Statement of University of the Philippines Diliman Faculty on the Marcos Burial

 

November 18, 2016 saw thousands of people take to the streets in outrage against the clandestine and unsanctioned burial of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. On that day, the University of the Philippines, along with Miriam College and the Ateneo de Manila University, launched a massive indignation rally on Katipunan Avenue to rage against the consecration of one of the world’s most notorious human rights violators as a hero, and the Marcoses’ shameless attempts to return to power bolstered by President Rodrigo Duterte’s unabashed support for the burial.

Certainly, Duterte’s pandering to the Marcoses aligns with a long history of pandering by previous administrations that have done little to nothing to call the dictator and his cronies to account for their crimes during Martial Law throughout their regimes. Twelve years under two Aquinos, six years under Fidel Ramos, three years under Erap Estrada, and nine years under Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo did nothing to prosecute any of the Marcoses for their corruption and complicity in the atrocities of the Martial Law era; nor to demand the return of the ill-gotten wealth that the Marcoses had stolen from the people; nor even to give justice to the victims of Martial Law. Any of the administrations after the dictatorship had opportunities to thwart the Marcoses’ unquenchable political ambitions, but instead they allowed the family to creep back into positions of power without any admission of guilt. Today, it is Duterte’s hand in the Supreme Court ruling that represents the most blatant negation of the Filipino people’s struggle against the tyrant, producing the conditions of possibility for the gross historical revisionism at present enabling the return of Marcoses to power.

Duterte’s campaign promises of pro-people changes remain insubstantial in the face of the only promise he has so far fulfilled with inflexible conviction: the burial of a dictator and criminal as a hero. In the face of this severe betrayal of the people’s will, his anti-corruption platform loses mettle. His war on drugs, which has only resulted in extra-judicial killings of many civilians and innocents, translates his peace and security promises as a vicious attack on the poor and disempowered. The continuation of the killings of lumad leaders and the occupation of lumad schools by army battalions in Mindanao — not to mention the unspeakable violence of state policemen at the US embassy rally in which lumad lakbayani and activists declared support for an independent foreign policy — casts doubt on the sincerity of his pronouncements to pursue the peace process and a true independent foreign policy. These present issues which threaten to revert power back to tyrants returns UP to its unbending commitment to being a bastion of resistance against dictatorships. The UP has had a long tradition of fighting against tyranny, and it will not fail now to stand at the helm of the fight against these real threats to our democracy and the pursuit of justice.

We, the undersigned faculty, express our support for the renewed iteration of the people’s stand against tyranny and gross historical revisionism. Let us continue to rage against the Supreme Court’s reversal of the people’s judgement in ousting Marcos. Let us hold Duterte accountable for allowing the burial of a fake hero! Reject and oppose Duterte’s alliance with the Marcoses! Oppose the return of the unrepentant Marcoses to power! Marcos is no hero! Never again to Martial Law! Never again! Never forget!

