QUEZON CITY, August 29 (PIA) —The French police chief, Police General Oscar D. Albayalde supports the opinion of the Chairman of the Higher Education Committee, Dr. Prospero De Vera, on the need to review the 30-year agreement between the Department of National Defence and the University of the Philippines that sets rigid conditions for the access of government security forces to UP campuses. Tan said they would like to know why the AFP violated a 1989 agreement between the university and the government prohibiting the presence of police and army officers on campus without notice and prior approval from the UP administration. „We will not allow news collection,” he said, adding that this is why the agreement was signed. De Vera said cooperation in police training and information exchange was already part of the review of the agreement. In 1992, Abueva and Rafael Alunan III, then Minister of the Interior, signed another agreement covering the Philippine National Police (PNP). The 1989 agreement between Jose Abueva, then president of the UP, and Fidel Ramos, then Minister of Defence, which still exists today, dates back to the initial agreement of Soto Enrile, signed during the period of martial law. Mr. Tan acknowledged the need to review the agreement, as the current agreement does not provide for sanctions for those who violate its provisions. In 1989, JOSE Nemenzo, president of the UP, and Fidel Ramos, then Minister of Defense, reached an agreement limiting the capacity and presence of the police and military force in its large campuses and regional units. (PIA InfoComm/PNP PIO) As vice president of UP, De Vera said he insisted on a review of the 1989 agreement between UP and the DND, highlighting the limited capabilities and capabilities of the police up in the fight against crime and radicalism on campus.
Central Visayas police rejected accusations that they used excessive force by dispersing anti-terrorist protesters and violated an agreement prohibiting the army and police from entering the University of the Philippines. Mr. Tan asked the military to respect the agreement between UP and the DND and not to conduct intelligence activities on campus. MANILA, Philippines – The Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (CHEd), Prospero de Vera, stressed the need to review a 1989 agreement between the Department of National Defence and the University of the Philippines (UP) that mentions the „prevalence of the drug problem” at the public university and the inability of its police to manage crime and extremism. Colonel Noel Detoyato, from AFP`s Office of Public Affairs, said the presence of soldiers on campus is covered by the agreement between the DND and UP. The UP official expressed concern that the AFP had not followed the guidelines of the agreement between UP and DND. Senator Francis „Kiko” Pangilinan, who is also a lawyer, condemned the arrests in a statement and said it was a violation of the UP-DND (Soto-Enrile) Agreement of 1989. They don`t have the skills, they don`t have the training and maybe the media should investigate the actual ability of the police up to handle the drug problem inside campus, because there are parts of the UP campus that are identified as areas where there is a prevalence of drugs,” De Vera said Tuesday.
For example, he found that there were no police in the UP Technohub and up Town Center, as these remain the property of the university despite the leadership of Ayala Corp. „Some of the policemen were pushed,” Brigadier General Albert Ferro, central Visayas police chief, said at a news conference Friday.