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Ateneo must FIRE its Pro-RH bill Professors!

May 17, 2011
The Catholic faithful's anti-RH bill protest.

The Catholic faithful's anti-RH bill protest.

Here’s acomment I posted on a Facebook group in regard to Jesuit priest James Reuters’s statement that Ateneo’s pro-RH bill professors “are free to go”:

“I believe the school has the right to FIRE THEM. If you own a school or a university, would you like to hire or retain teachers/professors who preach or teach ideas that are opposite to yours? Of course, we have a socialist labor code that protects the so-called “employment tenure” of these idiotic professors, but Ateneo can always argue its case in court. ATENEO SHOULD FIRE THESE STUPID PROFESSORS…”

The following is a news report from Inquirer.net:

Faculty members who support the Reproductive Health (RH) bill have no right to teach in Ateneo de Manila University, Jesuit priest James Reuters said, according to a Radyo Inquirer report aired Tuesday.

Reuters was quoted as saying that the RH bill violates what a Catholic institution like the Ateneo stands for, because he claimed the bill promotes abortion. He said the basic law in a Catholic school is simple: follow the rule of God.

He added that freedom of speech was not absolute.

The report said that Reuters had advised the Ateneo administration to investigate teachers supporting the bill.

In 2008, a group of professors from Ateneo de Manila University threw their support for the RH bill.

However, I disagree with the statement that “freedom of speech was not absolute.” It is absolute. What limits you from fully exercising your right to free speech is not society or any social law, but the inalienable individual rights, particularly the property right, of another man. Thus, Ateneo De Manila University may impose community guidelines or rules and regulations that limit the right to free speech of its students and employees.

Let me inform my readers that I’m a rabid atheist who respects other people’s freedom of religion or freedom to believe in anything. The pro-RH bill professors at Ateneo should have the courage to resign en masse for supporting a legislative measure that runs counter to the teachings, religious beliefs and doctrines of the school. They should emulate the 26 law professors of San Beda who resigned en masse after disagreeing with the school’s contentious academic policy. The rule here is: “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

Ateneo is a private academic institution. It is not funded by the government or by the taxpayers. Thus, it has a right to promulgate or impose community guidelines or rules and regulations that govern the conduct of its students, professors and employees. It is true that these pro-RH bill professors have all the freedom to support the RH bill, which is being criticized by the Catholic church, but like Fr. Reuters said, they “are free to go”.

I am defending both the two parties’ rights here. The pro-RH bill mentors have a right to express their minds, but the school owners’ are also entitled to their property right and the right to practice their religion. Absent a preexisting employment contract, the school owners have a right to terminate the employment of any of its employees. Since Ateneo is not a government-funded educational institution, the pro-RH bill mentors cannot justifiably assert that their right to free speech is being violated by the school owners. Thus, Ateneo is justified to tell its pro-government control mentors, “pack your things up! You are free to go!”

Blog update:

I posted this blog on a Facebook group called AP Crowd, and, as expected, it generated comments.

Here’s my Facebook conversation with some of AP members:

    • Andrew Earl Peter Harpst ‎… Wouldn’t that be completely unethical?

      6 hours ago ·  ·  1 person
    • Josel Bernardino Boooooooooooo

      6 hours ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent

      No. We have to understand that Ateneo, being a private and religious institution, has its own academic agenda. It follows the religious doctrines of the Catholic Church. But first, let me inform you that I’m an atheist. It is justified to tell some of its members who go against its doctrines, “pack your things up.” Of course, it all depends whether there’s a preexisting employment contract, in which case the school has to respect the sanctity of the contract.
      6 hours ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent

      Like I said: “I am defending both the two parties’ rights here. The pro-RH bill mentors have a right to express their minds, but the school owners’ are also entitled to their property right and the right to practice their religion. Absent a preexisting employment contract, the school owners have a right to terminate the employment of any of its employees. Since Ateneo is not a government-funded educational institution, the pro-RH bill mentors cannot justifiably assert that their right to free speech is being violated by the school owners. Thus, Ateneo is justified to tell its pro-government control mentors, “pack your things up! You are free to go!””
      6 hours ago · 
    • Andrew Earl Peter Harpst ‎…Can you show us a copy of the employment contract that the pro-RH bill professors signed? Also, this whole idea of firing professors due to differences in political beliefs seems against labor laws I think… unless our labor laws happen to be f*ck*d up here in Flipland…. and so I rest my case. ^__^

      5 hours ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent

      Of course I can’t show you. We’re talking about delicadeza here. And the employment contract is not the issue here. These pro-RH bill professors should emulate the 26 law professors of San Beda who resigned en masse for disagreeing with the school’s academic policy. They resigned not because they were told to resign. They resign because they disagreed with the school’s policy. It’s not just due “to differences in political beliefs.” The RH bill issue is being denounced by the whole Catholic church. In fact, should the Congress pass and the presidnet sign this bill, all Catholic schools are justified NOT to comply with its provisions because they run counter to the Church’s doctrines and freedom of religion. The government cannot just tell all Catholic schools, “TEACH SEX EDUCATION OR GO TO JAIL!”
      5 hours ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent By the way, the school has the option and discretion NOT to rehire some of the non-tenured professors… I don’t think that runs counter to the socialist labor code.

      5 hours ago · 
    • Geri A-b What kind of religion does ateneo practice? Tanong lang po.

      3 hours ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent ‎”What kind of religion does ateneo practice? Tanong lang po.” — Perhaps christian religion (pun intended). Nevertheless, the Constitution guarantees Ateneo’s property right and religious freedom.

      3 hours ago · 
    • Geri A-b so then, do they allow students who are not practicing christianity?

      3 hours ago ·  ·  1 person
    • Froilan Vincent I think there are atheist students in Ateneo. Why?

      3 hours ago · 
    • Geri A-b well, it just makes me thinks that if they want professors who will teach and preach the ideas of the school, then they shouldn’t have students who are against those ideas. they should have been firm from the beginning that it is a school that promotes such ideas and should not have accepted both professors and students who go against it.

      2 hours ago ·  ·  1 person
    • Froilan Vincent

      ‎” well, it just makes me thinks that if they want professors who will teach and preach the ideas of the school, then they shouldn’t have students who are against those ideas.” — You forgot the context of the issue here. However, there’s this doctrine we call academic freedom. In fact a school, catholic or not, may expel a student for violating campus rules and regulations. But you missed the point here. You have to understand that— A) Ateneo is a Catholic private university; B) it subscribes to Catholic doctrines, beliefs and dogmas; C) it is officially against the RH bill because this is the position taken not only by the CBCP but also by the entire Roman Catholic church. Let me tell you also that Ateneo is a corporation or a juridical entity. As a juridical entity, it has its own corporate structure, missions and visions, goals, and governing rules and regulations. Thus, it may set rules that govern the conduct of its employees/professors according to its university vision, which is inherently catholic and religionist. As a corporate entity, Ateneo has officially taken the anti-RH bill position. Why? It’s because the entire RCC states that the RH bill is against Catholicism and the Christian religion. This alone gives Ateneo the right to tell those in favor of the RH bill, “YOU ARE FREE TO GO.” This same principle applies to any corporation or organization. You cannot expect an Environmentalist movement to retain pro-capitalists and pro-eating of endangered species. You cannot expect a school to retain any of its members who are against its stated doctrines. I hope that’sclear.
      2 hours ago ·  ·  1 person
    • Geri A-b

      i understand that and i am not being technical about this. just like any other company, they have their rules and regulations on their business and that goes from the president down to their employees. but what about their clients/students. i guess it’s more of a delicadeza thing with me. if they want employess to practice their ideas, well then they should do business with clients who practice the same idea. it is so hypocrite to fire an employee who go against them and yet they are willing to do business with any client coz that’s who the money comes from. isn’t that such a big hypocrisy? it’s just like the catholic church promoting to avoid vices such as drinking and yet they own a stock share of san miguel corp.
      2 hours ago ·  ·  1 person
    • Froilan Vincent

      ‎” but what about their clients/students.”— Ateneo, like any private university or college, requires college entrance tests. It requires all student-applicants to undergo its admission tests. That’s part of a school’s academic freedom. It has the right to determine whoto accept. Once accepted, a student’s registration form serves as a contract between him and the university. He must abide by the school’s academic programs, retention policy, and campus rules and regulations. If you’re trying to ask me (since your question is unclear), “what if a student is an atheist”? The answer is, I don’t think that’s bad for both parties (the student and the school). In fact, that would give Ateneo, which is a catholic school, the opportunity to indoctrinate or prosletyze non-christian or non-catholic students.
      2 hours ago · 
    • Geri A-b so if these atheist and non-catholic students (who passed the college entrance and admission tests) support the rh bill, will they be expelled?

