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The ‘Panday’ Conspiracy

“Panday” by Toym Imao. Left photo: Shows the base which is both an anvil and a seafaring vessel. It also features a a stylized Philippine flag. Center photo: Shows the Oblation at the helm, and “padayon” spelled in baybayin (pre-colonial Filipino scripts). It also shows a stylized rendition of the brain and the letters “UP”. Right photo: Traditional okir patterns created a sail for the ship. The sculpture, when turned sideways, also shows a heart shape. (UP System Information Office).
It all began last week with my fellow chancellors at UP. With the term of the current president, Alfredo E. Pascual, …

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40 universities, colleges damaged by Yolanda

At least 40 public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) were damaged by Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan), which devastated the Visayas on November 8.
This was according to initial reports obtained by Rappler from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Saturday, November 23, which also showed that majority of damaged HEIs are in Eastern Visayas, the region most affected by the disaster.
Five days after the strongest typhoon in recent history made landfall in 6 areas, CHED immediately suspended operations of public and private universities and colleges in the entire Eastern Visayas and in severely-affected areas in Western Visayas and Central Visayas. Operations …

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