FACULTY SIGNATORIES

  1. Aileen Salonga – College of Arts and Letters
  2. Althea Enriquez – College of Arts and Letters
  3. Alvin Ancheta – College of Social Science and Philosophy
  4. Alwin C. Aguirre – College of Arts and Letters
  5. Anna Maria Yglopaz – College of Arts and Letters
  6. Anna Marie Sibayan – College of Arts and Letters
  7. Anna Melinda Testa -De Ocampo – College of Arts and Letters
  8. April Perez – College of Arts and Letters
  9. Arriane Crystal Velasco – College of Science
  10. Arlyn Macapinlac – College of Social Science and Philosophy
  11. Armand Salvador B. Mijares – Director –  UP Archeological Studies Program
  12. Arrianne Crystal Velasco – College of Science
  13. Audrey Mirasol – College of Arts and Letters
  14. Aura Abiera – College of Arts and Letters
  15. Banaue Miclat-Janssen – College of Arts and Letters
  16. Bemboy Niño Subosa – College of Engineering
  17. Benjamin I. Cabangis – College of Fine Arts
  18. Bernadette Neri – College of Arts and Letters
  19. Camillo Nogoy – College of Arts and Letters
  20. Carl Joseph Jamosin – College of Science
  21. Carlo Francisco E. Adajar – College of Science
  22. Carlos P. Tatel – College of Social Science and Philosophy
  23. Casiana Blanca J. Villarino – College of Home Economics
  24. Conchitina Cruz – College of Arts and Letters
  25. Corazon Ericka Mae Itang – College of Science
  26. Corazon Villareal – College of Arts and Letters
  27. Czarina Agcaoili – UP Integrated School
  28. Dan Anthony Dorado, – School of Library and Information Studies
  29. Danielle P. Ochoa – College Social Science and Philosophy
  30. Danilo Arao – College of Mass Communication
  31. Daryl Q. Granario – College of Science
  32. Ebinezer R. Florano – National College of Public Administration and Governance
  33. Edna Marcil Martinez – College of Music
  34. Edwehna Elinore S. Paderna – College of Education
  35. Eileen Legaspi Ramirez – College of Arts and Letters
  36. Elizabeth De Castro – College of Social Science and Philosophy
  37. Erwin Thaddeus Bautista – College of Arts and Letters
  38. Eufracio Abaya – College of Education
  39. Excelsa Tongson – College of Home Economics
  40. Farah Cunanan – College of Social Science and Philosophy
  41. Fidel Nemenzo – College of Science
  42. Frances Jane Abao – College of Arts and Letters
  43. Gemino Abad, Professor Emeritus – College of Arts and Letters
  44. Gerardo Lanuza – College Social Science and Philosophy
  45. Giovanni A. Tapang – College of Science
  46. Gonzalo Campoamor – College of Arts and Letters
  47. Grace Gorospe Jamon  – University of the Philippines Diliman – Extension Program in Pampanga
  48. Gregorio E. H. del Pilar – College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  49. Hazel Arceo – College of Science
  50. Heidi Abad – College of Arts and Letters
  51. Herald Vergara – College of Science
  52. Igor Cabbab – School of Library and Information Studies
  53. Isabela Mooney – College of Arts and Letters
  54. Isabelita Reyes – College of Arts and Letters
  55. Iyra Buenrostro-Cabbab – School of Library and Information Studies
  56. Jaclyn Marie L. Cauayan – College of Education
  57. Jacob Noel Inguito – College of Science
  58. Jayson Petras – College of Arts and Letters
  59. Jeanine Arias – College of Science
  60. Jennifer Ozoa – College of Arts and Letters
  61. Joanne Manzano – College of Arts and Letters
  62. Jocelyn Cuaresma – National College of Public Administration and Governance
  63. Johann Frederick A. Cabbab – School of Library and Information Studies
  64. Jose Carlo de Pano – College of Arts and Letters
  65. Jose Dalisay – College of Arts and Letters
  66. Jose Maria Balmaceda – Dean – College of Science
  67. Jose S. Buenconsejo – Dean – College of Music
  68. Julienne Baldo-Cubelo – College of Mass Communication
  69. Julius Basilla – College of Science
  70. Kerby Alvarez – College Social Science and Philosophy
  71. Kristine Marie Reynaldo – College of Arts and Letters
  72. Larissa Mae Suarez – College of Arts and Letters
  73. Leonardo Rosete Dean – College of Fine Arts
  74. Lily Rose Tope – College of Arts and Letters
  75. Lisa Ito-Tapang – College of Fine Arts
  76. Liza Escoto-Ramos – College of Arts and Letters
  77. Louie Arelvi Villanueva – College of Engineering
  78. Louise Jashil Sonido – College of Arts and Letters
  79. Louyzza Maria Victoria Vasquez – College of Arts and Letters
  80. Lucky Galvez – College of Science
  81. Luna Sicat-Cleto – College of Arts and Letters
  82. Ma. Theresa Payongayong – College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  83. Manolo Sicat – College of Fine Arts
