Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago claimed joining rallies were required and gives them an additional grade back when she was still a student.
Pialago, who is also the spokesperson for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict Youth Affairs, expressed this during an event with officials of the NTF-ELCAC live-streamed on Facebook on July 5.
She shared that she graduated with a degree in AB Communication at Miriam College.
She said, “Pag estudyante ka, ang pagsali kasi sa rally, minsan, dagdag points yun sa klase. Totoo, totoo. Kasama yung sa requirement.”
Some alumni of Miriam College later took notice of Pialago’s remarks about receiving additional “points” in joining rallies. They countered her claims, saying they never experienced such requirements back then.
One said, “I am a graduate of Miriam College, and I was never made to attend a rally to earn merit.”