Philippine National Police (PNP) Police General Debold Sinas said in a statement that the PNP fully supports the Department of National Defense (DND)’s action to terminate the 1989 agreement it forged with the University of the Philippines (UP).
“The agreement between the DND and UP that limits police and military presence in all its campuses nationwide did not serve the best interest of public order and security in all 30 years that the accord was in effect,” Police General Sinas said.
He added that the PNP seeks to build stronger collaboration among stakeholders to protect campuses against criminal activities, drug syndicates, and shadowy organizations that promote and espouse Local Communist Armed Conflict against government thru force and violence.
“The PNP wishes to state that the termination of the agreement does not diminish our mandate to uphold the law at all times. Any abuse or criminal behavior committed by men in uniform shall be dealt with accordingly,” he said.