Protesters vandalize UP-Manila’s walls

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MANILA, Philippines—A group of young demonstrators sympathizing with the family of Kristel Tejada vandalized the walls of the University of the Philippines-Manila Tuesday.

Tejada took her own life on March 15 after being forced to take a leave of absence from her studies due to her failure to pay tuition at the university, triggering public outcry against the school officials.

MPD’s District Tactical Operations Center said the group arrived in front of the university around 9:30 a.m. to stage a protest against the university’s tuition policies that allegedly denied Tejada to pursue her studies in UP and prompted her to commit suicide.

Police said the group of 20 young protesters painted the walls with angry words.

Emilio Aguinaldo College-Police Community Precinct said among the protesters who trooped to the university were members of Sanlakas.

Meanwhile, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan secretary general Renato Reyes called on to the public to join his group in a protest action on Wednesday against a “rotten and oppressive system that has condemned even the very future of our youth.”

In a statement, Reyes called Kristel’s death an “indictment” of the current system that “excludes and oppresses” the majority of the people.

“The Aquino regime failed Kristel as it had failed the Filipino people,” he said, adding that the government has made people to fend for themselves.

Reyes also cited the government’s action towards the Sabah issue.

“The message is all too familiar. For this government, we the people are on our own. And no soundbyte from the President or his talking-heads can hide this,” he said.

“But on March 20, we do have a message of our own for this regime. We refuse to accept the status quo and we protest this government’s abandonment of the people,” Reyes added.

He said the mass action, tagged as the “People’s Protest,” will be held in various areas in Metro Manila.

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  • ztefertilizerscam10

    sunogin niyo na lang ang U-pAY(UP) pang mayaman lang yan..

    • pubringjuandelacruz

      seryoso? pang mayaman lang pla ang U-Pay? hmmm… never thought of that though.

    • ApoNiLolo

      Talaga? Hindi naman kaya baka isa ka sa mga “mahirap” na hindi naka pasa sa UPCAT. >: D

  • ano ikaw

    STOP politicizing the incident. Eto talagang mga leftists eh tahimik lang kung TSINA ang kalaban. Ang KAPAL ninyo!

  • CmdrAdobo

    idiot. if you cant afford to go UP just enroll another school. Vandalizing do not solve the problem. We have so many universities in the Philippines. Probably top 5 of biggest number of university around the world.

    • ApoNiLolo

      “if you cant afford to go UP just enroll another school”
      UP is supposed to cater to our bright but financially deprive students. Your statement puts UP as if it is an exclusive institution for the rich like Ateneo or La Salle.

      • farmerpo

        Vandalism is not exactly scholarly. Neither is it a habit of bright but poor students. UP does not spawn vandals.

      • ApoNiLolo

        Agree. But what has that got to do with my comment? I’m not pointing out vandals or UP “spawning” some. Eh?

  • patriotic_act

    this is the only thing this activist are good at.. aside from that they are worthless.. they cant even improve their own lives.

    why dont they just burn the whole school down? tingnan natin kung san sila pupulutin.. masyado silang abusado, hingi hingi ng libreng education pagiging komunista naman ang bagsak.. hindi pa nga nagiging legitimate taxpayers sinasayang na ang pera ng mga totoong taxpayers sa mga pinag-gagagawa nila.. palibhasa mga tamad, ayaw magsakripisyo.. puro reklamo.. pwe!

  • nakawan

    Baklang protesters. Hanggang angal lang kayo. Alam n’yo kung bakit kayo mahihirap? Kasi puro protesta ginagawa n’yo e. Find a job and contribute to society, losers.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    ksalanan ng gobyerno ang pagkamatay ng bawat tao sa pilipinas dahil sa kahirapan. dpat pala ung mga magagaling n botante, maghalal ng karapat-dapat na politiko… pro anong ginagawa nila? binibenta ung boto sa kapiranggot na pera.

    Instead na turuan natin ang mga kababayan natin na wag masyadong umasa s gobyerno, mas lalo natin silang tinuturan magpalimos sa gobyerno.
    yan ang komunista… gusto nila lahat ng tao mahirap at iilan lng ang pueding maging mayaman o maginhawa ang buhay!

  • Karabkatab

    Si RR kahit anong issue kayang sakyan. Ikaw na RR ang the best.

  • Manuel_II

    Tuwang tuwa sa galak ang mga bugok na aktibista, samantalang ang kanilang mga magulang hinihintay ang kanilang pag graduate dahil 8 years na silang nag aaral sa kolehiyo, LOL

  • eltee mulawin

    >>>sa grupong Bayan Muna o Bagong Alyansang Makabayan at Mr. Renato Reyes, HUWAG NAMAN NAMAN KAYO MAKISAW-SAW SA ISSUE NG UP PARA LAMANG GAMITIN NINYO SA INYONG ELECTION CAMPAIGN BILANG PARTY LIST kuno.

