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.
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.
On the International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 8, Manobo leader and Bayan Muna representative Eufemia Cullamat called for an end to attacks of indigenous peoples in the country.
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.
Leaders of progressive groups filed complaints to the police and to the Commission on Human Rights over the spread of posters tagging them as “terrorist recruiters.”
Progressive groups cried foul over posters spreading in different areas of the city this week that tagged their leaders as terrorists, as the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) takes effect this week.
Leaders of various progressive groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), religious and civil libertarians, and members of the academe filed the 10th petition against the anti-terror law (ATL) on Sunday, July 19.
The chief of the Malaybalay, Bukidnon Police apologized to local media for one of their Facebook advisory post that accused supporters of the beleaguered ABS-CBN network as terrorists.