      2 hours ago ·  ·  1 person
    • Geri A-b im thinking the answer is no?

      about an hour ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent ‎” so if these atheist and non-catholic students (who passed the college entrance and admission tests) support the rh bill, will they be expelled?” — Took my early morning BF. No. The status of teachers is far different from that of students.

      about an hour ago · 
    • Geri A-b so i was right. it’s hypocrisy.

      about an hour ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent ‎”so i was right. it’s hypocrisy.” — It’s not. First, the students are NOT part of the teaching workforce. Second, professors/teachers are subject to the job description and professional “policies” being implemented by the school. You only have to distinguish between the status of a student and that of a teacher.

      about an hour ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent Plus the fact that these teachers are employees of the school.

      about an hour ago · 
    • Geri A-b

      that’s what i was saying, just like any other business, they have employees and clients. if they will be hard on employees, well then they should be hard on picking the clients they will be dealing with. if they want an anti-RH bill community, well then every part of that community should go for that. they shouldn’t just pluck the “bad ones” from the faculty and leave the “bad ones” in the student body just because they’re the ones who bring money to the business.
      about an hour ago ·  ·  1 person
    • Geri A-b as i said, im not being technical and legal about this coz ateneo does have the right but it really is so hypocrite.

      about an hour ago ·  ·  1 person
    • Froilan Vincent

      In a corporation, employees or even top executives may be fired; but you cannot fire your clients. The same principle applies to this issue, and this is what you missed. What you missed here is the concept of free trade. An employee trades his/her skills/talents for value; the employer does the same. The employee is subject to the corporate goals of the corporation or organization. For instance, if your organization is all about environmentalism and you have a member who denounces environmentalism, then it is OK to tell that member, “you are free to go.” In the present case, the teachers at the Ateneo are covered by the school’s mission and vision. They cannot assert that they have a right to contradict the school’s official position on a very controversial issue. These mentors are employees of the school. They cannot advocate policies and programs which are opposed to Ateneo’s stated mission and vision. They cannot teach “atheism”, “anti-religion” ideals, or anything that is contrary to the school’s academic programs and vision.
      about an hour ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent ‎@Geri A-b, can an atheist who seeks to teach atheism assert that he has a right to be hired by a Catholic university?

      about an hour ago · 
    • Geri A-b what i am saying is ateneo is like saying “we don’t want a thief in this company and yet we will do business with thieves coz they keep this company alive”

      about an hour ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent It seems that that’s not what you’re trying to say. By the way, can an atheist, who aspires to teach atheism, assert that he has a right to be hired by a Catholic university?

      about an hour ago · 
    • Geri A-b in the first place, that’s a dumb atheist but he can always try.

      about an hour ago · 
    • Geri A-b and this is what i said earlier, ateneo should be hard on picking employees and students who want to be a part of their community. now, if there are some “bad ones” who got in, they sould all be rid of.

      about an hour ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent That’s right. But the answer is, that atheist cannot say he has a right to be employed by any school, catholic or non-catholic. But once employed, an employee has to abide by the terms of his/her employment and to know and observe the corporate goals/mission of his employer.

      about an hour ago · 
    • Geri A-b i totally agree with you and as i said, this is more like a delicadeza issue with me. if ateneo will be hard on employees who support rh bill, then they should be hard on students too coz everybody is a part of the atenean community. but they won’t do that because students are the business. right? super hipocrisy.

      about an hour ago · 
    • Geri A-b now if ateneo believes that they can change a students side on the RH bill, why won’t they do that with the professors?

      57 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent You said: “if ateneo will be hard on employees who support rh bill, then they should be hard on students too coz everybody is a part of the atenean community.” — That’s a Non sequitur fallacy. And that’s not hypocrisy.

