Standpoint#TalkOnTW: Isko’s Liquor Ban near schools in Manila Published 1 year ago on July 27, 2019By TomasinoWeb Share Tweet DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect that of TomasinoWeb, its members, its officers, and the University.Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signed an executive order on Thursday, July 25, mandating strict implementation of city ordinances prohibiting the selling of alcoholic beverages within the 200-meter range of schools and universities in Manila. The regulation immediately took effect upon issuance.Executive Order No. 17 mandates the Bureau of Permits and License Office (BPLO), City Treasurer’s Office, and business establishments to strictly observe Ordinance No. 8520 and Ordinance No. 3532, with the former pertaining to the prohibiting of selling intoxicating liquor to minors in “any store, mall, bar, restaurant, eatery or any commercial establishment in Manila” and the latter pertaining to the prohibiting of selling liquor in said establishments located within the 200-meter radius of learning institutions, such as schools and universities.With the resumption of classes slowly approaching the calendar, TomasinoWeb launched an online discussion regarding the recently signed regulation. The following are the thoughts of the students on the issue:i get being mad bec it takes the livelihood of the vendors but…. to get mad about students no longer being served alcohol???? i’m not happy about it but obviously the mayor doesn’t want minors drinking / cutting classes to drink lmao some people are mad for the wrong reasons https://t.co/rsDyNDxolZ— gaby. (@gabudgett) July 27, 2019as a hindi manginginom, i stay unbothered. kung maisipan mang uminom, hanggang isip lang kasi di pinapayagan ng sched ano po hahaha. amvians are too pagod to walwal https://t.co/4kWVVQNZ2K— peyt (@loredhylfaith_) July 27, 2019Other than liquor ban within 200meters fo school, it is more important to implement non selling of liquors to minors kahit pa malayo sa schools yan. Kasali na yung mga batang inuutusan ng magulang to buy cigarettes and liquors— dhang e. mabanglo (@iamtitaganda) July 27, 2019Oa naman masyado yung iba its as if total liquor ban sa buong Metro Manila. Walang pumipigil sainyo na uminom siz 🙁 https://t.co/IKJyAw6DbZ— Diane Garcia (@ImADoraBooowl) July 26, 2019What is college life w/o booze?Friendships built and bridges burned coz of Moses, 1611, RGD, Hanagob, Akirej, Tapsi, U-Jam, Balay, Sazi’s etc.Y u do this mayor https://t.co/2etUGHF5Qg— Alvin Angelo (@AlvinAngeloo) July 26, 2019so pakibigay nga ng example yung 200-meter ganap kunware from dapitan gate hanggang saan yung 200 para dun ilipat lahat ng nomisan https://t.co/1F6gtt3ffE— Evez Evangelista (@evezevangelista) July 26, 2019I think that it’s ok. If I was a student, will 200 meters stop my dramatic, collegiate, alcoholic ass? N-O. https://t.co/fdYC7MB2qS— Kiel Alvarez (@_theEZEway_) July 26, 2019I think that — yorme should understand that college students need liquor sometimes to forget at least some of their problems for a while may it be personal or academic-related. ’cause sometimes, “daanin na lang sa alak yan” is the best painkiller. 1/3 https://t.co/dewXMMvG3w— jas (@iam_justinej) July 26, 2019We don’t cut classes, either papasok or aabsent lang yan, we study hard kaya we deserve to drink hard too, after all the stress and schoolworks. why argue e sabi nga ni Catriona about smokes and alcohol “everything is good but in moderation”ibalik niyo nga si ERAP https://t.co/uZIQXDnth5— Kyleee (@kukaykalaykay) July 26, 2019#ByeDapitan na agad, hindi pa nga nakakapag-hello 😣 https://t.co/LQDxoZEFXg— bernadette (@dette_v) July 26, 2019people crying foul over this are only thinking of themselves and their pleasures? tsaka kung gusto niyo talaga uminom, what’s a bit of distance hngggg 5 andrade pa rin talaga charot https://t.co/yPoax60AxH— jaz (@jzrosuello) July 26, 20194M, Fusebox, Tapsi, The Pit, these are just some of the establishments or inumans, specifically, that took care of my exhausted mind and prolly heart during my undergrad years. I’ve seen their purpose. And I am sure most Thomasians do too. https://t.co/s9hyPHIsKq— jhom (@Hi_Ms_Gail) July 26, 2019he shouldve just implemented a rule stating that establishments are only allowed to sell liquor after class hours (like 4-7pm) instead of banning liquor altogether https://t.co/laIfnyaigh— pink sugar cub (@CZVRCHES) July 26, 2019Sure. Ban stores that sell liquor towards college students 18+ who are literally in their legal age and are able to discern things. But nvm https://t.co/9M0JC8uYwa— siggy 🦄 (@Al2sCarbdashian) July 26, 2019Stay strong Tapsi nabuhay ka nung pamahon ni Quezon di ka pwede mapatumba ng kamukha niya