I attended today's presscon of UP to ask a question and to deliver the petition to UP officials.
I tried to ask a question during the open forum but was shooed away from the mic by Prof. Popoy De Vera of NCPAG because I was not representing any media outfit. I went there as a taxpayer who started the petition. I wanted to ask my question as the petition starter and taxpayer. I was disappointed by the treatment I got from Prof. De Vera. If this is the way he treats taxpayers who pay HIS salary, UP is in a lot of trouble. This is not the UP I know.
In any case, UP officials were talking more on the STFAP and what they are doing to correct whatever weaknesses there is in the system. But what UP students have known all along is that the STFAP has been defective since it was implemented 20 years ago. Why then are these so-called reforms coming only now? These officials are realizing the problems only now? Where and what have they been doing all this time?
UP Manila Chancellor Agulto ev