‘UP will continue to promote critical thinking’
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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