The Online Community Newspaper of the University of the Philippines Diliman calls on President Benigno Aquino III to defend the rights of UP students and its faculty members especially those who were detained, the ones who have gone missing and the ones who were killed because of their political affiliations.
The arrest of UP Diliman students and professors is hardly surprising news but through the years, the rights of individuals have been trampled on while government officials and the mainstream media turned a blind eye. Those who studied in the University of the Philippines Diliman already know that calling for justice and holding protests to call on government officials is almost an everyday occurrence.
The University’s commitment to be a catalyst in Philippine politics and in the Philippine society has maligned the University’s reputation though. Today, it is no secret that the Philippine military brands anyone from UP as very left-wing even if not everyone from the University is a leftist.