The University of the Philippines (UP) is attempting so rattling onerous to be on President Rodrigo Duterte’s good facet–and it’s so “un-UP.”
House opposition bloc chief, Ifugao lone district Rep. Teddy Baguilat had this to say Wednesday (April 19) in response to the UP Board of Regents’ (BOR) intention to bestow and honorary doctorate degree on Davao City mayor-turned-President Duterte.
“Sobrang obvious naman na nagsisipsip ang UP leadership. With due respect to the President, Ano nagawa nya sa UP as a system at sa komunidad na dapat parangalan siya?” mentioned Liberal Party (LP) member Baguilat.
The congressman’s remarks–disdainful as they’re–had been magnified by the truth that he’s a UP alumnus.
In quick, the problem hits dwelling for Baguilat, who has been a constant critic of Duterte’s in Congress. He stopped in need of saying that the President doesn’t deserve such honor, particularly from UP.
“At sa totoo lang, ang UP bilang academic institution ay nagtataguyod ng kalayaan, karapatang pantao at demokrasya. These are the values n beliefs that UP stand for. Can our alumni honestly say that these are also the values that the President espouses?” Baguilat requested.
“Ayon sa kanya, di kasing halaga ang karapatang pantao kumpara sa kanyang nais na masugpo ang droga. Bukas siya at ilang beses na nagpahayag na kinakailangan ang Martial Law. Ilang beses din niyang sinabi na walang human rights ang mga kriminal,” he mentioned of Duterte, earlier than including, “Ang isang UPian, Di ganyan magisip.”