September 28, 2023

“First Day High” is an expression related to first day of classes. It was also made into a song by the Filipino rock band Kamikaze in 2006 and into a film directed by Mario Cornejo in 2006.
The film presented how thrilled students were during their first day of classes. It showed the life of freshmen students in their university days.
The supposed happiness or thrill during first day of classes that the film and the song conveyed was manipulated and destroyed by the underground movement and its allies, especially in colleges and universities in the localities, as they altered its meaning and changed it to “First Day Fight”.
The excitement on the first day of classes has turned into anger, disgust, and terror as progressive youth groups used it to conduct protest actions such as walk-outs among other educational discussions.
It had come to our attention that some legal youth formations in schools and universities conducted “First Day Fight” protest actions and other discussions to include the Maikling Kurso sa Lipunan at Rebolusyong Pilipino and Araling Aktibista during the first day of classes this school year 2023-2024.
Instead of orienting freshmen students about the school’s policies and procedures, they are radicalized with the usual anti-government issues of activists.
We, the parents of the Samahan ng Mamamayang Nagkakaisa Kontra Terorismo, are dismayed these kinds of activities were conducted on the first day of classes.
Students should be in their classrooms studying, not in the streets rallying against the government. Students should be holding books, not placards demonizing the government. — MA. LOUISA FOLIGAN, spokesperson, Samahan ng Mamamayang Nagkakaisa Kontra Terorismo