Jan 18, 2021 @ 22:16
Walang harang: Lorenzana pens letter to UP President terminating UP-DND accord
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana pens a two-page letter to UP President Danilo Concepcion regarding the termination of the University of the Philippines and Department of Nation Defense agreement that prevents state forces from entering UP. In the letter, Lorenzana informed the abogado that the agreement is voided effective January 15,2021.
JUST IN: In a letter addressed to UP Pres. Danilo Concepcion, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the UP-DND Accord, an agreement that keeps state forces from entering the premises of the University, is terminated effective January 15. #DefendUP pic.twitter.com/1EGyaJDwSY
— Philippine Collegian (@phkule) January 18, 2021
The DND cited recruitment and several activities of the Communist Party of the Philippines in the campus that pose a threat to the Filipino Youth. In the communication, it was alleged that this is a group that the Anti-Terror Law recognizes as a terrorist organization.
Further, Lorenzana told the abogado that the Armed Forces and the police wishes to reach out to the students only to prove their trustworthiness. They also guaranteed that no stations will be placed inside the campus despite the termination of agreement.
Concepcion is yet to respond to the communication yet.
The last fortress is falling?