A joint resolution crafted by the three sectoral UP regents, which upholds UP as a “safe space for free thought and expression”, has not been denied by the BOR and is instead undergoing refinement by a technical working group.

“Addiction is a national issue. We have to partner with many organizations to provide a more meaningful perspective on addiction in this country. Emphasis has been placed on the criminal or police aspects of the problem. Of course there are issues that need to be resolved by the police, but we would like to view it more as a social and health problem that needs to be addressed,” explained by Dr. Armando C. Crisostomo, UP Manila Vice Chancellor for Research and chairperson of UP Manila’s Technical Working Group on Addiction Science.

Learn more about UP Manila and Development Academy of the Philippines’ response to the glaring problems arising from addiction, particularly illegal substance abuse in the country.