealings of Abad, Mendoza and Chef Cook Corona ( sana Sukona) inside and outside UST and SC campus. Thanks a million.!!!

      • claipm

        Ang galing mo romy mag dispise ng tao.  Pinakulong ka ba ni Corona at binastos ba nya ang apelido mo?

  • RomyLitz

    I have received my Masters Degree in Engineering and all my Ph.D professors and advisers thought that this Corona thing is purely Magic with hidden agenda. If it is an honorus causa award for being a Chief Justice, I can live with it . My colleagues with Ph.D and Masters degrees automatically disagreed with USTs belated or dead on arrival explanation.

  • Fulpol

    Makagawa nga ng scholarly treatise about espionage… kahit grade 3 lang inabot ko dyan sa Pilipinas, pwede siguro akong ma-confer ng engineering degree… tagalinis lang ako ng kubeta dito sa Seatle, Washington…

    hahahahha
    hahahahaha
    hahahahahaha

  • allandel

    When a person of this stature (Corona, chief justice of the SC) obtains an advanced degree, it is published somewhere. Can UST tell the readers where this event was published so doubts are disspelled?

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    I salute Ms. Vitug for her investigative work.  Our country needs more truth seekers like her. 

    She was 100% correct in claiming that Mr. Corona’s doctoral dissertation could not be found.

    The UST itself confirmed it.  As stated in the above article Mr. Corona was merely given the necessary credits equivalent to a dissertation, thus—-

    “The quality and relevance of his PAPER, his answers to the questions raised during the public forum, and the eventual publication of his PAPER were all evaluated and for which he was given the necessary credits equivalent to a DISSERTATION.”   (caps for emphasis)

    Mr. Corona’s Dissertation does not exist.  Only an equivalent does.  And, we, ordinary readers, cannot indeed argue against what the UST deems is equivalent to a “Dissertation.”  It is that University’s prerogative and it alone should bear the consequences of its judgment
    .
    In the UST’s quoted statement, however, the phrase, “the eventual publication of his Paper,” adds nothing to whatever the UST is trying to explain or justify.  Mr. Corona’s Paper was published in the UST’s own Journal “Ad Veritatatem” and that can scarcely be considered as a result of an independent appraisal of its “publication worthiness.”  Likewise, the phrase, “his answers to the questions raised during the public forum,”  does not prove itself and the UST has the burden to show what these were, if any.

    But with respect to the “quality” of Mr. Corona’s Paper, the UST’s prerogative ends and everything it says relative thereto is something which you and I can rightfully assess based on our own reading of Mr. Corona’s Paper.  The UST can merely counter with its own arguments.

    For instance, based on the scanned copy of Mr. Corona’s Paper as posted at Scribd, there is an egregious error right in its opening paragraph and it is one which even first-year law students can easily say is “wrong.”   The opening paragraph states—-

    “Honeste vivere, neminem laedere et suum cuique tribuere
    .
    Live honestly, injure no one and give everyone his due.  This classic formula in Roman law by Ulpian and Justinian is the basic principle of justice.  It is enshrined in our laws, particularly in the provision on human relations of our Civil Code.  Article 18 thereof povides:

    Every person must, in the exercise of his rights and performance of his duties, act with justice, give everyone his due and observe honesty and good faith.”

    The provision from the Civil Code of the Philippines referred to and quoted by Mr. Corona is not Article 18 thereof.  It is Article 19, the so-called catch-all provision that law students love to memorize and, as they later learn when they become lawyers like Mr. Corona,  upon which a lawsuit’s cause and right of action for “abuse of rights” may be based.  There is at least one more error in that opening paragraph—-but it is for the reader to do a research on.   My medicine and that Paper have made me sleepy.  I cannot in all honesty say which one had more potency.

  • periodictable

    Di me alam ang sistema sa ust, pano nagdedecide kung pwede ipalit ang “something” sa isa dissertation para magka phd degree? Pano nadedetermine na pwede maging honor kahit over na sa residency? may right ang school sa desisyon tungkol dito, pero im curious lang kung ano yun sistema ng ust sa pagdetermine sa mga ito. Ano yun guidelines ng ust para i-determine yun equivalency para magka phd degree at maging honor kahit over na sa residency?

  • ramon florentin

    Ehem.. I dont think this is the behavior of educated people. This is not the proper forum to debate and to brag about credentials. Sabi nga ng lola ko, ang latang walang laman ay maingay.

    Si Corona schoolmate ko last school year. Lagi ko siyang nakikita kapag sabado. Nakikita ko rin siya sa loob ng classroom nila kasi katabi lang ng sa akin.  Makacomment naman ung ibang tao dito na as if binigay lang ng basta yung degree niya. tsk tsk tsk..

    • claipm

      Dear ramon florentin Im really very happy with what you shared.  Sna naman yung silent almajority should speak up like you. Testify to the rescue of Corona. I salute you. More power.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

        @ CLAIPM… I remember you here in this forum defending Corona’s honorary degree. I did not refute all your claims because I dont know anything about that issue and thinking you’re very well informed about it. Kaya lang ikaw pala ay nag gagaling galingan lang. Sabi mo pag honoray degree ay di na kailangan ang dissertation. Tama ka seguro dun. Kagaya ni Erap na nagkaroon din ng PhD sa eskwelahang nakalimutan ko na ang pangalan.Pero sa kaso ni Corona ay hindi yata honorary degree kasi may honor pa siya kaya sentido kumon lang na hindi yun honorary degree. At isa pa, heto si Corona/UST at dumedepensa kung bakit sya masasabing PhD graduate. Sa akin naman, kung bigyan man ng eskwelahan ang sinumang tao ng kung anong kurso, nasa kanila na yun. Anyway, yung reputasyon naman ng eskwelahan ang nakasalalay. Kaya lang dapat yung mga tao na kagaya mo na kakaunti lang naman pala ang nalalaman ay mag obserba muna bago dumaldal.

      • claipm

        K joel kung saan ka masaya.  I made a promise to handlong to be civil from now on. Happy New year.  And again try to be at the graduate school.  Thanks.

  • Fulpol

    walang dissertation, scholarly treatise lang…. makakakuha ka na ng PhD… maka-enrol nga sa UST…

    ang tanong, magaling na pala si Corona, bakit gusto pa magka-PhD?? ayan tuloy, nasabit ang UST na naman….

    hahahahah
    hahahahah
    hahahahahah

    • claipm

      Is this an intellectual and civilized way of voicing an argument.  Would it be better this way:  Di ko kasi maintindihan na walang dissertation pero nakakuha ng Ph.D.  Hayan nasabit tuloy ang UST.  Di ba Fulpol mas sibil.. By the way, hope you dont mind paki basa uli yung sagot ng UST.  Thanks,

  • Handiong

    To all who post nothing but insults and name-calling, please stop. You are not contributing anything to advance the discussion. You just waste time and space. You must realize that your insults and name-calling damage yourself more than the object of your insults and name-calling.

    This also goes to those who tout their academic achievements. Intelligence is manifested in the quality of your arguments, not in your claim to it.

    • claipm

      Sorry Handlong tama ka dyan.  My apology kasi nga kung minsan napipikon ako sa mga name calling na wala namang masamang ginagawa sa kanila sila Corona at GMA.  I think you should post this to add comment.  I makes sense.  Let us just be civil in our arguments. And I promise at this point I will follow your suggestion.

      • Handiong

        Thank you, claipm. It takes a real man to admit one’s mistake and profit from it. You are a better person for it and worthy of emulation. I hope others will follow your lead. All best wishes.

  • Procrustes29

    Maybe you should check out the rappler article again: http://www.rappler.com/28-editors-pick/643-republished-ust-breaks-rules-to-favor-corona.

    It’s obvious that UST made concessions for CJ Corona. They should just admit it point blank and say its within their academic freedom. I doubt that anyone can get away with a 30 page journal article in place of a dissertation.

    Problema nga lang is that they suddenly cheapen the institution. Biglang ang dali palang makakuha ng PhD sa UST.

    • claipm

      Hindi mo alam ang pinagsasabi mo.  Hope you are not in the academe. Ayaw mo lang tangapin you are too blinded by your idol. Im sorry for you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    to g219h
    anu nga po ang field mo? multi-disciplinary ay hindi field, napaghahalata tuloy! hehehe gusto ko lang makipagcollaborate, and im sure marami ako matututunan sa lab nyo. 

    from pedro

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    ahh ok got it, so inshort bioinformatics ka pala. cool, so siguro may interest ka rin sa drug design?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46H3IYYJB73LCABPKWOE4TMBWM daniel

    well i dont have a degree or phd but if the creteria that corona has a long tradition of integrity untarnished reputation commitment i think corona has already failed on that creteria..

  • gisingpinas

    new year puro bad words nababasa ko dito.

  • g219h

    1Mainstream1: A pretender and a liar….what a pity….you need
    acceptance right? kaya nagyabang ka?  Your so called fake credentials
    will not gain you respect or friends, so earn your wisdom the right way
    rather than instigating an online debate and insulting others as if you
    have the credentials to back you up.

    Tsk Tsk. What a creep, online deceptive mongrel rolled into one

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

  • g219h

    UST community should take Vitug and ABnoy to court for besmirching its reputation.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    ok since si g219h ay di convince na phd stud ako, ok lang, pero sabi nya ay PhD daw sya in bioinformatics in a foreign univ, ngaun doc collaborate naman tayo ng research. discuss naman tayo ng mga topics about sa field mo. ok lang sa akin ang bioinformatics, not my field pero comfortable ako makipag discuss..
    doc 1mainstream join ka din diba med ka. tamang tama sa atin

    • g219h

      sure,,,,send me a draft of your proposal so I can have a look. you got my email address.

  • barrio_doctor

    Hala nawala na sa PhD ni Corona ang usapan. O sige na para matapos na ang away Pedro, g219h and 1mainstream2, iemail nyo sa escotadexterATgmailDOTcom mga US cellphone numbers at kikilatisin ko kung totoo mga credentials nyo habang nakabakasyon ako rito sa East Coast. LOL

    • g219h

      bakasyon? good on you! hey did you drop your email and contactdetails??? I can’t wait to catch up

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      barrio_doctor
      doc, wala naman ako credentials na ipapakita eh, sinabi ko nga na hindi ako natapos ng masters sa ust eh. pero si g219h na may PhD na daw sa forign univ ay gusto ko po sya makausap talaga kasi interested ako sa field nya. interested kasi ako sa structure-activity relationship ng mga candidate drugs, so since nasa bioinformatics sya i assume na matutulungan nya ako, baka mkapagbigay din sya ng magandang software for me to model and calculate yun compound na na-isolate nung friend ko. 

  • g219h

    Anyway, Happy new year to everyone. I am going offline :-)

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    MAG NAG-PO-POST DITO BUANG KATULAD NI  
    g219h, MGA WALANG MODO

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    May Ph.D. rin ako, PH.D. IN MASSACRE

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDSHNEE4P7YHLI5JVO2MQLF6KQ Hottie

    Ang yayabang ng mga tao dito, ang mga matatalino at matataas ang pinag alaran dapat humble, kung mataas nga talaga pinag aralan nyo, bakit nyo pinagyayabang? kung kayo man ang may pinakamataas na IQ sa buong mundo, bakit hindi kayo nagiging famous at di kayo mga kilala? Tandaan nyo, God abase the the proud and lift up the humble.

  • server.171

    Based on the postings . We could see how successfully the government poisoned the mind of the Public and the Media 

  • Selatan

    Si Gloria may PhD sa Economics. Si Neric Acosta may PhD sa Environmental Scinece.

    Si Corona may PhD (Pile High Dirt).

    Ikulong na kaya ang mga ito! ! !

    • marriondale

      Bitter ka ba. If Corona has PH.D and he earned it. then that’s a plus factor for him to head the SC. I don’t know why this become an issue in the first place.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_57HTLOH2XCGPE6FX5H45TV3EO4 Michael

    “He painstakingly completed the 48 units’ course work…” but his dissertation, oddly enough, cannot be found anywhere,
    “The University of Santo Tomas (UST) has denied it broke academic rules…” but at the same time it also brushed aside the 5-year maximum residency rule. And their defense? 
    “(UST is) an autonomous university and no less than the cradle of higher education in the Philippines…” so in other words, they reserve the right to break their own rules. Walang basagan ng trip, ika nga.

    UST seems to have completely lost it when it finally resorted to use ad hominem attacks against Rappler. 
    “Does anyone claiming to be an online journalist given the same attention as one coming from the mainstream press? “, it says. Perhaps not, but does it automatically mean that what they’re saying is not true?

    “Is that a legitimate news organization?” Who’s to say that Inquirer is a ‘legitimate’ news organization and Rappler isn’t? Rappler is, I’m sorry to say, more level-headed than the religious-pandering echo chambers of this newspaper.

