Philosophy professor and student killed
October 26, 2012
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A reader overseas passes on this tragic story of the deaths of a professor and student in the Philippines. It paints a stark portrait of university life in the Philippines.
“Cobal was a philosophy professor who helped many scholars finish college, who helped introduce debating and speaking to students all over Mindanao, who was visionary enough to have put up the first internet cafe on campus, who mentored many lives, was robbed, killed, strapped in a chair and burned together with his internet shop. We cry justice for Othello Cobal!” lawyer Marc Castrodes, PTV5 news anchorman and an alumnus of the MSU’s college of social sciences, said in a letter addressed to President Benigno Aquino III and posted on Facebook for all MSUans to sign.