LOOK: UPLB students hold indignation protest against Sereno ouster
LAGUNA, Philippines – “Justice for all, justice for Sereno.”
The students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños joined the call of the National Union of People’s Lawyers to hold a day of protest on Tuesday, May 15, condemning the Supreme Court decision on the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
The event “WE DISSENT Mobilization for Judicial Independence @UPLB” was organized by the UPLB Unbound, a multi-sectoral alliance of campus-based organizations that calls for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte. This was supported by the UPLB University Student Council (USC).
According to UPLB-USC chairperson Charm Maranan, aside from slamming the decision of the high court, the protest also called for the ouster of the President.
“The solgen is part of the executive branch. The quo warranto petition is a manifestation that Duterte is trying to consolidate powers in three branches of government therefore having a defacto dictatorship,” added Maranan.
Maranan urged the UPLB community to join their call to have judicial independence and to resist the tyranny of the Duterte administration.
“History shown that is through collective militant action that we are able to forward the interest of the masses,” said Maranan.
Here are some scenes from the UPLB protest: