The University of the Philippines Mindanao would like to express deep regrets for the inconveniences to its constituents, most especially the students, caused by the security measures and protocols during the Opening Ceremonies of the Palarong Pambansa last Sunday, 28 April 2019 at the Davao City-UP Sports Complex located at the UP Mindanao Campus.
The security measures were pursuant to protocols for national security, as well as, for public safety; hence, beyond the control of the University. Nevertheless, the UP Mindanao administration sympathizes with those affected by the security measures during the Opening Ceremonies of the Palarong Pambansa considering the unfortunate circumstances.
As partners for the management and operations of the Davao City-UP Sports Complex, the University and the Davao City government are working together to craft policies, including policies related to security protocols, to prevent similar incidents happening in the future.
The University reiterates its commitment to uphold everyone’s rights to liberty and movement.