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ELED, COSCA hold symposium on human rights

In observance of the 28th anniversary of the imposition of martial law, the English Language Education Department (ELED) and the Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) sponsored a symposium titled “The Government’s Human Rights Violation Record: A Thing of the Past or Continuing Narrative?” on September 20 at the Marilen Gaerlan Conservatory.

Guest speakers were Representative Wigberto Tañada of the 4th District of Quezon, Abraham Iribani, former Moro National Liberation Front spokesperson, and Ret. Capt. Dan Vizmanos, president of SELDA and a former political detainee.

The symposium was the first in a series of activities which aims to integrate advocacy work in the curriculum of English One and English Three classes.

The speakers shared their knowledge and experiences during the martial law regime and urged the students to prevent similar occurrence by being aware of issues, especially those involving human rights violations, and taking concrete action.

ME chair speaks on engineering ethics

Dr. Manuel Belino, chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, conducted a seminar on engineering ethics at the Mapua Tech (formerly Mapua Institute of Technology) on September 7.

Belino discussed the emergence and development of engineering ethics, the importance and limitations of the Engineer’s Code of Ethics, and some ethical issues in engineering.

The seminar, which was organized by the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers – Mapua Student Chapter, was attended by 100 senior mechanical engineering majors.

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