    “What individuals and entities fund Newsbreak and Rappler?” Does it matter? If it were funded by the Mafia, or by the Vatican, or by anyone else, should the identity of its funders automatically validate or invalidate the findings of its research? No. The validity of any research lies not in its ‘truthiness’ (Yes, Colbert, I’m looking at you) but in its truthfulness.

    “Do these outfits have editors? Who challenged Miss Vitug’s article before it went online so as to establish its accuracy, objectivity and fairness? Why was there no prior disclosure made? What gate-keeping measures does online journalism practice?” The gate-keeping measures that Rappler practices are, by and far, much better than the logic that you, UST, have just shown us.

  • ztefertilizerscam

    Fake Cheat Justice finished doctorate without required dissertation

    UST rules

    First, UST requires a dissertation. Dissertation writing takes all of 15 units spread out in four
    courses.Second, only students who complete their doctorate degrees in five years are qualified to graduate with honors: “A student who has overstayed beyond the residency limit…will also be disqualified to graduate with honors.”Corona does not have a dissertation. Neither did he fulfill the five-year residency requirement.

    Number of Units Required for Doctoral
    Pre-requisite         9 Units
    Foreign Language (6) Units
    Major Subjects         30 Units
    Dissertation Writing 1 — 6 Units
    Dissertation Writing 2 — 3 Units
    Dissertation Writing 3 — 3 Units
    Dissertation Writing 4 — 3 Units 
    Total Number of Units —-       60

    • domreyes

      Pasensya ka na ztefertilizerscam, pero ang KULIT mo.

      “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published,”

      “He dutifully fulfilled these in 2010. The quality and relevance of his paper, his answers to the questions raised during the public forum, and the eventual publication of his paper were all evaluated and for which he was given the necessary credits equivalent to a dissertation.

      “Needless to say, since the university is an autonomous HEI, the other issues raised (his residency, the academic honor he received) are moot because these come under the institutional academic freedom of the University of Santo Tomas,” 

      • magayonangel

        magkano po ba ang bigay sainyo ni madam fake president?

      • domreyes

        magayonangel,

        Ha ha ha.

        Sino ba sa atin ang may laman ang mga komento?

        Makipagdebate ka angel para maniwala ako sa iyo.

      • magayonangel

        kay fake cj ka makipagdebate…he…he…he…

      • domreyes

        magayonangel,

        hindi mo kaya? :)

  • Lolo_Basyong

    Marites Vitug’s article is a part of psy-ops efforts designed to question Corona’s integrity preparatory to the impeachment trial.  With the humiliating drubbing she received from UST, an apology is the least she can do.  Meanwhile, the yellow platoon must look for other ways and use other personalities aside from the shadowy Vitug to carry out its dirty tricks.

  • allandel

    this is the first time I heard of a PhD being awarded sans a dissertation.

    i should have attended UST for my PhD, but then again, I’m not the chief justice of the supreme court.

    whoever from UST that decided to award the degree to Corona should be known. this is what you did to your school, drag it to scandal.

    • domreyes

      allandel, 
      I think UST stated it pretty clearly.

       “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published,”

      “He dutifully fulfilled these in 2010. The quality and relevance of his paper, his answers to the questions raised during the public forum, and the eventual publication of his paper were all evaluated and for which he was given the necessary credits equivalent to a dissertation.

      “Needless to say, since the university is an autonomous HEI, the other issues raised (his residency, the academic honor he received) are moot because these come under the institutional academic freedom of the University of Santo Tomas,”

  • Carlo Sanchez

    Wag na kayong magpataasan ng ihi.

  • borgz

    the culprit is…………the filipino negative values of “inggit” hahahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLGKV6Y6NIA7RUCO5PSHIXWSPY Sami Lao

    its a dirty trick made by marites vitug. napahiya sya!!!!

  • sorbetero

    Sino ba sa UST ang nagsasabi ng mga nakasulat dito?Bakit hindi identified in person?UST as an institution and being a juridical entity cannot and does not have the capacity to verbalize comments! Paki turing nga para malinaw kung sino ang spokeperson ng institution.Nagtatanong lang po.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    ok repost from 1mainstream which i agree

    after reading the response from UST, 3 things were established
    1. corona took almost 10 years to finish the degree
    2. dissertation was waived and public treatise was substituted
    3. UST applied their so called autonomy and discretion
    therefore, corona earned his degree and award in a special way   NOT the traditional wayany other argument? the question posed – Corona always crowes that there should not be any special treatment. correct? this was the basis when SC declared truth commission unconstitutional equality …(protection, opportunity etc) therefore the same reasoning should apply to him too, right! now we understand why corona always  twist & bend the Phil constitution to suit his interest and comfort zone.

    • domreyes

      Pedro,

      Equal protection of the law is not the same as the UST issue.

      The UST issue is about the university’s autonomy.

      The Truth commission is about the Equal protection clause.

      Wala pong kinalaman.

      The Truth Commission was given a chance to get passed but Pnoy didn’t lift a finger to make that possilble. Blame game na naman ni Pnoy yon.

      • 1mainstream2

        dom reyes,
        what we are saying is, doctrinal philosophies. nobody said the issue is about
        constitutionality of the Ph D nor the autonomy of the UST as an institute of higher
        education.
           it is all about doctrinal philosophies of EQUALITY.    To be more Illusrative
        if there were 10 students belonging to corona’s class and his “scholarly
        treatise was accepted whereas the other 9 were required dissertation
        and someone bested the class of 10 but did the course in 5 years
        and the highest academic award was given to corona who completed
        the same almost 10 years. was it fair? will someone not question the validity
        of the honors conferred? and the other 9 students, won’t they cry foul?

      • domreyes

        1mainstream2,

        Did someone cry foul? Do you know for a fact that someone did better than him and didn’t get an award?
        Did what you just mentioned happen.

        The real issue is that all this was rehashed by Inquirer/Vitug almost a year after Corona got the honor for the sole purpose of negative publicity in preparation for Corona’s impeachment case.

        Giving him the honor is UST’s discretion that’s the alpha and the omega. We can discuss it to death but that is UST’s discretion, apply to become the dean or faculty if you wish and change it but til then it is UST’s call.

        And again, it is not really about that, it is about Corona and his impeachment, right?

      • 1mainstream2

        dom reyes,
        as I have clearly stated,  TO ILLUSTRATE only the point, yes?

      • domreyes

        1mainstream2,

        The objective is not to just illustrate the point, The objective is to do negative publicity.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

    si Maritess Vitug ay bayaran ng CVC Law Firm o ang dating Carpio, Villaraza & Angangco o “The Firm” para mapasok si Carpio na Chief Justice at lumakas ulit ang kita ng nasabing law office kagaya noong panahon ni GMA kung saan ang ibang partners nila na is Avelino Cruz (Defense Secretary),  Simeon Marcelo (Ombudsman) at Carpio (SC) ay napasok sa gobyerno pero nung patapos na si GMA ay iniwan nila ito para dumikit sa magiging sunod na pangulo ng Pilipinas. dumikit sila kay Mar Roxas. buti na lang dumikit si Mar Roxas kay Pnoy Abnoy alias Panot.

    anim na buwan bago mag-retire si CJ Puno at pinalitan ni CJ Corona, naglabas ng libro si Maritess Vitug na tawag ay “Shadow of Doubt” na halatang ginastusan ng law firm ni Carpio kasi may isang buong chapter doon sa libro na puro papuri kay Carpio lang ang nakasulat upang i-justify na sya dapat ang susunod na CJ.

    pero si Corona ang pinili ni GMA kaya buwisit sila Carpio kaya bumabawi itong si Maritess Vitug. isang bayarang p@ta!!! 

  • orly8000dizo

    Nagmamalinis o naghuhugas ng kamay ha?!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    kung san man patutungo itong mga issues na ito ay dapat magresign na lang si korona

    hindi ako maka abnoy, mas lalong ayaw ko naman si gma
    hindi ako pro-impeachment pero pro-DELIKADEZA ako, para matapos na ay mgresign na lang sya. 

    hindi titigilan si korona

  • gloriamacatagal

    no matter what or who funded vitug’s causes, fact remains that the current crop of justices in the supreme court must be purged. well, mostly. what is going on there is a scratch each other’s back thing. abad scratched corona’s back by bending all the u.s.t. rules while he was the dean of the law school. what corona did was to bend all the rules – as arroyo’s confidante – by securing abad’s appointment to the hallowed halls of the sc, even if he was way below the intellectual and moral criteria required. carpio is of the same mold – nambabraso ng kaso is how they put it. that is why pres noy is visibly incorruptible. he already announced that the qualities of the next chief justice should be akin to those possessed by justice sereno. he means well for all of us. he knows not to trust carpio, and very correctly so. long live our president!!!

  • coladu

    Yong mga kunyari objective o FAIR kuno na press organizations katulad ng rappler, PCIJ, Maalaala ko pa si Luz Rimban noong 2004 bandang middle of the year. me sinulat siya tungkol sa IMPSA Project at sinagot siya ng isang taga Gobyerno. Eh di hindi siya naka sagot kasi lumabas hindi niya binasa yong mga documento at hindi siya talaga nag-research.  Puro siya dakdak.  Ganyan din malamang ang nangyari dito. Si Maritess Vitug hindi nag-research.  UST, paki demanda nga ng libel yan at ng matuto.  Maritess, gusto mo lang yata media mileage o tutoo nga na bayaran ka.  Mahiya ka uy.

  • Mattino2011

    Defensive ang UST agad…If it was leaked out last week, there must be truth..Anyway, ganyan talaga ,, they have to save what is left of it’s integrity (UST)

  • coladu

    Sorry, 2002 pala Ms. Luz Rimban.

  • Fulpol

    Autonomous and academic freedom daw ang argument??? Hawak ba ng CHED ang post-graduate??? Kung hindi, kanya kanyang diskarte ang pagkuha ng degree sa MS, MA, Doctoral at Ph D..

    hahahaha
    hahahaha
    hahahahahah

    buti na lang grade 3 lang inabot ko… walang sabit sa educational qualification para maging tagalinis ng kubeta…

    hahahah
    hahahhhaha

  • coladu

    Ms. Maritess Vitug, puwede ba maglabas ka rin ng hindi maganda tungkol sa CVC Law Firm or at least tungkol kay Justice Antonio Carpio.  Siguro naman hindi siya ANGHEL para wala siyang hindi maganda sa nakaraaan niya?  Ano say mo, Maritess?  Para katulad ng sinasabi ninyong mga taga media na balanced reporting.  Baka naman ikaw ang alam mo eh BALANCE SHEET or INCOME STATEMENT reporting? O dili kaya envelopmental journalism?  Whatever, ang ibig sabihin, BAYARAN!

  • mindanao1

    “Earned” or “Free gift” Which one?

  • http://pinoy-politics.blogspot.com Monsi Serrano

    The issue here is not whether Miss Vitug is a print or an online journalist. The fact remains that Miss Vitug is a journalist. You’re right, you have been founded in 1611. That shows by the way you respond on a question from an online journalist. Aren’t you aware that before, there were only tri-media —- print, radio and TV? Now there’s a new media or QUAD media, including internet or online publication. You’re outdated and you must fire your Public Relations Department because there is no difference between a response to print or online media, because they’re the same thrust using different different media, the other is print, while the other is online. How can you response effectively in the new changing world of media if you have a weak team and a lame excuse handling a crisis like that?

  • medyobaliw

    did you copy this from website of sc?

    • 1mainstream2

      yes he did copy it from SC website

  • pentados

    http://www.ust.edu.ph/index.php/faculty/237-faculty-of-arts-and-letters.html
    Kaya naman pala bias sa UST ang article, eh faculty nila yung nagsulat. INQUIRER some transparency naman!!!!

    • what_is_that

      But I know that he is a respected journalist so I think it is not a problem. He is also part of the Inquirer Team and a former editor-in-chief in UST.

    • what_is_that

      But I know that he is a respected journalist so I think it is not a problem. He is also part of the Inquirer Team and a former editor-in-chief in UST. 

  • AMORMINA

    Bakit hindi ko nakita ang pangalan ni corona sa listahan ng Harvard’s notable graduates?

    • halabira

      amormina kaya hindi mo makita e bulag kasa pagkadilaw at jaundiced na tinamaan ng hepatitis katulad ng amo mong kalbo hehehehee

  • jan_luod

    Masyado kasi claro yung demolition job ni penoy..parang na rin si gloria itong si aquino..moderate your greed naman aquino! Sinali nyo pa ang UST..B S KAU!

    • mashamanning

      hahaha. greed ni noy? asan?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XYSU75JJODXJSSWEJFVCXJ324U Jonathan

    PhD (doctorate)??   talaga naman DINO-DOCTOR na lahat !!!

  • mashamanning

    so wala ngang dissertation? at lagpas rin sa required residency?

    how can you respect an institution no matter how old it is who gives the highest honors to someone who did not even submit a dissertation?

    ust has become a joke.

