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Posts tagged "honor and excellence"

Washington SyCip, 96: at life’s many stages, a whiz

The outpouring of testimonies to the good and useful deeds he has done attest to a life well-lived. That life involved a search for excellence with hard work and good example.

Seventeen

Our success as a nation is ultimately the harvest of our collective exertion as a nation. The future beckons to us to provide a better pedestal for our International Math Olympiad heroes, one the equal of the pedestals we accord medalists in lesser pursuits.

Eulogy for Gelia T. Castillo

Gelia’s life embraced the peak moments of many lives and many lifetimes. She never stopped asking but she understood more than most.

Secretary Diokno addresses the UP graduates of 2017

The presence of a strong and competent technical staff in government is a strong buffer against corruption, inefficiency, and ineffectiveness in the government. When you have enough people in the government who are competent and confident in their skills and knowledge, it’s much more difficult for illegal and unethical transactions to pass through.

Commissioner Guanzon addresses the 2017 UPSE graduating class

The tradition of protesting against wrongs is inseparable from our tradition of honor and excellence. It is inseparable because UP brought us up to serve the people, with honor and excellence. So when some say we protest too much, I tell them they protest too little.

Pagpapakilala sa panauhing pandangal

Ang ating Panauhing Pandangal sa araw na ito ay -- tulad ninyo -- isang produkto ng School of Economics ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas-Diliman.

The UP School of Economics and its early years

The passing early this week of Dr. Amado A. Castro, the first dean of the University of the Philippines School of Economics, provides the occasion to comment on the early years of this institution that he helped build as an independent academic unit of the UP.

On aging and exercise

When we are young we take exercise for granted. We postpone that call for the easy way out in favor of work, work, work, and partying and less demanding leisure.

The UP Presidency

UP is looking for its next president. And if the list of candidates is rather thin, it is because of a recent rule adopted by its Board of Regents, to the effect that all nominees should have the ability to serve the full term of six years before reaching the age of 70.

Letter to the Board of Regents on the age requirement for the UP Presidency

There is nothing in the law, the Charter, the Code, or the University's cherished traditions to suggest that advanced age must be a factor in the administration of the University's affairs.

Duterte’s ‘No’ and the gold haul at IMO

We not only have income-poverty; we have power-poverty; and arguably the first poverty is due to the second.

The Gon I knew

I learned about Gon’s passing while in the US. By impulse, I felt a big loss. I just had to pause and think about the Gon I knew.