Statement of Support for the 42nd KASAMA SA UP National Congress and 55th General Assembly of Student Councils

| Written by Office of the President

The University of the Philippines System expresses its support for the student leaders who participated in this year’s KASAMA sa UP National Congress and General Assembly of Student Councils held in the UP Mindanao campus last 14 to 19 August. The University Administration deeply appreciates the efforts of our student councils in freely and peacefully advocating for the rights and welfare of their sector, and engaging in various legitimate issues and concerns that affect UP and the entire nation.

UP is committed to ensuring the free exercise of constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms by members of its academic community, including the right to peaceably assemble. The same commitment is expected from other duty bearers, who are mandated to respect, fulfill, uphold, and protect those time-honored liberties within and beyond our campus gates.