During the speech of President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang for the ceremonial signing of the 2017 budget, he-threatened to scrap the budget for the University of the Philippines (UP) because their students and graduates turn to rebellious against the government.
“…lahat ng mga taga UP, alam niyo ba mga rebelde, kalaban natin. Balak ako itong sa UP eh scrap ko itong funding dito, paaralin mo, pagbalik rebelde na, pati ikaw kasahan ka,” Duterte said.
Duterte said he would like to review the allocations of budget for the UP education system.
The President also noticed how Gabriela members would protest against the government, when many left leaning personalities have been tapped to help promote the welfare of the general majority under his administration.
“Si, ang mga tao naman ni Liza Masa, nandito lang ‘yan sa Manila, eh, nagsisigaw, wala masyadong armas. But if she goes there in the mountains also, bear a gun, that’s good news, that will be there but ah– sa awa ng Diyos naman, Liza is with government,” he said.
“Now, mind you, ang gobyerno ko is really mixed, we have the communist there, the leftists: Liza, Taguiwalo – they suffered imprisonment; Mariano went to jail during the martial law years…,” Duterte said.
“…lahat ng mga taga UP, alam niyo ba mga rebelde, kalaban natin. Balak ako itong sa UP eh scrap ko itong funding dito, paaralin mo, pagbalik rebelde na, pati ikaw kasahan ka,” he said. “Well, because of their libertarian ambiance there, and we understand, wala akong problema dyan. I’m one of them but ‘yung history ko naman sa buhay ko is another. Labor story telling,” Duterte added.