      53 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent

      You said: “now if ateneo believes that they can change a students side on the RH bill, why won’t they do that with the professors?” — This is a philosophical/intellectual issue. I don’t agree with the Catholic church’s anti-RH bill arguments. I anti-RH bill stance is founded on secularism and individual rights. The issue here is, whether or not Ateneo can tell its pro-RH bill tutors “you are free to go.” The answer is in the affirmative.
      51 minutes ago · 
    • Neil N Gabion fire them for what? standing on what they believed in? you’re not being reasonable here. if you fire people who are against your beliefs, then i guess the Government should also fire those who are ANTI-RH Bill. then of course you will say “NO” because they have a right to choose what they want. the same goes to Ateneo employees. why, did they sign a contract that says “you are not to support the RH Bill”?

      47 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent ‎Neil N Gabion, read the previous responses on this thread. A private entity is far different from a public entity. If you own a school or a university, would you like to hire or retain teachers/professors who preach or teach ideas that are opposite to yours?

      45 minutes ago · 
    • Neil N Gabion that is not the problem. at least nag-iisip sila on their own and not being dictated by someone who talks otherwise and does the opposite. this is a “FREE COUNTRY”, you are needed to think on your own.

      43 minutes ago · 
    • Geri A-b if they were told they are free to go and not fired, you are right. it is not hypocrisy.

      42 minutes ago · 
    • Geri A-b being free to go is giving the professors a chance to abide the rules and regulations of the school just like how it is with students but firing them is definitely a hypocrisy if they won’t do the same thing for everyone in that community.

      40 minutes ago ·  ·  1 person
    • Froilan Vincent

      Neil N Gabion said: “that is not the problem. at least nag-iisip sila on their own and not being dictated by someone who talks otherwise and does the opposite.” — This is not about “at least nag-iisip sila on their own.” This is about going against the official stand of that university that employs them. Of course this is a free country, but you cannot assert your right to free speech within the private property of a private individual or a company. Can you hold a protest inside SM malls? Can you storm the house of your neighbor, who happen to be your enemy, and claim you’re entitled to free speech. What limits your right to free speech? It’s the inalienable rights, e.g. property right, of others.
      38 minutes ago · 
    • Neil N Gabion and not eveyone who goes to Ateneo are Catholics. RESPECT my friend, is one of the virtues this country has forgotten.

      38 minutes ago · 
    • Neil N Gabion Froilan, comparing SM Malls and Ateneo are 2 different things. like i said, RESPECT is a virtue that we all need to re-learn. if you ban your people from thinking for themselves, then all you have are people who are STUPID, WORTHLESS, and A BURDEN. Catholicism maybe the number 1 religion in this country but it’s not the ONLY religion.

      35 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent

      First, read my comment above. You said: “and not eveyone who goes to Ateneo are Catholics. RESPECT my friend, is one of the virtues this country has forgotten.” — On the first sentence, Yes. That’s true. But that does not mean Ateneo has  to back down and surrender its anti-RH bill stand. On the second sentence, like I said, Ateneo has all the right to fire any of its mentors who does not represent its official stand on the RH bill issue. If you can assert your right to teach ATHEISM at the Ateneo, then my answer would be: “perhaps you’re right!”
      35 minutes ago · 
    • Neil N Gabion i never said anything about SURRENDERING. i just said, RESPECT.

      34 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent

      You said: ” comparing SM Malls and Ateneo are 2 different things.” I’m simply trying to make you understand that your “this is a free country” is misplaced. You cannot go to Ateneo and hold a pro-RH bill protest there. That’s why what Carlos Celdran did was highly idiotic. The bill of rights, FYI, is not enforceable against private individuals. It is applied only to the government and its agents. This is what you missed. By the way, I’m an atheist.
      32 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent Well, you should also respect the position of the Ateneo and its message to its pro-RH bill professors, “you are free to go.”

      31 minutes ago · 
    • Neil N Gabion again, RESPECT.

      29 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent Respect should not mean your employees can simply go against your official advocacy. In the first place, this pro-RH bill professors should respect the official position of the Ateneo by simply tendering their letters of resignation.

      28 minutes ago · 
    • Geri A-b

      i agree that they have the right to fire employees who go against their ideas since it is what they stand for and to have a community that will stand firm on this issue. but how are you gonna have a firm stand on something if not everyone of that community don’t even believe in that particular idea? and how can you preach about something and yet deal with people who are beneficial to your business but are against those ideas?
      27 minutes ago · 
    • Neil N Gabion RESPECT is a two-way highway.