  84. Manuel Victor J. Sapitula – College Social Science and Philosophy
  85. Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon – College of Social Science and Philosophy
  86. Maria Fe Villamejor-Mendoza -Dean – National College of Public Administration and Governance
  87. Maria Lorena Santos – College of Arts and Letters
  88. Maria Mangahas – College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  89. Maria Rhodora Ancheta – College of Arts and Letters
  90. Marichu Lambino – College of Mass Communication
  91. Marie Aubrey Villaceran – College of Arts and Letters
  92. Marie-Therese Agustin – Virata School of Business
  93. Marikit Uychoco – College of Arts and Letters
  94. Marilyn Canta – College of Arts and Letters
  95. Marivic Raquiza – National College of Public Administration and Governance
  96. Mark Philip Ona – College of Science
  97. Marot Nelmida-Flores – College of Arts and Letters
  98. Mary Grace Concepcion – College of Arts and Letters
  99. Mary Jane Rodriguez – College of Arts and Letters
  100. Melania Flores – College of Arts and Letters
  101. Mercedes Planta – College Social Science and Philosophy
  102. Micaela Atienza – College of Arts and Letters
  103. Michael L. Tan – Chancellor – UP Diliman
  104. Miguela Mena Dean Asian Institute of Tourism
  105. Minerva Baylon – College of Science
  106. Mykel Andrada – College of Arts and Letters
  107. Naidyl Isis Bautista – College of Arts and Letters
  108. Nancy K. Gabriel – College of Arts and Letters
  109. Nestor Castro – Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs – College Social Science and Philosophy
  110. Niel Kenneth Jamandre – College of Arts and Letters
  111. Nina Elisa Constantino – College of Fine Arts
  112. Nina Rachel V. Agcaoili – College of Arts and Letters
  113. Nina Elisa Constantino – College of Fine Arts
  114. Odine de Guzman – College of Arts and Letters
  115. Oscar T. Serquina – College of Arts and Letters
  116. Paco Adajar – College of Science
  117. Patricia May B. Jurilla – College of Arts and Letters
  118. Patrick Campos – College of Mass Communication
  119. Pauline Hernando – College of Arts and Letters
  120. Purissima Benitez-Johannot – College of Arts and Letters
  121. Ramon Guillermo – College of Arts and Letters
  122. Raniela Barbaza – College of Arts and Letters
  123. Regina Gochuico – College of Arts and Letters
  124. Renier Mendoza – College of Science
  125. Rhoda Wani-Obias – College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  126. Ricardo Jose – College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  127. Ricardo Ma. Nolasco – College Social Science and Philosophy
  128. Rizalinda de Leon – College of Engineering
  129. Roland Tolentino – College of Mass Communications
  130. Rolando Perez – College of Science
  131. Romanlito S. Austria – College of Fine Arts
  132. Rommel Rodriguez – College of Arts and Letters
  133. Roorkee Ong – College of Arts and Letters
  134. Roselle Pineda – College of Arts and Letters
  135. Sandra Nicole Roldan – College of Arts and Letters
  136. Sarah Lumba-Tajonera – College of Arts and Letters
  137. Sarah Raymundo – Center for International Studies
  138. Sari Dalena – College of Mass Communication
  139. Sharehann T. Lucman – College of Education
  140. Sharon Pangilinan – College of Arts and Letters
  141. Sir Anril P. Tiatco – College of Arts and Letters
  142. Sofia Guillermo – College of Arts and Letters
  143. Temario Rivera C. (retired) – College of Social Science and Philosophy
  144. Teresa Montes – College of Music
  145. Teresita Maceda – Professor Emeritus – College of Arts and Letters
  146. Tessa Maria Guazon – College of Arts and Letters
  147. Thelma Magcuro – College of Social Work and Community Development
  148. Thomas Herald Vergara – College of Science
  149. Tim Ong – College of Arts and Letters
  150. Toinette Raquiza – UP Asian Center
  151. U Eliserio – College of Arts and Letters
  152. Ulpiano Ignacio – College of Engineering
  153. Ulyses Solon, Jr.  – College of Science
  154. Victor Aricheta – College of Science
  155. Vincent Chistopher A. Santiago – College Social Science and Philosophy
  156. Vladimeir Gonzalez – College of Arts and Letters
  157. Wena Festin – University of the Philippines Diliman – Extension Program in Pampanga
  158. Wystan De la Pena – College of Arts and Letters
  159. Yvette Alcazar – College of Education
  160. Yvonne T. Chua – College of Mass Communication
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Posted: December 12, 2016 10:12