Cebu university rallies vs. death penalty
The University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City on Thursday noon held a noise barrage in its five campuses in the city to oppose the revival of the death penalty.
The noise barrage took place at the USC campuses in P. del Rosario, Talamban, South Campus, North Campus and Montessori Academy.
Fr. Anthony Salas, USC vice president for academic affairs, said their school wants Congress to know their stand against death penalty.
Salas said the faculty and students of the university were not forced to join, noting the institution respects their rights.
USC has some 21,000 students, including the basic education department.
Salas also read the university’s official statement in a press conference that followed the noise barrage.
“The University of San Carlos appreciates the Filipino people’s desire for meaningful and decisive change. However, measures that rush and truncate democratic processes essentially deny people the participation demanded by their dignity. If public policy process is to achieve the common good it must acknowledge that respect for the dignity of every human being is not a concession but a right,” the statement said. (PNA)