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Abolish the University of the Philippines!

July 28, 2010

Note: This blog entry is from a commenter codenamed “Abolish the University of the Philippines” who commented on my controversial blog entitled To All UP Students: Education is NOT a Right! I found this comment very interesting so I’d like to give it a full-page exposure for my blog critics and visitors. The commenter’s email address is PinoyLiberal08@gmail.com.

ATTENTION! To my very passionate, emotional critics, please do not expose your idiocy. Argue properly. Raise your objections in a rational way. Don’t be so stupid. Don’t show your hippyish mentality. Your actuation, behavior is painfully hilarious and appalling.

The comments on this blog post have proven that the most dangerous threat to this country is the dominance of leftist professors

Kule is RED...

Kule is RED...

in the state universities, and I would even argue that they are successfully radicalizing political science students in top private universities today. Leftist politics and hysterical pseudo-moralizing are the cancer.

If UP’s main contribution to the Philippines is socialism then we should outright abolish it. No matter how good engineering graduates in UP are, the good is overwhelmingly surpassed by the damage that socialist ideas create. Smart engineers are worth squat if their services are not geared towards the needs of people, and the only way to know the needs of people is through the price mechanism, not some value-judgment by mentally senile politicians/parasites.

If that is the case, that UP contributes much more bad to the Philippines than it contributes good, then it should be totally abolished as well as all other tax-funded education.

And in reply to iska983929 who commented- “the reason why UP excels despite of it being run by the government as you said, is because of the teachers who sacrifice not getting high salaries for the students!- Pinoyliberal08@gmail.com further wrote:

There would still be no improvement even if corruption ceased starting tomorrow.

There is no such thing as profit and loss in the government. Bureaucrats don’t stand to gain profit if they do a good thing, and they don’t stand to acquire any losses if they do bad things. They actually get a higher budget the next year if they do bad this year. The worse public education gets, the more the masses will cry and ask for more spending, the more money the bureaucrats will get. But this is just a minor point, the main point is that government undermines the price system so it can NEVER know whether or not it is doing good or bad, to put more precisely, it can never satisfy demand the way business does. Even if the government were filled with angels, government would still create shortages and dismal quality of services. The problem with government is not intellectual, it is not psychological, it is not the character of government officials, the problem with government is economic CALCULATION.

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Now, most of you said privatization of schools in the Philippines won’t work because of our ethnic culture or because we’re a third world country. This claim is never grounded in reality but just a puerile excuse or stupidity. The video below shows that the poorest of the poor in Africa are sending their children to private schools. Watch and learn!

And… is this the code of morality they teach you at school? ALTRUISM?

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107 Comments leave one →
  1. Tsongky permalink
    July 28, 2010 3:38

    Being an activist doesn’t equate to being a leftist.

    • Terrence Whitely permalink
      March 22, 2011 3:38

      tsongky, from what I see from you guys in UP.
      HAHAHAHAHAHA damn red army socialism, anti-american bullshit right there son.
      FUCKING HELL RED ARMY HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      • idiotblogg permalink
        March 25, 2012 3:38

        yo terrence for your info d na ganun k strong yung red s UP. Sa UPD, UPM, UP Baguio, UPLB puro mga blue yung mga USC Chair. BUKLURAN if u wanna be specific. nde n mga activist yun. things change bro.

  2. Tsongky permalink
    July 28, 2010 3:38

    don’t make hasty generalizations.

    maraming graduates ng UP ang nasa rural areas as medical volunteers.

    maraming graduates ng UP ang nagfa-fund for rice research para sa ikabubuti ng mga mahihirap na magsasaka.

    maraming gradates ng UP ang nagpro-provide ng social work ng walang hinahangad na kapalit.

    maraming gradates ng UP ang nagtratrabaho sa mga media networks para ilabas ang mga kabahuan ng gobyerno.

    We UP students are tax payers too. We don’t bask for the government to fund us. All we demand is for the government to prioritize education in its budget allocations.

    If you think that your utopian vision is helping in any sense, WAKE UP! Maraming mga kabataan ang nagnanais makapag-aral to support their families. Dito na pumapasok ang mga State U’s tulad ng UP- to provide an education accessible to all.

    UNLIKE YOUR GLORIFIED PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES, STATE UNIVERSITIES ARE THE GOVERNMENT’S SOLUTION TO THE WORSENING EDUCATION SYSTEM.

    With State Universities, maraming mga kabataan ang nabibigyan ng pagkakataon na makatapak sa kolehiyo dahil hindi nila kayang pumasok sa mga PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES GAYA NG UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST.

    to understand our point of view, first you have to be poor and second, you have to be UPian. You are not in the posistion to judge our ideals.

    • July 28, 2010 3:38

      “maraming graduates ng UP ang nasa rural areas as medical volunteers. maraming graduates ng UP ang nagfa-fund for rice research para sa ikabubuti ng mga mahihirap na magsasaka. maraming gradates ng UP ang nagpro-provide ng social work ng walang hinahangad na kapalit.”

      — This is not what the poor people and people in rural areas need. What they need is free-market capitalism. I’m a probinsiyano, and I know that those who didn’t attend college are the ones who understand the situation- what I mean is that they understand what makes life possible. For example, the owner of a computer cafe in front of the building where I stay told me she’s only a high school graduate yet she knows how capitalism works. She knows that socialism or a bit of socialism is bad. She’s a business person and she didn’t attend any business school or business training or workshop. The so-called poor people and uneducated people reject socialism or a bit of it. They just want to work!

      By contrast, those who attended college, especially the loud ones, have been radicalized because they imbibe leftist indoctrinations in their respective campuses. Student governments are usually infested with radical/leftist students. The poor you want to help don’t want socialism. They want a system that can improve their lives, and this system is free-market capitalism.

      I have extensively discussed these issues here:

      http://fvdb.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/separate-state-from-education/

      http://fvdb.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/salus-populi-est-suprema-lex-is-an-evil-concept/

      • i don't usually comment permalink
        July 29, 2010 3:38

        …capitalism, wow.

        fyi, social work aims to improve an individual’s social functioning which includes helping them live independently, make a living and, yes, working.

      • to kuyang pangfriendster ang pose permalink
        July 30, 2010 3:38

        @froivinber

        sustainable development is what people need.
        and that’s what people from UP and other State Us engaged in research is up to.

        We Filipinos need money to live. pero sa kbila ng lahat hindi lang naman pera ang sagot sa kahirapan. ANg pera nauubos, ang talino at diskarte hindi.

        Hindi lahat ng tao may pera, pero lahat ng tao may karapatan. Wag naman sana nating pagmukhaing pera lang ang mahihirap.

      • July 31, 2010 3:38

        “This is not what the poor people and people in rural areas need. What they need is free-market capitalism. I’m a probinsiyano, and I know that those who didn’t attend college are the ones who understand the situation- what I mean is that they understand what makes life possible. For example, the owner of a computer cafe in front of the building where I stay told me she’s only a high school graduate yet she knows how capitalism works. She knows that socialism or a bit of socialism is bad. She’s a business person and she didn’t attend any business school or business training or workshop. The so-called poor people and uneducated people reject socialism or a bit of it. They just want to work!”

        -Seriously? Do you even have any idea of what you’re talking about? Did you just refer to the lady who is “the OWNER of a computer cafe” and “ONLY a high school graduate” an example of “The so-called poor people and uneducated people”. Do you have any idea what POOR and UNEDUCATED means in the context of Philippine society? And living in the province doesn’t equate to having an idea of what poverty is all about. Poor people don’t own computer cafes, and uneducated people most definitely didn’t graduate from high school. Try and go out to see the world around you, instead of spending your days in front of your fuckin’ computer, blogging and tweeting, so that you may have a REAL idea of what poor and uneducated people are actually like.

