Do you want an anti-red tagging policy in your campus? Check out DLSU USG’s toolkit

The De La Salle University Student Government shares a toolkit which can guide students and members of the academic community in setting up an anti-red tagging policy in their campus

10/18/2021 10:49:00 PM

The De La Salle University Student Government shares a toolkit which can guide students and members of the academic community in setting up an anti-red tagging policy in their campus.

The De La Salle University Student Government shares a toolkit which can guide students and members of the academic community in setting up an anti-red tagging policy in their campus

Theincludes several files which can assist organizations in the whole policy-making process:Policy guide- This is a four-page briefer summarizing all procedures that should be done in the whole process.Policy brief- This should serve as a proposal which summarizes all necessary information such as the overview, objectives, coverage, and goals of the policy.

Policy template- This document features DLSU USG’s recommended structure for an internal anti-red tagging policy. This also includes suggestions on specific provisions that should be written and how they can be crafted. The template can be tweaked according to the school’s needs and circumstances

De La Salle University’s sample anti-red tagging policy- This is a copy of the anti-red tagging policy that was passed in DLSU’s administration, which people can use as a guide.Paralegal bust cards- Available in English and Filipino, these cards show a quick list of an individual’s paralegal rights in case of harassment, intimidation, and warrant of arrests linked to red-tagging. Content comes from human rights organization Karapatan. headtopics.com

Advice to students, organizationsThe DLSU USG knows that the process to institutionalize an anti-red tagging policy in campus is long, and will require a lot of work. But Executive for National Affairs Policy Committee of De La Salle University Student Government Wayne Akiboshi emphasized how this is important work, as the policy can be one way to help defend our rights at least on campus.

“Even though there are limitations to the policy and tool kit we’ve proposed, the tool kit itself can serve as the backbone of policy proposals that would include concessionaires and contractual employees of an institution, and even NGOs (non-governmental organizations). So it would definitely help other institutions, other than our educational institutions,” Ragudo said in a mix of Filipino and English.

Until there is aaddressing this matter, Ragudo urged students to also step forward in initiating the youth to fight back against any forms of red tagging.“Sana’y mawakasan na ang pagre-red-tag against students and universities. And at the same time, magpatuloy ang ating pagtindig laban sa state propaganda at laban sa pang-aapi sa ating mga karapatang pantao,

” she added.(Hopefully the red-tagging against students and universities would end. And at the same time, let us continue our stand against state propaganda and human rights abuses.) –Rappler.com Read more: Rappler »

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