Today at the University of the Philippines Diliman, UP students and alumni are running around the academic oval as a sign of protest against Noynoy Aquino’s UP budget cut.
UP is striking back for a higher budget and as always the means of doing so is quite different. This time, UP decided that there will be continuous running around the academic oval from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening.
The budget for the university has always been a big issue not only in recent times but also during past administrations. What is sad is, it is not only quality education that is being sacrificed because of the budget cut but also affordable health services. The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is also dependent on the budget allotted for the University of the Philippines.