It seems to me like we're getting nowhere. Aside from boycotting classes, wearing black shirts and protest paraphernalias, I don't see any positive developments regarding our battle. Today, many students opted to go home than join the others in protest. Many of us are just simply losing hope in gaining a decision in our favor and even other professors are saying that we are fighting a losing battle here.
Rumors have it that the Mechanical Engineering Faculty is now divided. Some of the professors (especially those who graduated from UP) are not anymore willing to help.
It's been two weeks since this issue has erupted but still, the efforts made by the Student Council and the Unified Mapuans' and the students altogether seem to be too weak against the administration's seemingly pre-planned revision. All their actions were numbered, and their decisions are strongly constructed that just seem to strong to break.
The preceding events for the past weeks have affected us greatly. Just this week, I've only been in three classes because others were either suspended or boycotted.Sana lang hindi mapunta sa wala mga sakripisyo naming mga estudyante. Sana'y dinggin ng administrasyon ng paaralan ang aming mga hinaing at hayaan na ang Mapua ay manatiling Mapua.