https://t.co/wEluJYwBwr— stream Kulayan Natin on Spotify (@ellingina) July 26, 2019Puro aesthetic, surface level fixes ang Policies ni Mayor Isko.We deserve better, especially with all the praise he’s getting. https://t.co/o1Pu54cvFB— Haed #BOYCOTTZAGU (@Saranghaeds) July 26, 2019smoke ban around schools naman isunod. nagpaprint lang ako, pagbalik ko amoy sigarilyo na. https://t.co/jmzPi4LETf— 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡 (@aquino_aqi) July 26, 2019Manila Mayor Isko Moreno also joined the discussion:Huwag naman po mag-cutting classes para tumagay hehe https://t.co/xXmAOnX77D— Isko Moreno Domagoso (@IskoMoreno) July 26, 2019Comments Related Topics:BanForumIskoLiquorManilaOrdinanceThomasianust You may like #Quarantrends: What took over the internet amidst the quarantine Media profs, students decry House ‘murder’ of ABS-CBN UST releases ‘new normal’ FAQs page OpinionI challenge you to scrutinize This speech was far from an actual state of the nation address, this was nothing more but a more glorified and glamorized version of those late-night talks for the past few months, and it comes off as something that was made as if there was no pandemic. Published 2 weeks ago on July 28, 2020By Jose Rafael Ballecer On paper, the State of the Nation Address, or SONA is meant to update and inform the masses on the country’s current status, and how the administration plans to move forward, or one could even say, it is a report by the president. According to the country’s Official Gazette, the SONA is a “yearly tradition in which the chief executive reports on the status of the country, unveils the government’s agenda, and proposes to Congress certain legislative measures.” Supposedly, the address was to be for these purposes, but for President Rodrigo Duterte however, that might not be fully the case, especially after the delivery of his penultimate State of the Nation Address.While Duterte did deliver his second to the last State of the Nation Address yesterday, the result was far from satisfactory, instead of using it to address combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, the so-called address seemed more of a rant, or a speech with no concrete direction, mostly just full of unnecessary ramblings and attacks, which could serve as a clear indicator that our dear President does not have his priorities in check. At a time wherein the country is dealing with a medical and economic crisis caused by the pandemic, Duterte seemed to pay no mind and this address is just one of many indicators that the president and his people don’t have their priorities in check. At a time wherein the masses could’ve gotten a leader who gave them some semblance of hope with a clear vision moving forward, all he did was point fingers, issue threats, strongarms his way through, and flex his administration’s (flawed) achievements, all for an hour and 40 minutes. All these yet he barely touched on more pressing issues. To add salt to the wound, we even saw the man show off his status as China’s prized mutt once more as he seemed to give up on the West Philippine Sea dispute, something everyone would’ve loved to hear now, and it’s crazy ironic that it was also here that he said that we will not be a pawn to anyone. Come to think of it, this SONA could’ve been one of the only decent acts the president has done, but unfortunately, being the president that he is, everything just ended up in disappointment, just like always. There was no need to open his speech with a rant against the oligarchs. There was no need to prioritize most of those 21 bills now. There was no need to issue a threat against telecommunication companies to improve their services, or more notably the resurrection of the Death Penalty, in a flawed justice system wherein the rich are safe and the poor are oppressed; is it really needed to push through with this? He says he values human lives, yet that was still the thing that comes to his mind.Duterte asked the people to trust the administration in the fight against COVID-19 yet its been five months and there has been no clear-cut solution, and the one time that he could have redeemed himself by presenting a recovery map, he decided to set that aside for this politically charged nonsense. With Duterte’s incompetency for the past four years, and especially now, how would he expect the masses to trust him with just words? And no, the fact that no nation is unprepared cannot excuse him and his administration’s failure in adapting to what’s happening. In case the President is too ignorant, the problem right now isn’t about drugs, and it isn’t necessary to place armed forces on a pedestal for good governance, how will we progress with military and police forces being