CIDG OPERATIVES NAB A UP EMPLOYEE OVER AN ILLEGAL GAMBLING ALLEGATION
AN employee of the University of the Philippines was arrested allegedly for engaging in online gambling, according to the Office of the Student Regent.
The OSR said operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group apprehended Jun Nario, an employee of the university’s Asian Center, on February 22. He was with a colleague when arrested.
The group said the two were arrested for their failure to observe health protocols while engaging in Online Karera.
“This is followed by reports of state forces posing as street vendors in UP Diliman to spy and harass members of the community,” UP-OSR said.
The two were reportedly released when UP lawyers intervened. The student regent’s office has condemned the arrest.
It said that the “harassment and intrusion of CIDG violates the UP-Department of Interior and Local Government agreement that remains effective to this day.”
The agreement prohibits the police from entering and conducting operations inside the campus without the knowledge and approval of the university.
UP-OSR stressed that the incident “poses a serious threat to academic freedom and the safety and security of UP constituents.”