    • halabira

      e kung yung si kalbo bagsak sa economics sa ateneo ni term paper walang maipakita katulad ng tongresman niya at senatong walang nagawa kaya meron din siyang master master ba tion nga lang kaya nangamatay ang tao sa cdo dahil pulos master hehehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        to halabira
        i dont care kung bumagsak man si abnoy sa economics sa ateneo, ibig sabihin lang nun mataas ang standard ng ateneo, pero i doesnt mean na bagsak ka hindi ka na pwedeng mag-improve. infact may friend ako na 5 times sya bumagsak sa major subject namin pero when he took the board exam eh top 4 sya.. 

        kesa naman binigyan ka ng PhD degree out of a term paper na pinaganda lang at tinawag na scholarly treatise..

      • halabira

        pedro kahit kamatis ang ipinukol sa ulo mo dilaw pa rin ang kulay mo aba e grabe na yan hepatitis ang dating heehehehe hindi lang failed si kalbo kick out pa komo me koneksyon si ninoy sa school kaya dinala na lang ng lagay hehehehe ;yung phd niya sabi ko kanina e dahil sa excellent  public service being chief justice pero bokyo aanhin mo pa ang ust e small time lang yan kumpara mo sa master of law sa harvard? kaya etong si vitug na alipories ni carpio halos mamatay sa selos

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        halabira
        excuse me ha, i’m not a pro-abnoy, i’m pro-DELIKADEZA
        and paano naging excellent si corona?as CJ?anung excellent ang ginawa niya, mga biased decisions?

      • 1mainstream2

        ateneo credentials questionable
        UST credentials questionable
        baka pati harvard credentials questionable

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    marami ako classmates sa ust grad school na hindi naging latin honours nung gumradweyt dahil lampas sa residency? ngaun asan ang justice d2? a rule is a rule pero you can bend the rule to give other a favor…. SPECIAL TREATMENT

    • 1mainstream2

      pedro,
      let us  just hope they will be objective about this very simple issue at hand.
      you are right, there was clearly a special treatment because he was a
      chief justice. suddenly the old corona is now academically excellent
      when nothing was shown during his early years. what a late bloomer.
      an Einstein may be!  but behold & read the conclusion of his “scholarly treatise”
      i don’t even want to make a comment.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        1mainstream2
        his so called scholarly treatise has been removed in scribd. kanina pa ako natatawa at madami nagagalit sa akin nung sinabi ko na instead dissertation ay term paper ang isinubmit nya.

      • 1mainstream2

        Pedro,
        it is the moment of truth. and it will set us free. even midas had been very quiet.
        i did my own little personal survey among friends, and i observed similarity with
        nationally published surveys. very insignificant has trust in corona

      • Guest

        1mainstream2, can you please give me a link to that “scholarly treatise”?  am so eager to take a look, but i know what to expect, basing from your last sentence!!!

        let’s continute to be vigilant, bro….

      • 1mainstream2

        sonny,
         the conclusion of the “scholarly treatise” was published by PDI
        Ms Vitug’ s article

    • halabira

      pedro wag kang mangbola ng kapwa mo isa ka lang na ta ru go hahahahaha

  • mashamanning

    baka ang mas magandang tanong e… magkano? ano ang kapalit ng doctorate at scl?

  • mashamanning

    nakakatawa pa itong UST. tirahin ba si maritess vitug?! yan ang m.o. ng mga guilty

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7T7BP5KQKFBP7PMJ66OLQ35JA Reggie

      So mas tingin mo credible ang Rappler or si Vitug kaysa sa UST? Nabasa mo ba ng maayos ung article?

      Ano ba point nung article na yun ni Vitug? Tingin mo?

    • sorbetero

      Sino ba sa UST ang nagbigay ng “explanation”??Di naman pwedeng UST na institution kundi isa sa mga opisyal duon. paki linawin nga, kung sino mismo? Alam nyo ba?

  • RE680

    Improper moderating – no foul language was used!

  • Manuel_II

    Damage Control by UST, if i we’re an UST Alumni, i would go to my old school and protest, lmao.

  • mekeni62

    It is worthy to note the timing and the purpose of why this article came out in the first place.
    I just read from another newspaper that the Palace admitted that there is a possiblity of a Corona acquittal because they won’t get the needed numbers from the Senators to get a conviction.In view of this Valte unselfishly admitted that the Palace has “Plan B” in placed just in case this happens.
         We all know that this Plan B is the “Occupy the Supreme Court.” It would be then safe to assume that this is another hate campaign aimed at Corona in preparation for the plan.Unfortunately UST is being dragged down with him.
         Ms Vitug’s purpose is to besmirch Corona.The timing is essential.This is in preparation for Plan B. The trial is going to happen soon.The shortest time it could finish is 3months and if there would be an acquittal,the time to start mobilising the yellow crowd is now.
         Pnoy wouldn’t leave any stones unturned.By hook or by crook he will bring Corona down.Although it will be the JBC who will choose the next CJ in case Corona is convicted,he had already expressed his favor for Carpio or Sereno to take over.
         Now isn’t it obvious? Ms Vitug works for Carpio and Carpio is the president’s choice.This is getting more interesting doesn’t it?

    • sorbetero

      Conjectures, conjectures, conjectures!!!

      • mekeni62

        To sorbetero: Conjectures? All you read here are conjectures man including yours because they are opinions.I can write a whole page of justification here but it will still remain a conjecture until evidence is slapped in your face.Ice cream for cooler heads anyone?

  • mashamanning

    midnight appointee na tapos fake phd pa! guinoo. kahiya-hiya. sino sa tingin niya ang niloloko niya?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y2B5MYDERO6CC6ZFYCUTU522PQ Jack

    What a funny article. =)

  • mashamanning

    marami talagang bin@boy na institusyon itong si gma at ang mga cronies niya.

  • 1mainstream2

    corona’s professional as well as academic credentials are full of twists and bends.
    no wonder he also interprets our constitution with twists and bends.
    God bless our country with corona as CJ

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DI3QGCJEEFK52CT4DTQ7I5SRUE Neil

    Para MA-SETTLE na ang usapin, ILABAS na kung mayroon man ilalabas ang doctorate DISSERTATION ni CORONA. 

    Sa simula’t-simula pa lamang,  TADTAD na talaga ng controvercies itong si CORONA,  hindi lamang sa usapin na siya’y isang TAGA-PUNAS ng TUMBONG ni GMA,  bagkus pati ang ACADEMIC records nito,  kinukwestyon na rin ng mamamayang Pilipino.
    Dahil sa malamang sa UTOS ni GMA na huwag BIBITIW sa PWESTO (GMA: ako ang bahala sa’yo Nato),  magiging kawawa at katawa-tawa itong si CORONA,  sapagkat habang papalapit na ang paghuhukom sa kanya,  aasahang marami pa ang lalabas na issues hinggil sa kanyang PAGKATAO, ng kanyang ESPOSA at kanyang PAMILYA.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      ilabas ang alin? eh wala ngang dissertation eh! yung meron si korona ay term paper lang, kanina available sa scribd pero ngaun inalis na. 

      • 1mainstream2

        kaya pala pikon sila, eh term paper lang pala ang meron at inismuggle pa!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        1mainstream2
        kaya nga eh, nowhere to find na ang term paper este scholarly treatise ni korona.
        (scholarly treatise, pinasosyal na term lang ng seminar paper yan)

    • halabira

      meron namang dissertation si corona kumpara kay kalbo yung kay kalbo dessecration ng constitution at saka one man rule hehehehee

  • mashamanning

    sa madali’t salita, tama si vitug. 1) walang dissertation and 2) overstaying si corona.

    • 1mainstream2

      that is the very exact summary of all this, mashamanning

  • Fulpol

    Hindi si Corona ang tinamaan dito kundi ang UST….. UST banatan ninyo ang school kung saan nag-graduate etong si Vitug….

    bugbog ngayon ang UST…. catholic school pa naman….

    UST fight back against the Jesuit….

    hahahahaha
    hahahahahah
    hahahahahaah

    • ims0tired

      Bkt namn babanatan ng UST ang ibang school? ganun ba tinuturo sa school na pinaggalingan mo? kung meron man. d ganun kababa ng UST =)

  • lostRunes

    What would the yellow mob do this time, occupy UST?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      They won’t ’cause UST’s school color is Yellow.

  • Fulpol

    I-abolish na rin daw ang UST…. gaya ng planong pag-abolish sa Supreme Court…

    UST fight back !!!!!

    hahahaha
    hahahahaha
    hahahahahahaha

    • sorbetero

      Not funny. try harder next time.

  • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

    UST is still a far more respectable institution than the blogsite in question and (perhaps) even our government.  It is academia, composed of hardworking and accomplished intellectuals.  I smell a sh*tstorm and major casualties once UST as a collective defends itself.  And academia in general.

    • Bordjok Calvo

      Jomjom 

      It is not about maritess Vitug. From UST’s own admission, they
      waived the dissertation rule in favor of a public lecture. Ok, no rule
      was broken. BUT, what they did is to change the RULE so that, no Rule
      can be broken. Oh well, it is UST’s own admission. Vitug is right in
      saying there was no dissertation. UST’s waiving the dissertation rule
      and the residency rule for eligibility for honor is a “palusot”. .. How
      is that again..? Change a rule so that it cannot be broken?? Whoaaa..
      this Corona is really messing up rules. Imagine the midnight appointment
      rule.. all of a sudden the Supreme Court said that the midnight
      appointment ban  does not cover Corona!!!  We better kick this Corona
      out of SC because whenever he is involved, rules are being changed to
      favor him.To the Senate: Kick this person out before he messes up the Judiciary… or did he already mess it up?

      • cerebro_unum

        Bordjok Calvo:

        “all of a sudden the Supreme Court said that the midnight appointment ban does not cover Corona!!!”

        So what rule was in the Constitution that bans on midnight appointments? Do you really understand the rules you are referring to? First of all, midnight appointments are not appointments at 12:00 o’clock midnight but a term used to refer to the LAST appointments made and done by an outgoing president!

        To help you out on this, read Article VIII Section 4(1) that applies to the Judiciary and then digest the provision to give light to your foggy mind and get educated. Or perhaps, somebody planted that misguided information into your mind about Article VII that is ONLY applicable to the EXECUTIVE BRANCH vacancies and NOT to the JUDICIAL BRANCH, and got hooked with that false information without you really understanding what it was all about. But you know, Mr. Bordjok Calvo, even Article VII is not an ABSOLUTE BAN on appointments, midnight or whathaveyou! Because it ALLOWED the sitting president to appoint vacancies in the departments envolved when public safety and welfare are at stake in the executive branch departments! Do not attempt to lump or treat vacancies occuring in the Executive branch and the Judicial branch as the same! They are as different as you and your shadow!

        So, in your understanding, WHICH rules were changed on vacancies that occurred in the Judiciary?

  • Fulpol

    magkaiba ang honoray degree sa formal degree gaya ng PhD….

    sa kaso ni Corona, formal degree yun…. UST may sariling standard… di kailangan ng dissertation…. kung si Albert Eistein, pwede rin bigyan ng PhD sa UST kung nag-aral si Eistein sa UST….

    hahahaha
    hahahahah
    hahahahahaha

  • D L

    Well, Pnoy is mad, now UST will pay the price.

    • sorbetero

      Baseless conclusion.wanna bet?

  • tra6Gpeche

    Sa Pilipinas, nakatapos lang ng kolehiyo sa mamahalin at sikat (sa Pilipinas lang) na paaralan, parang nagkakaroon na ng kayabangan. Hindi dapat itong ipagyabang o ipagmalaki sapagkat ang dapat na batayan ay kung anong naimbento nila o ginawang bagay na nagpaasenso sa Pilipinas. Si Bill Gates at ang yumaong Steve Jobs ay parehong hindi nakatapos ng kolehiyo subalit napakalaki ang naitulong at itinutulong sa bansang Amerika at sa buong mundo. Bago man lang ako mawala sa mundong ito, hinihintay kong may isang Pilipino na mag-aangat ng antas ng kabuhayan ng maraming mamamayan sa Pilipinas. Magkaroon man lang sana ang Pilipinas ng isang Pilipino na makakatuklas ng ano mang wala pa sa mundo na makatutulong sa pagiging “world class.”

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    The equivalence of mass and energy is well known through Einstein’s famous equation E = mc2.  Energy is equal to mass  times the speed of light squared.
    The concept of equivalence is thus not  identical with the ordinary notion of equality, else the equation woud have been “E = m.”   In the said energy-mass equivalence equation, energy and mass had to be connected to a third quantity or measurement, namely, the constant “c,” the velocity of light, in order to arrive at the equivalence formula. 

    With respect to the UST’s declaration that Mr. Corona’s “PAPER” (his “speech-lecture delivered on November 20, 2010) was considered as EQUIVALENT to a DISSERTATION, it is plain that the UST was not saying that “P = D,”  or that Mr. Corona’s Paper was his Dissertation.   The UST was saying that P was equivalent to D.   Thus, in accordance with the concept of equivalence as illustrated in the mass-energy equivalence formula, P and D had to be connected with a third quantity “X” in  order for the UST to validly say that P was equivalent to D.

