The Duterte government through its Department of National Defense (DND) ended the government’s decades-long accord with the University of the Philippines (UP) that prevented state forces from entering its campuses.
Right after the news broke on Monday night, January 18, students took to social media to slam the continuing crackdown on dissent, with the hashtags #DefendUP, #NoToCampusMilitarization, and #DefendAcademicFreedom trending on Twitter. (READ: What you need to know about the 1989 UP-DND Accord)
Rappler reporter Rambo Talabong sits down with student leaders from different UP campuses to talk about the implication of the “unilateral termination” of the UP-DND accord. In this interview are:
- Renee Louise Co – UP Student Regent-elect
- Jainno Bongon – UP Los Baños University Student Council (USC) Chair
- Aura Mae Agbay – UP Cebu USC Chair
- Bruce Mico Gamad – UP Mindanao USC Chair
Bookmark this page to watch the interview on Tuesday, January 19, at 10 am. – Rappler.com