The 1989 UP-DND Accord: Content and Context

by Prof. Michael T. Tiu Jr. “The worry that the unilateral abrogation would imperil academic freedom and constitutional rights is not unfounded.” February 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of what we now remember as the “Diliman Commune” — a period spanning the first nine days of February 1971 when students of the University of the Philippines took control of UP Diliman by barricading its entry points and fighting off attempts by the military and police officers to gain access to the campus. It happened during a period of unrest, particularly among the students, academics, and unions of jeepney drivers propelled…

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