“This is more than recognition, this is INCLUSIVITY and EQUALITY.”

Kinaantigan sa social media ang naging pagmartsa ng general support staff ng University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Arts and Letters, kabilang na ang kanilang security guard at janitor, sa ginanap na graduation rites ng academic unit noong Lunes, Hunyo 10.

Base sa video clip ng kaganapan na ibinahagi ng “The Flame”, ang opisyal na student publication ng UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, sa kalagitnaan ng pagmartsa ay ipinakilala rin ang mga miyembro ng non-teaching academic staff na binubuo ng office and general support staff.

Matapos ipakilala ay malugod na nagmartsa ang mga support staff, na pinangunahan ng security guard at janitor ng academic unit.

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Sinalubong naman sila ng masigabong palakpakan mula sa mga graduate at iba pang dumalo sa seremonya.

Matapos ibahagi ng “The Flame” ang clip ng video sa kanilang Facebook page, agad itong nag-viral ang kinaantigan ng mga netizen.

Habang sinusulat ito’y umabot na sa mahigit 4 million views, 141 reactions, 1,900 comments, at 22,000 shares ang naturang post ng student publication.

Narito ang ilang mga komento ng netizens:

“This is more than recognition, this is INCLUSIVITY and EQUALITY.”

“This is going to be a trend in social media. Instead of seeing graduate students dancing their tiktok style in their graduation ceremonies, this is what schools should emulate. This is how you promote your values and culture of a prestigious organization. Salute to AB!! .”

“Wow! So proud of the Faculty of Arts and Letters for recognizing the non-teaching staff of their college. This shows how they value the roles of these unsung heroes. Kudos, UST!”

“I don't know why but this brought tears to my eyes. Kudos UST for doing this.

“Thank you UST FACULTY OF ARTS AND LETTERS for the tribute and recognition of all the non-teaching staff. They are the "silent heroes" who are oftentimes unrecognized by most students.”

“Yes, because they belong to the school community and they play an important role..nice practice! Kudos, UST! Thank you for giving us something to emulate!”

“This is the first ever recognition to the non teaching staff of one amongst the prestigious University in the Philippines. Students must be thankful to these people who really work hard to protect the them. Those are the hardworking employees behind the success of each student, teaching staff, and the rest. CONGRATULATIONS to all.”