QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now that the closure of Boracay Beach Resort has come and rehabilitation has begun, Philippine President Rodrigo Dutete has focused his attention on the University of the Philippines, the state-funded learning institution.
Duterte issued Executive Order No. 69, ordering the immediate closure of the Diliman and other campuses of U.P.
The order states that U.P. will be closed for two semesters and will reopen upon completition of a total overhaul of the U.P system.
”We owe it to the Filipino taxpayers to have a state-funded learning institution that can produce responsible, law-abiding citizens and productive members of our society,” Duterte told The Adobo Chronicles.
U.P. has recently caught the ire of the President as well as ordinary Filipino citizens for the students’ participation in walk-outs, protests and rallies, putting to waste hard-earned taxpayer money.
The news comes as a big disappointment to students who recently passed the U.P. College Admission Test (UPCAT). Now they will have to ask their parents for financial assistance so they could instead attend Ateneo or De La Salle.