Usap-usapan ngayon sa social media ang pag-graduate ni Senador Manny Pacquiao sa kursong Political Science. Ang kadalasan kasing kurso sa kolehiyo ay tinatapos loob ng 4 na taon at pataas. Pero sa mga news reports, lumalabas na tinapos lang ni Pacquiao ang naturang kurso sa loob ng 3 buwan.
Sa kaniyang social media account, nagsalita si former ambassador Bobi Tiglao tungkol sa isyu. Ayon kay Tiglao, kailangan ipaliwanag ni Pacquiao kung paano ito nangyari.
“Pacquiao/UMak should explain how he got his BS degree.
Senator Pacquiao and the University of Makati should disclose the full details (assessment report, mainly) how he got a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Makati in just three months.
What I know of such degrees being given is after the board of the university concludes that an applicant’s work could be substituted for the subjects of the degree he is applying for. For example, a mayor certainly can claim his work as mayor can substitute for units in a political science degree.
I can’t imagine how Pacquiao can claim he deserves a political science degree because of his years as a boxer. The most Pacquiao could have gotten from an academic institution would be an honoris causa or honorary degree, maybe in physical educaition, or sports science.
If Pacquiao can’t explain how he got this degree, or if it was really fraudulent, he would be committing some crime (falsification of public recrods or bribery of public officials, ie. the University of Makati officials). If that university can’t explain why it gave Pacquiao that degree, the Commission on Higher Education should close it down, as it has violated that most important prerquisite for a university, which is to award degrees only acccoridng to its regulation.s”
Source: Bobi Tiglao