Here is today’s Editorial from the Inquirer. I was a little more pleased, but at least they were nuanced enough to acknowledge that we do need liberal education.
And yes, the humanities and social sciences stand at the heart of it. I hope Ateneo de Manila and many other institutions across the country will not be dissuaded by the forces of the market that close philosophy departments in the name of national progress. Or to adopt fundamentalistic stances that do not permit the possibility of critical debate, even on matters of faith—or do not permit us to explore the great traditions on which we are founded. (Ehem.)