the ones receiving your co-sign? Newsflash, there is no need to put this sector in such high regard when there are other ones that deserve it, such as the health sector, which has been crucial especially in these trying times. This speech was far from an actual state of the nation address, this was nothing more but a more glorified and glamorized version of those late-night talks for the past few months, and it comes off as something that was made as if there was no pandemic. Mr. President, I challenge you to scrutinize; the economy is suffering, unemployment rates are high, people are struggling to get by every day, the country is in shambles. The last thing we want to see is you treating this yearly report as your therapy session.Comments Continue ReadingTalk on the Web#SONA2020: Netizens react to this year’s state of the nation address “A waste! Sayang oras ko. Sayang oras ng bansa sa kanya.” Published 2 weeks ago on July 28, 2020By TomasinoWeb DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect that of TomasinoWeb, its members, its officers, and the University.Every year, the president is tasked to deliver a speech at the Batasang Pambansa Complex to address the country on its whereabouts and the government’s plans for it in the near future. Despite the ravaging situation of the Philippines due to the pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte insisted not breaking tradition to speak at the hall with few guests from the government and the administration itself. The president spoke about numerous topics. A few to mention are human rights, COVID-19, child labor, ABS-CBN, and the Build, Build, Build Program. While the president is expected to talk about his administration’s achievements from the past year, he failed to disclose this important part in this address yesterday to which where he promised to release a printed report of it soon.Duterte’s speech yesterday received backlash because of the lack of substantive resolutions and updates to reassure the Philippines of its state and how the administration will lead the country in the following years to come. As of July 26, the Philippines has 83,000 known confirmed cases with 1,1974 deaths and 26,617 recoveries.Yesterday, TomasinoWeb asked Thomasian netizens on their thoughts about this year’s State of the Nation Address. NO THOUGHTS, JUST PURE RAGE & DISGUST https://t.co/ibAzRr1JZ9— paolo alejandrino #DefendPressFreedom (@alejandrinopao) July 27, 2020“NO THOUGHTS, JUST PURE RAGE & DISGUST”INSENSIBLE to the true state of our nation! 🤮#TalkOnTW https://t.co/QkSzkcUPib— /d/ (@lamentingofdeor) July 27, 2020“INSENSIBLE to the true state of our nation! #TalkOnTW”https://t.co/kAqzT97vj7 pic.twitter.com/PrM6vGnA5v— anne marie (@photogtrash) July 27, 2020no concrete plans again. we shouldn’t call it SONA because of the fact it is his state of his own damn ego and for self serving interest only + impunity and authoritarianism.he should resign or the masses shall overthrow him and his government???#WakaSONA2020#SONAgkaisa2020 https://t.co/NeOQruGcYm— lynus (@olyver_ly) July 27, 2020“no concrete plans again. we shouldn’t call it SONA because of the fact it is his state of his own damn ego and for self serving interest only + impunity and authoritarianism. he should resign or the masses shall overthrow him and his government??? #WAKASONA2020 #SONAgkaisa2020”yet another show of incompetency from our dear president. https://t.co/jqBgoJbdzD— russ hate account™ (@blondedraf) July 27, 2020“yet another show of incompetency from our dear president.”A waste! Sayang oras ko. Sayang oras ng bansa sa kanya. https://t.co/zgzbqZ6zXw— Brin Isaac (@brinisaac_) July 27, 2020“A waste! Sayang oras ko. Sayang oras ng bansa sa kanya.”IS THIS SONA OR YOUR ELECTION CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR ALLIES???!!!GAHD!!! https://t.co/sn3VZVIsUW— JERON (@YouRONElyONE) July 27, 2020“IS THIS SONA OR YOUR ELECTION CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR ALLIES???!!! GAHD!!!”READ Not just mere collaterals, not a laughing matterWhile Duterte’s address failed to properly address the pressing issues in the Philippines, one must never forget to hold its officials accountable for their performance in handling the pandemic and among issues that coexist with it. Filipinos need and will continuously demand concrete plans, actions, and leadership from those who govern their country. The fight from the pandemic, human rights, and all other issues the country faces will continue until they get to what they are promised and what they truly deserve.Comments Continue ReadingOpinionEveryone has their own pace Another chapter of my life has ended and here I am bravely entering the real world, as we know it. Published 