UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ISKOLAR NG BAYAN GRADUATES 2014: DEFY CORPORATIZED AND COMMERCIALIZED EDUCATION, SERVE THE PEOPLE! Statement of Congress of Teachers/Educators on the 103rd General Commencement Exercises on 27 April 2014, UP Amphitheater


serve We, the members of Congress of Teachers/Educators for Nationalism and Democracy, express our highest congratulatory praise to all the iskolar ng bayan graduates of University of the Philippines Diliman 2014! In spite of the gloomy prospect painted by our politicians that the fresh 700,000 graduates will add to the current 2.96 million jobless workers, we, your teachers, still nourish the unflinching hope that you will become part of the historic movement to transform our nation. Some of you had been part of our classes. Some of you even stood side-by-side with us in countless rallies, demonstrations, and pickets. Together we joined hands to create a better future, not only for our beloved University but for our nation. In such a short time of four years, we and the University have tried to radicalize your consciousness to enable you to imagine an alternative future, a better University that you will bequeath…

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