/ 18 November 2020

THE ADMINISTRATION of the West Visayas State University belied the claim of a former student that the school is a breeding ground of insurgency.

“This is an utterly baseless allegation, which has caused unwarranted alarm and apprehension among our students and other stakeholders,” Dr. Joselito Villaruz, WVSU president, said in a statement.

He issued the statement after Jeffrey Celiz said at a Senate hearing earlier this month that the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army had a system of recruitment in the university.

“Before this irresponsible statement was made by Celiz, there has been no report or incidents of infiltration by communist groups in any of the campuses,” Villaruz pointed out.

Celiz first broke his allegations through a radio interview under the name of Eric ‘Ka Eric’ Almendras.

He said that he was also a WVSU student and was even the editor-in-chief of the campus paper.

The WVSU said that it will remain vigilant in providing a judicious, secure and safe learning environment as a government-subsidized institution.