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‘UP will continue to promote critical thinking’

/ 05:16 AM November 21, 2020

The University of the Philippines Diliman defended on Friday its students and faculty’s right to dissent, saying that the learning institution would continue to be a venue of critical thinking and academic freedom especially during these times of economic distress and political divisiveness.

“In keeping with its tradition of academic freedom, UP is a safe haven for civilized and intelligent discourse. But it has no place for intolerance, bigotry and Red-tagging. Red-tagging in particular is dangerous because it focuses on labels over substance and encourages intimidation and violence,” UP Diliman chancellor Fidel Nemenzo said in a statement. —NIKKA G. VALENZUELA

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