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Statement: Acceptance of Defeat

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“The students have already spoken. Let us now move on…and unite for our greater fights against the giants…”

 

Isang mapula’t nasyonalistang pagbati sa lahat ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan ng UP Cebu!

First of all, I would like to express my acceptance of defeat and warm congratulations to the new UP Cebu Student Council chairperson Mr. Carlo “Chao” Cabatingan, to Nagkahiusang Kusog sa Estudyante (NKE) for being the majority again in the SC, and to the NEW SC per se.

Though I have many plans for the SC and the whole student body, I have never dreamt much of being the chairperson but I would like to thank NKE, especially those who nominated and voted me to be NKE’s standard bearer during our party congress, for the trust and opportunity.

For those who cried over my loss, DO NOT MOURN because I am not that big loss to the student body. Rather, let us mourn if more youth can no longer enter UP or get a higher education because of rampant tuition increases and privatization of State U’s and Colleges. Let us mourn if millions of Filipino masses die due to injustice brought by the semi-feudal and semi-colonial system characterized by imperialism, bureaucrat capitalism and feudalism. But I believe hinding-hindi ‘yan kailanman mangyayari dahil tayong mga Iskolar ng Bayan ay tunay na palaban.

For those who still hate me or will always hate me because of my vanity, because I am a spammer (on social issues) or because of whatever reason, you may be the happiest people in the world now but it’s okay. I can never please everyone as I am not that perfect. For those who supported and helped me in the campaign (also to KKK supporters), thank you very much!

This election, like any other UP Cebu elections, has brought forth division, indeed. But the students have already spoken. It is now time to heal the wounds and fix broken relationships. Let us now move on and once again, unite for our greater fights against the giants — social problems; the Colonial, Commercialized and Fascist educational system; and the unjust social system.

Let us give our full trust and support to the new chairperson, our new vice-chairperson and my partner King Anthony Perez and our new Student Council because experience-wise, hinding-hindi kayang harapin ng Konseho lamang ang mga problemang ating kinakaharap. They need us very much. Mas kailangan pa rin at mas epektibo ang ating Kolektibong Aksyon sa paglutas ng mga problemang ito. Wala nang panahon pa para magkawatak-watak bunsod ng ating mga prinsipyo’t paniniwala.

I believe it is not my calling to serve in the Council this time and that I have a greater calling outside the Council. But worry not because I will still remain as the Kristian Lora that you know. Mananatili pa rin akong Kristian na minsan niyong nakasama sa pagpropose at pag-pe-pressure sa ating administrasyon na buksan ang second gate; na minsan niyong naging boses sa mga Multi-Sectoral Assembly; na minsan niyong nakasabay sa mga tawanan, iyakan at kantahan; na minsan niyong nakasama sa pag-Defend ng UP High; at minsan niyong naging tagapagtanggol mula sa mga pang-aapi at pag-apak ng ating mga karapatan.

Moreover, expect to see me joining more rallies or even be with you in rallies if you’d like to join dahil bali-baliktarin man natin ang kasaysayan, mas marami tayong naipanalong laban sa pag-ra-rali kaysa mga diyalogo’t petisyon at iba pang diplomatikong pamamaraan lamang.

“Hangga’t may mga inhustisya at hanggang sa nagbibingi-bingian ang gubyerno sa hinaing ng taumbayan, di mawawala ang mga kilos-protesta. At hanggang sa aking makakaya’y lalahok ako sa mga kilos-protesta kahit ikamamatay ko man ito.” (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150089315644794)

I do not know yet what God has called me to do next school year but there is one thing that I am always certainI have been called to GENUINELY Serve The (His) People until my last breath.

Once again, ako si Kristian Jacob “Kristian, Kristian, Kristian” Lora, ang inyong kasama’t kaibigan. Dahil kay Kristian, tayo ay sama-sama sa bawat laban at sa marami pang kapanalunan; kailanma’y hinding-hindi kayo iiwan.

Maraming salamat! Kita-kita lang ta; naa ra gihapon ko sa palibot og daling maduolan. Padayon kita! [Follow Christ], Serve the People! GOD BLESS! #lakasngDiyos #lakasngMasa

PS: Attend na sab ta sa Victory Party sa NKE! ^^,

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Author: pchan_august

Juris Doctor (Law) Student. Iskolar ng Bayan. Activist. Environmentalist. Frustrated Singer, Poet and Writer. Computer Enthusiast. Servant of the Masses. God's Servant.

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