President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday warned students of the University of the Philippines who keep on “walking out” of their classes to join protests that he would give their slots to deserving lumads.
“Kaning UP sige ug walk out, ganiha ga-walk out. O sige. Kamong dili mang-eskwela, hawa mo dira kay dad-on nako ang mga natibong bright ngare, mao akong ipabutang diha. Daghang Pilipino gusto edukasyon nga gwapo,”
“So kanang sige ug demonstrate, ayaw mo ug walk out sa kwarto. Tagaan tamo ug privilege, one year ayaw mo ug eskwela kay pasudlon nako tanang Pilipino nga wa makapalad makagwapo ug—libre diha,” he added.
These UP students who keep on walking out, earlier, they walked out. Okay. Those who don’t want to school, get out because I will bring the bright lumads there, I will enroll them there in UP. A lot of Filipinos want a good education.
So those who keep on demonstrating, don’t walk out of the rooms. I will give you a privilege, don’t go to school for a year because I will let all the Filipinos who want a good education in—it’s free there.
“UP, gusto silang mag-walk out. I encourage them. Do not go to school anymore. Dira mo sa dalan. Sige! Kay magkuha ko ug bag-o, ibutang nako dira. Tutal kwarta man na sa tawo [Stay there in the streets. Go ahead! Because I will get new ones, I will put them there. That’s the money of the people after all],”