Aga maghahabi mula sa Arevalo, Iloilo, ang ilan sa mga lumilikha ng sablay na siyang naging palatandaan ng tagumpay ng isang mag-aaral. Ngunit matapos ang ilang taong nawala ang harap-harapang seremonya ng pagtatapos, nanganib ang kanilang tradisyon at naiwan sa kanila ang pasanin ng kanilang kabuhayan.
While President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s one hour and 14 minute-long debut SONA touched on development goals, Marcos was mum on the worsening press freedom situation in the country, rights of persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE), among other pressing issues.
The UP Fighting Maroons Club released a statement and condemned how the police “threatened and traumatized our Iskolar ng Bayan.” Meanwhile, the CHK student council said they are “working with the appropriate offices to take preventive measures to ensure the safety of student-athletes as they continue to attend competitions.”
At least eight residents died and 80 homes were burnt in a fire that broke out in residential area Village A in Brgy. UP Campus at 5 a.m. today, May 2. Six of the fatalities were reportedly in the same room, according to a report by radio station DZBB. Two other unidentified bodies are of one elderly and one minor.