While President Duterte has already shut down the door on the honorary doctorate degree offer, social media continue to trade barbs online.
The Facebook page “Duterte Phenomenon” published an article castigating fellow UP alumni for stirring public opinion against the conferment of doctorates honoris causa to the president.
The author condemns fellow UP alumni for their double standard.
Check out the full text of the post below.
“I DONT LIKE THIS ARROGANCE about doctorates honoris causa AT ALL.
I have 2 academic degrees from UP. I studied with 3 honor scholarships and thank UP for them. I was also awarded the Presidential Medal for Academic Excellence in my undergraduate degree. In all the rallies and protest actions during martial law, I was always there and was elected student leader many, many times sometimes in absentia.
Aquino and his mother were conferred doctorates honoris causa by UP. I have nothing against it because UP, being the state university, always confers doctorates honoris causa to elected presidents.
But both administrations were plagued by issues of corruption, plunder, oppression of farmers, massacres (crimes against humanity), subservience to a former colonial power, and cronyism by oligarchs – everything UP is against. And tada… Fidel Ramos, the cheater from hell, also has honorary doctorates ! yuck.
Now here comes Duterte who didnt ask for a doctorate but there is an alleged offer to confer one to him as head of state. He is not a UP graduate. Will UP graduates act arrogantly again? Who conferred doctorates to the 2 Aquinos anyway?
I dont get it. Remember, the dictator Marcos is our alumni too, whom you strongly condemn. So whats the criteria now? FRIENDSHIP? PLEASING PERSONALITY? STAGE APPEARANCE? SWIMSUIT and EVENING GOWN? 🙂 Honestly, I dont think Duterte is the type who craves for a doctorate honoris causa. Honoris causa ?! Were the previous presidents very honorable ? Sen. Miriam said : “Mga tiga UP ang yabang yabang ! Akala mo kung sino…” Let’s be fair. UP is not just for rich oligarchs.
Its for everyone. Lets be fair. We studied through taxpayers money. Iskolar ng bayan. Yet some of us act like WE OWN people’s taxes.”
Your reaction please!