The Ateneo supports the 25% shading standard just because Leni Robredo is appealing for it


It is common knowledge that the Ateneo, its faculty, and its student body collectively support the position that a 25% shading threshold be applied as criteria for the vote recount overseen by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET). The PET recount is being done to settle a dispute lodged by vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos against the claim to the vice presidency of fellow candidate Leni Robredo.

The Ateneo has been on Robredo's side since the campaign. As such, its taking such a position, which is, not surprisingly, exactly the same position Robredo's camp takes on the issue, is necessarily biased and not based on any other argument. For the Ateneo, the argument is idiotically straightforward: Leni Robredo wants the 25% shading criterion applied to the recount, so "we Ateneans" are behind it.

Dumb, right? And to think parents of students of the Ateneo pay astronomical fees to "educate" their kids there. The evidence shows that Ateneans do not go to the Ateneo to learn how to think. They go there to take the elitist position on most issues of national consequence. That's that "Jesuit education" people pay dearly for at work.

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