    What that “X” could conceivably be is a thing which I think the UST would not really be keen on telling us.  You will have to do your own research. Or, guess in accordance with the words of the Preacher, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

    • 1mainstream2

      mad as hamlet,
         the missing X factor is corona’s being CJ. and i don’t want to impute
         anything beyond that! unless you want to share something we don’t
      know about

      • mad_as_Hamlet

        1mainstream2

        My ignorance oveflows as much as my imagination does.  But I agree that his being the CJ could be a possible “X.”   D = PX.  It could be interpeted that an ordinary Paper if written by a Chief Justice multiplies the Paper’s quality and worth making it equivalent to a Dissertation.  As to whether such a practice is academically acceptable, the UST has said yes, that is, as far as it is concerned.  I hope the UST won’t extend the same practice to other fiellds of activity.  I wouldn’t want to play in a chess competition sponsored by the UST and which includes Justices as competitors. Imagine if a Justice’s King had the extra privilege of moving like a Knight!  One should stick to the rule, “Once a King, always a King.  But once a Knight is enough.”

      • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

        AGREE AKO SAYO JOMJOM….AKALA NILA EXPERT NA SILA SA 400 YEARS NA EXISTANCE….SI MARITES VITUG LANG PALA ANG TUTUMBA SA KANILA

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        mad_as_Hamlet

        ganun ba yun, thats why an ordinary term paper (P) multiplied with (X)-constant for being a CJ makes it a dissertation (D)? and by the way the X pala is raised to 2nd power.

  • zugz

    Marites Vitug article was a character assasination on CJ Corona. Plain Yellow Nazism at work.very obvious and only the yellow mobs refused to see it that way. haha

    • Bordjok Calvo

      Jomjom 

      It is not about maritess Vitug. From UST’s own admission, they
      waived the dissertation rule in favor of a public lecture. Ok, no rule
      was broken. BUT, what they did is to change the RULE so that, no Rule
      can be broken. Oh well, it is UST’s own admission. Vitug is right in
      saying there was no dissertation. UST’s waiving the dissertation rule
      and the residency rule for eligibility for honor is a “palusot”. .. How
      is that again..? Change a rule so that it cannot be broken?? Whoaaa..
      this Corona is really messing up rules. Imagine the midnight appointment
      rule.. all of a sudden the Supreme Court said that the midnight
      appointment ban  does not cover Corona!!!  We better kick this Corona
      out of SC because whenever he is involved, rules are being changed to
      favor him.To the Senate: Kick this person out before he messes up the Judiciary… or did he already mess it up?

    • sorbetero

      Yellow mobs? Its just your imagination.

  • mashamanning

    ust has a roundabout way of saying that vitug is actually correct.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    wala kasing kredibilidad na natitira itong si corona.  kaya kahit anong ma-accomplish ay mahirap paniwalaan.  dapat sa kanya ay mag-tago na lang sa tao, manahimik sa retirement niya until makalimutan na ng tao ang unethical contribution niya sa government service.  the more he gets involved in social activities, the more he lands himself into trouble. 

  • RE680

    Ms. Vitug & Mr. Zulueta’s reports just validated how corrupted our institutions are. From Supreme Court to Universities, they excel on circumventing the laws to favor the powerful.  No wonder the nation is morally bankrupt as evident by the tons of corrupt defenders in this forum. If Ninoy is alive today, he’d probably think twice before risking his life & stating that “the Filipino is worth dying for”. Please resign Corona & spare this country from further shame!

    • sc53300

      @RE680 Why don’t you include from the Office of the President to the Barangay and the Congress. . . let’s not be too selective. . . 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    and ang ad veritatem ay hindi naman yan peer-reviewed journal, compilation lang yan ng mga summary ng theses and dissertations ng mga graduating graduate students ng uste. 
    ang tawag sa publication na yan ay “gray publication”- yan ang turo sa amin ni dean dr. sison (dean ng graduate school) hindi ko makalimutan yun subject ko sa kanya na research methodology. palagi pa nya mine-mention nuon na in a graduate program it is expected that we have to write an independent and original thesis/dissertation kasi yun ang essense ng graduate studies. she’s encouraging us to publish yun part ng mga studies namin in an ISI high impact factor journals, though hindi requirement pero sabi nya plan nila gawing rule yun eh, atleast 1 sa MS and 2 sa PhD. Knowing Dean Sison, i cant believe inapprove nila yun term paper lang. so hinala ko talaga napilitan lang sila ni dr. garcia (director of graduate research)

    • 1mainstream2

      pedro,
      are you referring to the same X factor mad as hamlet is talking about?
      napilitan because he corona is CJ. that is a blunder!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        1mainstream2
        hehe ciguro malamang napilitan na lang sila, kung okay naman sa panel and adviser eh. ibang klase ang X na yun at pumayag ang director of grad research (known terror kasi yun eh)-

  • nennen12345

    sorry of my previous comments if CJ corona earned his PhD already but still i still believe that he is biased to the arroyos. let’s see during the impeachment what the outcome would be. if he will be absolved then so be it, if not, then he should answer for it.

  • keepthinking

    nice. time to head over there and buy my own Phd

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    Baka sa susunod na article ng Inquirer ay ibulgar na rin nila na “Supot” si Coron..hahahaha

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    Kapag Public Officer dapat hindi balat sibuyas…kaya RENATO CORONA…simulan mo nang isuot ang CORONANG TINIK MO….GANID KA KASI SA POSITION AT POPULARIDAD….OPORTUNISTA PA..

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    Sabi ng kumpare kong taga UST 200,000 to 250,000 ang Ph.D. Degree sa UST, kung malaki lang daw sweldo nya, ibibili din daw nya anak nyang katulad ni bodoy..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    Patalastas muna!

    Joke time muna tayo mga kakosa!!!

    in a UAAP game sigawan at kantyawan ang mga universities

    FEU to UST.. SAWI GAWI
    UST
    to UP.. KAMI PO ANG UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
    UP to UST.. SO?
    UP to UST- 400 < 100 yrs of excellence
    DLSU to UST.. tuition nyo, baon namin
    ADMU to UST.. IQ nyo, hindi puede samin
    UP to UST.. Ph.D. DISSERTATION nyo, TERM PAPER lang namin
    Oh ang mga tigre wag magagalit sa akin ha!

    • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

      Galing ni Pedro…hahaha…galing…galing

  • gloriamacatagal

    this scam, this farce, this mockery of the rules of the oldest university in asia, could have been facilitated by one of cheap justice corona’s colleagues in the supreme corrupt, roberto abad. this abad was the dean of the ust law school and a fraternity brother of corona at the ateneo law school. and he is no saint either, being one of the close-in lawyers of lucio tan for his fortune tobacco corporation. to add more insult to the people’s injury, this abad is a protege of the evil magic-maker estelito mendoza in the office of the solicitor general. both should be impeached from the highest court. they are very highly unqualified for the position. morally and intellectually. if one reads their work, it will be discovered how they twisted the law to favor accommodated parties, mostly latge business interests. and if the decision in the vizconde case is browsed, one will see how this abad equated ‘reasonable doubt’ – with detritus (or tinga)! he said, ‘it would be a serious mistake to send an innocent man to jail where such kind of doubt hangs on to one’s inner being, like a piece of meat lodged immovable between teeth.’ ito ba ang ipinagmamalaki nating supreme court justices? ang babastos magsulat, walang class! imagine putting this kind of language in a writing considered sacrosanct and solemn? ito ba ang ginagawang dean ng u.s.t.? YUCK!!! KAKADIRI!!!kaya nga siguro naging sc justice itong si abad, kasi katakot takot na accommodation ang ginawa para kay corona. corona is just returning the favor. being intimately close with the dwarf arroyo, inilakad naman ni corona ang appointment ni abad sa supreme court. ang sarap ano? ANG SAYA SAYA!!!

    • 1mainstream2

      gloria macatagal
      your expose might be the missing X factor in mad as hamlet equation.
      kamutan ng likod.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    UST should stay from people like Corona who has no credibility.  Mahahawa kayo.

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    I SUGGEST, IPAGBAWAL NA ANG HONORARY DEGREE…..I CANNOT IMAGINE NA ANG KATULAD NI PACMAN AY MAY DOCTORATE DEGREE NA……PATI MILITARY RANK PINAGLARUAN PA…..HAY…ANO BA NAMAN TAYONG MGA PILIPINO PURO TANGA…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VSVAD3S4PWFLPD7GOWBLI6BLRI Paulo Adams

    Hoy mga pro NoyNoy.  Si PNoy nga binigyan ng Fordham University sa New York ng doctorate degree honoris causa even if he is bobito and did not even study a single subject there, why not CJ Corona, who studied and passed every subject that he took in UST?  Just asking……. 

  • txtman

    It is always easier to blame Corona for the inefficiencies of the government’s legal team! Paghandaan at pag-aralan nyo kasi ng maigi mga cases nyo para hindi kayo parating pinupulot sa kangkongan! As the majority of the people are blinded with the faults of GMA, many of Pnoy’s officials/staffs are happily smiling because they were able to hide their inefficiencies. The media like this trial by publicity also coz they are having high ratings meaning more money for them even at the expense of the truth aka true unbiased journalism. Pitiful!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DI3QGCJEEFK52CT4DTQ7I5SRUE Neil

    Ang burden of proof  lies on  (karapat-dapat magmula) the UST Graduate School at mismo kay CORONA at wala na sa kamay  ni  MARITES VITUG.  Patuyan nilang hindi PEKE,  HINDI PALSIPIKADO at HINDI NAWAWALA ang DOCTORATE DISSERTATION ni CORONA.

    May BOOK na si Vitug about the ANOMALIES sa loob ng KORTE SUPREMA at dumaan
    ito sa masusing investigation at proseso.   Ang kulang na lamang ay ang pagpapatunay na ang mga ACADEMIC records ni CORONA ay TUNAY, GENUINE at hindi GAWA sa RECTO,

  • lostRunes

    So it’s ok to destroy the reputation of a former president of Ateneo, Father Bernas, a friend and adviser of Cory,  just because he asks Noynoy to respect the constitution that he helped make.

    So it’s ok to destroy the reputation of a 400 year old university, because of a perceived bias by the panelists in allowing an original research with citations as a dissertation. Eh hindi ba yun yung definition ng dissertation??”(n.) A formal or elaborate argumentative discourse, oral or written; a disquisition”.

    Ayos! Kayo na magaling mag interpret ng laws hindi ang Supreme Court! Kayo na rin ang mas magaling sa mga panelists ni Corona kasi hindi pumasa as dissertation yung environmental research niya!

    Sige na! 90% na ng mga taong bayan ang nagsasabi hindi dapat pumasa yung dissertation na iyon! Pakinggan natin sila, hindi yung mga PhD na mga professors ng UST kasi mas marami sila!

    ANG GALING GALING NIYO TALAGA, “MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE”, DAPAT SA INYO LAHAT MAY PhD AT TAWAGING JUDGE!

  • coladu

    “PCIJ Report reaps a whirlwind”. August 2002, Today, Businessworld and Manila times.

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    PAULO ADAMS…..Ph.D. in Masturbation

  • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

    Regarding nitpicking on rules of dissertation requirements, consider this:

    Schools and Universities generally allow skipping academic units and requirements, provided students are smart enough and have accomplished alternative requirements (maybe accreditation exams, projects, or whatever).  Thus you have youngsters skipping fourth or fifth grade, and geniuses getting multiple PhD’s at the age of 16.

    There is a great leeway in academic freedom.  If UST deems that Corona is smart and functional enough as the last set of idiots they have given a PhD, then why not?  As mentioned in the article, UST required a treatise instead in lieu of a dissertation, which Corona fulfilled.

    In essence, UST has considered Corona’s work experience and accomplishments, his seat as Chief Justice on the highest court in the land, and the treatise – as replacement for the dissertation.  Fair enough.

  • albert avila

    Sapul si Vitug headline pa, kaya pala nilagay sa side bar , kaso ang editorial ginawang news article, kawawa naman  ang mga taong naniniwala, ano kaya ang gagawin sa libro ni Vitug dapat sunugin… sino kaya ang kanyang patron, paid journalism, sa Pilipinas lang meron nito, at makakatakas yan sa kanyang mga ginawa..kasi nga journalist

  • PutoMaya

    The Moderator blocks all my posts despite being fair on both sides.

  • Fulpol

    May autonomy at academic freedom ang UST….. sa mga employers dyan, please employe UST graduates, they are good in practical side rather than in writing dissertation….

    hahahaha
    hahahahaha
    hahahahahahah

  • 1mainstream2

    pedro and mad as hamlet.
    i read gloria macatagal’s blog about justice abad was dean of UST law school
    and fraternity brother of corona.  another X factor

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      1mainstream2
      we don’t know if the dean of faculty of law can pull some strings from the graduate school. The PhD in civil law i being granted by the graduate school not from the faculty of law. though they share same professors na qualified to teach in grad school. hindi natin alam baka itong dean na ito pa ang adviser nya.

