After I read GUIDON's rebuttal article against the Varsitarian's editorial, I scrolled down some more to read the comments of other readers of the article. I found an amalgam of people from different schools that share a common viewpoint on the Varsitarian's lemon article.

But a comment from someone, implied as a Thomasian, caught my eye.

It's about an editorial article that sprung because the article was written after he "saw an Atenean wearing a GetBlued shirt with Rizal('s silhouette) saying 'Ateneo: I spent many happy years there.'". Upon researching and reading the article, I have this to say.

First of all, I would like to address that there is nothing wrong to write something about what inspires you. It seems like the commenter disliked the idea that a simple shirt sparked an article in the student paper. But it is an editorial, so i gues she has the freedom to address what he likes.

Second, the next statements are not targeted to the author of Rizal-is-a-Thomasian article. It is more directed to the collective Varsitarian staff who published the lemon editorial.

To start, let us set the premise that Rizal really did "spent his most meaningful days in UST". That his knowledge and wisdom was due to his Thomasian education. Thereby, his name is engraved as one of the best alumnus of the University of Santo Tomas.

Hmmmmp... Following the conservative point of view of the Varsitarian through their collective Editorial, I find it funny that one of the most famous Thomasian, who is considered the greatest Philippine Hero, had a different view on the matter.

Dr. Jose P. Rizal, who took Art classes and Medical courses in the UST, in his letter to addressed to them, advised the Women of Malolos: to be wary of blind obedience, God's gift of freewill, having one's reason through personal reflection, etc.

You can view my previous blog about our Pambansang Bayani. But for those who are not interested to jump to that article, I have taken this portion from that blog post which I think should be in everyone's little notebook of reflections.

About believing something of one's reason:
"The usual reply of those who want to fool others is this: He who depends on his own reason is arrogant. I believe that more arrogant is he who wishes to subject another’s will and dominate all men. More arrogant is he who poses as God, who pretends to understand every manifestation of God’s will. And exceedingly arrogant or blasphemous is he who attributes to God everything he says and desires and makes his personal enemies the enemies of God. We ought not to depend on ourselves solely. We should seek advice, listen to others and do what we believe to be the most reasonable..."

There's nothing left to discuss because always and forever I will always shout: