Patuloy ang pagsulong sa Kongreso ng UP-DND Accord isang taon matapos ang unilateral termination nito.

Sa pahayag ni Kabataan Partylist Representative Sarah Elago, nananatili ito sa kanyang commitment para tumindig sa human rights at pagprotekta sa civil liberties. 

“Today marks a year since the Duterte regime’s unilateral termination of the UP-DND Accord.  We have not wavered in our calls to uphold the UP-DND Accord and institute a similar, urgent measure for all educational institutions. We remain steadfast in our commitment to stand up for human rights and defend civil liberties, most especially that of academic freedom of learning institutions across the country. Unite and stand for academic freedom and support the passage of the UP-DND Accord bill!” 

Ayon pa kay Elago, kinakailangan na agarang maipasa ang UP-DND Accord Bill dahil sa patuloy na atake sa academic freedom sa bansa.

“It is necessary that we immediately pass the UP-DND Accord bill, in light of the persistent attacks on academic freedom across the country, as evidenced by the book-purging in state universities & colleges across the country and the unwarranted entry of state agents in campuses.”

Sa huli, ipinanawagan ng mambabatas na agad na talakayin ang House Bill Number 10171 sa ikalawang pagbasa. 

“We call on HRep to immediately take up HB10171 on Second Reading. We also call on the Senate to continue deliberating on the Accord bill, and fast-track its passage in light of the circumstances. We call on the 18th Congress to prioritize the passage of this bill.” DZUP

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