Professors promoting ‘rebellious’ ideas may face contempt — Albayalde

/ 03:17 PM October 04, 2018

Professors who are encouraging their students to entertain “rebellious” ideas could find themselves facing contempt charges, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said.

Albayalde’s warning came after the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) claimed that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has allegedly started organizing 18 universities and colleges in Metro Manila and have allegedly started organizing students to join the “Red October” plot which aims to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.


READ: AFP: Reds recruiting in 18 schools for oust-Duterte plot

“Eh kung kasuhan kaya natin yung teachers na nag-iinstigate ng mga estudyante? Diba? They should be also charged for contempt, dahil kung anu-anong itinuturo sa mga [estudyante], kung meron mang faculty members,” he said in a press briefing.


(What if we charge those teachers instigating students? Right? They should be also charged for contempt, because they are teaching such things to our students, if there are indeed faculty members who do that.)

Albayalde said that such professors are spreading false information to their students, whom he said are the “creme of the crop” and the “hope of the land.”

READ: Elago: ‘Red-tagging’ of Metro schools an attack on campus free speech

“Kung kami nga nagpapakamatay na para sa ating bansa (Even us who are dying for the country). We are trying to save generations dito, and yet ganoon ang mga itinuturo natin sa ating mga estudyante (we are teaching these things to our students),” he said.

He also reminded students in state universities that they should not rebel against the government which gives them free education.

“These youth are given free education by no less than the government… and yet hindi ka pa guma-graduate (and yet you have not graduated) you are doing that against the government that gives you free education,” he said.

He also noted that schools are the “second home” of students while professors are their “second parents.” /muf


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