Lumad teacher, student recount ‘psychological torture’ while in police custody

“They told me we wouldn’t be released unless we admit to being rebels.” — Lumad teacher By ARNETH ASIDDAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — A Lumad student and a teacher recounted the violent arrest and harassment they experienced at the hands of Cebu police during a House Committee on Human Rights hearing, May 26, Wednesday. Lumad teacher… Continue reading Lumad teacher, student recount ‘psychological torture’ while in police custody

Rizal, Kalinga Mayor Baac, labis ang pasasalamat sa ibinabang P20M pondo mula sa NTF-ELCAC

TUGUEGARAO CITY-Nagpasalamat si Rizal, Kalinga Mayor Karl Bugao Baac sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno sa ibinabang tulong na nagkakahalaga ng P20 milyon bilang bahagi ng programang National Task force to end local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). Ayon kay Mayor Baac, kaisa ang Rizal sa mga programa ng task force na tuluyang wakasan ang pagsuporta sa… Continue reading Rizal, Kalinga Mayor Baac, labis ang pasasalamat sa ibinabang P20M pondo mula sa NTF-ELCAC

DILG, pinuri ang Kalinga na pinaka-unang magpapatupad ng “Support to Barangay Development Project”

Pinuri ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang lalawigan ng Kalinga na kauna-unahang magpapatupad ng “Support to Barangay Development Project” ng National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). Ayon kay Undersecretary for Local Government Marlo Iringan, malaking karangalan ito sa buong probinsiya dahil sa 822 barangay sa buong Pilipinas na… Continue reading DILG, pinuri ang Kalinga na pinaka-unang magpapatupad ng “Support to Barangay Development Project”

Groundbreaking ng P20M halaga ng ELCAC projects sa Rizal, Kalinga, isasagawa bukas

Nakatakdang magsagawa ng ground breaking ceremony bukas, May 24, 2021 para sa itatayong tatlong proyekto sa Barangay Babalag East, Rizal, Kalinga. Kinabibilangan ito ng pagtatayo ng Water System sa Purok 3 na nagkakahalaga ng P3 milyon, Health Center Building na nagkakahalaga ng P2 milyon at rehabilitasyon sa Barroga-Baggas road na nagkakahalaga naman sa P15 milyon.… Continue reading Groundbreaking ng P20M halaga ng ELCAC projects sa Rizal, Kalinga, isasagawa bukas

Truth-tagging? | Courts junk cases vs red-tagged activists, peace consultants

Ironically, cases against red-tagged individuals are being dismissed by government courts for lack of probable cause or because of insufficient evidence. Motions to quash search warrants were also granted by the courts, declaring whatever so-called evidence the police have acquired during the search as inadmissible. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – During the… Continue reading Truth-tagging? | Courts junk cases vs red-tagged activists, peace consultants

Rights group calls on high court to protect rights defenders

In its second manifestation, the group stressed that the SC should revisit the CA ruling as their leaders and members continue to experience judicial harassment, threats, and red-tagging by military and police authorities, including those perpetrated by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) spokesperson and Southern Luzon Command chief Antonio… Continue reading Rights group calls on high court to protect rights defenders

NTF-ELCAC’s P19-B budget: Pork amid the pandemic?

Various groups protesting at the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) calling for the abolition of NTF-ELCAC. (Photo by Carlo Manalansan/Bulatlat) Little did the NTF-ELCAC spokesperson know that her challenge to Non would backfire quicker than her red-tagging spurts on social media. The task force immediately became the center of scrutiny, as its P19.1-billion… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC’s P19-B budget: Pork amid the pandemic?

Defund NTF-ELCAC

Once again, a government task force that tries to be relevant by spreading hate is spewing malice against a movement of care. Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, spokesperson of the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), claimed that leftist groups are copying the community pantries to push their propaganda. “They’re spreading… Continue reading Defund NTF-ELCAC

‘Randomized swab testing’ used to arrest 2 activists, youth group says

By DAWN CECILIA PEÑA Bulatlat.com MANILA – A progressive youth organization has expressed fears on the possible use of “randomized swab testing” against activists after their two members were reportedly nabbed by village officials and later surfaced. In a statement, Anakbayan said their two members Alicia Lucena and Sofia Bangayan were “invited” by village officials… Continue reading ‘Randomized swab testing’ used to arrest 2 activists, youth group says