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UP now 'safe haven for enemies of the state,' claims defense chief
JAN 19, 2021 10:04 AM PHT

RAMBO TALABONG

https://www.rappler.com/nation/defense-lorenzana-says-university-philippines-now-safe-haven-state-enemies-dnd-accord-end

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana justified the Duterte government's decision to end a 1989 agreement that barred troops from entering the University of the Philippines (UP), which he claimed has become a "breeding ground" for extremists.

"The agreement has become obsolete. The times and circumstances have changed since the agreement was signed in 1989, eight years after the martial law ended," Lorenzana said in a statement Tuesday, January 18.

"The country's premier state university has become a safe haven for enemies of the state," Lorenzana added, referring to communists.

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