Tuesday, April 22, 2008


For those who still do not know what has happened to my friend, UP Professor Michael Charleston "Xiao" Chua, well, his application for renewal as instructor in the History Department of UP Diliman I believe was unjustly denied without just cause or due process, and without transparency and decorum due him as a well-loved faculty member of UP. In the UP, the students (and faculty) pride themselves in upholding the ideals of a free society which embodies the fundamentals of freedom of speech, freedom to believe in any ideology without fear of reprisal. Such a shame that this travesty of justice and the perversion of truth has befallen the majestic halls of UP, especially in the History Department. This is an outrage we must not let pass. This is an incident we must act upon - or should we just stand by and wait for Edmund Burke's belief that "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing," to happen? It seems that the suppression of the truth is no longer exclusive for Malacanang and its squatters pretending to be honorable public servants. You may show your support for Professor "Xiao" Chua by visiting: http://truthxiaoprevail.multiply.com/

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