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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Eliana Atienza: Taking a Stand

Images courtesy of Facebook: Kuya Kim Atienza, LinkedIn

Taking a stand on an important issue and facing its consequences is nothing new to the Filipino. Who would have thought that when a young Filipina student attended an anti-Israel encampment it would result in academic sanction?

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) student, Eliana Atienza, daughter of Host/Athlete Kim Atienza, participated in an anti-Israel encampment on campus some time ago. Early this month, the university decided to dismantle the camp, which had occupied a certain part of the campus green.

Atienza was among the six UPenn students who were part of the protesters in the encampment. In a NY Post article, Atienza claimed that she was left ‘homeless’ after her participation in the encampment.

Nonetheless, her father, Kim Atienza, reiterates that their daughter is an adult capable of making her own decisions. Furthermore, she is not pro-Hamas or anti-Semitic. She is anti-war and anti-genocide, regardless of which side. Dad Kim stresses that despite what happened, they are proud that Eliana made a stand.

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  1. mali lang siguro ang way na ginawa nila para mag-express or mag-make ng stand

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    1. Agree and also ask them is they condemn Hamas and they won't

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    2. 211 dapat ask din if they condemn Israel for all the atrocities before and after Oct 7.

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    3. Kabataan nga naman, love the enthusiasm, pero wala sa tamang lugar.

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    4. sabi sa last part ng report ng new york post -----

      She is also a part of Fossil Free Penn — devoted to having the school divest investments in fossil fuel companies — which co-signed a letter in support of “Palestinians who are fighting to liberate their lands from the Israeli Occupation,” published just days after Oct. 7.

      kayo na mag interpret.

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    1. She made a stand now she has to live with it.

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    2. Good FOR you.

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    3. 5:38 tama naman si OP nag correct ka pa

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    4. LOL si 5:38am cocorrect ka pa ha hahahaha

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    5. 5:38, tama pareho ang good on you, at good for you.

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  3. Dapat irelease na ng hamas lahat ng hostages para matapos na tong war... Hindi titigil ang israel hanggat may mga hostages pa din...

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    1. sapat Israel will leave Palestinians alone and allow them for statehood

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    2. 2:13 - that’s what happened when Israel gave Gaza back to Gazans many years ago but theyvoted Hamas to govern Gaza. Hamas is a terrorist group. They need to release the hostages — when Oct 7 happened, Israel doesnt have presence in Gaza, now ofcourse they are in Gaza for war.

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    3. Sa Israel naman ang land na yan time pa ni Moses. Sa kanila na yan.


      Kaliit liit nga lang ng Israel tapos aagawin pa ng mga Palestinian, dapat sa mga arab ang muslim countries mag demand ng lupa ang mga palestinina

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    4. Kala mo titigil ang israel. Kahit noon pang walang hostages, taon taon yan atake nila.

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    5. Panahon ni Moses cge. Eh babalikan ko ang lupang yun na may nakatira na for thousands of years, dun na kanununuan nila, basta basta mo nlng papaalisin? Loobin bahay nila and claim this is your property? Patayin sila kasi ayaw nilang umalis? Ok ka lang?

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    6. Hamas is a resistance group. Tulag ng nga guerriero natin noon na lumaban sa mga sumakop na mga Spaniards. Niloob ang bayan mo, agawin ang lupa mo kesyo wala kang titolo at binigay na ng Britain ang rights sa mga bagong mga dayo. Natural lalaban kung lalaban.

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    7. Israel is full of greed for the land. They wanted more than what was given to them. They treated the inhabitants cruelly. Savages. Makikita mo til this very day sinasakop nila ang west bank and gaza, treating the palestinians like animals. They left Gaza alone kuno, retreated their army, a blatant lie kasi patuloy pa din control nila, sa basic needs lang, water electricity etc ay pinuputol whenver they want to. Palestinians are not free to move freely in and out of the territory. Hamas is actually the brave ones to retaliate and fight for their people’s right.

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    8. Hamas taking the hostages purpose was the hope for their prisoners to be released. Israel has indiscrimenately arrested, detained, tortured palestinians without even a trial. Torture is a big NO, even to the worst criminals. How much more these so called prisoners include children and women. Giving them long sentences for alleged (usually petty) crimes.

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    9. The release of the hostages was offered many times for an exchange, a cease fire or the release of prisoners. But israel had refused, not just once! Because at this point they dont care about the hostages anymore. They want them all dead and they have already started building a sea port for their project to begin.

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    10. With israel advanced technology they cant find the hostages. They bomb places where the possibilty of the hostages being there is high. But they dont care. They just want to get rid of the people and take the land for thrmselves. This is obviously a crime!

