Solons seek to criminalize red-tagging

House Bill 9437, which seeks the imprisonment for up to six years and perpetual absolute disqualification to hold public office for those who will be found guilty of red-tagging. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Lawmakers in the lower house filed a counterpart measure seeking to criminalize public officials, employees or their agents… Continue reading Solons seek to criminalize red-tagging

Youth groups file complaint against red-tagging

(Photo courtesy of CEGP) By AMALYN ANACIO Bulatlat.com MANILA- Youth and student activists filed a complaint on Friday before the Commission on Human Rights and the National Bureau of Investigation, urging them to investigate the intensified red-tagging of their organizations and members amid the implementation of the Philippine terror law. In a statement, the College… Continue reading Youth groups file complaint against red-tagging

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

Batangas court junks charges vs red-tagged store owner

Lamberto Asinas after his release from the Batangas Provincial Jail. (Photo courtesy of Public Interest Law Center) “Simply put, the AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines] and Philippine National Police (PNP) had no solid, intelligent basis before launching massive operations in a rural sitio in Nasugbu, Batangas in April 2020.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL… Continue reading Batangas court junks charges vs red-tagged store owner

Anti-Terror Council to publish designated ‘terrorists’ tomorrow

Esperon, who sits as the vice-chair of the terror council, refused to provide Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe the names of those they will designate as terrorists as it may preempt the ATC. By JONAS ALPASAN Bulatlat.com MANILA – Retired general and now the president’s adviser on national security Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said during today’s oral… Continue reading Anti-Terror Council to publish designated ‘terrorists’ tomorrow

Farmers blame Duterte administration for death of peasant leader

Silhouette of AMGL Chairperson Joseph Canlas at the peasant assertion in Gallego estate in Nueva Ecija in October 2016 (Photo by Arrem Alcaraz/Radyo Natin Guimba) By EMILY VITAL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Peasant leader Joseph Canlas died around 7 a.m. today at the Jose B. Lingad Hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga, according to Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Central… Continue reading Farmers blame Duterte administration for death of peasant leader

12 Zambales youth activists released after Labor Day arrest

Twelve youth activists were released after three days of detention. (Photo from the Facebook account of Free Zambales 12 Network) The police and military also forced the victims to sign a document linking them to the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), CEGP said. By ARNETH ASIDDAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Twelve… Continue reading 12 Zambales youth activists released after Labor Day arrest

Anti-Terror Council’s ‘undue delegation of power’ questioned

Progressives hold protest action outside the Supreme Court last Feb. 2, 2021 (Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat) Justice Edgardo Delos Santos questioned the “undue delegation of power” provided to the council, saying that the law is silent on how it will arrive at the conclusion in designating persons or groups as terrorists. By JONAS… Continue reading Anti-Terror Council’s ‘undue delegation of power’ questioned

UP academics remind journalists to recognize context of red-tagging in PH

Journalism professor Diosa Labiste explains why the question on communist link an issue in journalism. (Screenshot of the online discussion) UP journalism professors pondered on how journalists should cover the issue of red-tagging. By ARNETH ASIDDAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Airtime should be given to victims of red-tagging instead of “red-taggers who brazenly lie,” UP professor… Continue reading UP academics remind journalists to recognize context of red-tagging in PH

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