      • 1mainstream2

        pedro,
        these revelations suggest conspiracy and planning going on for a long time.
        corona was appointed to the SC 2002? what about roberto abad?
        evil designs will never triumph. as sonny said we have to be vigilant!

  • albert avila

    Kaya kayo kung gusto ninyo magkaroon ng doctorate degree magbayad din kayo sa Harvard kung papasa kayo…..

  • MugPerez

    The impeachment trial has yet to commence and yet it seems that challenges are already hurled… a trailer, a preview of sorts.  Hoping that the teaser is is as good as the real thing.

  • RE680

    I commend Ms. Vitug’s courage to go against powerful institutions & expose the extent of their corruption. Like most journalists, she’s one of the nation’s heroes. For in the absence of FOI they inform us on crucial issues that shaped our society.  Along with the 30 journalists killed in the Ampatuan case, they risked their lives to fight against impunity & corruption. A quick check online,  reveals that Ms. Vitug is a highly educated (post-graduate London School of Economics & Harvard Law School) & multi-awarded journalist & author honored by national & international bodies. Undoubtedly, her integrity is indisputable compared to those in power.

  • Fulpol

    Time to attack Vitug….. the devil that destroy a catholic school….

    hahahhahaaha
    hahahahahahaha
    hahahahahahahahahahah

  • allandel

    @Paulo Adams – doctorate degree honoris causa is an honorary degree given to person because of his/her contribution/accomplishment kaya hindi mo kailangang maging istudyante ng school – Pacquiao and Pnoy, for example; ang totoong PhD, kailangan ng attendance, papers, dissertation among others. you also need to pay tuition kung wala kang scholarship.

    hindi siguro inisip ng faculty ng UST who gave this degree to Corona na puputok itong issue na ito dahil nobody cared about it when it first appeared.  

    ngayon, pati undergrad degree ni Corona is being scrutinized – did he have honors? maybe we need to ask ateneo.

    to (jose)lito b. zulueta – i agree, no rules were broken, UST (i should say only the ill-meaning peole who awarded the degree) bent them. i’m sure a lot of UST students and alumni want to know who these people are and why did they have to drag the good name of their school just so to please someone? siguro mga practicing lawyer din ang mga ito and i wouldn’t be surprised if their action was not rewarded one way or another. 

  • maxmagda

    Clearly, UST is mishandling this issue.
    When a contentious issue arises, if UST doesn’t know where Vitug is coming from, UST should have established that (or asked Vitug directly) ASAP. If Vitug comes from a main stream or UST-friendly media, they should be responding directly, ASAP.  If Vitug comes from “UST-unfriendly media,” UST should respond quicker. That is the best-practice strategy to efficiently and successfully handle media because that way, the “unfriendly media” will not “fill” the void or lack of information that UST could have filled out properly.

    UST must know that Vitug is not the issue. They should just supply factual information about Corona whether the query comes from mainstream or non-mainstream media.

  • Allan_Ongpin

    Eto talaga ang sakit nga The Inquirer. Hindi balanse ang mga balita. Basta sensational, pwede na. Walang pakialam kung makakasira ng tao o institusyon.

    Magbago na kayong mga writers ng Inquirer! Mga korupt din kayo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

    How do I apply for a PhD in Law at the UST? Anyone can help me? I want to study there…

    • panaloangtotoo2

      Name your price lang yan…may mga tao naman dyan na pwedeng baluktutin ang prinsipio magkapera lang! Suhulan lang yan!

  • gloriamacatagal

    ito ang kalidad ng mga justice ng supreme court, karamihan sa kanila. napakawalang kwentang mga tao, dapat lang purgahin sa gobyerno.

    POOR PERFORMANCE UNWORTHY OF A CHIEF JUSTICE
    This is in connection with the news report about Chief Justice Renato Corona’s scathing attack on President Benigno Aquino III. (“Corona declares war on Aquino,” Inquirer,12/15/11)
    In view of his stature as the “primus inter pares” in the Philippines’ highest court of justice, we were expecting a wholesome, intelligent discourse where every word would be a nugget—and a performance as brilliant as the Marilyn Monroe diamonds, at least.
    We were utterly disappointed. For a product of probably the country’s best educational institution, where he “honed his skills in writing and argumentation, indispensable tools for writing decisions with clarity, persuasion and sagacity”—as the writer in the Supreme Court homepage put it—his performance was a total disappointment.
    We do not fault the Chief Justice for not being gifted with a sonorous voice. But a person of his caliber should have polished himself to compensate his liability with training in speech delivery that would make him speak clearly, persuasively and sagaciously.
    I never took it against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that she was created small. But she was gifted with superb intelligence. Despite her being a midget she was an intellectual giant. She could have been a great president of this country if not for the numerous humongous corruption scandals which characterized her long nine-year reign and which she either condoned, tolerated or took part in.
    Corona read his speech like a grade schooler with no training in oral reading. He even faltered as he read, which made us wonder why he was assigned as captain of his school’s debating team.
    His mediocre delivery was aggravated by the kind of words he used which were not even proper for a chieftain of a remote village. His language was rough, coarse and vindictive most of the time. The mention of being a Batangueño implied a brusque challenge, like a neighborhood toughie throws to someone who had offended his masculinity. Batangueños are known for their fiery temperament, but Corona’s fire has no flame to light, only smoke to suffocate.
    And speaking of masculinity, Corona even went so far as to maliciously make imputations about President Aquino’s alleged lack of it as is being parroted by people who do not have the finesse of an educated and tolerant person. “Hindi ko po maintindihan kung bakit nanggigigil nang husto sa akin ang ating pangulo,” he thundered, which was followed by the guffaws of an obviously unrefined, intolerant and equally coarse audience. His words were so unbecoming a chief justice.
    He went on to insult Mr. Aquino’s intelligence by repeating and emphasizing “hindi mo naiintindihan”—clearly wanting to show that he possesses a much higher educational attainment than the President, and that he is the “primus inter pares,” not only in the Supreme Court but also among the co-equal branches of the government—the Judiciary, the Executive and the Legislative.
    That performance showed us that Corona really does not deserve to be this country’s chief justice.
    He had better resign, or be impeached.
    —RAMON MAYUGA,
    germayuga@aol.com

  • maxmagda

    To be able to claim that one of your graduates is a member of the illustrious SC is quite a feat. It can be used as a marketing/branding tool to elevate the status of your respective institution.  UST must have thought at the time that it would be no-brainer to confer that honour to CJ Corona because he already has Harvard U amongst his credentials. Sadly, sometimes as it is in this case, leveraging the status of UST thru CJ Corona backfired, and it stings.

    Having said that, UST is still an excellent university, which from time to time, like any other institutions, suffer from those nasty hiccups.

  • 1mainstream2

    e mail our senators just so they know where the nation stands in this impeachment trial

  • Fulpol

    inggit siguro ang mga taga-UP at Ateneo sa UST…

    hahahha
    hahahahah
    hahahahahahaa

  • 1mainstream2

    lumalabas na naman ang mga paid bloggers. ubos na ang huling
    installment.

  • halabira

    huwag po kayo makipagtalo sa mga me sakit na hepa dahil bulag at wang wang ang mga utak ng mga ha up hehehehe overtime pay kay carandang ang mga mokong na to dahil meron libreng mga laptops galing ng malakanyang huwag ninyong patulan at magiging low iq ang utak ninyo baka mahawa pa kayo ng pagkadilaw at hepa hahahahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DI3QGCJEEFK52CT4DTQ7I5SRUE Neil

    PhD – PEKENG hukom DOROBO / DUPANG

    May katwiran si Erap ng sabihin  nitong maraming HOODUMs IN ROBES sa ating JUSTICE SYSTEM.   Isa itong dahilan kung bakit NAGING BANANA REPUBLIC ang PILIPINAS.    NASALAULA at nagmistulang parang MAPIA ang Judicial (Court) SYSTEM sa ating bansa.

    Marami (hindi lahat) sa ating mga HUKOM, kundi man hawak sa ilong ng mga PULITIKO – WARLORDS,  hawak ito ng DRUG LORDS o NARCO POLITICS, WETENG LORDS, GAMBLING LORDS,  SMUGGLING LORDS at PROSTITUTION LORDS.

    Tama ang mungkahi ng marami,  dapat lang na magkaroon ng malawakang PURGAHAN at magkaroon ng CLEASING PROCESS sa Judicial Court sa buong bansa…

    • halabira

      neil katulad ka ng wang wang ni kalbo kulang nga lang ng kokak kokak para kang palakang tetot na kulay dilaw magkano ba ang overtime pay natin ngayon galing kay ricky?

      • sorbetero

        worthless comment.halabira, halabira!!

  • juanamboy

    Parang hindi naman na-klaro ng UST yong mga puntos ni Ms. Vitug.

    Ms. Vitug acknowledged that corona had, indeed, gone schooling and had graduated in UST for his doctorate in civil law – kaya lang, it was Ms. Vitug’s position that corona was not anymore imposed of these usual requirements to qualify as honor graduate:

    *maximum 5 year residency (the UST did not deny Ms. Vitug’s assertion na natapos ni corona yong doctorate degree nya beyond 5 years);  and
    *submission of dissertation and to defend it before a panel (“It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a
    scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered
    in public and eventually published,” said UST).

    So, you see, totoo naman yong puntos ni Ms. Vitug, di ba ?

    The only thing is that, the UST does not directly address Ms. Vitug’s points but it simply obliquely confronts those points.

    • 1mainstream2

      juanamboy,
      UST’s answer to ms Vitug’s article just confirmed what ms. vitug was
      saying – UST gave corona a special treatment and that is their prerogative.
      and UST expects us to applaud their “palusot” explanation.

    • pinakatagotago

      legit ang tanong ni vitug when it comes to inducing malice. what the careless vitug did not understand really or probably missed out is that the UST consultant for graduate law programs had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona, but the UST Graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published.

      she banked on her journalistic purview kuno, in the guise of freedom of information. what she actually peddled are misinformation. na mabilis namang kinagat ng mga yellow trolls.  

  • ztefertilizerscam

    Fake Chief Justice finished doctorate without required dissertation

    UST rules

    First, UST requires a dissertation. Dissertation writing takes all of 15 units spread out in four
    courses.Second, only students who complete their doctorate degrees in five years are qualified to graduate with honors: “A student who has overstayed beyond the residency limit…will also be disqualified to graduate with honors.”Corona does not have a dissertation. Neither did he fulfill the five-year residency requirement.

    Number of Units Required for Doctoral
    Pre-requisite         9 Units
    Foreign Language (6) Units
    Major Subjects         30 Units
    Dissertation Writing 1 — 6 Units
    Dissertation Writing 2 — 3 Units
    Dissertation Writing 3 — 3 Units
    Dissertation Writing 4 — 3 Units 
    Total Number of Units —-         60

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    EH BAKIT SI PENOY BINIBIGYAN NG HONORARY DOCTORATE  Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) degree from Fordham University 

    eh mongoloid na walang achievement??? Mga inutil at hipokritong yellow abnoys 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5PGZA6WQW46QED7HFNWEDJ5EC4 Arnel

      KASI MAY HONOR SI PNOY…DI GAYA NG AMO MO LAHAT NA NG DISHONOR ANG NATATANGGAP,,

      • penoykaw

        ANO HONOR NI PNOY?  WALA PANG NAGAGAWA MATINO YAN MULA NG UMUPO BILANG PRESIDENTE.  

  • lostRunes

    Bakit baliktad?

    Inquirer’s reputation vs UST’s reputation? A journal whose views depend
    on the highest bidder against a 400 year old university who has given
    degrees to leaders and intellectuals of the society? Please. Parang
    langgam at isang tiger.

    “UST added that the Philippine Daily Inquirer should have gotten its
    side before “it rushed to print Vitug’s online article virtually word
    for word and in its New Year’s edition yet, even adopting her rather
    judgmental title as banner headline.”

    “The university said that while it was being accused of breaking
    academic rules to favor Corona, the press should also take care not to
    shortcut its own rules.”

    “We also would like to see that rules on fact-checking, objectivity
    and fairness are observed, so that no reputation, whether of an
    individual or an institution, is compromised.”

  • sukhdev bola

    Long tradition of integrity & untarnished reputation, until being impeached. Commitment to execllence, in providing loopholes for the little girl & fatboy to escape. Sustained & made laws viable for the protection of the favored. Come on UST your being used

  • Fulpol

    Pati UST gustong sirain nitong si Noynoy courtesy of Vitug….

    hahahahah
    hahahahahah
    hahahahahahha

    • 1mainstream2

      how did noynoy come into the picture?