      24 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent The issue here is only limited to the teaching workforce of Ateneo since the mentors are part of the school’s teaching staff, thus they must conform to the school’s religious or social advocacy. In the first place, they were aware, before they got hired, that Ateneo is a Catholic school that religiously follows the doctrines, beliefs and dogmas of the Roman Catholic church.

      24 minutes ago · 
    • Geri A-b as i said, i totally agree with you but if they will be hard on their staff, be hard on everybody else. if you really want to make a point on a certain issue, make sure you prove that point to everybody in that community.

      22 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent ‎”RESPECT is a two-way highway.” I believe the official advocacy or stand of an organization is superior to the personal stand/beliefs of its members. If these Ateneo professors knew fully well the meaning/essence of “respect”, then they should have thought of tendering their letters of resignation.

      21 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent Geri A-b said: “if you really want to make a point on a certain issue, make sure you prove that point to everybody in that community.” — The only possible answer to your statement is, put up a school or a university that embodies that ideal.

      18 minutes ago · 
    • Geri A-b and that’s what ateneo should do. or else, it’s all hypocrisy.

      16 minutes ago ·  ·  1 person
    • Froilan Vincent ‎”and that’s what ateneo should do. or else, it’s all hypocrisy.” — If that’s how your define “hypocrisy”, then most of the corporations and organizations that we have today are hypocrites for trying to protect their respective advocacies, mission and vision, goals, and aspirations.

      15 minutes ago · 
    • Neil N Gabion don’t tell me you’re not being hypocrite right now?

      14 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent ‎”don’t tell me you’re not being hypocrite right now?”– in what way?

      12 minutes ago · 
    • Neil N Gabion case settled.

      12 minutes ago · 
    • Geri A-b

      if i will put up a university, i will definitely not hire employees and deal with clients who will go against my beliefs. now, if those who don’t agree with me are willing to take a chance to stand by me and my beliefs, i will let them in. before hiring or start doing business with clients, i will make it clear to them what i believe in and if they really won’t budge on their beliefs, im not gonna do business with them. not even with a client who will bring the most money in my business.
      10 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent ‎@ Geri A-b, well, that’s your business. Ateneo has its own. I respect Ateneo’s property rights, but I don’t have to agree with its advocacy. That’s what respect means.

      8 minutes ago · 
    • Geri A-b

      ‎”and that’s what ateneo should do. or else, it’s all hypocrisy.” — If that’s how your define “hypocrisy”, then most of the corporations and organizations that we have today are hypocrites for trying to protect their respective advocacies, mission and vision, goals, and aspirations. – yes because at the end of the day, they want to make profit. it doesn’t matter wether or not, they share the same mission and vision, goals and aspiration.
      8 minutes ago · 
    • Geri A-b oh yeah i respect it’s advocacy too. it is their right. it is how they go about it that’s so non-delicadeza.

      7 minutes ago · 
    • Froilan Vincent

      ‎”yes because at the end of the day, they want to make profit. it doesn’t matter wether or not, they share the same mission and vision, goals and aspiration.” — An organization’s desire to make profits does not mean it has to forgo its corporate objectives, advocacy and goals. In the present case, we all know that Ateneo is a Catholic university. Students want to study at the Ateneo for a number of reasons, e.g., the quality of its education, their parents are Ateneo alumni, etc. Its mission and vision is PART of its brand name. Ateneo is a Jesuit university- and we all know that. We cannot expect Ateneo to support the RH bill. Thus, it is only understandable that it now tells its pro-RH bill mentors, “you are free to go.”
      3 minutes ago · 
  • Geri A-b i am not expecting them to change their side on the RH bill and i respect the side they choose. telling prof they are free to go is just right. but firing the profs because they cannot convince these profs to change sides is hypocrisy if they won’t do that to every member of that community.

    4 minutes ago · 
  • Froilan Vincent Again, I don’t think that that’s hypocrisy. I’ve explained why it’s not in my previous posts. In fact I can turn the table against Ateneo’s pro-RH bill mentors. That they’re the ones who are hypocrites. If they had any delicadeza and were not hypocrites, like I said they should have tendered their letters of resignation.

