While our democratic spaces within and beyond the university premises are being threatened due to heightened police and military presence, synchronized attacks now known as “Bloody Sunday” that led to the deaths of nine human rights defenders and mass illegal arrests were executed by the Duterte regime as a way to silence dissenters. Now is the time for everyone to come together, be informed, and continue extending a helping hand to those who are in need.
Call for donations for legal assistance of the Bloody Sunday victims and their families
YAPJUST is calling for donations for the victims of the recent “Bloody Sunday” or massacre that led to the deaths of nine activists in Southern Tagalog. A legal team is currently assisting the families of the victims to demand justice for their slain loved ones and they are in need of financial assistance. If you are interested in helping out, you may refer to the following bank details:
Charmane Jay Maranan
For more inquiries, you may contact this number: (0916) 282 4160.
Educational discussion series: A situationer on UP and our nation
Kabataan Partylist UPLB is inviting all individuals and organizations to join their educational discussion series this coming weekend to learn more about the situation of our university and country. The first speaker will be Sieg Severino, the College of Economics and Management Student Council (CEMSC) Chairperson and Rise for Education (R4E) UPLB Organizing Committee Co-head, to discuss a UP Situationer on Saturday, March 13, 2021. It will be followed by a national situationer led by Tin San Agustin, the spokesperson of the Youth Unite in the Battle to Oust the Neoliberal Dictator-Southern Tagalog (UNBOUND-ST), on Sunday, March 14. Both educational discussions will be held via Discord every 4 PM.
If you are interested in participating, you may register through this link: http://bit.ly/KPLUPLB_EDSeries.
Online Mass for the victims of Bloody Sunday
In memory of those who fell victim to the series of attacks in Southern Tagalog that led to the deaths of nine activists and illegal arrests of community leaders, the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) UPLB is inviting everyone to unite and attend their online mass this coming Friday, March 12, starting from 4 to 6 PM via Facebook Live.
Amid the prayers for peace and unity, there will also be a call for justice for the slain human rights defenders and for seeking immediate assistance for the families of the victims and their legal team.
Sign the Declaration of Peace and Safety in UPLB!
Youth Advocates for Peace with Justice (YAPJUST) UPLB is calling for all individuals and organizations in the university to stand as one in upholding the UP-DND Accord through signing the declaration of peace. The recent violent crackdown in Southern Tagalog is proof that activism is continuously being criminalized by the state to silence dissenters in any form it can. Now, the same forces are the ones attempting to infiltrate our campuses to threaten our academic freedom and violate human rights.
The alliance advocating for peace based on social justice is encouraging more people to defend the university from fascists like Duterte, the police, and military troops. According to one post in their Facebook page, there are currently 63 organizations and over 150 individuals who signed the declaration.
If you are an individual or a representative of an organization that is interested in signing the declaration, you may refer to this link: http://bit.ly/DeclarePeace.
“The Unsung Artist of the Fields” photo exhibit
The College of Agriculture and Food Science Student Council (CAFSSC) is now accepting entries for their photo exhibit entitled, “The Unsung Artist of the Fields,” that started last March 8 and will end on March 31.
The event plans to highlight our unsung artists and heroes during the pandemic who served as the front and back liners in the field of agriculture. In order to give them gratitude and honor, participants are encouraged to feature farmers, agriculturists, and other personnels in the field of agriculture from their hometown. The entries will be posted on the CAFSSC’s social media platforms. The event is open to all graduate, undergraduate, highschool students, and UPLB staff and faculty.
For more information, you may visit their official Facebook page.
“ForeCASt” news highlights
The College of Arts and Science Freshman Council (CASFC) is launching a project entitled “ForeCASt,” in which they will provide a summarized list of news highlights at least every week or two in order to help students be informed.
In cooperation with the UPLB Perspective, the project will include the news headlines for [P] Live every Saturday.
Orgwatch is an initiative by UPLB Perspective that aims to strengthen its efforts in promoting a pro-student and well-informed community. Each week we curate a list of events, webinars, activities, donation drives, and campaigns led by student organizations that we think you need to know.
For interested parties who wish to have to have their relief efforts included in this list, they may contact the Perspective through their official Facebook page.
Send us your events at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide the full name and brief description of your organization and the initiative you want to promote and send us a copy of your logo and relevant publication material(s). [P]