Po­lice says stu­dents of UP,

Business World - - The Nation -

PUP ‘im­merse’ in com­mu­nist camps SOME STU­DENTS of the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines (UP) and the Polytech­nic Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines (PUP) were re­ported to be vis­it­ing en­camp­ments of com­mu­nist rebels in La­guna. Chief Supt. Ed­ward E. Car­ranza, po­lice re­gional di­rec­tor of CAL­ABAR­ZON (Cavite-La­guna-Batan­gasRizal-Que­zon), told re­porters on Mon­day that there are stu­dents of the two state uni­ver­si­ties who are “im­mers­ing” with mem­bers of the Du­ma­gat tribe who have been re­cruited by the New Peo­ple’s Army (NPA), the armed unit of the Com­mu­nist Party of the Philip­pines. “‘Yung word na nan­dito (The word here) is ‘im­mers­ing’ so whether they will stay there or what pero (but) it’s not within (or) part ng (of the) cur­ricu­lum,” Mr. Car­ranza said. He cited re­ports from mem­bers of the Du­ma­gat indige­nous group, who used to be part of the NPA and sur­ren­dered to au­thor­i­ties over the week­end. Among them was a cer­tain Ka Ruben, who said in the same press con­fer­ence that NPA rebels threat­ened young peo­ple, es­pe­cially stu­dents to join them. Mr. Car­ranza also noted that the in­tel­li­gence unit of the com­mu­nist rebels go to the houses of stu­dents to re­cruit them. — Vince An­gelo C. Fer­reras

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