UP ETC's Community Discussion Group extends to Barangay UP Campus mothers
by Geraldine Guarin, III BS Economics

UP Economics Towards Consciousness’ (UP ETC) in partnership with UP Community Development Circle (UP CDC) held a Community Discussion Group (CDG) titled 'Ilaw ng Tahanan Bahagian ng Kaalaman' which was geared towards the advancement of the mothers’ understanding on the controversial Reproductive Health Bill (RH) and Gender Sensitivity Issues (GS) at the Barangay UP Campus, February 28.

UP ETC presented the basic facts of RH and opened the floor for insightful discussions such as this mother’s rhetoric, “It was said that RH Bill promotes abortion and therefore evil, but isn’t it worse if we won’t know our opportunities that would further our responsibilities as mothers?”, said in Filipino.

UP CDC discussed GS focusing on the responsibilities of women and mothers which served as the springboard of UP ETC’s discussion on the RH bill.

Through Barangay Captain Hon. Isabelita Gravides, UP ETC and UP CDC successfully held the discussion group attended by more than 30 mothers from the community.

UP ETC is the only academic-political organization based in the UP Diliman School of Economics. Composed of Economics, Business Economics, Business Administration and Accountancy, Geography, Journalism and other degree majors, ETC has consistently created venues concretely linking classroom discussions to social realities. 

Recently, it has been partnering with other UP Diliman organizations to hold discussion groups on different socially relevant issues.

UP ETC has consistently endeavored to bring to life the objectives of unity, consciousness, and action for which it was founded. On its 32nd anniversary, UP ETC launched more innovative projects such as the CDG, the Economics Radio guesting on May Punto Ka ‘Dyan of DZUP, and more.

This article is a feature from the UP ETC official website, http://www.wix.com/updetc/home.

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