President Ramos has signed an executive order suspending all incoming travel from six Libertarian-majority schools for 120 days, while also specifically singling out students from Cubao for an indefinite period. The ban effectively prevents students of these schools from entering Katipunan territory. Students seeking to transfer to the Ateneo have also had their applications rejected. The schools affected are
- STI College Recto – Currently affected by the SomaTI Civil War.
- The University of Manila – Stable, with only 1% of the population that can be defined as “Objectivist,” but has rejected Ramos’ bid to build a “Ramos Dormitory”
- Elizabeth Seton School – President Ramos explained the ban in a tweet, saying”Because Elizabeth Seton believed in radically empowering women, and not in the good way, like they do in Miriam. “
- Far Eastern University – A leaked conversation says that President Ramos said that as a U-Belt school, it was susceptible to Radical Objectivism.
- /6. Xavier and ICA due to the Edsan Civil War. Curiously, LSGH, a DLSU-backed school, is not affected.
President Ramos’s executive order was to be implemented “immediately,” causing chaos in LRT Stations and Jeep stops all over the Katipunan area as OSCI Inquisitors were deployed to screen all incoming traffic for banned students. While the ban is in effect, students from the listed schools will not be allowed past screening and into ADMU territory, regardless of prior approval.
Both the ADMU libertarian party (Ignite) and Progressive party (ROSAS) have come out against the order, but both parties admit they are powerless to stop an executive order, citing separation of the branches of government, as well as the Ramos Youth operatives holding many of them hostage.
AB POS Rep Bernice Sanchez, who evaded capture after being rescued by an armed group of ROSAS Social Justice Knights says that she will expend every possible check and balance to counter the order, but says that for the meantime, the ball is now in the court of the Judiciary.
The Ateneo Civil Liberties Union, or the ACLU, has also begun the organization of protests at the Katipunan and Santolan LRT stations. ACLU Rep Jo Walis states that “Rain or shine we will be there, fighting not only for the rights of the refugees, but also for the rights of us Ateneans. This is a thinly-veiled attempt at an Objectivist ban, these are not the values this university was founded on.”