Adelante! Thoughts on the USJR scandal

I had personal doubts commenting about this scandal involving a student from a known catholic school, University of San Jose-Recoletos. (I even debated with myself with the thought of not mentioning the school but since it has made its way to the national news, I forgave myself) Further, I might be tagged as someone who wants to boost my stats or just another opinionated blogger whose overflowing with self-proclaimed ‘wisdom’.

Call me anything you want, this is my blog. :p

Mag-bisaya unta ko. But then, for the sake of my foreign followers, I am English to me. hahaha  Got that?

Enough with the intro!

Warning: This is badly written. Cross the line below at your own risk.

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Here’s the story: The Sex scandal I am talking about involves a USJR student in uniform having some intense sexual action with her boyfriend on cam. Two consenting teenagers exploring their bodies.

In Uniform. With Consent.

The problem with the video (which I haven’t watched in full) is the wearing of the uniform (complete with school ID!). The act was amplified in all the different angles of it. Would it make to the national news if the girl did not wear that cloth? Probably NO.  It would just be another porn video online. You see, you [partly] represent the institution you belong by wearing that uniform.

Uniformity is next to stereotype-y.

But don’t get me wrong! Whether or not you are in uniform, you should never do that kids. All I want to say is, you carry a responsibility of honoring the institution because you are in uniform. Just as other professions like policemen, teachers, doctors, nurses, etc. Change clothes. Respect it.

The school will resume wearing their uniform next week as announced. To let the stir settle a bit, they have suspended it for a time. It was to protect its students from the casual stare they get from wearing that uniform and being mocked by some arrogant people, some even trending the joke “i-USJR mo ako!” (roughly implying ‘do it to me’).

So yeah, those green skirts and white long sleeves are back with much greater honor. Stains can be easily washed off right? And sometimes we need a little bleaching. but still, it’s a learning experience to be careful not to stain it again.

Adelante! (Forward!) USJR shouts!

Adelante! (Forward!), USJR shouts!

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Rumors spread like wild fire. The Girl is expelled. The Girl committed suicide. The Girl is migrating to the states. The video was uploaded as a blackmail after the girl broke up with the guy. The phone was snatched and the snatcher uploaded it.

Among all these, I can confirm that the girl is allowed to graduate for as long as she complies with the requirements. And that she is alive.

Oh, it is very disappointing how people create stories. How awful has the effect of nighttime dramas twisted their minds?  From reading too much cheap novels? Well, it only proves how primitive our minds are. Sex is still an easy bait.

Right now, as to the legal aspects of this case would cover, I would leave that to the experts. It seems to be not covered by the RA 10175 (Cybercrime Law) but it seems to be under that Anti Voyeurism Act born after the Hayden Kho mess. That’s the limit of my nit-wit right there. Sorry.

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To clear things:

I am not a USJR student.

I have not watched the video. Nor do I have the link. But I tried to watch it. And caught myself guilty of lust. So I stopped. I watched better videos.

I am not perfect. So are you.

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Condemn the act. Not the person.

Let He

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We are what we say

We are what we say.

Or at least half of it. 🙂

When I got freshly pressed (I still can’t get over it) with my futuristic post entitled “To My Son, An Open Letter”, I received tons of positive feedback. I myself was mesmerized as to how a lot of people have actually appreciated that piece of work. Honestly, that post was not my all-time favorite (at that time). I thought it was good but definitely never realized it was way that good. You see, I expected to have some more negative comments.

I have always felt I am over-appreciated; treated special in some way. Being the teacher’s pet, the “Mr. President”, the guy who can’t say NO, very easy to convince (but never bullied), because I am too fragile and complicated to mess up with. They’ll get into trouble for having a lot of enemies. I am always with the majority. Going with the flow. Not the one who leads, but yeah, the leader. Did I make sense? Cause I often not.

Some say my writing style is not the one they expect from a physically tall young man. It’s too melodramatic. Not the hard-core blow-by-blow type. It lacked angst. That’s what I heard.

Going back to the very reason why I wrote this post, I was ambivalent at this one comment:

I could have ranted a blog-long comment, insulted or merely deleted or unapproved the comment. But NO. Out of the blue, I just replied :

We are what we say. 😉

I guess my days at the psychiatric institution have really paid off. The experience in handling troubled/troublesome individuals was a big help.

A friend of mine who also noticed the annoying comment even praised me for my reply. haha 😀

So, that’s why I was writing this. You see, the words that come out of us speaks of who we are inside. Someone, complaining about how lazy that co-employee of theirs, might be in some degree (or time) be lazy too.

The people who can’t see the beauty of other creation are either blinded by their own prejudices or blinded by their own egoistic self.

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” –Dorothy Nevill

So, speak kind words, choose them carefully, and sometimes…learn to keep you mouth shut!

That sums it all.

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We are what we say.

So, if I say, my followers are good-looking, that should mean I am too, right? 😀