Senate vigil, more protests
Macapagal-Arroyo, NGOs discuss
issues with Lasallians in separate forums
De La Salle University-Manila
has lined up more activities, including participation in mass
actions and holding of symposia, to ensure that the ongoing
Senate impeachment proceedings will be transparent and just.
CONSULTATION WITH LASALLIANS.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presents
her government reform agenda before students
and faculty during the GenXchange forum
at the M. Gaerlan Conservatory last November
The University joined The Chain
of Impeachment, organized by the Kongreso ng Masang Pilipino
(KOMPIL), at the Quezon City Circle on November 28, 3-7 p.m.
Lasallians took part in human chain formation, noise barrage,
and a vigil.
The Center for Social Concern
and Action led the group from DLSU-Manila. The contingent
left La Salle via the school bus at 1:30 p.m.
Last week, DLSU -Manila held
separate forums featuring Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
and non-government organizations to generate awareness on
the various national issues generated by the current crisis
in Malacañang and to give students, faculty, and staff the
venue to voice their concerns.
The Marketing Communication
Office, sponsor of the GenXchange forum last November 23 at
the Marilen Gaerlan Conservatory, invited Arroyo as guest
For its part, Ang Pahayagang
Plaridel, one of the major student publications in the campus,
invited two non-government organizations—the youth-led Anakbayan
and COURAGE, an association of government employees’ unions—to
interact with students last November 24 at the William Shaw
Meanwhile, the DLSU System
will also participate at the Senate Watch. A contingent from
the System Schools will watch over the December 15 trial proceedings.
The Social Action Offices of the System will meet today to
finalize the details.
COSCA leads DLSU-Manila in
consolidating its resources in a project that allies the University
with KOMPIL to watch the Senate trials. In the coming weeks,
the Lasallian Pastoral Office will welcome former President
Corazon Aquino on December 12 to lead the community in prayer.
The Political Science Society will initiate a motorcade around
the Philippine Senate and Malacañang.
The University has embarked
on a massive signature campaign calling for Estrada’s resignation,
gathering support from our parents, students, faculty, administrators,
staff, and alumni.
The Lasallian community joins
the mobilization activities as part of its responsibility
to safeguard the nation’s future.
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