    2 seconds ago · 

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. Josemaria permalink
    May 17, 2011 3:38

    Another Catholic drops by This Blog,Keep Up The Good Work!!

  2. edgar permalink
    May 17, 2011 3:38

    for me the message of rh bill is simple: you can always make love but don’t make a child.

  3. carl96 permalink
    May 18, 2011 3:38

    lol, it’s funny ho “Geri A-b” keeps on repeating like a broken record that Ateneo is “hypocrite” if it won’t do the same thing with its pro-rh professors & students🙂

    Can’t you understand the big as in “HUGE” difference of the two? aside from these students bringing money to Ateneo, they are also most welcome precisely because they are just that, “STUDENTS”! meaning they are there to learn the Atenean way! That is also precisely why “ALL” professors “MUST” conform with Ateneo & the Church’s ideology TO INSURE that these students, no matter what their personal beliefs before entering Ateneo, will be taught according to Ateneo’s official stand.

    Of course in the end they will decide for themselves, MALAYA din naman ang mga estudyanteng mamili kung saan nila gutong mag-aral for whatever reason, hindi naman sila tanga at wala ring nakatutok na baril sa ulo nila🙂

  4. May 18, 2011 3:38

    • May 18, 2011 3:38

      oh sorry i got the wrong link.

  5. May 18, 2011 3:38

    ” …and would like to value the quality of life you can give to a child that considering the quantity.”

    Standing with the Church or Thinking for the Whole Community – RH Bill: http://wecantalk.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/standing-with-the-church-or-thinking-for-the-whole-community-rh-bill/

  6. Mila permalink
    May 19, 2011 3:38

    ONE: You’re confusing Ateneo’s religious zeal with UST’s. A lot of faculty members (even in the Theology Department) support the RH Bill, so I assume that Ateneo as an academic institution is more important than Ateneo as a Jesuit institution. Moreover, most religious arguments against the bill are fundamentalist. If Ateneo does what you suggest, it would be a disaster as a lot in the Social Sciences support the bill.

    TWO: The article you cited is poor, as the priest’s name is Reuter, NOT Reuters.

    THREE: http://www.jjcicsi.org/Commentaries/commentary_may2011_1.htm The guy here has a building in his name in the Ateneo.

    This all said, Ateneo isn’t as staunch in these issues as you’d like to think.😀

  7. terence_18 permalink
    May 20, 2011 3:38

    although i generally agree to everything you say here, wouldn’t it be more productive for ateneo to retain its pro-rh professors? i think being anti-rh is not included in the job description, and suppose it keeps upholding RRC values, shouldn’t they, to be consistent, try to fire evolutionist biology professors as well, as well as those who don’t believe in Genesis?

    of course, firing is within the discretion of Ateneo. maybe, after all, they could afford to be lenient unless the pro-rh professor becomes militant. as for the unlucky pro-rh prof who will be fired, he can always jump off to UP.

    • May 20, 2011 3:38

      Like you said it’s the discretion of Ateneo. Reuters has spoken about this issue.

      • terence_18 permalink
        May 21, 2011 3:38

        kung ayaw nila eh di huwag. it’s so simple. problema nila yun. or maybe, they rather should keep silence regarding their beliefs. although I believe ateneo has published something stating that they uphold freedom of conscience?

  8. terence_18 permalink
    May 20, 2011 3:38

    o ano, get hilo na naman ba? galing mo talaga!

  9. May 23, 2011 3:38

    I am from THE ATENEO! And I support the RH bill.

    • nyancat permalink
      May 31, 2011 3:38

      if so, then grab your hammer and sickle.🙂

  10. Hodor permalink
    June 21, 2012 3:38

    There are actually some Jesuit priests in the Ateneo that support the RH Bill, or at least are open-minded about it.

  11. Hubert Posadas permalink
    August 26, 2012 3:38

    The Church has made many errors in history that have condemned men of reason even to the point of death. If we were to follow everything they say without critical analysis, the world will still be flat, women would be the cause of sin, kings would still rule as regents of God, the earth would still be the center of the universe, and women would still be at fault for being raped. Teachers have the right to express their opinions on matters of TRUTH. While the school may have a right to fire the teachers, it will create a historic point where the Church will weaken its hold on Philippine Society by forcing people to choose between individual conscience as guided by reason against blind obedience to dogma.

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