MANILA, Philippines — An administrative assistant at the University of the Philippines Diliman Asian Center was arrested on campus on Sunday night while the abrogated accord that prohibits military and police presence inside UP campuses was still being reviewed.
The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s official student publication Sinag reported the incident yesterday.
The report was confirmed by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), whose operatives arrested Felipe Nario Jr. and his companion for allegedly engaging in video karera, an illegal online horse-track gambling.
“Police went there because of reported bookies of video karera. Upon checking papers, what they were betting on was legal and they were released in the presence of a barangay kagawad,” the CIDG said.
Nario is facing charges of violating health protocols.
According to the Sinag report, residents spotted a white van roaming Village A before the arrest took place.
The CIDG operation was not coordinated with the UP police and administrators of the university.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana recently abrogated the UP-Department of National Defense Accord of 1992, which prohibits the entry of state forces inside UP campuses without proper coordination.
The abrogation is still being ironed out by UP and the Department of the Interior and Local Government.