  3. jejeje permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    nobody’s taking your crap. ^_^

  4. Yeah UP student permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    Dear fellow Iskos and Iskas, Let this blog banish into oblivion. He can rant all he want but our university will live generations. He has no audience but himself. Next blog please.

    • Lalalala permalink
      March 25, 2012 3:38

      Oo nga. Hayaan niyo sya. Dissenting opinions are allowed in this country but let the best idea prevail.

  5. riza costales permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    what will become of us if we will be like this person who is so pessimistic! Parang wala ng nakikitang maganda kahit papaano… how sad this person is…even when he laughs i bet puro problema at sarcasm and nakikita nya.

  6. adie mancer permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    eh tangahin pala yan eh.. bananatan ko kaya yan!

  7. Ted Talen permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    It’s funny how a blogger of such bitterness and ill-equipped reasons–emotionally-loaded most times, fallacious in some arguments–have gotten the attention of us UP students. Bravo, you blogger! Write more, write more!

    • another UPian. permalink
      July 29, 2010 3:38

      yeah, he really needs to right more.

      CONGRATULATIONS MAN!
      you started a hell of a war. :)

      • haha permalink
        July 29, 2010 3:38

        This blog post will make a good piece for identifying fallacies. I need one for my comm2 class eh. hehe :))

  8. July 29, 2010 3:38

    this blog does not even make sense?
    gagaw-gawa ng blog about UP tapos foreign ang ginagawang example?
    man, seriously, i really think you love to write, but your perspective is as short as your dick…
    c’mon man, can’t you see that YOUR ignorance towards this matter is clearly exposed?
    damn, tama nga na “a little knowledge is dangerous”
    ikaw ang living proof nun…
    subukan mo kayang mag-aral ulit kasi di ako kumbinsidong graduate ka na ng high school…
    saang nursing school ka lang ba galing tol?
    such big words yet you can’t even back your word with the evidence na pabigat sa gobyerno ang UP…
    are your balls bigger than your head?
    aral-aral ka ulit ha…
    nakikita ko na ikaw ang pinaka delikadong maging presidente ng bansa (kung mananalo ka, i doubt)
    malamang masahol ka pa kay Ampatuan given na pwede kang maging dahilan ng sobra-sobrang extra judicial killings…
    di ka naman matalino para banggain ang UP…
    pero you definitely got the balls to defy us…
    di ka mag-tatagal sa industriya ng buhay tol…

  9. July 29, 2010 3:38

    The comments on this section proves that these UP commenters are NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF IGNORAMUSES… Puro kayo trash-talk wala namang kuwenta mga pinagsasabi niyo.

    CONGRATULATIONS! You, UP commenters and idiots, have just shown your IDIOCY!

    • haha permalink
      July 29, 2010 3:38

      Ok. Haha. Done?

    • Ted Talen permalink
      July 29, 2010 3:38

      Hindi ko alam kung bakit ang sayang patulan ng isang blogger na katulad nito! Ang saya lang, hehehehe. Lalo na’t nakikita ko na bumabalik sa kanya lahat ng sinasabi niya, i.e. he’s being a hell more ignorant than what he’s gravely claiming State U students are. Hahahaha, we get this kind of entertainment once in a blue moon. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT MORE kung sasabihin mo ang school mo, ang papel mo sa lipunang ito, at iba pang thoughts regarding our destruction of the Philippine society! Hahahaha

    • Bobo ang UP? permalink
      December 1, 2010 3:38

      DUUUUDE. Have you ever tried UPCAT??? Hahahaha. Have you? Have you passed? I’m sorry but if you are on a private university, try asking your faculty how many of them are actually from UP.

      DUUUDE. UP Grads are teaching your private schools. UP Professors are smarter thaBe grateful smart people are willing to teach. I bet you’ve benefited yourself >:)

      Bawal ang hypocrite at ignorant. Okay. :)))

    • i'm stooping down to your level kawawa ka naman kasi permalink
      April 27, 2011 3:38

      hey! where’s your proof dude? UP students do not accept one liner fallacies! don’t you think that your comment applies more to your self?

    • idgaff permalink
      September 13, 2011 3:38

      yeah it doesnt follow na por que UP stude ka, “isko” or however they want to brand themselves eh mga persons of utmost and exemplary intellect na… iba ang pagiging masipag sa intelektuwal… and andun ang gray area… at dun sa mga gumagamit pa ng kung ano anong come backs jan (whether they believe the write up is fallacious or whatever) isa lang masasabi ko sa inyo… sang katerba kayong mga panggap… LUGI ang mga taxpayer sa inyo you self centered twats… and yup totoo yun, UP and PUP are the breeding grounds for this nations future tormentors… matatalino daw, pweh!

    • francis :) permalink
      December 4, 2012 3:38

      di “trash talking” ang ginawa nila…

      sinabi lang nila ang katotohanan,.hahahah
      sigur frustrated UPCAT taker ka kaya panay sira mo dito >:)

  10. missphilippines permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    mas lalong kailangan mo ang UP sa ngayon dahil tignan pa lang natin ang competence mo sa english grammar, grabe kailangan mo ng salvation!

    • July 29, 2010 3:38

      @ missphilippines

      You’re the best example of a bitter, nonsensical troll who don’t have any good argument at all. Baka ikaw mali-mali grammar mo. Galit ka kasi hindi ka match sa blogger. YOU’RE NOTHING!

  11. wearashirt permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    Sa anong letter ba nagsstart school mo? A o D?

    • abbylvalenzuela permalink
      August 9, 2010 3:38

      Baka it starts with an F. As in FAIL. First year ako nang kumuha ng Philo 1 sa UP. Pinag-aralan namin yung FALLACIES. Things to avoid daw sabi ng teacher namin. Para hindi magcommit ng fallacies, we have to be properly equipped. With knowledge. Buti na lang may UP, hindi kasi kayang bayaran ng pamilya ko yung tuition sa De La Salle o Ateneo, kahit pa pumasa ako sa entrance exam nila noon.

  12. damnedifido permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    I would just like to comment.

    “The comments on this blog post have proven that the most dangerous threat to this country is the dominance of leftist professors in the state universities, and I would even argue that they are successfully radicalizing political science students in top private universities today. Leftist politics and hysterical pseudo-moralizing are the cancer.”

    – First of all, how can a handful of comments on your blog post suffice for the thousands of students studying in the University of the Philippines? In what way does this prove the notion that professors in the state universities are dominantly “leftist”? That is too hasty a generalization, if I may say so. It is quiet obvious that you are not a student of the university, since if you were – you would know that not all UP students are leftists.

    “If UP’s main contribution to the Philippines is socialism then we should outright abolish it. No matter how good engineering graduates in UP are, the good is overwhelmingly surpassed by the damage that socialist ideas create. Smart engineers are worth squat if their services are not geared towards the needs of people, and the only way to know the needs of people is through the price mechanism, not some value-judgment by mentally senile politicians/parasites.”

    – Where in the world did you get the notion that socialism is the only main contribution of the University of the Philippines? Need I mention that a huge lot of our national scientist and artists are from the said university? Need I also mention that the university has produced so many talented individuals who, in their own way, have contributed to society without employing socialism? Please remember also that socialism is not a view shared by the entirety of UP – do get your facts straight.

    Pardon my ignorance on the matter, but how does the “price-mechanism” become the only way to determining the needs of the people? Can you please elaborate?

    As a final word, the existence of the University of the Philippines is based on the sad fact that not everyone can afford a private school education – especially, in our country. Even if scholarship grants are available in such schools, they would not equal the services which can be granted through the University. Abolishing UP in essence is abolishing the few remaining bulwarks of free thought and accessible education in the country.

    • Free Market Education permalink
      August 1, 2010 3:38

      Reply to Criticism about Leftist Intellectuals:

      Modern professional intellectuals in general, and especially those employed in tax-funded schools, are begotten to the state apparatus because it is the source of their income. Even in so-called private universities, the curricula are still determined by the state through various directives so that change and innovation is sacrificed. Your professors might not explicitly advocate left-statism, but indoctrination is never overt. Modern sociology for example, promotes a class division in society by slicing and dicing it into many warring factions. For them, there is always one class exploiting the other. Men are exploiting women, whites exploiting blacks, rich exploiting poor, Christians exploiting Muslims. In doing this they serve to perpetuate the class division that they sought to erase. A foremost Filipino historian once wrote that historians are, by default, marxists with a small ‘m’. Without a philosophy grounded in reality and knowledge in sound (Austrian) economics, historians tend to draw interpretations out of the air because they do not have the proper methodology to identify real cause-effect relationships. I am not saying their facts are wrong, but only the interpretation. In a free market, competition in the provision of education will promote change and improvement, intellectuals will have to keep up to new ideas lest their human capital go down, and hence their wages. In a free market, wages of intellectuals are determined just like wages for computer engineers and construction workers, on the basis of merit. In a statist school system, career success of intellectuals depends on how close you are to the state. Survival means you have to accept statist premises. Since justifying government depredations into our everyday life is easier than open debate and intellectual change, intellectuals naturally ally with the state.

      Reply to Inquiry about Price Mechanism:

      Government can put children into classrooms, arrange a curricula, hire teachers, build school structures, fix number of hours for schooling, make students answers tests and read textbooks. All those the government can do. What the government cannot do is educate. Let me explain. First of all, today’s school curricula and teaching methods are decided on by the arbitrary whims of the bureaucrat. No matter how intelligent and experienced the bureaucrat is, he does not have an objective basis for his decision making. He can never know what tens of millions of unique Filipinos really want and need. How can tens of millions of Filipinos’ valuations be aggregated and be made useful? Only through the price mechanism. Price is the objective expression of countless peoples’ subjective valuations. The only way to make sure school curricula and teaching methods correspond to what skills Filipinos really need is through the market process itself. Free market education is superior to government education because free market education systems are coordinated by the price mechanism, the only way in which MILLIONS of people collectively decide. This is opposed to education wherein FEW bureaucrats decide. The difference is between the knowledge of millions vs the knowledge of the few.

  13. July 29, 2010 3:38

    Abolish the entire public school system for views that not all members of it share? A stupid generalization.

    I don’t rally. Kapitalista pa nga ako eh. I’m middle class and I enjoy the luxuries of water, electricity, and an internet connection at home. Pangarap kong maging parte ng corporate world.

    But I want nothing more than to have quality, non-commercialized education in our country. I don’t complain for myself, kaya nga binabayaran ng magulang ko yung increased tuition na tama para sa bracket ko eh. Kaso maraming mahihirap na wala naman talagang maasahan diba, yun yung ipinagra-rally ng fellow UP students ko. I may not agree with their means, but I respect them and I share their general view.

    Private education is not a right, but education in itself is–technical definitions aside. The government has to provide education, because what kind of backwards country would want an illiterate, uneducated population? Hence the public school system.

    I’m no Econ or DevStud major, but I believe that the government can do something about the budget to prioritize education. We can actually work our way around debt servicing by using the huge amount that we owe to negotiate with our creditors for a more lenient payment plan.

    Hindi naman kami sakim sa budget para sa school lang namin. In fact, a lot of activists I know aren’t even affected by the fee increases. They just do it because they care and it’s the way they know. In some ways they’re better than me–I just sit around and wait for when I can contribute, when I can make a change.

    They’re definitely better than you doing nothing but writing blogs about how stupid everyone else is.

    To all the UP haters, I hope I’ve satisfied you with the idiocy and emotional trash-talk I’ve demonstrated here. ;)

  14. damnedifido permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    Corrections:

    “It is quiet* obvious that you are not a student of the university, since if you were – you would know that not all UP students are leftists. ”

    *quite

    “Need I mention that a huge lot of our national scientist* and artists are from the said university? ”

    *scientists

    “Pardon my ignorance on the matter, but how does the “price-mechanism” become the only way to* determining the needs of the people? Can you please elaborate? ”

    *of

    • Vendetta permalink
      December 29, 2010 3:38

      Excuse me mr.blogger, if you come from a rival University then you have no right to judge the capabilities of UP students. You’re ego is just as big as your mouth. I am currently studying in the University of the Philippines in Iloilo and I tell you, I used to loath having to go here since it’s campus as well as the facilities are far off from the comforts of our life style. But going to UP made a real change in me. I don’t get what your problem is. Education must be accessible to all. Tertiary education is a privilege and without state universities like UP then those chilren who graduated with honors in high school who are less fortunate who can’t afford 40k per sem will have to live the rest of their lives as farmers or fishermen. LET’S FACE IT! we have a different educational system in the Philippines , employers would rather hire anyone with a degree than a mere high school graduate. THIS IS NOT AMERICA where high school graduates are equipped with the necessary skills to be managers. Keep an open mind! Next time before you run your mouth SHOW SOME FACTS!

    • Up student 2009 - ****7 permalink
      March 25, 2012 3:38

      …because the correct use of grammar is the real issue here…

  15. Alagad ni Oble permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    guys, wag n’yo na patulan, baka bitter lang, hindi ata nakapasa ng UPCAT…

    • Ted Talen permalink
      July 29, 2010 3:38

      Hi. It’s not a question, obviously, if the blogger has passed the UPCAT or the ACET or any scholastic entrance examination. The question of whether he/she has passed is a weak form of intimidation that I do not accept as strong statement against both the personality, i.e. ad hominem, and the credible arguments.

      This, my friend, is a blatant indignation and outright projection of excessive dreaming, i.e. making education only accessible through economic wealth, proposing to abolish universities such as UP, and, in bigot’s name, labeling the cradle of human development as “seeds of evil”.

      Well, this moral evil or whatever vague evil the blogger is describing here has come back to his own evil, for what is more evil than his proposition of a system driven unbalanced by the forces of restrictive capitalism?

      Has there been a private school which surpassed the liberalism SUCs have? Hell, the question in essence is not even whether there has been such a private school.

      The main point in the blog is that UP and other SUCs (public schools, for that matter) are hearths of communism. I shall not point here the fact that this claim is not supported with actual figures which makes his blog stand in an unfounded and baseless claim. I shall pursue my notion of the blogger’s being a bigot, that the main problem of the country is not UP being “typicalized” as communist/socialist school (because it is never that we impose what ideology people should have in their lives, should this be atheist, Christian, Thomasian, Islamic-Sunni, or whatever), but it is the attempts of people such as the blogger to try down to collapse the diversity of principles in the Philippine society.

  16. Bulotano permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    How can you say socialism is bad for our country? Are leftists all bad? Are all of them TRULY corrupting the minds of our students? It is up to the student to choose whatever path he would like to cross and what to believe in. The leftist movement will remain whether you kill an educational institution or not. These are clashes to whatever happening is now. Read something about dialectics. How can you hastily decide or generalize that socialism is downright bad for our country? And what are you trying to imply by saying that the main contribution of the University of the Philippines is socialism? Sheesh. Talk about hasty generalizations all over the place. :|

  17. niknok doggie-dog permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    wag nyo na patulan.

    kung ganyan talaga yan mag-isip, then ganyan talaga sya mag-isip. wala na siguro tayong masasabi pang iba para mabago ang nasa isip nyan.

  18. Edward Encarnacion permalink
    July 29, 2010 3:38

    Remember: Big words doesnt make ideas less stupid….you my friend are a sterling example.

    First off, not all UP students are activists …. I can honestly say that not even 20% are. How do I know this? Because I studied there, and I know what the fuck I’m talking about.

    To be honest, I even laugh at those kids….but you know something, a silent majority of the people who studied in UP are not the Red-loving activists that media and society portrays it to be. The majority of us are the geeky nerds with cheap eyeglasses who dumped their heads into xerox copied handouts of TC7 and other reading materials(because not everyone can afford new books), day in day out, in fucking rapid succession…..Kids who had to juggle the Taylor Series, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau while still not forgetting to throw in a little bit of Maria Ozawa in the mix ;P

    We were the kids who liked to study not because we simply wanted high grades, No, we were the kids that studied hard because we somehow felt that we had an obligation, a responsibility, that for each 5, for each INC, we were simply not wasting our time, we were wasting the taxpayer’s money………and also, because this is how we roll.

    • July 29, 2010 3:38

      Most people who think that way – Remember: Big words doesnt make ideas less stupid….you my friend are a sterling example- have this inferiority complex… That’s a disease…

  19. July 29, 2010 3:38

    tl;dr

  20. Emanuel Saringan permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    You wish to abolish the University of the Philippines because of the leftist teachers whom according to you are the cause of radical pol sci students? First of all, let’s assume that these teachers indeed influence their students to being radical but I am sure that not 100% of these students turn out to be radical. Via proof of counterexample: it is enough to find one student who falls outside the set of radical students and I, having many Maroon friends, can name you a good amount of counterexamples. Abolishing the UP with the generalization you gave is totally a violation of justice to the students who fall out of your “radical” definition since they have been mindless targets of your accusations. Digging deeper, what has the radical thinking of pol sci students done wrong (perhaps to you) in the first place? I do not see anything malevolent in promoting radical thinking, in fact all great thinkers I know are radical thinkers else, they could not have been great thinkers and we’d all still be in stone age. I do not see why radical thinking should be abolished especially if it is for the good of the society.

    Moving on, the foundation of your claim regarding the abolition of all state funded education is shallow and seems too haphazard. If we remove reasoning for a while and just imagine, can you see how the US would be like if it did not have UCLA, UC Berkeley, Boston University, University of Michigan etc. ? In the Philippine setting, do you think that our countrymen would be any better thinkers if we remove Philippine Science High School etc.?

    Proposing that all educational institutions be private implies that you are restricting the intelligent but marginalized youth from getting educated. Looking at the bigger picture, this means that you are doing our country no favor since what you are proposing is actually a scheme to make Filipinos weaker thinkers. If we come into terms of Plato’s Republic, denying citizens a means to improve themselves produces an inferior generation who collectively, only serves as a baggage or “pabigat” to the progress of the state. Removing all tax funded institutions simply does not do justice not only to the students but to all citizens of our state.

    Lastly, I definitely disagree with you when you claimed that private institutions are the solution to this country’s problems. I myself am a private school student but I believe that we, private school graduates, only contribute to the problems of this state rather than be part of the solution. Examining private school students in an individual perspective makes us think that that we are the hope, the ideal, and the models of inspiration that our countrymen should emulate. However if we look at the grand scheme of things private school graduates, as the name implies, are only interested in their private interests. This can be seen in the way of which we are raised, it is as if we are on top of an ivory tower, blind to what is happening in the real world because we are too immersed in minding our own businesses while public institutions on the other hand are trained by their institutions to see what is happening around them with eyes wide open. Once again, by setting reason aside and only using our senses to observe, who do you think is the cause of ratified laws which are downright one sided as if it was tailor made to protect the interests of the elite? Who is the cause of the andromedan distance between the wealth of the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor? Who steals the citizens’ money for his/her own interests? Is it the fishball vendor in front of Vinzon’s Hall? Or is it that fat man wearing a neat barong, branded watch, surrounded with body guards and rides a flashing SUV with a One Big Fight sticker at the back? TELL ME.

    And one last question sir, why do you want to pattern our way of thinking, of all countries, to Africa? I cannot comprehend why we should pattern our educational mindset on a country who is more inferior than us. Why did you not even bother taking into consideration the respectable public US schools I mentioned above in the second paragraph?

    Pardon me sir but your ideas of repressing radical thinking, removing public institutions and at the same time patronizing private institutions are all contrary to what I think. ;d

    • July 30, 2010 3:38

      This response somehow reflects the inferior mindset of most Vincenton critics.

      Here’s the only proper answer to this:

      1. Education is not a right. The blogger made an investigation on this and he successfully presented his thesis.

      2. What we need is freedom in education.

      3. The government depends upon the people’s taxes.

      4. The government doesn’t run things the right way.

      5. The “right to education” mantra simply means other people must be sacrificed in order to serve the common good. It’s because education is not a right.

      6. Free-market system is the only way to solve our economic problems not government intervention.

      Now, proceed from these principles.

    • July 30, 2010 3:38

      By the way, Emanuel Saringan, did you watch the entire John Stossel video? Principles! That’s what John Stossel is talking about! For your information, poverty in Africa is caused by too much government intervention and too many government roles in people’s private lives. That is why the poor people there would really love to send their children to school because public education never really works. DID YOU WATCH THE VIDEO?!

      Read this to see how you think… http://www.theatlasphere.com/columns/100729-sowell-smart-sacrifice.php

  21. Ray Chester Ambida permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    Abolishing UP is like abolishing our hopes and dreams. UP has produced the country’s finest and will continue to. Whoever wrote this article must think twice. Why blame everything on one institution? Why blame everything on the education system? Have you ever done anything worthwhile for our country? That’s the problem with people who just think and complain and never gone into action.

  22. Michael Tan permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    Another ignoramus from UP who missed the point…

    • Ray Chester Ambida permalink
      August 5, 2010 3:38

      Why do you always conclude that anyone who commented for UP is from UP? That is a very hasty generalization.

  23. Sammy permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    Sinabi nung commenter, walang maganda na naidudulot ang UP kundi socialism.

    “…the good is overwhelmingly surpassed by the damage that socialist ideas create. ”

    Ibig sabihin they can get through people. They can influence. Kaya nilang mag-isip on their own and not conform to the norms of the society. I don’t see anything wrong with that. Restricting everything to private schools would be a discrimination to all the people who are working hard to even send their kids to public schools. Ano na lang ang mangyayari kung walang public schools? Edi andaming uneducated na tao. Anong maidudulut nun? Time will come na bobo na ba ang magpapatakbo ng bansa natin? Ganun ba? O ang magpapatakbo sa bansa natin ay galing sa private school lahat, na may pag-iisip na pang private school? Kasi let’s face it, private school students tend to think differently than public school students. I don’t even see how education is not a right when it is natural to a human being to learn everyday. Education is a right. Learning is a right. Stopping yourself from learning is stopping to live your life. We learn new things everyday, when we stop learning, we stop functioning, we stop being a useful member of the society.

    And I don’t see why we have to compare ourselves to Africa. Africa is a weaker country than the Philippines. They try their hardest to get the best education they could, they work their ass off to send their kids to private schools because I don’t think public schools there are THAT good. Masyado ng naghihirap ang bansa nila and ang teachers baka napapaka-praktikal lang to teach at a school with better salaries. Sa atin, technically, mas angat tayo sa kanila. We can still get what we want, not just what we need. Sila, they have their limitations. Pero, just so you know, hindi lahat ng tao sa Africa ay mahirap. Sending poor kids to private school means they want that option.

    PS: I am not from UP.

  24. Moonlight14 permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    Wow. So, are you such a genius to underestimate us, UP students? Who the hell do you think you are? It is you and your blogger friend who first insulted us and the institution we come from. Can I just say straight to your faces, ang kapal ng mukha nyo.

