Activists organized an “Operation Baklas” on Monday, August 17, to tear off posters that tagged them as “human rights violators”. They took down one of such posters along J.P Cabaguio Avenue, Davao City. (Ken E. Cagula/davaotoday.com)
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Activists and rights defenders went around the city on Monday to remove posters that tagged them as “human rights violators” and “berdugo” (butchers), which they deemed is a threat to silence their advocacy with the Anti-Terror Act in effect.
Another set of posters tagging activists and rights defenders as wanted terrorists circulated in Davao City Thursday, August 13, this time including a bishop, a doctor and a Lumad school administrator.
One of the petitioners to the Supreme Court to declare the Anti-Terrorism Act is a lumad leader in Bukidnon who is detained and facing trumped-up charges and was previously charged with committing “acts of terrorism” under the Human Security Act.
Quezon City Police seized the body of murdered Anakpawis national chairperson Randall Echanis from his grieving family on Monday evening August 10 and said they need to get a DNA test to prove the identity of the victim.
Randall Echanis, national chairperson of the partylist Anakpawis and a consultant to the peace talks, was killed past midnight in his rented house in Novaliches, Quezon City on August 10, Monday.
The 26th petition to the Supreme Court against the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act was filed August 7 by indigenous peoples, Moro leaders and their advocates.
Journalists and rights advocates reject the proposal from the new head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to regulate social media under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
A barangay in Nabunturan, Davao de Oro province has been placed under localized Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) starting August 2 after a suspected case of local transmission of COVID-19 was confirmed.
A fishers’ group scored President Rodrigo Duterte “defeatist stand” on confronting China over the West Philippine Sea during his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA).