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UE: No screening of martial law-related films on campus

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 07:23 PM October 05, 2018

The University of the East (UE) slammed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for tagging the school as recruitment ground of communists and belied military accusations that martial law-related materials were being shown on campus.

UE asserted in a Facebook post that there were no screening of martial law films and no incidences of communist recruitment in their school.

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An official statement from the University of the East, October 5, 2018…

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Posted by University of the East (UE) on Thursday, October 4, 2018

“The entire University of the East community, covering UE’s campuses in Manila and Caloocan, condemns the tagging of of our beloved University as an alleged outlet for the recruitment of members for communist groups,” it said in a statement on Friday.

On Wednesday, the AFP said at least 10 schools were being used as recruitment grounds of communists, who are allegedly hatching a plan to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte.

READ: AFP chief links 10 Metro Manila universities to ‘Red October’

AFP Deputy Assistant Chief for Operations Brig. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. claimed that screenings of atrocities during the Marcos regime were used as an information drive for the destabilization plot.

“There have been no screening of martial law-related films on campus, there also have been no incidences or reports of entry into our campuses by suspected members of communist groups, and there have been no incidences of activism on campus for the longest time,” UE noted.


UE then reiterated its vision statement, which is dedicated to producing quality education and competent leaders for the country.

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“As such UE, is an institution that continues to adhere to the ideals of Filipino nation. After all as stated in our vision statement, UE ‘commits itself to producing, through relevant and affordable quality education, morally upright and competent leaders in various professions, imbued with a strong sense of service to their fellowmen and their country,’” UE said.


The statement was also posted in UE’s official Twitter page.

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