      • Fulpol

        1mainstream2, simple lang, si Corona ang target ni Noynoy na siraan, nagamit lang etong si Vitug… collateral damage etong UST… collateral damage sa paninira kay Corona.. damage pa rin ang UST..

        hahahahahah
        hahahahhahaha
        hahahahahhahahaha

      • g219h

        simple..he paid for your time to post in this blog!

  • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

    Are Corona, UST and Midas correct in ignoring requests for information from the Rappler?  Yes.

    No offense to the rappler, but as a general rule of the internetz, one shouldn’t casually release information (specially titillating info) to publications who:

    1. Have no legal personailty that can be sued
    2. Have no tangible documentation (unlike print media, posts are immediately editable)
    3. Can hide behind our non-existent internet / electronic commerce laws
    4. Have no known rules of accountability and
    5. You suspect of having suspicious agenda.

    Unless of course you are particularly chummy-chummy BFF with each other.

    • maxmagda

      Technically, UST can use your cited factors as reasons not to respond to Vitug. Instead, they opted to stay mum, not responding to Vitug, thinking that she and her questions will go away.  However, best practice, for risk and reputation management, indicates that UST should have responded (in print) because that way, the other party will not be “filling” the information vacuum, potentially with inaccurate or misleading information. UST will be in a better position having provided controlled, appropriate information about the institution.
      If you allow your friends to have information about you, all the more you should provide your opponent with concrete information, to avoid misinformation. Thank them for raising the question, giving you the opportunity to address their concerns and then provide them with clear, written information/documentation. Being proactive (with thoughtful and strategic information dissemination), rather than being re-active is always a better strategy for risk and reputation management. Of course, UST could have invited Vitug for a meeting to address her concerns and to establish the persona behind those questions.
      I learned these from UST.

  • gloriamacatagal

    ito ang quality ng mga justice ng supreme court ngayon. si coronang hindi marunong magbasa at gumawa man lang ng speech. bastos pa sa mga sinusulat nya. mapanghamon na parang pikong bata. nabubulol pa. yan ba ang chief justice?
     
    eto pa. si abad, na dean ng u.s.t. law school noong sinasabing nagdoctorate si corona, ay isa nang supreme court justice ngayon. ngunit isa ring hindi marunong magsulat. biro mo, maikukumpara sa salitang kanto ang mga ginagamit nyang lenguahe sa mga desisyon nya! halimbawa, “petitioner soriano’s bible ministry has been on television continuously for 27 years since 1983 with no prior record of use of foul language.  for a 15-second outburst of its head at his bitterest critics, it seems not fair for the court to close down this bible ministry to its large followers altogether for a full quarter of a year.  it is like cutting the leg to cure a smelly foot.” SMELLY FOOT! O, eto pa – – – “if my subdivision neighbor begins constructing a shed in his yard and tells me that he has ordered 20 pigs to raise there, i will not wait till the pigs arrive and defecate before i bring an action to abate a nuisance.” PIGS! DEFECATE! ano ba yan! o, isa pa – – – “in our criminal justice system, what is important is, not whether the court entertains doubts about the innocence of the accused since an open mind is willing to explore all possibilities, but whether it entertains a reasonable, lingering doubt as to his guilt.  for, it would be a serious mistake to send an innocent man to jail where such kind of doubt hangs on to one’s inner being, like a piece of meat lodged immovable between teeth.” TINGA daw! DETRITUS! yung mabahong tingang ayaw matanggal kahit tinootpik mo na! yan ba ang kalidad ng mga dean at mga supreme court justices ngayon? kawawang mga istudyante. kawawang bayan.

  • pinakatagotago

    i continually notice the insistence of some to monopolize the definition of the word dissertation. and the idea of breaking own rules (as coined by the irresponsible vitug) harps like a broken record.

    our pseudonyms and aliases here may never be convincing enough. let’s try quoting somebody else then.

    did UST break any of its rules?

    The school is free to waive some requirements. Schools are given more freedom when it comes to graduate courses. – Pacifico Agabin, former dean of the University of the Philippines College of Law, regarding the independence of HEIs to confer doctorate degrees. 

    but just what is a dissertation really? 

    dissertation is “a written study, with original ideas, backed up by citations, and of publishable quality. Most, but not all, universities require a public defense for a dissertation where the student faces a panel of academic experts who can examine him or her…”  Antonio La Viña, a lawyer and dean of the Ateneo School of Government

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      pinakatagotago

      Dean La Vina’s definition of dissertation is correct, but what corona’s presented is not a dissertation, it’s a scholarly treatise, pinagandang tawag lang sa isang seminar paper yun (but when i saw korona’s paper, it’s like term paper). I believe even Dean La Vina will agree with me that a scholarly treatise is just a mere seminar/term paper. ginawa lang social ang terminology.

      • lostRunes

        “Dean La Vina’s definition of dissertation is correct, but what corona’s
        presented is not a dissertation”

        Mas magaling ka pa sa mga PhD panelist ni Corona. You are in no position to judge what passes  as a dissertation and what does not. If you have to be angry at someone, be mad at the professors with PhD who gave Corona that degree. I’m sure your academic achievements cannot be matched by this lowly professors.

      • g219h

        lost Runes– kudos. Put this nagmamagaling in his place…

      • 1mainstream2

        hello valedictorian 3 x!  saan sa kabulastugan

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        lostRunes

        It doesnt mean that when a person has a PhD eh magaling na agad sya. He can have a PhD in different fields pero pwedeng pumalpak pa rin sya. Sige i-search mo sa net anu ibig sabihin ng dissertation, pumunta ka rin sa top universities at makikita mo din dun ang dissertation. 
        Nakita mo ba ang paper ni corona? if sayo dissertation yun ay hindi nakakapagtaka na hindi mo nga naiintindihan ang issue. 

      • lostRunes

        “It doesnt mean that when a person has a PhD eh magaling na agad sya.”

        Corona’s research was defended publicly in front of 300 people, with his panelists and advisers. There is a written publication of the said work in a journal. So kanino ako maniniwala? Sa yo na walang PhD o yung adviser niya na PhD? The panelists’ and adviser’s opinions are the only thing that matters here. Not yours. Not mine. Definitely not Ms. Vitug’s.

        So sino dapat magsasabi kung worthy ka grumadweyt? Yung taong bayan? Yung nanay mo? Diyaryo? Mga online journalists? O YUNG TEACHERS MO?

      • Tonypogi

        Regardless of what transpired the University was satisfied that the requirements was fulfilled thus granting the Doctorate degree to the CJ. I don’t think Miss Vitug questions the right of the University to confer the degree nor the honors. As I understood Miss Vitug’s article, she concludes that  UST established a new special precedent in conferring the degree and the honors to accommodate the CJ because in doing so, they departed from the time-honored tradition of the University..

      • g219h

        Not totally new….they also awarded a certain Ms Rogers. Check the facts.Ms Vitug is Carpio’s demolition machine…

      • lostRunes

        It is not a new special precedent. It was done before for National Artists and Lucio Tan was given a public forum to defend his doctorate in business. UST is not “breaking” any rules here. In UP  for example, the slain scientist Leonardo Co was an expert field botanist and was able to publish many books about this subject. He did not have a formal “thesis” or a “dissertation” but got the degree.

      • g219h

        Tama ka riyan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        lostRunes
        Honoris causa nga yun degree ni lucio tan. iba yun sa degree ni korona. honoris causa is parang wala lang, pambobola lang ng mga universities yan para makadiskarte ng donations or malaking pondo sa binibigyan nila ng degree. tingnan mo ang ust, rinig ko 50M yta ang dinonate ni tan, kaya nagpatayo sila ng bldg at ipinangalan sa tatay ni tan. samantalang si tan ay sa feu nag-aral. magaling dumiskarte ang ust.hehehe academic freedom yun. 
        anung university na nga ba yun nagbigay kay pacman ng honoris causa? magkano kaya ang idinonate ni pacman dun after. diskarte lang tlga yan.

      • lostRunes

        No, Lucio Tan’s doctorate is not an honorary degree. He publicly defended his doctorate before a panel of experts. That is according to a historian who teaches there. I would rather believe him than you since both of us do not know the actual details of his doctorate.

        I would not deny that the donation of a building has some swaying power over his panelists. Again, that’s the panelists’ decision and not ours to determine if he’s worthy of the doctorate or not.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        lostRunes
        L. Tan’s doctor of commerce degree was under the Eteeap, equivalency program lang yun. kaya nga after sya mbigyan ng PhD degree nung 2003 ay  nasa 50M ang donation nya sa ust. Anu kaba nasa ust ako nun kaya alam ko yan. nagtatawanan pa nga kami nun time na yun at bilib na bilib kami sa diskarte ng mga administrator ng ust kasi nakakuha sila ng pondo para makapgpatayo ng new bldg, at yun na ang tan yan kee student center ngaun. ibig sabihin sa Eteeap ay hindi na sya dumaan ng coursework at wala na rin ang compre exam, malamang wala rin dissertation yun. in short honorary degree nga yun. sa ust varsitarian mismo makikita mo details about conferment ni tan ng degree eh. sa ibang literatures ay honoris causa sya.

      • lostRunes

        Eteeap is different from the honorary degree from what I understand. So whether Lucio Tan got a doctorate using the Eteeap or not, that’s up to him. Kung sipagin ako I can call people from UST to inquire pero it has no bearing on our debate. The point is UST has accomodated experts in their field like National Artists and the like. If it was fair for the panelists to do that for Corona is not for us to judge.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        baka yun sinasabi mo na defence nya ay sa another degree na naman yun, i heard lately lang na nabigyan ulit sya ng Chem Eng degree ng engineering dept ng ust and humarap sya sa mga panel (dko matandaan yun panel nya basta alam ko kasali si Dir. Nuna ng ITDI and Officer din ng PIChE).

    • g219h

      hahah….pinakatagotago …please don’t waste your time …this guy was also pestering me about the definition. Don’t fall into their trap…….As usual , the member of the usual yellow brigade.

  • http://twitter.com/andalampatuan JunjunAmpatuan

    UST, 400 years of lies, deception and more…..

    • Fulpol

      pekeng Hukom, isang organization ang tinitira mo…. lagot ka… kung kay Arroyo at Corona ang gusto mong tirahin, okey lang…

      hahaha
      hahahahaha
      hahahahahahahah

  • Fulpol

    Inggit ang mga taga-UP at Ateneo sa UST…

    saan ba graduate si Vitug?

    hahahaha
    hahahahaha
    hahahahaha

  • TalagaNaman

    This is one of the reasons why Penoy doesn’t want to pursue the FOI that he promised. He and his kampon prefer to have Freedom of Misinformation.

    For sure masasabon si Vitug neto. Nag-boomerang sa kanila ang ginagawa nilang paninira kay Corona. Supalpal !

  • UrHONOR

    WALANG dessertation si corona….mayroon siya DESERTION & DERELICTION.

    Anong silbi ng titulo kung wala ka namang dangal?  Hindi na yan na-iiba pa sa isang puntod na maganda at malinis sa labas, ngunit ang na sa loob ay nabubulok o bulok na.

    Yan ang siste sa mga Pinoy, patay-na-patay na magkaroon ng titulo, tapos nauuwi lang naman sa pagka DH, CNA, Caregiver, Aide, or the like.  Mas mabuti pa ang walang pinag-aralan pero marunong mahiya at may dangal.

  • ztefertilizerscam

    Section 17. A public officer or employee shall, upon assumption of office and as often thereafter as may be required by law, submit a declaration under oath of his assets, liabilities, and net worth. In the case of the President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Cabinet, the Congress and the Supreme Court, the constitutional Commissions and other constitutional offices and officers of the armed forces with general or flag rank, then declaration shall be disclosed to the public in the manner provided by law.

    Fake Chief Justice Corona, where is your SALN?

    • 1mainstream2

      ztefertilizerscam,
      are you asking the doctor of twists and bends?
      his answer  “secret” and that is constitutional &
      confidential he he he

  • Tabatsoy

    The honor was conferred on April 2, 2011 when Corona graduated.

  • ztefertilizerscam

    CORONA IMPEACHMENT

    I

    RESPONDENT BETRAYED THE PUBLIC TRUST  THROUGH HIS TRACK RECORD MARKED BY PARTIALITY AND SUBSERVIENCE  IN CASES INVOLVING THE ARROYO ADMINISTRATION FROM THE TIME OF HIS APPOINTMENT AS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE AND UNTIL HIS DUBIOUS APPOINTMENT AS A MIDNIGHT CHIEF JUSTICE TO THE PRESENT.

    II

    RESPONDENT COMMITTED CULPABLE VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND/OR BETRAYED THE PUBLIC TRUST WHEN HE FAILED TO DISCLOSE TO THE PUBLIC HIS STATEMENT OF ASSETS, LIABILITIES, AND NET WORTH AS REQUIRED UNDER SEC. 17, ART. XI OF THE 1987 CONSTITUTION.

