[In the news] Duterte gov’t ends 1989 deal barring troops from UP -Rappler.com
Duterte gov’t ends 1989 deal barring troops from UP
The Duterte administration through the 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.
In a letter dated January 15, DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the accord was “terminated or abrogated effective this date.”
The accord, signed in 1989, prevented state forces from entering UP campuses without notifying the university administration. If the termination is implemented, this means police and military can enter UP campuses freely.
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