- President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed a bill giving Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) a “national polytechnic university” status.
- He said that the satellite campuses of PUP should be evaluated
- Duterte also mentioned that he does not care if PUP shuts down
President Rodrigo Duterte has spoken after he vetoed a bill that will grant the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) a “national polytechnic university” status.
KAMI learned that the President said he does not care even if the PUP closes down.
In a report by CNN Philippines, the President also threatened those students who joined communist groups.
"Kayo diyan ‘yang pwede nating sarahan 'yang PUP. Wala akong pakialam sa kanila. Go ahead," Duterte said.
"Then maghanap kayo ng armas. 'Pag makita kayo ng sundalo o pulis, ang order ko nga dead or alive, patayin mo... You want to go to the mountains, demand, extort food? Go ahead. Gusto ninyong may galit kayo sa mundo kasi ganyan kayo at 'yung iba meron, ikaw wala? Eh, hindi na kasalanan ng gobyerno. Kasalanan ng magulang ninyo 'yan,” he added.
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As reported by ABS-CBN News, it was stated in the veto letter that the performance of PUP’s satellite campuses and extension programs needs further evaluation.
"The comparative performance of its satellite campuses and extension programs needs to be similarly evaluated before granting the PUP system as a whole such a privileged status," it read.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Duterte said that he would certify a bill as urgent to prevent discrimination in the country.
Born on March 28, 1945, Rodrigo Roa Duterte is the current and 16th President of the Philippine. He also served as the mayor of Davao City for more than 20 years.
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