    >>>sa grupong Bayan Muna o Bagong Alyansang Makabayan at Mr. Renato Reyes,
    kung nais ninyo ipakita at ipaalam na tunay makabayan kayo, BAKIT NGAYON MAGSUSULPUTAN O MAGLILITAWAN, NASAAN KAYO NG BALAHURAIN NG CHINA ANG ATING BANSA? NASAAN KAYO AT ANO ANG INYONG PANIG SA ISSUE NG SABAH AT SA ISSUE NG PEACE AGREEMENT NG MILF SAMANTALANG MAYROON KASALUKUYAN IMIIRAL NA ARMM NASASAAD SA ATING BATAS? DAHIL BA SA WALANG NAMAN KAYO PAKIKINABANGAN? TALAGA PINAKIKITA LAMANG NINYO NA ISA PA RIN KAYO MAKABAYAN KUNO DAHIL ANG TOTOONG PUNTIRYA NINYO AY ANG KABAN NG BAYAN. SAAN AT ANO BA PINAGSIMULAN AT NAKILALA SI KUNO PARTY LIST(BAYAN MUNA) REPRESENTATIVE TEDDY CASINO? GANOON DIN SI CRISPIN BELTRAN? NAKAKAADIK SADYA ANG PDAF O PORK BARREL !!!!!!!

  • farmerpo

    Is vandalism a good form of free speech? Is vandalism a virtue? Is vandalism a model of being a good citizen? Is vandalism a mark of a good leftist? Is vandalism the voice of reason? Yes to any one of these, and Reyes will commit suicide.

    • ordinaryo

      Cge yes yes yes yes para magpatiwakal na si Renato Reyes yesssssssssssssss!

  • farmerpo

    PS, is our Manila’s finest playing tonghits? or are they just not up to peacekeeping anymore? Dirty Harry, que paso? Vandalism at the very least, is an infraction.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Renato Reyes wala pang nangyayari dyan sa mga protesta niyo a. Saan ka ba namamasyal. Gugulpihin kita pagnagkasalubong tayo.

    Eto na lang isigaw niyo.
    1. Magtrabaho o magnegosyo ng tapat at mabuti. Para umasenso.
    2. Planuhin ng husto ang pamilya. In English, 1 or 2 kids lang. Para maalagaan sila ng husto at Hindi ka mahihirapang ibigay ang pangangailangan nila.
    3. Huwag na huwag umasa sa Gobyerno. Plus na lang kung Meron.
    4. Huwag umasa sa mga anak. Utak mahirap yan. Anak ng anak kaya pahirap ng pahirap ang buhay.

  • Fulpol

    there are many idiot doctors graduated in UP Manila.. now serving in PGH..

    last time, I accompanied a relative to have consultation in PGH… the doctor bring out her book and browse it.. not yet sure about she read, she consulted another doctor..

    one more thing, those doctors look so “sosyal”..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

      Probably interns bro. It’s the best medical school in the country. The rich and/ or bright go or want to go there.

      • ApoNiLolo

        Malamang “intern” nga ang nakaharap ni Fulpy. UP Med in Faura use PGH for their internship.

  • JosengSisiw1

    etong bagong alkansyang makabayan eh nakikisakay na lang sa mga issue. andaming issue na pwede nyong simulan kung tutuo lang kayo.

  • shuttlerider

    before you lambast these so -called protesters/communists/vandals/good-for-nothings, it would be wiser if you reflect. Without them, whom, you hate so much, you would not have that higher minimum wage, CBAs and CNAs would go out the drain. Ilan na bang pribilehyo ang tinatamasa natin ngayon dahil sa kaingayan at kaguluhan ng mga nag-proprotestang yan, ng mga vandal na yan? Ang problema ho sa inyo, ang bilis nyong mangundena ng mga grupo, pero wala naman kayong ginagawa. Babayad ng buwis, boboto sa eleksyon, ganun na lang ba yun? Eh kayo pala ang mababaw eh. Kasi ang mga yan, nagbabayad din ng buwis yan, bumoboto rin yan. Dagdag pa, nakikialam ang mga yan.

    Sa madalas, taliwas ang aking pananaw sa kanila. Hindi ko sila makasundo sa ibang usapin dahil magkaiba ang paraang aming nakikita o ginagamit para makamit ang mga bagay-bagay na aming minimithi. Pero, ang sabihan silang panggulo lang at walang magandang idinudulot ay isang napakalaking kasinungalingan.

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