President Rodrigo Duterte humbly declines the Honorary Degree supplied by University of the Philippines amid the protest of some U.P college students towards the U.P board of regents.
Some college students stated that President Duterte doesn’t deserve the award as a result of he “challenges basic human decency, discourages public dissent, promotes a culture of impunity, and lauds extra-judicial killings”
In his assertion, President Rodrigo Duterte stated that since he was a mayor of Davao City, he didn’t accepted any awards given to him by any group.
“With due respect to the University of the Philippines, I do not accept even when I was mayor. Di tayo tumatanggap as a matter of personal and official policy. I do not accept awards,” Duterte stated.
Wala sa pagkatao ko. Di ko nirereject to make use of reject…I merely declined.” He added.
President Duterte is understood for rejecting awards just like the World Mayor Award and he additionally allegedly rejected the honorary degree supplied by University of Peking to him throughout his go to in China final 12 months.
Pro-Duterte bloggers even urged the President earlier than to reject the honorary degree supplied by the University of the Philippines.
They additionally slammed the scholars who rallied towards President Rodrigo Duterte, regardless of of the truth that the President is understood for rejecting awards.
Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte additionally stated that President Duterte “does not give a heck with any “honorary degree” just because he is aware of he didn’t labored exhausting for such a degree.”