Duterte: Student's expressing dissent against gov't policies won't lose their scholarships

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said that expressing dissent against government policies and attending rallies could not be a basis for the revocation of a student’s scholarship.
President Rodrigo Duterte / Photo from PCOO

Duterte’s remarks made after National Youth Commission (NYC) chair Ronald Cardema asked him revoke the scholarships of students who join anti-government rallies and protest actions.

Wala naman kung dissent lang. If you disagree with my move, you disagree, or you do not find consonance in our decision, fine,” Duterte told reporters in an interview in Malacañang.

But if you go and say, ‘let us go out, join the NPAs, support the NPAs, give food to the NPAs, money to the NPAs,’ then you espouse the destruction of the duly constituted government,” he added.

The President said students could lose their scholarships “if they espouse (the destruction of) the very government feeding food on their mouth.”

If you espouse to overthrow the government, then you are committing a crime of rebellion,” Duterte said.

And when the time comes, I will arrest all of them and they will lose everything that government has offered them,” he added.


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Source: Inquirer
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