6 days ‘No place for intolerance, bigotry, red-tagging in UP,’ says chancellor Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- There is no place for intolerance, bigotry, and red-tagging in the University of the Philippines, UP Diliman Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo said on Friday. Nemenzo pointed out that the premier state university is a "safe haven for civilized and intelligent discourse," in keeping with its tradition of academic freedom. "But it has no place for intolerance, bigotry, and red-tagging. Red-tagging, in particular, is dangerous because it focuses on labels over substance and encourages intimidation and violence," he said in a statement. Nemenzo made the remarks after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to cut the funding of UP following calls ... more