Lapu gov’t to put up Water Tank Fire Protection System in highly congested areas

Futch Anthony Inso 02/16/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government is targeting to establish 20 Water Tank Fire Protection System (WTFPS) in highly congested areas here. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that the project is under the resiliency program…

Freedom is not academic

Geronimo L. Sy - @inquirerdotnet 02/08/2021

Academic freedom is much debated today. It is on record that the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) entered into a pact in 1989 to govern the conduct of military and…

Threat to academic freedom—from inside UP

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 02/06/2021

The University of the Philippines community is gearing up to fight a threat to its academic freedom with the unilateral abrogation by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of National Defense…

KUWENTONG KULE: Academic  freedom and the termination of  the  UP-DND Accord 

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 01/26/2021

#DefendUP and #DefendAcademicFreedom became trending hashtags for the past few days due to the sudden, arbitrary, and unilateral termination by the  Department of National Defense of the  so-called 1989 University of the Philippines (UP)-DND Accord. The UP-DND Accord…

IBP to gov’t: Right the wrong and set firm policies vs red-tagging

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 01/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The national organization of lawyers has called on the government to “right the wrong and set firm policies against red-tagging” as it disregards due process, rule of law, and weakens the State. “False and…

UP president challenges AFP claim on Reds’ campus infiltration

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 01/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — University of the Philippines (UP) president Danilo Concepcion on Saturday said the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) allegation that some of the university’s colleges, units and offices have condoned the “infiltration” of communist rebels lacks…

CHEd steps into UP-DND row over ‘problematic’ accord, to broker talks

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chair Prospero de Vera said on Friday that the agreement barring unauthorized police and military presence at the University of the Philippines was “destined to be problematic.” De Vera…

Military tries agitprop

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 01/20/2021

A detail that has always struck me as revealing was that during the Diliman Commune, some residents banded together to hunt down students participating in the revolt. That was the other face of the University of the…

Academic excellence, freedom

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 01/20/2021

I hope there was a miscommunication somewhere that led Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to abrogate, unilaterally, an agreement that barred the military and the police from entering any of the University of the Philippines campuses without prior…

A tale of two mass gatherings

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 11/30/2020

In June 2020 at the University of the Philippines campus in Cebu, police arrested eight individuals who were participating in a rally against the anti-terrorism bill. There was no long, drawn-out investigation prior to the arrests. Authorities…

Treat everyone you meet as carriers, physicians urge

Christine O. Avendano 08/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Now that Metro Manila and other areas with a high number of COVID-19 cases are easing back to a general community quarantine (GCQ), a doctor has this advice: Act as if people you meet…

Student Body raises concern over ‘ghost accounts,’ attacks vs UP Cebu community

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Duplicate” and “fake” accounts bearing the names of some students of the University of the Philippine (UP) have started to proliferate on social media sites. The UP Office of the Student Regent suspects…

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