    Mr. Blogger, this entry of yours is full of bitterness. It is evident that you are not part of the UP community – the institution you so arrogantly insulted. With that, anong karapatan mong magbigay ng mga opinyon sa isang institusyong hindi mo lubos na kilala? At lalong Anong karapatan mong insultuhin ang mga estudyante nito?

    You say all SUCs should be privitized. Gawin mo yan at maglalaho ang lahat ng pag-asa ng bansang ito. Maging ang pinakamagigiting nating mga bayani, sinabing dapat i-educate ang ang bawat mamayan. Makakamit mo lang ang kalayaan kung may taglay kang karunungan. Ngayon, sabihin mo sa’kin, paano ako at ang iba pang mga katulad ko na mahihirap, paano kami makakalaya sa pagkakagapos sa kahirapan at kamangmangan kung gagawin mong pribado ang mga educational institutions sa bansa?

    Sinasabi mong may mga scholarships na maari naming magamit, sinabi mong dapat magsumikap kami kung gusto naming makapag-aral. Nagsusumikap kami. At tahasan kong sasabihin na ang pagsusumikap namin ay higit pa sa pinakamahirap na pagsusumikap na naranasan mo sa buhay. Scholar ako ng lungsod namin. Pero yung nakukuha kong pera mula sa scholarship na ‘yun, hindi pa rin sapat para matustusan ang pag-aaral ko. Hindi na ko pwedeng kumuha pa ng ibang scholarship. Malamang hindi mo alam na rule sa karamihan ng academic scholarships na dapat isa lang ang meron kang scholarship. You may say, if what I get from my scholarship isn’t enough, then maybe I should go and work my ass off. I do.I am a student and a full-time tutor. Still, what I earn isn’t enough to sustain a decent education. Kung walang public schools, baka hanggang elementary lang ang natapos ko dahil hanggang dun lang ako kayang paaralin ng mga magulang ko sa isang private school. If not for public schools, matagal na siguro akong tambay sa bahay, palamunin ng mga magulang ko. Kung wala ang public schools, kung wala ang UP, matagal na siguro akong PABIGAT sa bansang ‘to at sa mga katulad mo na dakilang taxpayer.

    Kung isasapribado mo ang UP at ang lahat ng SUCs, alam mo ba kung ilang libo o milyong mga estudyante ang kikitlan mo ng pangarap, ng pag-asang makaahon sa kahirapan? Alam mo bang hihilahin ng mali mong ideya ang bansang ito patungo sa lalong pagkalugmok. Madali para sa’yo na sabihing “Education is NOT a right”, dahil na sayo lahat ng means eh. Pero subukan mong sumilip sa realidad, para makita mo na hindi lahat ng tao eh katulad mo. Hindi lahat may resources. At minsan, kahit anong baluktot at tumbling ang gawin ng mga tao, minsan hindi talaga sapat yung “pagsususmikap” nila.. Hindi yun dahil sa nagkulang sila.. talaga lang hindi pantay-pantay yung distribution of wealth kasi yung bulk ng yaman ng bansang ito ay nasa iilang elitistang pamilya lang, katulad marahil ng pamilya nyo.

    Madami akong kilala na fellow UP students ko na mga working students din. Sinasabi mong pabigat kami? Gaano ka ba kagaling at ka-produktibo? Ano na bang naiambag mo sa lipunang ito bukod dito sa baluktot, maka-elitista at napaka-makasarili mong mga adhikain na inilaladlad mo dito sa blog mo? Ang mga katwirang katulad ng sa’yo ang lason sa pag-unlad ng bansang ‘to.

    Sinasabi mong pabigat kami at inuudykan namin ang pamahalaan na alipinin ang kapwa naming mga mamamayan. Ang kapal ng mukha mo. Hindi mo kami kilala. We, UP students, will forever be grateful to our fellow countrymen. We recognize the fact that it is their taxes that help us sustain our education and it has never crossed our minds to enslave the very people who paid for our tuition fees. Our gratitude to our fellow countrymen is whta drives us towards excellence. We want nothing but he best for this country. And so we aim for ourselves to be the bests. And oh, hadn’t you heard of our concept of “payback time”? Well, it’s Something you wouldn’t understand since you are not from UP.

    Sinasabi mong ang mga aktibista nating kababayan ang magpapabagsak sa lipunan. Bakit? Nasubukan mo na bang pakinggan kung anong isinisigaw nila? Hindi ako aktibista. Wala ako ng tapang na meron sila. Pero tahimik kong ipinaglalaban ang parehong mga adhikaing ipinaglalaban nila. Bakit? Dahil alam ko ang mga pinagdaanan nila. Naranasan ko.Nakita ko kung ano ang mali. At natutuwa ako, na sa panahon ngayon na tila ba mortal ng kasalanan ang mag-rally eh meron pa ring mga katulad nila na may lakas ng loob para isigaw kung ano ang tama. Sinisisi mo ang institusyon, sinisisis mo ang mga estudyante, sinisisi mo ang mga aktibista. Eh Ikaw, ano na bang nagawa mo? Mayroon ka bang kahit katiting na ideya kung anong klaseng mga paghihirap ang pinagdaanan ng mga kapwa mo? WALA. WALA KANG ALAM KAYA WAG MO KAMING HUSGAHAN.

    You back up your arguments with the price mechanism and all your economics stuff. I’m no Econ major here. But my Economics professors made it a point that we understand that Adam Smith’s concept of the invisible hand is NOT PERFECT. Such things as market failures and monopolies exist. The things you say are way too ideal, you forgot to address these possible problems we may encounter if we are to follow your modest proposal to abolish UP and ALL state subsidized educational institutions.

    What the government has to do here is to improve the allocation of the budget. We, UP students, do not ask for the government to collect more taxes. We, UP students, are also taxpayers, and so are our parents. Why the hell would we ask this fuckin government to collect more taxes kung kami din mismo ay maaapektuhan? All we ask is greater state subsidy. Greater state subsidy isn’t the same, in any manner, with government asking the taxpayers to pay higher taxes.

    You bigot. Please stop being one-sided. Go get out of your “sheltered, pampered living”. Tingnan natin kung sino sa atin ang pabigat, ikaw na nagpapakasasa sa marangya mong buhay o kami na nagsusumikap sa pamamagitan ng pag-aaral para makalaya sa kahirapan at para makatulong sa bayan.

    • Vendetta permalink
      December 29, 2010 3:38

      “It is you and your blogger friend who first insulted us and the institution we come from.”

      I read every blog and reply in this page, and I have not read any that insults any institution directly. I may be a UP student but I have respect for other Universities both Public and Private. Our schools teach us to be good Political Analysts, and being a political analyst means to look into the pros and cons without biases. Study them, look for laws that make them immoral. It’s normal we banter with each other, but debates are not what we need now. we need ANALYSIS. If we continue to debate we’ll end up with nothing. WILL THE WINNER OF THIS DEBATE DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT UP WILL INDEED BE ABOLISHED?

  25. Moonlight14 permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:38

    The first part of my comment is for “galit sa bobong taga-UP kasi sayang pera ng taxpayers”. You asshole. Sige ikaw na ang matalino. :D

  26. Fine permalink
    July 31, 2010 3:38

    It’s entertaining how people are torturing themselves over this. :D

  27. animo permalink
    July 31, 2010 3:38

    ilang libong estudyante at alumni kaya ang mag rarally pag inabolish ang UP?

    • Micky Park permalink
      August 1, 2010 3:38

      An opinion of one is not even lightweight. Him against thousands of men and women who go to UP? He should abolish himself first.

  28. Zhe permalink
    August 1, 2010 3:38

    I’ve got ONE thing for you: do not generalize.

    • Oblemeister permalink
      April 27, 2011 3:38

      Dapat zhe, sinabi mo dito sa isang ito eh, “i have one thing for you: F.U.

  29. trish permalink
    August 1, 2010 3:38

    guys, hayaan nalang natin, iba talaga ang mentality niya

    dapat di ka nagconclude at nageneralize agad, wala ka namang proof, di ka naman nagbase sa statistics or what

    socialism lang daw ang contribution ng UP
    fyi, UP already produced
    7 of 14 philippines presidents, 34 0f 35 national scientists, 36 out of 57 national artists

    • Free Market Education permalink
      August 1, 2010 3:38

      @Trish

      “7 of 14 philippines presidents, 34 0f 35 national scientists, 36 out of 57 national artists”

      Hey, give me 1000000000000000000000 pesos and I’ll build a very great school.

      Those statistics prove nothing

      • August 1, 2010 3:38

        trish just wants to prove one thing- that knowledge or intellect can be leeched off the so-called achievement of others by simply enrolling at UP. That she feels also great because these “7 of 14 Philippines presidents, 34 0f 35 national scientists, 36 out of 57 national artists” came from her school. That’s her smart mentality. Why not just post her a list of all the great achievers from UP? Perhaps that would make a difference. But that’s how they think… these second-handers…

    • February 9, 2013 3:38

      And yet here we are, still languishing in this hellhole we call the Philippines.

  30. FILIPINO FTW permalink
    August 4, 2010 3:38

    ang UP ay isa ding community.diverse and mga tao,may ibat ibang paniniwala at hindi maikukulong sa mga stereotypes mo.karamihan nga sa amin ay aktibista pero ang uri ng activism na aming hinahain sa publiko at magkakaiba din.marami mang leftist profs,marami din namang hindi.kung i-a-abolish ang UP,magkakalat lang yang mga profs na yan sa ibat ibang school at baka kumalat din ang mga kinaaayawan mong leftist profs.

  31. Earnest permalink
    August 7, 2010 3:38

    Actually you’re stupid you judge a system that you are not a part of. You do not know what the real deal on UP, I bet you don’t even know how the system works. You can’t write about UP without even being a part of it. I think you’re just bitter and stupid, very stupid

  32. april 2009 permalink
    August 8, 2010 3:38

    UP is UP. you think that by simply blogging, you can abolish UP?

    I have so many things to thank UP for :D

  33. a student permalink
    August 8, 2010 3:38

    Guys, let him have his say on whatever he wants to say, if it makes him happy then so be it, kanya kanyang opinions naman yan.

    Perhaps those who agree with him may never be able to understand the significance of public schools or of UP because they have already made up their minds on what they think is “right” and I understand that (i hope others will too) because that is the kind of thinking, mindset, or whatever you want to call it, that’s in their heads.

    But of course, I know that should not be an excuse to let such hateful words come to pass, the best we can do at least is to give him some insights and hope that the next time he opens his mouth he’d take those insights into consideration.

    I hope that at the end of it all Mr. blogger, that your intention for this post is to at least contribute ideas for a good purpose, I just hope next time you understand that you don’t have to step down on others for your own personal gain.

    You know what, if you are interested in knowing as to why we are extremely defensive towards your proposition of abolishing UP or public schools, perhaps you should try experiencing being a UP student yourself.

    I would be willing to help you out on this one. Think of it this way, you can gain more information, which you can use for yourself, to either bash us and our ideas even more or just comprehend our actions. What have you got to lose anyway. :D

  34. tremble permalink
    September 23, 2010 3:38

    Hindi naman totoo na puro socialism lang ang tinuturo sa amin. LAhat naman ng idea dinidiscuss. Iyon ang maganda sa UP. Bilang hindi siya commercialized, malaya ang pagsibol ng mga idea. Dinedefy ang norms. Mapagpalaya. Nagkataon lang nana-aassosciate sa socialism at pagiging leftist ang UP kasi hindi iyon masyadong nadidiscuss sa ibang eskuwelahan na pribado.
    Masarap mag-aral sa UP. Subukan mo para malaman mo din na hindi totoo ang mga sinasabi mo.

    • September 24, 2010 3:38

      What a brainwashed little brain…

      • Vendetta permalink
        December 29, 2010 3:38

        And you don’t think you’re a little too brainwashed yourself Mr.froivinber?

  35. business student permalink
    September 24, 2010 3:38

    The biggest problem with your argument is that you say you believe in the free market, while you disregard the freedom of speech and preference. The leftists have as much right to speak their minds as you do. Free market involves the free exchange of ideas too.

    If it’s free market you argue with, then let’s talk economics. As a business student, I for one believe in capitalism as a system.

    However, there are prerequisites before we say that a market is a perfectly free market. Firstly, there should be perfect information, which means that all buyers and sellers know everything about the product, the market, the technologies, etc. all at the same time. Also, there should be no externalities like pollution, spillovers, etc. Firms must as well be price takers, they could not influence the price of the goods that they sell. I may be missing some of the conditions but I hope you get my point. A PERFECTLY FREE MARKET DOES NOT EXIST. Renowned economists accept that, i’m sure you do as well. This means that in this world of imperfect competition, market failures exist and the result of the invisible hand may not be the most equitable one. Here enters the role of the government. Here enters value judgement and to a certain extent, the SOCIALIST values you seem to despise. The world is neither black or white. We have to find the right balance of things.

    Forbes Mag recently released a list of the happiest countries. Denmark was ranked 1st. They have free education, universal health care and other ‘socialist’ services (if you may call it that).

    I am a UP student and I love my University. The thing I love the most about UP is our most cherished value: academic freedom. YOUR OPINIONS, be it to abolish my beloved UP, is welcome here. You can be an atheist, a christian, a muslim, a Jolina fan or Gleek. What will matter at the end of the day are the merits of your argument and what you bring as a scholar to the table. Leftists are welcome to of course, as much as capitalists like me.

    UP is the only National University of this country for a reason. Our country doesn’t need more haters.:)

  36. September 25, 2010 3:38

    Business “statist” student,

    You said: “The biggest problem with your argument is that you say you believe in the free market, while you disregard the freedom of speech and preference. The leftists have as much right to speak their minds as you do. Free market involves the free exchange of ideas too.”

    What made you say this? Did you really read my blogs or you’re just a plain idiot? Disregard leftists’ freedom and speech and preference? Are you insane? Did I advocate the abolition of the right of the leftists to speech and preference? Sure, they can push for their evil propaganda in this country and that’s their right so long as they don’t initiate the use of force. You’re a good example of an ignorant, stupid public school student. Kindly cite a particular statement wherein I advocated the abolition of the leftists’ right to speech and preference?

    In my previous blog entitled “Individual Freedom is My Religion, Too!” (http://fvdb.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/individual-freedom-is-my-religion-too/) I stated: “Agora or a free-market of ideas: this is the corollary of man’s true understanding of freedom. We are engaged in a battle of ideas. So let the religionists preach their evil, irrational ideals. Let the communists preach their pro-slavery, wicked ideology. Let the Free-Farters spread their nihilism, virtue of hate, philosophy of death, and anti-reason ideals. But nobody has a right to use government force to deprive others of their rights. A battle of ideas means men have the freedom and freewill to spread and make their ideas known to others only by means of persuasion, not by force or compulsion.”

    If you’re talking about my “censoring” the rude, stupid, evil comments of some of my commenters, let me tell you that censorship can only be committed by the government. There’s no such thing as “private” censorship. My blogsite is a private property. I have the right to delete rude and stupid comments. That’s my right as a private individual. What’s prohibited by law is government censorship. Capisce?

    It’s useless to argue with an idiot like you. Study economics and drop out of UP!

  37. mondshein permalink
    September 26, 2010 3:38

    Just my thoughts on this:

    1. Education is a publicly-provided private good; this means it is has low exclusion costs and high rivalry (e.g. if you give Student A a good education, you deprive Student B of the same quality of education), and it can easily be given based on a price mechanism as the writer of this article has argued – with government aid, of course. In fact, conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are all the rage in the West right now; governments, instead of improving their state universities, give money to deserving students for them to be able to study in private universities. Hence, the government is exempted from the highly costly duty of improving its nationwide public educational system, and students get the best education money (and their brains) can afford.

    On this note, it would be highly rational for the Philippine government to outright abolish the UP system. In fact, as others have argued, it would be a highly “efficient” course of action. However, I believe:

    2. The University of the Philippines should not be abolished. Say we abolish UP and give CCTs to deserving students, where would they go? To Ateneo and DLSU, and good universities, which are far and few. Most of our students would end up going to universities that are private, but do not provide quality education. It’s evident that more than half the “universities” in the Philippines are driven by global demand, and although I’m all for making the Filipino labor force more competitive, do you really think that, in the long-run, it’s healthy to “produce” graduates who want nothing more than to leave this country?

    A university, aside from providing a venue for young people to flourish, to develop their full potential, must mold future leaders. This may sound condescending, but for all intents and purposes, I will argue this: the University of the Philippines is the only institution that prioritizes service to the NATION. Ateneo shapes “men for others” – that is different. For this reason, UP must continue to exist. (And yes, you may argue that in recent years UP has forgotten this objective. Maybe it has. But look around. How many other universities in this country CARE?)

    3. If you really are an Econ student, it seems doubtful that you are the product of the UP School of Econ. Aside from your relentless bashing of the university, you give off the impression of not having taken a single Public Economics class. I’m not a particularly good student, and my grades are a nightmare, but even with my half-assed academic standing, I do know this: the state MUST provide PUBLIC education in whatever form. You cannot leave the market to deal with the development of human capital – that would lead to a high skill-disparity in your labor force, and we all know a generally unskilled labor force isn’t good for our economy, right?

  38. November 27, 2010 3:38

    EXCUSE ME, mister. Do you have common sense?

    Think of the BOTTOMLINE: Saan mo pagaaralin yung mga di maka-afford ng tuition ng private universities? Ano, pababayaan mo na lang silang maging ignorante? Gusto mo bang tumaas lalo illiteracy rate natin? THINK!

    You are easily swayed by your emotions/opinions against leftists people. Remember, most of our heroes, WHO GAVE YOU YOUR LIBERTY, were also leftists. You wouldn’t enjoy the luxury you have now kung WALA SILANG PAKE sa future ng mga kababayan nila.

    UNDERSTAND? Good.

  39. 1styrisko permalink
    December 22, 2010 3:38

    I don’t know how the mind of this person works but I’m pretty sure it is not in the proper way. The conclusions was too hasty since it does not anticipate other factors. The blogger did not weigh the positive and negative outcomes of the existence of UP.

    It is true that some UP profs are harsh and train their students to become an activist. These will cause the student to oppose the government if they want to. However, I find these things to be good. UP do not train its students only to oppose the government, it also taught them to put this thing on right time. And what’s wrong of being an activist? In fact, all citizens should be like that…if the leaders are doing wrong, why would you keep silent? Silence while watching the government officials are doing wrong is just like watching your house being robbed and you don’t do anything. :D

    To sum it up, the very basis of these conclusion was wrongly interpreted by this blogger.

    • December 22, 2010 3:38

      Before you make some stupid, nonsensical comment, please learn to observe correct grammar.

      Again, the blogger said that “education is not a right.” He explained that very extensively and convincingly. What you mean to say is that your education must be provided, funded by the government, which would justify state confiscation of property through taxation and through any other form of government intervention and control. Of course you won’t understand this because you were trained to think within the range of the moment and within the system. You claim that you have a right to education because you said it’s a “necessity.” If this is how you pathetically think, why not also ask the government to subsidize your food, medical bills, electric bills, and housing?

      Learn more from the blogger’s anti-education blogs here http://fvdb.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/abolish-the-university-of-the-philippines/#comment-7130

      • 1styranotherISKA permalink
        October 7, 2012 3:38

        What is your problem dude? Why is it that grammar is a big deal for you? You have to take note that English is not our first language.
        Pasensiya na ha kung nasita ka! Ininsulto mo kasi yung isa. Ang harsh mo magsalita!

  40. kkik permalink
    January 21, 2011 3:38

    inggit lng yang blogger
    di cguro nkapasa sa upcat…
    haha

  41. CMD permalink
    January 26, 2011 3:38

    I don’t mind the things you’ve written. As a UP student, the freedom to express thoughts is something sacred to me.

    I just wonder if you really AREN’T a UP student, because I can’t really take you too seriously if you haven’t experienced studying in UP.

    That’s all. :)

    • January 26, 2011 3:38

      I don’t have to be a UP student to know that “education is not a right.” Read the related blogs to know where I’m coming from. I don’t have to be a UP student to know that UP is becoming the greatest threat to our freedom and country due to the dangerous leftist and statist ideas of some of its so-called intellectual graduates like JoMa Sison, Nemenzo, Monsod, and their ilk.

      Your statement that I should be a UP student to “know something’ shows clearly your inability to digest concepts and ideas… That’s what I can’t take.

  42. Elise Mendoza permalink
    January 26, 2011 3:38

    I’m not going to talk trash or bash you for this blog entry because I still think it’s important to respect you, as a person, even if I am extremely offended by the things you wrote.

    UP isn’t perfect and yes at times some actions taken are difficult to understand, or (in hindsight) really not the most rational options, but to make such a bold statement as “Abolish the University of the Philippines” is..well..pointless.

    I’m not a PolSci major or anything, so I’m not going to reason out whatever leftist/market tralala is on this page but I do believe that no matter how intelligent you are, the way you are able to communicate with people is detrimental to your POSITIVE INFLUENCE on our country’s future. Whether you’re from a private university or state university, Ateneo or UP or what-have-you, wala kang karapatan mambastos ng kapwang Pilipino kung kaunlaran ng bansa ang totoong habol mo.

    I’m sure there’s a better way for you to share your thoughts about improvements to be made in the UP system, because it’s never going to be abolished and this sort of writing isn’t going to make anything happen. Perhaps you could try spending some time in UP, get to know the real UP from the inside.

    • January 26, 2011 3:38

      You said: “I’m not going to talk trash or bash you for this blog entry because I still think it’s important to respect you, as a person, even if I am extremely offended by the things you wrote.”

      Offended by the truth? UP is the greatest threat to our freedom. UP is the intellectual hub by, of, for the statists and leftists who love government intervention and controls. It takes someone who understands ideas and concepts to know what I mean by “love government intervention and controls.” My anti-education blog is not about UP per se. It’s about collectivism and welfare statism. This is what you, stupid folks, don’t get.

      You said: “UP isn’t perfect and yes at times some actions taken are difficult to understand, or (in hindsight) really not the most rational options, but to make such a bold statement as “Abolish the University of the Philippines” is..well..pointless.”

      This is not about UP not “being perfect.” This is about UP being the propagator of collectivism and welfare-statism in the Philippines. This is about UP being the source of statist/leftist ideals, such as egalitarianism, social justice (better know the origin and nature of this anti-concept), anti-rights (e.g., right to education, health care, and all government welfare), government controls, etc.

      You said: “I’m not a PolSci major or anything, so I’m not going to reason out whatever leftist/market tralala is on this page but I do believe that no matter how intelligent you are, the way you are able to communicate with people is detrimental to your POSITIVE INFLUENCE on our country’s future.”

