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Students of 2 Baguio universities slam threats to safety, ‘malicious labeling’

By: - Correspondent / @kquitasolINQ
/ 05:10 PM September 28, 2022

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Students of the University of the Philippines Baguio protest proposals to allow policemen and soldiers access to colleges and universities. (File Photo by VINCENT CABREZA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

BAGUIO CITY — The Student Council of the University of the Philippines Baguio on Tuesday (Sept. 27) condemned the threats to the safety of its students, accused of “fighting the government” by an anonymous sender of “malicious labeling.”

In a statement, UP Baguio’s Student Council said it received text messages from an unidentified group “threatening to inflict harm and injury on our students.”


“As a university, we encourage our students to engage in the discourse on social justice to serve as catalysts for change,” it said.


The Student Council added:” As a democratic society, we should be open to varied perspectives and seek solutions to achieve inclusive development.”

Similar threatening messages were received by the students of Saint Louis University (SLU) Baguio.

‘Wala kayong ginawa kung ‘di labanan ang gobyerno. Mga studyante kayo, gobyerno nagpaparal sa inyo peo kinakalaban nyo,” part of the threat said.

(You do nothing but fight the government. You are students, the government educates you, but you fight it.)

“Nasa loob na ng SLU Bonifacio ang iba naming kasama, humanda kayo bukas. Malalaman n’yo hinahanap ‘nyo,” it added.

(Our members are already inside the SLU Bonifacio, be ready. You will find out what you are looking for.)


The SLU’s student council also condemned what it described as a “crackdown against progressive youth.”

“These acts of fascism must end now. We are one in the call to defend democracy and uphold our human rights,” the Student Council said. INQ


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