2 months ago on June 20, 2020By Jon Errol Damias I’ve been in UST for seventeen years now and picking my dream program has got to be one of the greatest decisions I have made. Computer Science is one of my dream programs. However, during my stay at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Institute of Information and Computing Sciences (IICS) I did it in five years, instead of four. Am I happy? Not as much, as I feel like I did not do well in my program.I was happy to see my batchmates during the live stream of the Baccalaureate Mass and their exit from the Arch of the Centuries in the previous year. At the same time, it made me realize that I should’ve been there as well, which left a hole in my heart and made me realize that I’m a failure. I considered myself as one because there is this unspoken pressure in finishing school immediately as the eldest child of the family. I also felt that I disappointed my parents. But I told myself that there’s nothing I can do but to keep moving forward. I wished I could turn back time to fix all the mistakes I’ve made.During my senior year I decided to join a university-wide organization to help me step out of my comfort zone and expose myself to the my field in order to help me grow with the passion I have for Computer Science. After contemplating from the multitude of organizations the university has, I decided that I want to join TomasinoWeb. Upon joining TomasinoWeb, I was thrilled that I got to know more people from different colleges. By that time, I was unsure how I could help the organization. Luckily, one of my blockmates Ezekiel David, who was the former Chief Technology Officer, helped me out in the process. Before, I wasn’t really invested in the idea of an “org life” because my studies really got to me. A year have passed and the term was about to end. I was planning to apply for a part-time job since I am an irregular student and I have a few courses left which made me contemplate if I should renew my membership in TomasinoWeb and other organizations I was part of during that year. It then led me to a decision to stay in this organization because I wanted to experience the “org-life” and I because I feel that I can still grow my skills there. In the following year, I then became the Chief Technology Officer of TomasinoWeb. I got the opportunity to let myself grow and to lead people. Through TomasinoWeb, I had a second home which is the Tan Yan Kee Student Center Building and a second family with Core 12 and alumni as well. The organization gave me the growth I wanted and needed as well as friends along my journey in the university. What I really appreciate about TomasinoWeb is that it serves the people and it stands for the truth despite the risks.Another chapter of my life has ended and here I am bravely entering the real world, as we know it.Jon Errol Damias, TomasinoWeb outgoing Chief Technology Officer for PY 2019-2020My final year made me realize that everything happens for a reason. It’s okay if you make mistakes, but you have to learn from it. It’s okay too if you grow differently, since everyone has their own pace. If some things do not come your way, just keep moving forward. My experiences in college has definitely been one crazy rollercoaster ride.It would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to my beloved parents and my brother for their love, encouragement and, unbounded support and love.Without them, I am not who I am today.I would like to thank my elementary, high school, and college instructors for educating me throughout my student life in UST. I will continue to uphold the Thomasian values you taught me.To my college batchmates, Thank you for the 4-5 years of fun and excitement. I really look forward to the success that is waiting for us. I’m glad that I got to meet most of you guys in my time as a student.READ A Season of Love and ForgivenessTo my close friends from elementary until college, thank you for the patience and understanding especially during my tough times and the never ending support for every decision I make. To the TomasinoWeb Core 11 and Web Technologies team, thank you for accepting me to be part of the family and entrusting me to be part of Core 12.To TomasinoWeb Core 12, thank you for a year of fun and spontaneous meetings. It made me feel that I have a second family. I am thrilled for the future of the next core leaders. Continue to uphold truth and justice inside and outside the university.To Rabin, Joshua, and Ezekiel, thank you for the guidance and support you have given me during my term. To Trish and her friends, thank you for being part of my journey. I appreciate everything that you’ve done for me. 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