Several days after the memorandum of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) tagging Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and COURAGE as communist fronts was exposed, the military and police arrested another progressive leader in Caraga region on March 17.
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Five activists were killed and at least three others were arrested in what appeared to be government crackdown on progressives in Southern Luzon early this morning, March 7.
Hours before the start of the oral arguments on the petitions against the anti-terror law on February 2, the two Aeta farmers, who have been jailed and first to be charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA), filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court (SC) to include them in the 37 petitions that seek to declare the law void.
Protesters refuse to sit on chairs prepared by police authorities for them along Roxas Avenue in Davao City on the International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2020. They instead placed photos of victims of political killings under the Duterte administration. (Photo courtesy of Bern Pormento)
Police claim Bernardo was an NPA member, but Karapatan describes the statement as malicious and far-fetched
Karapatan presented initial reports that 152 extrajudicial killings occurred under Aquino’s term in the past three years. The group’s secretary general Cristina Palabay said “at least one extrajudicial killing per week was committed by state security forces under Aquino.”
By DAVAO TODAY
Hanimay Suazo of Karapatan Southern Mindanao who was with the medical team coming from Davao said there was chaos as they wanted to talk to provincial government officials to calm down the situation, especially when the adults were contained later by the police away from the children awaiting them. “They still have not eaten, it was like they were placed in a concentration camp,” exclaimed Suazo.
“Mao nang NPA, pagpamatya ninyo na mga NPA na! (They are NPAs, kill them!)”
By DAVAO TODAY
“The military has been committing grave abuses against civilians through its peace and development operations under the Aquino government’s counter-insurgency operational plan Bayanihan.” – Pastor Sadrach Sabella, Karapatan-Socsksargends coordinator
Families and relatives of slain victim Eddie Cañon, as well as members of rights group Karapatan and Anakpawis, troop outside…