This comes following the release of the formal letter “#ConsiderOurStory” released on Facebook on April 2, Tuesday. In it, 23 concerned members of the non-partisan, university-wide student organization UP Lingua Franca (UPLF) said Lugtu took part in politicking by assigning committee delegations based on political creed.
The tarpaulin is a simple recipe: a piece of material with bold and striking typography, carrying an even bolder message. It has simultaneously been the ally of activists in protests and the weapon of politicians currying votes. The government is now using it to red-tag activists, creating the latest battlefield in its war against critics.
Involved parties responded to allegations against Selina Lugtu, a KALikha candidate for the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Representative to the University Student Council (USC), who was accused of politically-motivated conspiracy in her former organization.