    III

    RESPONDENT COMMITTED CULPABLE VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BETRAYED THE PUBLIC TRUST BY FAILING TO MEET AND OBSERVE THE STRINGENT STANDARDS UNDER ART. VIII, SECTION 7 (3) OF THE CONSTITUTION THAT PROVIDES THAT “[A] MEMBER OF THE JUDICIARY MUST BE A PERSON OF PROVEN COMPETENCE, INTEGRITY, PROBITY, AND INDEPENDENCE.”

    IV

    RESPONDENT BETRAYED THE PUBLIC TRUST AND/OR COMMITTED CULPABLE VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION WHEN IT BLATANTLY DISREGARDED THE PRINCIPLE OF SEPARATION OF POWERS BY ISSUING A “STATUS QUO ANTE” ORDER AGAINST THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE CASE CONCERNING THE IMPEACHMENT OF THEN OMBUDSMAN MERCEDITAS NAVARRO-GUTIERREZ.
    V

    RESPONDENT COMMITTED CULPABLE VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION THROUGH WANTON ARBITRARINESS AND PARTIALITY IN CONSISTENTLY DISREGARDING THE PRINCIPLE OF RES JUDICATA AND IN DECIDING IN FAVOR OF GERRY-MANDERING IN THE CASES INVOLVING THE 16 NEWLY-CREATED CITIES, AND THE PROMOTION OF DINAGAT ISLAND INTO A PROVINCE.

    VI

    RESPONDENT BETRAYED THE PUBLIC TRUST  BY ARROGATING UNTO HIMSELF, AND TO A COMMITTEE HE CREATED, THE AUTHORITY AND JURISDICTION TO IMPROPERLY INVESTIGATE A JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXCULPATING HIM. SUCH AUTHORITY AND JURISDICTION IS PROPERLY REPOSED BY THE CONSTITUTION IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VIA IMPEACHMENT.

    VII

    RESPONDENT BETRAYED THE PUBLIC TRUST THROUGH HIS PARTIALITY IN GRANTING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO) IN FAVOR OF FORMER PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO AND HER HUSBAND JOSE MIGUEL ARROYO IN ORDER TO GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO ESCAPE PROSECUTION AND TO FRUSTRATE THE ENDS OF JUSTICE, AND IN DISTORTING THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ON THE EFFECTIVITY OF THE TRO IN VIEW OF A CLEAR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE CONDITIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT’S OWN TRO.

    VIII

    RESPONDENT BETRAYED THE PUBLIC TRUST AND/OR COMMITTED GRAFT AND CORRUPTION WHEN HE FAILED AND REFUSED TO ACCOUNT FOR THE JUDICIARY DEVELOPMENT FUND (JDF) AND SPECIAL ALLOWANCE FOR THE JUDICIARY (SAJ) COLLECTIONS.

  • Fulpol

    gumagamit si Vitug ng internet para hindi to makakasuhan ng libel dahil sa kanyang paniniwala hindi ito sakop ng Philippine law…

    Vitug is such a sucker…. she exist in the internet just to destroy…. destroy and not to enlighten….

    Hahahahahah
    haahhahahaha
    hahahahahahha

  • Padre Agaton

    mali at baligtad po yata. kung sino ang nag-aakusa ay siya dapat ang maglabas ng ebidensiya at hindi ang inaakusahan.

  • Tabatsoy

    Iyan nga eh, nakafile daw sa Clerk of Court – itinatago duon para hindi ma disclose sa public.

  • Fulpol

    according to UST, pwede nga nilang i-waive ang dissertation ni Corona… sa halip na dissertation okey na sila sa scholarly treatise…

    respect their autonomy and academic freedom…. inggit lang ang ilang school sa UST…

    hahahahaha
    hahahahahahahhahahah
    ahahahahahahahahhahahah

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      Fulpol

      ok respect the autonomy and academic freedom and special treatment to CJ!

      • Fulpol

        Pedro, nabasa mo ba yung Naty Crame Rogers? Speacial treatment yun…

        hahahaha
        hahahaha
        hahahahahah

    • periodictable

      Hi fulpol,

      I agree with you kailan i-respect yung autonomy at academic freedom. Yung nga lang mabigat ibig sabihin dun, di yun equivalent sa doing whatever you like. Lahat naman ng school may sariling rules. Di naman pwede mag grant lang degree and honor out of nothing or because they like. Di me alam kung ano yun rules ng ust sa equivalency pamalit sa dissertation or ano yun merit system para sabihin sufficient ang isang work pamalut dito. Likewise, di me rin alam yun qualification para maging honor kung di mo nakuha yun ibang requirement. But i guess ust has this mechanism sana malaman natin. In any case, yun mga nagquestion sa phd at honor ni cj, pwede naman sila magfile ng complaint sa ust, mayroon naman siguro mechanism para malaman kung maybasis yun complain nila. I know ust would be transparent enough. They can recheck and reverify kung sufficient yun substitute na ginawa ni cj pamalit sa disertation at logical and fair yun pagiging honor niya, in accordance sa rules ng ust. But of course, di sufficient yun concept na gusto namin may honor at bigyan ng phd kaya bibigyan namin. Kahit may automomy sila at acad freedom, they must follow correct protocol and rules.

  • Fulpol

    hindi maingat etong si Vitug… sucker talaga… sa gustong siraan si Corona… pati tahimik na UST, nasira…

    Vitug, next time, please submit your article to print media…

    hahahaha
    hahahahahahha
    hahahahahahaha

  • 1mainstream2

    “doctor” corona mahilig sa peke, pati title peke

    • Fulpol

      1mainstream2, peke din si Noynoy… ano ba gawain ng Senador at Congressman? gumawa ng batas?? may nagawa bang batas si Noynoy?

      Presidente si Noynoy pero peke…. nanalo siya dahil sa “sympathy vote”, sympathy of filipinos to Cory’s death….

      hahahahaha
      hahahahahaha
      hahahahahahahah

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        in addition sa trabaho ng legislature, hindi lang gumawa dapat, dapat pati sa pag critic at scrutinize ng mga bills ay magaling sila. marami jan na maraming bills na nagawa pero sa deliberation or reading naman ay walang silbi.

      • Fulpol

        pedro, tama ka…. kaya si Noynoy bilang presidente, puro criticize na lang ang alam… nasanay siguro sa pag-criticize… yung numero unong trahabo niya, hindi nagawa..

        asan ang ekonomiya ng Pilipinas?? yan ang unang trabaho ng presidente, ayusin ang ekonomiya.. pero ang trabaho ni Conrado de quiros, gusto pang agawin ni noynoy…

        hahahahha
        hahahahahah
        hahahahahahahha

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        fulpos
        actually nuon gusto ko si pinoy during the campaign period kasi may tiwala ako sa kanya. nung time na ikino-consider si chiz escudero as president ay ayaw ko supportahan si chiz kahit na gusto ko rin sya kasi ang alam ko ay mauubos lang ang oras nya sa paghabol sa kaso ni gma at mapapabayaan lang ang govt ksi puro kaso na lang kay gma ang aatupagin. aba ng si abnoy ang naging pres ay nangyari ang ikinatatakot ko, puro nga pghabol sa mga kaso ni gma. 
        gusto ko rin naman mapanagot si gma syempre pero sana naman mabalanse din ang lahat. hayaan nya na lang dapat ang ombudsman na humawak sa kaso at mgfocus na sya sa kanyang trabaho.

        haay nku,balik ako kay corona hehe basta para sa akin ay ang scholarly treatise ay hindi  dissertation. PERIOD!!!!

      • oca127

        scholarly treatise is not dissertation you are correct but it is an equivalent requirement for a doctoral degree according to UST … so ano problema mo doon?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        oca127

        yeah tama ka jan ginawang equivalent ang credit. pero natatawa ako sa ust. as in natatawa tlga ako, kasi naiimagine ko ang itsura ng dean ng grad school at director of grad research. alam ko hindi sila sang-ayon dun pero halatang napilitan sila magbigay ng ayan nga yun scholarly treatise requirement na yan. ang taas kasi ng standard ng director of graduate research nila eh, as in during our class dati ay palagi sya nang-ookray ng mga research ng ibang courses tapos ngaun sampal sa mukha nya yun ginawa nilang decision.  kaya moment ko to, natatawa talaga ako. hehe

  • g219h

    Etong si Pedro and 1mainstream2 are very suspicious — you both have been here in this blog for hours!!! Bayaran ng communications section ng Malacanang…so obvious….part of the brigade kayo ng demolition job. magkano ba???? Do you believe in Karma?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      hi there g219h,

      excuse me ha, hindi ako yellow army ni abnoy ha. sa issue lang na ito ako hindi sang-ayon

      yung sabihin na ang scholarly treatise ay dissertation.. CAN NEVER BE!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

      g219h yes I noticed that too. Kagabi pa sila, continuous.  Pwede bang mag-apply? hahaha

  • Fulpol

    Vitug, feeling may immunity from libel dahil gumagamit ng internet, pero wala siyang immunity sa galit ng mga taong nasaktan niya… buong UST, nasadlak sa kahihiyan… hindi si Corona kundi buong UST ang natamaan sa istilo niyang journalism..

    hahahaha
    hahahhahahaha
    hahahahahahha

  • g219h

    People…..Etong si Pedro and 1mainstream2 are very suspicious — you both have
    been here in this blog for hours!!! Bayaran ng communications section ng
    Malacanang…so obvious….part of the brigade kayo ng demolition job.
    magkano ba???? Do you believe in Karma?

    • 1mainstream2

      wa na ko sagot sa mga buloktatorian

  • gloriamacatagal

    haven’t you noticed that whatever these people – corona, arroyo, and their hounds like pichay, gonzales, reyes, garcia, gutierrez, and now the surviving tentacles in the supreme court like de castro, abad, velasco, etc. – touch, turns to ruins? whatever is connected with their names is relegated to ignominy, shame and embarassment. this new issue, this phd episode, involves not only corona, but another arroyo errand boy – – roberto abad, who was appointed to the supreme court despite failing his interview with the JBC (yes, folks, he could not even answer the questions posed on him, like those on the visiting forces agreement, the convention on the law of the sea, the constitution, etc.). these incompetents are now revealing their true colors. whatever they touch turns to fecal matter, not gold. now even the oldest university in asia is being dragged into the controversy, thanks to the unholy alliances between corona and abad, who was then the dean of the ust law school.

  • g219h

    QUOTE FROM NIGHT : “EH BAKIT SI PENOY BINIBIGYAN NG HONORARY DOCTORATE  Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) degree from ”  UP?

    eh mongoloid na walang achievement??? Mga inutil at hipokritong yellow abnoys

    • SeanPhilippe

      Honorary and Professional Doctorate are two different doctorates. What Corona has is a Professional Doctorate. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPUPSBWP2WEBCCPGHRY54UCTOM Anne Torre

    UST is simply not stupid to commit such a basic mistake in conferring the doctorate to Corona. It was caught in the crosshair of the politicians who don’t have qualms in attacking anyone just for the sake of their vested interest. Politicians include those who are using the media to exercise their political motive or service for politician-masters. 

  • g219h

    .Cerise.. You noticed that since last night paba?? So obvious…they (PEDRO and Mainstream2 at iba pa riyan) are being paid!!!!
    I will not dignify their comments …bayaran and therefore cannot be swayed from what they have been told to believe and to do….

    Haha. How desperate some people/org/club and govt have become.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    ako walang kinikilingan si g219h yata ang paid blogger ni gma. sabihin nyo nang bobo ako mas matatanggap ko yun pero ang yellow army ay no way, magsuicide na lang ako kesa matawag na abnoy fan.

  • g219h

    Pedro come on…you have been brandishing your comments against CJ and UST,,,,since last night. You and Mainstream2 have been carrying on since lastt night , the first time the article was posted….Magkano ba? Pwede mag-apply? Where is your dignity and self-respect? Accepting money to demolish someone’s reputation, including UST etc., is short of an ****.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      g219h
      ni hindi ako namumulitika sa mga comments ko ah, how can you say na bayaran ako? baka ikaw kasi dinedepennsahan mo si corona. ang sa akin lang ay ang scholarly treatise ay hindi dissertation. 
      hindi rin ako pro-impeachment, waste of money lng at oras ng mga senador, pero pro-delikadeza ako! kung alam mo mismo na di ka karapatdapat mging latin honor ay ikaw mismo na isang “honorable” ay dimo tatanggapin yun.

      • oca127

        bakit hindi kayo maka intendi na ang scholarly treatise although not a dissertation is an equivalent requirement.. hindi naman sinabi ng UST na and dissertation at scholarly treatise ay iisa..

