Kasunduan sa pagbabawal sa pagpapapasok ng state forces, pinutol... UP pumalag sa DND
ni Ronalyn Seminiano Reonico | January 19, 2021
“Unnecessary” at “unwarranted” umano ang pagputol ng Department of National Defense (DND) sa kasunduang pagbabawal sa pagpasok ng state forces sa mga campuses ng University of the Philippines nang walang koordinasyon sa unibersidad, ayon kay UP President Danilo Concepcion.
Pahayag ni Concepcion, "I must express our grave concern over this abrogation, as it is totally unnecessary and unwarranted, and may result in worsening rather than improving relations between our institutions, and detract from our common desire for peace, justice, and freedom in our society.
"That agreement was forged with the formalities that attend the execution of agreements, imbued with the highest sense of fidelity of the parties. It was grounded in an atmosphere of mutual respect, which we were able to maintain for 30 years through the observance in good faith of its provisions.”
Aniya pa, “Instead of instilling confidence in our police and military, your decision can only sow more confusion and mistrust, given that you have not specified what it is that you exactly aim to do or put in place in lieu of the protections and courtesies afforded by the agreement.”
Mensahe rin ni Concepcion kay DND Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, “May I urge you, therefore, to reconsider and revoke your abrogation, and request further that we meet to discuss your concerns in the shared spirit of peace, justice, and the pursuit of excellence.”