MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The “Iskolar ng Bayan,” (scholars of taxpayer money) at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus have announced that they will boycott their classes until President Rodrigo Duterte is ousted.
In response, Duterte said he will soon sign an Executive Order that will convert the entire U.P. Diliman campus into a permanent calamity evacuation center for Metro Manila to enable the government to better respond to natural disasters like the floods brought about by the recent typhoon, Ulysses.
In the draft E.O. obtained by The Adobo Chronicles, Duterte said that his administration will not allow the sprawling U.P. Diliman campus to go to waste because it was built and is being maintained by taxpayer money. He added that the savings from the “free tuition” for U.P. students will serve as standby funds that will be tapped for any future calamities.