      You don’t have to be a polscie major. In fact, polscie people are politically naive and ignorant because most of them are educated and trained in the leftist/collectivist discipline (particularly the Frankfurt, Chomskian, Hegelian, Focauldian schools of thought).

      Read the related blogs to know why UP must be abolished…

  43. bagong_iska permalink
    February 2, 2011 3:38

    I’m a UP student… Indeed, education is a privilege. Kaya nga may UPCAT, eh…kasi kung walang upcat, then our university would just be accepting hs grads who would like to become part of the UP system. Mr. Blogger, I can say u were telling the truth when u said that educ. is not a right (but a privilege) but look, I am in UP and I cn prove that not all products of UP (or prof’s) are leftists. UP was not founded to produce such. It was established to produce intellectuals for our nation and for the world. I believe your school’s serving the same purpose. Why abolish UP?For being a springboard of “different” students to education or further to success?(I say “different” dahil mgkakaiba rin kami. Hindi lahat mahirap. Hindi lahat leftists. At kung may mga radical man, hndi lahat.) Think again.

  44. bagong_iska permalink
    February 2, 2011 3:38

    One more thing, not all Polsci students are leftists/collectivists. Polsci studs of UP are trained to be critical. Four years kaming nag-aaral ng political sciences. Isn’t it too stupid to mention a couple of thinkers to establish that polsci studs think the leftist way?

    • February 4, 2011 3:38

      Lol!

      • tencentavos permalink
        September 30, 2011 3:38

        What a sound rebuttal.

  45. anonanga? permalink
    February 3, 2011 3:38

    so, pano na nga yung mga mahirap? pano education nila?

    • Fred permalink
      September 14, 2011 3:38

      pag-aralin mo sila!

  46. Terrence Whitely permalink
    March 22, 2011 3:38

    You know what I think of UP……….
    a very good school at that, but I just think
    all of the polisci students are just a bunch loudmouthed students who think
    they can change the political ideology like what their aunts and uncles did in ’86.
    wanna change crap? change it from the inside. simple as that.
    Thats what JFK tried to do and thats what Lincoln tried to do.
    You cant switch the whole attention of the government to helping the poor.
    Im sorry to say, but there has to be poor people. They can only help themselves.
    The government should provide opportunities for the poor. Not babying them.

  47. Oblemeister permalink
    April 27, 2011 3:38

    Let’s end this guys with an F.U. froivinber! Kung walang edukasyon di ka matututo gumawa ng stupid blog mo. (At walang makakabasa nito)

    • Oblemeister permalink
      April 27, 2011 3:38

      May makakabasa pala sorry. Mga effin shit na tulad mo, at ni Mike Reyes at Terrence Whitely.

  48. Victor Cajoles permalink
    August 30, 2011 3:38

    insecurities… insecurities… insecurities…

    a disgusting attempt to gain blog hits.

    • August 30, 2011 3:38

      I think it’s very clear who’s insecure here. It’s you, folks, who couldn’t just accept the fact that you are a bunch of IGNORANT parasites and free-loaders, yet you have the guts and gall to call anyone who advocates the abolition or privatization of your parasitical alma mater “insecure”…

  49. yowza permalink
    September 1, 2011 3:38

    Another article/writer who wants to catch attention. Im not sure if you’re just bitter you were not able to get in to UP. Its not too late dude, you can get a second or masters degree :) the moment you’re able to get in, you’ll eat your words. ^_^v

  50. September 13, 2011 3:38

    “dude have you tried UPCAT?” yeah i passed it (quota courses yan ha take note) and it was EASY… but realizing na ang UP eh tambakan lang ng mga di masyadong matatalinong estudyante na namuhunan lamang sa sipag sa pagaaral eh i decided not to pursue anything with it anymore… youre reading it right, there is a borderline (huge one in fact) between a person of intellect, at yung nakakasagot sa exam kase masipag mag review… kunwari pa kayong mga crirtical thinkers/logical eh sandamakmak naman kayo na mga panggap. More like self centered egotistical twats you are. actually it’s not the institution, UP has been there for ages now, ang totoong sumisira dyan eh yung mga taong tulad ng mga anditong nag comment apparently in defense of their alma mater. the others were right in saying na talagang sayang ang TAX na binabayad namin para tustusan ang pagaaral ng mga future tormentors of this country. We bleed in paying our duties to the government tapos mga estudyanteng pumapatay ng sundalo at pulis, nangingikil ng revolutionary tax sa kanayunan at mga terorista lang pala ang pinag aaral namin? BULLSHIT, most of you dont even got the BALLS to even admit na somewhere in between eh may mali sa inyo, or as i was arguing earlier eh baka naman kase lumagpas na sa ulo niyo ang mga paa niyo just because you are in the STATE U.

    and to me if ever we talk of abolishing something eh, it should be PUP (specifically the one in Sta Mesa).. now that is another thing…

    • September 13, 2011 3:38

      and what??? insecured? theres nothing to be insecured of sa mga katulad nyong puro asta lang… please… save UP as an insitution, purge and cleanse it from the substandard ones, baka in a way eh ma improve pa ranking nito sa world’s top universities… ang totoong matalino, eh alam na meron syang intrinsikong kahinaan kaanlinsabay ng kanyang mga kalakasan… now kayong me mga some form of superiority complex na ayaw umamin sa aspetong bulok na nagaganap ngayon sa PEYUP is the other way around… totally…

  51. tencentavos permalink
    September 30, 2011 3:38

    Oh yes, go ahead and attack the persons, not their arguments. Accuse them of being ignorant and idiotic, making yourself the only exception. Shove your beliefs down their throats. Delude yourself to thinking that only your opinion matters, that you know what’s best.

    I might be begging the question, but why don’t you try pulling that rod out of your ass?

  52. Paolo Malong permalink
    November 21, 2011 3:38

    http://9gag.com/gag/647

  53. ^_^ permalink
    February 6, 2012 3:38

    k! :D

  54. March 25, 2012 3:38

    Weh. Eh bat ang panget mo?

  55. idiotblogg permalink
    March 25, 2012 3:38

    dear asshole,

    what’s with you? bitter bitch n di pumasa sa UPCAT. sorry pal you’re to friggin stupid to be on our school so u bash it instead? wag n bitter. if matapang ka tell us who you are. either way may mga hacker friends naman kami. finding out your identity wouldn’t be a problem, cause the best com sci people are from up. watch out dick

    • Anti-Palamunin permalink
      March 25, 2012 3:38

      The blogger also wrote this…

      http://fvdb.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/cut-the-education-budget/

  56. Anti-Palamunin permalink
    March 25, 2012 3:38

    Eto lang masasabi ko… STOP UP PARASITISM!

  57. Anti-Palamunin permalink
    March 25, 2012 3:38

    From this blog: “As expected, this public display of ignorance and hipster activities was initiated by young militants from the University of the Philippines, the biggest recipient of public ALMS or ABULOY (relief or aid) among state-subsidized universities and colleges. This new meme was designed by the country’s leftist and statist propagandists to shame the president into bowing to their progressive demands, namely, price controls, education and welfare subsidy, and more pro-poor programs.”

    TAMA!!!

    http://fvdb.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/the-ugly-politics-ideology-behind-noynoying/

  58. aRxchie, St. L Univ CHEd FMS permalink
    November 4, 2012 3:38

    Who cares! the most important thing ever is to provide ourselves a high quality living. No matter what happens to the Filipino masses, I really don’t give a damn shit! I’m poor but inasmuch as I can, I struggle towards social mobility.

  59. isko101 permalink
    June 8, 2013 3:38

    Bitter pa rin yata sa UPCAT results si boss. Ayos lang yan! Move on rin pag may time.

  60. John Galt permalink
    October 8, 2013 3:38

    Ayn Rand.

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