Thousands of University of the Philippines Diliman faculty, students, and administrative staffmembers expressed their “likes”, “thumbs up” in Twitter and FB
over the reappointment of UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tanto a new three-year term yesterday.
“Chancy” to most students, his term was marked by consultative processes and support for the struggles of UP workers, students, faculty, indigenous communities, urban poor, and other marginalized sectors of society.
In a statement after the announcement of his reappointment, the Chancellor thanked his “supporters, who come from all sectors and affiliations
and who demonstrated, during the search process, the power of unity and of holding the high moral ground.”
He added that UP Diliman “will accelerate meaningful change while continuing to emphasize consultative processes and careful, even if slow, deliberation in the service of UP and of the nation.”