Kit Belmonte files bill banning all state forces in SUCs


Kit Belmonte is asserting academic freedom not just for the University of the Philippines but for all other state-owned universities and colleges.

Fresh from the rage over the Department of National Defense’s surprise move to revoke its security accord with UP, the Quezon City congressman and UP alumnus filed House Bill 8443 or the Academic Freedom Act of 2021.

“Hindi lang dapat UP. Let’s protect the academic freedom of all SUCs,” the politiko said. If passed, this will limit the entry of military and police forces in any SUC.