- The Department of National Defense (DND) terminated its pact with the University of the Philippines (UP)
- The police and military were disallowed by the pact from entering the UP campus without the school’s permission
- Several celebrities and personalities posted on social media to react to this controversial news
- Janine Gutierrez, Frankie Pangilinan, Enchong Dee, and Atom Araullo expressed their support for UP
The unilateral termination by the Department of National Defense (DND) of its 30-year-old agreement with the University of the Philippines (UP) has received backlash from a lot of netizens.
The said agreement that was scrapped by the DND disallowed the police and military from entering the UP campus without the school’s permission.
KAMI learned that several celebrities and personalities have reacted to this controversial news. They include Janine Gutierrez, Frankie Pangilinan, Enchong Dee, and Atom Araullo. These well-known personalities expressed their support for UP.
Enchong tweeted that the government seems to be scared of a revolution, Frankie slammed the red-tagging of students, while Janine expressed her desire for the university to be protected.
Here are their reactions:
Janine Gutierrez: #DefendUP #DefendUP
Frankie Pangilinan: “red-tagging students just proves how insecure and threatened this administration has become. protect our students. defend our rights. be brave… this sort of unprovoked desperation from the establishment only proves that change IS possible, and likely very close — continue to speak out and fight for what’s right. we stand with you. #DefendUP.”
Enchong Dee: “Because they are afraid of people starting a revolution. They’re in dire need to hold on to power and money as much as they can.”
Atom Araullo: “The DND should ask: why is the UP community troubled by the unilateral abrogation of the accord? Surely they don’t think all of the people there are communists.”
Enchong Dee is a Kapamilya actor who has appeared in projects such as Katorse, Maria de la Barrio, and Muling Buksan ang Puso. He also used to be an athlete, taking part in the Philippine national swimming team that competed in the SEA Games and 2006 Asian Games.
The actor earned a lot of praises online when he shared the positive result of his fundraiser with actress Ria Atayde. The two stars were able to purchase protective equipment and food because of their fundraiser. The actor then personally delivered the PPEs and food to the office of Vice President Leni Robredo.
He also made news when he expressed his outrage over the alleged list of asymptomatic politicians and individuals who supposedly took COVID-19 tests. Enchong Dee called the people in the alleged list as inconsiderate, greedy, and disgraceful.
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