A former student of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Sta. Mesa, Manila has tagged some University of the Philippines (UP) professors in the recruitment of students into the Communist Party of the Philippine-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).
In a press conference with some former CPP-NPA cadres at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Ivy Lyn Corpin alias “Ka Red”, a former youth rebel, bared the recruitment activities happening inside universities.
“Recruitment happens in all state universities and colleges in the country, and even in private higher education institutions,” Corpin said in Filipino.
She said she was not aware of these schemes when she entered PUP in 2010.
All she was thinking of then was to focus on her studies and finish college since she’s a scholar in a state university.
She said she was keen on focusing on her studies that time and did not want to join protest actions inside the university.
On her first day in college, she said different militant groups were already conducting room-to-room campaigns in PUP to explain their organizations and advocacies.
This opened the doors for her recruitment into the Lakbay Cagayan Valley or Lakbay CV.
Lakbay CV, she said, is directly under the regional committee of the CPP-NPA that represents the youth sector inside the university.
Corpin said they were also being handled by professors from UP Diliman and UP Manila.
“We were handled by professors from UP Diliman and Manila and when I got involved in 2010, I became secretary-general of the ‘Lakas ng Kabataan para sa Lakbay CV’ as support group inside PUP,” she said in Filipino.In July 27, 2011, she said she was recruited by another PUP student to the ‘Kabataang Makabayan’ (KM), which is an underground mass organization. SOVEREIGNPH