CHED Chair J. Prospero E. De Vera III initiated a breakfast meeting between DND Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana and UP President Danilo L. Concepcion on 04 February 2021 at the Veterans Golf Club in Quezon City.
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.
UP has issued a statement responding to SND Lorenzana’s decision to relieve Maj. Gen. Alex Luna of his position as Armed Forces Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence over the publication of an erroneous list of alleged NPA members.
A recent post has been going around social media emanating from the Civil Relations Service AFP Facebook account. This post features Michael Eric Castillo, which the post identifies as a professor of the University of the Philippines.
We in the University of the Philippines are pleased to hear that Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has decided to engage in a dialogue with us. All that we request is an agreement on the date and place where the dialogue will be held. We believe that with shared openness and respect, we can settle issues between our respective institutions.
Former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos and I had great respect for each other and for the institutions we represented. We had a deep understanding between us about the inalienable rights to freedom, democracy, justice and peace that lasted beyond our respective presidencies.
“Protect academic freedom” and “maintain UP as a safe haven for all beliefs and forms of democratic expression”: UP President Danilo Concepcion responds to DND Secretary Lorenzana’s unilateral abrogation of the UP-DND Accord.