I DONT LIKE THIS ARROGANCE about doctorates honoris causa AT ALL. – Paula Defensor ( Sister of MDS)

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

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

"Aquino and his mother were conferred doctorates honoris causa by UP. I have nothing against it because UP, being the state university, always confers doctorates honoris causa to elected presidents.
But both administrations were plagued by issues of corruption, plunder, oppression of farmers, massacres (crimes against humanity), subservienece to a former colonial power, and cronyism by oligarchs - everything UP is against. And tada... Fidel Ramos, the cheater from hell, also has honorary doctorates ! yuck.

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

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


  1. This is sooo right! You mirror my own sentiment. These kids arrogantly think that they are the last intellectual bastions of the country. But they are nothing but puppets of the oligarchs. Used and manipulated while thinking that they are free thinkers and intellecfually aware of issues.

  2. Well said ma'am Paula Defensor I am sorry I lambasted UP because of these hypocrite students, alumni and faculty who thinks like what you have said they own the peoples taxes.

  3. Aptly stated. Yes as state scholars, UP students should exercise humility since their studies are being funded by hard-earned taxpayers money. It's simply an act of ingratitude by opposing the duly elected Predident by 16 or 21 million people. Since Pres. Duterte has a mandate from their benefactor,they should at least have that respect and cooperate for the progress of our country. For what is the return of our investment if our scholars bite the hands that help them?

  4. kung ang mga naghirap, nakapagtapos mag-aral at nanatiling magalang, itong mga paaral ng naghihirap na taong bayan, nagtapos at magtatapos na mga bastos, walang galang at mga walang utang na loob!


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