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    11. 5:45 pinagsasabi nito? edi ibalik din ng British ang bayan nila sa Romans kasi sila naman dati nag mamay-ari ng halos buong Europe. Ganun din sa US ibalik ang US sa Native Americans. kaloka ka

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    12. 22:08 natumbok mo! Moses? Ansakit sa ulo!

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    13. Wag kayong magtatatalak kung never pa kayo nakatira sa middle east or nakasalamuha na actual Palestinians and Israeli. Clearly, wala kayong alam sa katotohanan.

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    14. Israel is not in Gaza para sakupin ang Gaza. Israel is in Gaza to eliminate and dismantle hamas. PM Netanyahu said they are not interested in occupying Gaza, they just need to remove Hamas because Israel’s safety is at stake. Some here say, after leaving Gaza to Gazans years ago, Israel still control Gaza by treating them poorly - not giving them food, power, etc. Uhhmm, it us NOT Israel’s job to feed Gazans. And why would you feed the enemy — people who openly declare that they will kill the jews?

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    15. 5:45 Inagaw ng Palestinians? Alam mo bang indigenous sila sa lupaing yon? Tapos ngayon hindi na sila makabalik sa ancestral lands nila dahil pilitan silang pinaalis ng mga Zionists.

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    16. 7:37 Walang mga Palestinians before Moses. Gumagawa ka ng sarili mong history.

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    17. 5:45 what are you talking about?!?! There is no such thing as Israel before, FYI! If you’re basing it from the bible, Jews were called Israelites, but there was no such thing as Israel! Be open minded and read history books.

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    18. If we really want to go farther, hindi nga rin American Indians ang nauna sa US. May pinaalis din sila.

      Ganyan talaga ang buhay. Kung sino amg nanalo, sa kanila ang lupa.

      Bago napunta sa Israel ang Gaza at West Bank, ang may hawak muna noon ay Jordan at Egypt. Kaya lang natalo sila sa war sa Israel at napunta pareho sa Israel.

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    19. 7:56 bakit may tracking devise ba sa katawan Yung mga hostages ?

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  4. Sa ginagawa nila pro Palestine sila. Sisihin kasi both mga leaders and mataas sa government. Kawawa ordinary palestinians and Israelis. Gusto lang naman ng karamihan ay peace. Lumalala rin anti semitic sa america. Hindi ito ang right time para ipaglaban mo ang isang bagay na may masasaktan na walang rin kasalanan.

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    1. this ­čĺ» both parties should be called out especially its leaders. I’m in US and we’re sick of these wars. No one wins in war

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    2. Huh?? Hindi pedeng patas ang pagweigh between camps sa situation na ito. Sa start palang grabe na ang panlalamang ng Israel. Wake up!

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  5. Well i like her stand
    But may rules din ang school at Lugar
    Just find other ways, online campaign na lang though wala masyado impact but intention is there

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    1. True. If she's under student visa, it could get revoked. It may also be a precedent to others planning to apply student visa, baka di na payagan o mas maging strict.

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    2. I agree with you. Lalo't kung she is there on a student visa. There are ao many ways to show support to the people of Palestine: boycotting the companies that support the occupation and use your social media to spread what is going on there.

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    3. Di pa naghintay na magtapos muna eh ano?

      Girl, that war has been ongoing way before you were born. If you want a voice, make your way to have a seat at the table. Not on the streets. And not as a nobody.

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    4. Mapusok moves.

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    5. Anon @7:36 korek!!! Dont waste your parent’s money and just finish college. Be so successful that when you open your mouth, people will listen. Mas malaki impact nyan kesa sa now na para lang silang nag ta tantrum na mga toddlers.

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  6. Pwede naman siguro mag protest basta wag mag disrupt ng pag aaral ng iba. Sayang naman yung bayad at student loans kung maaapektuhan yung iba. You have to play by the rules ika nga.

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    1. Korek! buti rich kid ito,when she said her friends are helping her out,sina kuya kim ay sa amerika pa yata on vacay,for sure kuha agad ng apartment yan.

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  7. she's in Fox News haha. wow they got her

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  8. Hamas was calling for war when they did the Oct 7th massacre. If you were Israel, would you not respond? Why dont they call for Hamas to free the hostages instead? Israel wont stop until they dismantle hamas because their people’s security is at stake. Imagine having a neighbor who profess openly to kill you if they get a chance…just wish you have the iron dome of Israel.

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    1. Obviously, babad ka lang sa socmed. Try to read about the history of Palestine. The full history para matauhan ka.

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    2. Lol. Ikaw ang magbasa about palestine. Mali siguro binasa mo. Sino sumakop sa kanila at sino ang umalis nung early 2000 para sila ang manirahan sa gaza. Also, i want you to answer this HOW COME LAHAT NG ARAB COUNTRY AYAW SA KANILA ESPECIALLY EGYPT. Pa woke kayo lmao

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    3. Agree 11:27. There are two sides of a coin. Research ka rin maigi 5:25 dahil obvious na bias ka.