      • Barak_O

        not expected for a school like ust

  • http://twitter.com/sezy_ennoia Ennoia

    i got so disappointed with inquirer after reading their banner story (yesterday) that was written by vitug. di naman ako in favor or against kay corona pero for me, publishing vitug’s article yesterday na sobrang kulang ng information and puro assumption lang ang nakalagay, was irresponsible journalism and it was so obvious na gustong i-sensationalize ang issue. i have been reading the comments of the readers and it seems naging successful ang intention ninyo inquirer, pati na si ms. vitug. pwede nyo naman i-publish ang reply/side ng UST yesterday, and you should have re-written the title of that article. why only now?perhaps dahil delayed ang pagkakainterview sa UST or ang pagkakaprovide ng information ng university? so they should not have published vitug’s story yet. sa mga kapwa ko readers, let’s analyze kung nasa ayos ba talaga ang pagkakapresent ng balita sa atin or was it just written for the sake lang na maimpluwensyahan tayo in a wrong manner.

    • gloriamacatagal

      hey, ennoia, i don’t know which: you’re giving me ennoui, or ennoiyance. change your name just the same, and cut the fair reporting cr_p. you wouldn’t know if someone’s raping you from behind. you simply wouldn’t notice, with your holier-than-thou attitude. look around you: many of your countrymen are hungry, poor and dying, because of the corruption that went on during the dwarf witch’s time. now that your president is doing his best to purge the system – and the media is helping too (yes, vitug) – you give us your analysis and proper presentation, maimpluwensyahan tayo blahblahcrap. wake up!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        alisin mo yung ulo mo sa puwet ni penoy…. medyo bawasan mo din yung pagkakasubsub mo sa etits ni penoy….

        ikaw ang mag isip ng malalim at masdan mo ang ginagawa ng santo mong si Panot….

        hindi lahat ng anti-penoy ay pro gma…. Marami kaming anti-penoy, anti-gma, anti-magnanakaw…… Hindi lang kami uto uto sa inutil na Penoy na yan..

        Gumising ka at umalis ka sa kulto ni Penoy

  • honorable_guest

    et tu, UST?

  • g219h

    hahah me bayaran? come one…over na ako ng politika…the thing that gets into my nerve is pretentious non-sense who has been paid to post postings that destroy someone’s reputation. Pwede ba huwag ang institution na nakakatanda sa inyo.—wow how much a silver did Abno and his cohoots give you to continuously post in this blog to sway the opinion of the people????

    Desperate ba kayo? What happen to hacienda luisita by the way, ma off topic nga. Just because some people have been objective in their postings  eh pro CJ and GMA na sila? Follow my exemplification nga if you are not dellusional?

    If you dont agree with my opinions let them be….you don’t need to call names and accuse us of anything. thats how you  have become?  low creeping life for a measely how much? save your dignity and post your own opinion not of somebody who has paid you…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      g219h

      namention mo ang hacienda luisita, yan ang decision ng SC na bumilib ako. and yan din ang kinakatakot ko na pwedeng baligtarin ng iaappoint ni abnoy kung mapalitan ang CJ. 
      pero kasi ang issue na talagang hindi ko tinitigilan eh ang dissertation=term paper eh. nageenjoy kasi talaga ako d2 eh. hehehe

      kung may maaapoint na CJ at babaligtarin ang luisita decision ay hahalungkatin ko din ang credentials ng judge na yun.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

    CJ wrote a scholarly treatise, he delivered and published as well for which he was given a credit that is equivalent to a dissertation. so credit lng points ng dissertation but yun scholarly treatise nya ay hindi dissertation.

    so tama pa rin talaga ako, ang scholarly treatise ay hindi dissertation. 

    I respect the ust’s autonomy and academic freedom pero kagaya ng sabi ko sa mga unang posts natatawa pa din ako. special treatment talaga.

  • g219h

    oo nga what is your problem PEDRO bakit ba atat na atat ka? Nagmamarunong ka? Remember UST has been existing for 500 /600 years—kaya pwede ba, huwag magmamagaling……read about academic freedom.

     I found it strange….that you continuously impose your definition since last night.
    Magkano ba talaga—? Depende ba sa ilan na ma-sway sa opinion mo?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

      academic freedom is special treatment! 

      nagsimula yata ako kanina mga 2 or 3 pm eastern time, ngaun 3.20am na

      • g219h

        “”then the UST Graduate School conferred a doctorate degree in literature
        on theater icon, Naty Crame Rogers, who was nominated for the National
        Artist award.”” so special treatment ba din para kay Ginang Rogers?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK2MA66ZFB7NSR5JXUYZKZSF5I Pedro

        g219h
        wala naman PhD program in literature ang ust, so malamang honoris causa yun. kapag naga-grant ng honoris causa ay special treatment naman talaga, special nga sila kaya binibigyan ng honorary degree eh.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    Propaganda ni Penoy at kanyang utusang Inquirer……. eto talaga mga mayayaman dito ginagawang istupido at uto uto ang karamihang pilipino…

    mga pilipino naman ayaw mag isip… paniwala na agad mweheheh 

  • SeanPhilippe

    Clearly, what UST is doing now is to save face, save itself from further embarrassment.

    In yesterday’s PDI article, it said:

    – “The UST Graduate School did not reply to our questions and repeated requests for interviews. We sent our first set of questions on Oct. 3, 2010 and again on December 12. On that day, it asked for one more day of extension but did not get back to us.”

    -“First, UST requires a dissertation. Dissertation writing takes all of 15 units spread out in four courses.

    Second, only students who complete a doctorate degree in five years are qualified to graduate with honors: “A student who has overstayed beyond the residency limit … will also be disqualified to graduate with honors.”

    Corona does not have a dissertation. Neither did he fulfill the five-year residency requirement.”

    -“When we asked the UST Graduate School for access to Corona’s dissertation, it gave us a copy of the March issue of Ad Veritatem, its multidisciplinary research journal, wherein his lecture was published. For the full dissertation, it suggested that we ask the Chief Justice himself.

    Neither does the UST Law library have a copy of the dissertation. It instead referred us to the same journal where “an article based on his dissertation is available.”

    Similarly, the UST main library does not have Corona’s dissertation. It is standard for university libraries to have files of their students’ dissertations. Eight months after the graduation, Estrella Majuelo, the chief librarian, had not received the Chief Justice’s dissertation.
    In July, we wrote Corona requesting access to his dissertation. His office did not respond despite our repeated calls.”

    ====

    We should commend PDI for running the story yesterday that compelled UST to respond. However, their response placed them on the spot:

    “Needless to say, since the university is an autonomous HEI, the other issues raised (his residency, the academic honor he received) are moot because these come under the institutional academic freedom of the University of Santo Tomas,” the UST statement said. 

    The above statement may be correct but then again, yesterday article prove Vitug is right:
                                  UST BREAKS RULES FOR CJ CORONA

    Institutional academic freedom does not mean you can change your own rules just for one person who happens to be a Chief Justice. 

    We all need to remember that a Chief Justice requires that he or she must possess independence, absolute integrity and an unblemished character. We will be hearing a lot about Corona in the coming days as his impeachment approaches and it should be that way. We need to know who he was, or how he was. We need to know everything about him because he is the Chief Justice, He represents the LAW and the CONSTITUTION. And no wonder, when he speaks, he thinks he is UNIMPEACHABLE and UNTOUCHABLE.

    It is time to know how Arroyo, his former employer and all his friends and associates made him what he is now.

  • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

    Clearly, you people are trying to politicize the issue. What next? You’re gonna find an intramural game in the 60’s where Corona supposedly won then call him a congenital cheater?

  • nofreerider

    Equivalent requirement
    According to the statement, the UST consultant for graduate law programs had requested that the dissertation requirement be waived for Corona, but the UST Graduate School Faculty Council turned this down. “It imposed on the Chief Justice an equivalent requirement: to write a scholarly treatise on any subject related to his field, to be delivered in public and eventually published,” said UST.
    “Needless to say, since the university is an autonomous HEI, the other issues raised (his residency, the academic honor he received) are moot because these come under the institutional academic freedom of the University of Santo Tomas,” the UST statement said. 
    pedro hirap intindihin no english kasi?  lol…
    sa simpleng paliwanag pedro… never sinabi ng UST na ang treatise ay dissertation ang sabi nila it’s an equivalent requirement.  ang UST like other universities here & abroad ay may autonomy or institutional academic freedom baguhin ang requirements for a doctorate degree.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7T7BP5KQKFBP7PMJ66OLQ35JA Reggie

    Hindi ko talaga ma-gets ang point nung article ni Vitug. Seriously, ano ang makukuha ng UST sa pag-‘break’ ng rules in favor of Corona? Vitug is just slapping Corona regardless of the damage it may do to others.

    UST has produced 4 Phil. Presidents and 6 Chief Justices and you expect the University to drag itself down in favor of an impeached Corona? The benefit should be something worth than the University’s reputation. And that is unbelievable and impossible.

    Pathetic Vitug. Shame on you.

    • gloriamacatagal

      the story goes deeper than that my friend. you see, this honorable institution called the ust may have been infected by the disease called arroyo cancer, since it involves two of her errand boys, corona and abad, who was the dean of the law school while corona was taking supposedly, his doctorate. now, this abad is in the supreme court. it now appears that both these spooks used ust to get what they wanted: corona his doctorate, and abad his justiceship. poor ust is left with the empty bag. full of embarassment of course.

    • INQ_reader

      If an educational institution breaking its own standard is not serious to you, I don’t know what is. Tell that to the parents of UST students who strive to pay for tuition.

      Go ahead, kill the messenger.

      • lostRunes

        “If an educational institution breaking its own standard is not serious to you”

        You insist that UST has lowered its standards when it said it did not. What are you doing to the messenger? Go ahead.

        This is a message to miss vitug from a well-meaning intellectual..

        “minsan
        nagbibigay ang ust ng doctorate based on papers that are read and not
        necessarily a dissertation. base rin ito sa estilo ng mga european
        universities na ang isang paper lang ang babasahin. kumalat din ang rumor
        dati na lucio tan was given a doctorate dahil nagbigay daw siya ng building.
        but in reality, nagdefend si tan based on a defense of his business ethics and
        style before a panel of experts”Mas naniniwala ka sa isang Noynoy worshipping newspaper na  hindi binigyan ng side yung UST kaysa sa 400 year old school na nag produce ng maraming leaders and intellectuals?And let us stop this “my school is better than your school “crap. Hindi na kayo college students.. I’m from UP btw

      • INQ_reader

        I got my info from UST website, and it was inconsistent with how Corona got a doctorate degree. Therefore, the breaking of its own standard. Also, I’m not comparing my school against UST.

  • g219h

    huwag sayanging ang oras ninyo  kay Pedro and 1mainstream2. they have been paid to continuously post in this blog. They have been here in this blog for hours!!! Bayaran ng communications section ng Malacanang…so obvious….Magkano ba??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIAI3J4PISMOGFVMB4PLRZIMOI str8boy

    UST = diploma mill for PhD. Enrol na tayo! Madai lang mag PhD sa UST.

    Ang problema USt PhD = zero market value.

    Pagtatawanan lang mga UST PhD grads ng Singapore, Japan, Australia, etc..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7T7BP5KQKFBP7PMJ66OLQ35JA Reggie

      @str8boy Try harder. Troll.

  • nofreerider

    bakit si freerider sa nasirang inang si noy never nag-attend ng doctorate classes ginawaran ng fordham university at U.P. ng doctorate degree di nyo batikusin o kwestyunin?  pdeng sabihin ng iba na di porke president ka equuivalent na yun ng doctorate.

    http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=732877&publicationSubCategoryId=473 

    wag puro emosyon sa pagbatikos, objective dapat.

  • Barak_O

    i thought these auto degrees only apply to pacquiao and some striving hard policemen wanting to qualify for higher post, but also the philippines’ cheap justice? tsk tsk tsk tsk, indeed birds of the same feathers are birds

  • gloriamacatagal

    yes, if that’s what it takes to unseat him. you don’t seem to get the point that as chief justice, he should be beyond reproach. please refer to the code of judicial ethics, or code of professional responsibility. you will soon encounter this in the impeachment process. stay tuned!

  • Barak_O

    asia’s oldest university (is it?) succumbed to the master corruptor or all, tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk. it will always go back to the master herself tsk tsk tsk tsk

  • mekeni62

    I can see what Vitug’s article has done,Surprisingly it made this space a school to school battleground.Battle of the brains? ha ha ha.Vitug must be enjoying this as I do really.

  • g219h

    O ayan sumali na ang mga iba pang na kasama ng yellow brigade….I am sure off shift na ang iba, kaya eto iba naman ang magpo-post…sa night shift ba? Magkano?

    • lostRunes

      change to alternicks na sila para mag like ng sarili nilang comment.. Carandang/Valte/Llamas/Lacierda brigades talaga o. Kamusta pala yung Apple laptops niyo na dumaan sa Matuwid na “NO BIDDING” process?

      • g219h

        i see, ma research nga kung sino-sino ang mga ito..CARANDANG/VALTE/LLAMAS/Lacierda part of the malacanang press/media arm…I see…make sense….dapat mag imbestiga ang kongreso kung saan napupunta ang pera….clearly binabayaran nila ang mga bloggers na ito.

      • mekeni62