In addition, the 1989 agreement expressly stipulates that «no member of the police may carry out operations on UP campuses without prior consultation with or as requested by the UP authorities.» «We will not allow news collection,» he said, adding that this is why the agreement was signed. 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. 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. 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. 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 demonstration of a few people outside the door of the University of the Philippines Cebu Campus yesterday, June 5, 2020, which led to the arrest of eight people (one of them only a spectator) led to the awareness of the document of Netizens known as up-DND 1989 Accord, which described some as the Soto-Enrile Accord. This document requires that the commander of a unit of the Philippine Armed Forces (AFP), Philippine Constabulary – Integrated National Police (PC-INP, Now, the Philippine National Police or PNP) or civic unit (CAFGU), which intends to conduct military or police operations inside a U.P. campus, should give advance notice to the President of the United States, the Chancellor of a Constituent University or the Dean of a Regional Unit or the officers concerned in case of absence. 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. 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) Up Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan also called the alleged interference a violation of the agreement between the university and the Department of National Defence (DND).
Mr. Tan acknowledged the need to review the agreement, as the current agreement does not provide for sanctions for those who violate its provisions. De Vera said cooperation in police training and information exchange was already part of the review of the agreement. In a press release, the Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo-Kilusang Mayo Uno (AMA Sugbo-KMU) working group said the police were violating the agreement between UP and the Department of National Defence, called the 1989 UP-DND Agreement, which prohibits police authorities from accessing UP campuses. The UP official expressed concern that the AFP had not followed the guidelines of the agreement between UP and DND. «Police violently dispersed the protest and asked the protesters to run on the UP Cebu campus. Under the UP-DND agreement signed in 1989, state armed forces cannot enter UP`s premises without authorization. This is a clear violation of this agreement,» the group said. 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.