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    4. 11:27 and history justifies murder, massacre? Whatever the history was, there’s no justification for massacre. Now, is Israel’s response to the Oct 7 justified? Absolutely! Hamas was calling for war when they did the Oct7 massacre. Why dont you call Hamas to release the hostages instead of calling Israel to stop the war?

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    5. MAGTIGIL KA! I have both Palestinian and Jewish friends and I live in the middle east. Never ever tell me na prinovoke ng hamas ang israel. I dont wanna elaborate further pero i strongly suggest wag magpapaniwala sa mainstream media. Just because we have close ties sa Israel eh goodie goodie na sila sa atin ano po opo?

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    6. 1:35 lols obviously i do have a stand. And true, there are two sides of the coin. However in this case, i agree with Israel more. Kawawa lang ang civilians. But isipin mo, Israel asked the civilians to leave the area they are going to attack… which military in the world does that? Israel has to eliminate Hamas because otherwise Israel civilians will be in danger. Ofcourse they will protect their citizens. And people say, Gazans have nowhere to go…because Arab countries dont want them. Would you want terrorists in your country? Hell no!!!

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    7. 12:27 Anong lahat ng Arab countries? Stop spreading lies. Ang daming Palestinian refugees sa Jordan and Syria. And for your information since gullible ka at halatang paniwalain ka sa propaganda ng Israel, hindi pinili ng mga Palestinians na manirahan sa Gaza at West Bank. Sapilitan silang pinaalis sa ancestral lands nila. Lahat ng lumaban, pinatay.

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    8. 2:50 Binasa mo ba yung comment mo before posting? Sinabi mong there's no justification for massacre and then followed it up by saying Israel is justified in their response to Oct 7. Pagpatay sa mga civilians is justifiable? Akala mo ba titigil ang Israel kahit irelease ng Hamas ang hostages? Ang end goal nila ay paalisin ang Palestinians at sakupin na ang buong Gaza.

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    9. 2:50 ikaw yung mga taong nagsimula ang narrative since oct. 7.. While the people on the right side of history knows already that its started in NAKBA year 1948. Magbasa ka ng facts at history at malalaman mong hindi lang sa Gaza nangyayari ang ginagawa ng israel sa palestine, pati ultimo sa West Bank na wala namang control ang Hamas ay nakakaranas din ng atrocities ng Israel.

      Besides Hamas is a resistance group they are defending the Gaza sa ginagawang atrocities ng Israel sa kanila hindi lang simula noong oct. 7 but from establishment of since late 80s.

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    10. Yung mga nagtatalo dito both pro-palestine and pro-israel, halatang nagbasa lang from twitter
      "Research" yeah right

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    11. 9:25 Wrong!

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  9. To be fair maiintindihan natin ang Palestine kasi ang Pilipinas binubully ng China. If ever gerahin ng China ang Pilipinas, kawawa ang Pilipinas. Possible same outcome sa nangyayari sa Palestine ngayon. Ewan ko if ang US mag defend sa Pilipinas pero kahit mag defend magiging battle ground ang Pilipinas

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    1. Maling-mali. Ang Pilipinas, hindi umaatake sa China katulad nung ginawa ng Palestine sa Israel - so dun pa lang dapat hindi mo ikukumpara ang Pinas at Palestine.

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    2. Sumugod ba pins sa china para pataying mga tao doon na umaattend ng concert? Wag na wag mo ihahambing Ang pinas sa Palestine. Ibang iba.

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    3. Lalaban lang ng todo ang US para sa Pilipinas kung bibili Rin tayo ng mamahaling armas sa kanila katulad ng ginawa Ng Israel. Giyera ang paboritong negosyo ng US.

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    4. 5:34 Excuse me, hindi tayo terrorists. Wala tayong inaagrabyado para tayo i-bully ng China sa karapatan natin. Hamas started the war in October 7.

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    5. Ang buhay ay weder weder lang. wag masyadong mapusok kung dependent ka pa sa mga magulang mo. Laban kung laban pero lagay mo sa tamang panahon.

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    6. 1:38 and why would any country do it for free? And sacrifice their own lives like in ww2 to save ungrateful gems like you. Its more like how embarrassing we can't defend ourselves pero ikaw pa mayabang.

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  10. May proper venue sa ipinag lala an niya or nila, but not in campus, bakit yung university ba ang may pakana ng Israel-Hamas war? It’s just so wrong to use the university premises, pati yung mga matitinong students na still attending classes na aabala, ultimong yung sleeping time nila apektado dahil maiingay ang mga protesters even at night…they should do or bring their objective at the WH , so they deserve to get consequences

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    1. Ikaw lang ang nagiisip dito. Daming di nakakagets ng point e. Same lang din yan ng argument ni Google. You signed up to be an employee, or in this case a student. You are there to study. When you decided to join an organization, you also have to respect the rules. There's a proper place for that. Hinde yung ginagamit mo yung resources na hinde naman intended for that purpose dahil it is a neutral for all who wants to learn.

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  11. Pwede naman mag protest but in a smart way. Yung alam mong di ma-compromise studies mo, ganern gurl!

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  12. Nakalimutan nya kasi nasa america sya and they don't care if she's an Atienza. Oh well, as a young adult mahirap nga naman talaga umiwas sa peer pressure. You can be anti anything and just keep it to yourself or join the protest and suffer the consequences.

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    1. It’s not hard to deal with peer pressure

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    2. 8:02 congrats

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  13. Anti-war. Does she condemn Hamas also? Excuses. Hanggang ngayon Israel still experiencing holocaust but in a different form…disguised as anti-war.

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    1. Grabe din ang pinagdaanan ng lahi na yan no? Buti naging wise na rin sila at nagpayaman at yung iba nasa pwesto sa gobyerno sa US kundi isa na nmang genocide ang mangyayari, goodness!

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    2. Where in the world are you living? Delusional po kayo

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    3. 8:13 Tapos read history pa daw iba dito samantalang di nila alam yung actual history kasi sila mismo hindi nagbabasa.

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    4. I am married to an Israeli Jew for 9 years now. I am a caregiver of their grandmother, he was a student back then sa NY. Closely knit people, very respectful. Theyll reciprocate whatever received from you, twofolds pa. Resilient. Cautious. Gustong-gusto nila sa Pilipinas and they never forget the time when our country opened the doors for European Jews in the '40s

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  14. nag concentrate ka na lang sana sa studies mo girl. sayang nag tuition fee .

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  15. She could afford to stay in a hotel for the meantime.

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  16. Some of the comments here clearly did not passed the vibe check. The purpose of protesting is to disrupt the norm, so yes there are myriad of ways on how poeple here in the US (and other countries) are showing up for Palestine liberation because of the interconnected of the social issue that is happening in Haiti, Congo and the many other countries experiencing genocide and apartheid. It was never about the hostages and it did not start on 10/7, it’s been a 76 years of illegal occupation of Israelis on Palestenian land. Anyway, kudos to her for standing 10 toes down.

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  17. Na bash siya because she is claiming homeless siya because of the school kicking her out pero anak mayaman siya nagpost ng photos naka first class flights eating caviar

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  18. Accept the consequences of your actions

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  19. Hindi lahat nabigyan ng opportunity like yours. Don’t waste it. Aral lang so you can make a real difference when you step into the real world

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  20. She has to face the consequences of her actions. And you have to respect the rules of your university din naman kasi, and anteh, respetuhin mo ang host country. Kung entitled ka sa home country mo, magbehave ka sa host country mo dzai.

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  21. Kapag ganyan edad, dapat nainimbang ka rin. I am for peace in Israel and Palestine kaya lang future mo din ang nakasalalay. Passionate djn ako sa politics nung bata ako pero hindi umabot sa protesta. Well kung ayaw mi naman sa institution mo dahil sa stand nila eh di go narin

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    1. At hindi rin sila kawalan ng institution.

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    2. Same here. Lalu na pinag aaral ako ng magulang ko na di rin naman namumulot ng pera.

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  22. When you enrolled sa school, dapat ifollow mo rules.

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  23. Kaya minsan mas okay manahimik na lang, hindi naman maalala ng tao yang protest mo. Iba pangarap mag aral sa prestigious na school but they cannot afford.

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  24. Pag protesta sa school may magagawa ba? Wala, just study hard. Sayang lang. I’m not bitter, nakakasar lang yung tackles na tao, sayang opportunity mo sa school

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  25. Sayang ang hirap pa naman makapasok sa school nia.

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  26. Lahat ng international human rights watch groups dineclare na apartheid state ang Israel pero todo support pa rin kayo. Puro kayo nabudol ng mga Zionists. Do you condemn Israel and the IDF for their occupation and genocide of Palestine? Attacking civilians and then disguising it as self-defense. Walang justification ang pagpatay sa mga inosente para makaganti sa Hamas. Wrong is wrong.

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  27. She is a foreigner with a student visa so she should know where to stand. When you are young, you tend be very idealistic and impressionable, but if she really want for change to happen, then she should study harder and aspire to work for organisations that would help usher the changes that she has in mind. Small steps but at least she is doing something beneficial without jeopardising her future. Change the system from within.

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  28. paanong naging homeless? saan nakatira before nag protest?

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    1. Sa campus dormitory kaso sinipa.

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