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Spying is back


Patricio N. Abinales October 07, 2018

The long and short of it is that military poking about in campus was always never efficacious

SC asked to void Ducielle Cardema’s proclamation as Duterte Youth rep
Tetch Torres-Tupas October 27, 2020
Youth representatives on Tuesday took to the Supreme Court their opposition to the proclamation of Representative Ducielle Cardema of Duterte Youth.

Election lawyers, youth leaders bring battle vs Duterte Youth to Supreme Court
Oct 27, 2020 Sofia Tomacruz
Petitioners who have challenged Duterte Youth's congressional bid for over a year highlight the Comelec’s role in allowing the group's bid to flourish despite pending oppositions and legal infirmities

Duterte Youth’s ‘first move’: Probe NPA ‘recruitment’ in campus, civic groups
Neil Arwin Mercado October 15, 2020
Two days after formally assuming office in the House of Representatives, Duterte Youth Partylist Rep. Ducielle Cardema is getting down to her first order of business: investigate alleged recruitment of the New People’s Army (NPA) via civic and campus organizations.

Duterte Youth wants probe into alleged 'NPA recruitment' in campuses
Oct 15, 2020 Sofia Tomacruz
The move is one of the controversial group's first acts after its representative, Ducielle Cardema, joined Congress this week
Controversial party-list group Duterte Youth debuted in Congress with a call for a probe into the alleged recruitment of members from campus groups by the communist New People’s Army (NPA)

Comelec grants Duterte Youth partylist nominee certificate of proclamation
October 14, 2020 Leslie Ann Aquino
In a vote of 4-1, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has granted the nominee of Duterte Youth partylist, Ducielle Marie Suarez-Cardema, a certificate of proclamation in relation to the 2019 midterm polls.

The Video: PH election lawyers hit poll body's decision to proclaim Duterte Youth representative
Sep 26, 2020 ANC 24/7
Philippine election lawyers slam COMELEC's decision to proclaim a representative of the Duterte Youth party-list.

Guanzon dissents: Duterte Youth proclamation a 'betrayal of Constitution'
Oct 9, 2020 Sofia Tomacruz
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon was again a dissenter in the poll body’s decision to grant the embattled Duterte Youth a certificate of proclamation in the 2019 midterm elections.

Groups oppose proclamation of ‘Duterte Youth’ partylist representative
September 26, 2020 Raymund Antonio
Over 120 youth groups on Saturday, Sept. 26, said they would challenge before the Supreme Court the impending proclamation of Ducielle Cardema as a representative for the Duterte Youth partylist group.

Ronald Cardema’s wife set to be proclaimed Duterte Youth rep
Daphne Galvez September 24, 2020
The wife of former National Youth Commission chair Ronald Cardema, Ducielle (center) is to be proclaimed as the Representative of Duterte Youth party-list, Photo from the Facebook page of Rep. Martin Romualdez
The Commission on Elections is eyeing to proclaim the wife of Ronald Cardema as the representative of the Duterte Youth party-list within the week.

‘No one can question Duterte’s appointment of Cardema as NYC commissioner’
August 7, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Malacañang defended President Duterte’s decision to bring back Ronald Cardema to the National Youth Commission (NYC) as a commissioner.

Ronald Cardema once consulted Joma Sison on forming ‘patriotic’ paramilitary group
Pia Ranada February 21, 2019
'Cardema has been carried away by the anti-communist and anti-democratic witchhunt under Duterte regime,' the exiled communist leader says about the National Youth Commission chief

Robredo to NYC chief: We don't want young Filipinos to be mere puppets
Mara Cepeda February 20, 2019
'Kailangan na ba tayong matakot na iyong mga namumuno ng ating mga kabataan, ganyan na iyong pag-iisip?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo, referring to National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema

Guevarra rejects pitch to revoke scholarships of 'rebellious' students
Lian Buan February 20, 2019 - with Video
Universities 'should be proud that they are producing young people who are socially aware,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

Briones hits NYC chief's proposal: Scholarships based on academics
Sofia Tomacruz February 20, 2019
DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says part of an education is encouraging students to think critically about issues

Panelo: Joining rallies alone not enough basis to revoke scholarships
Pia Ranada February 20, 2019
Malacañang says existing laws already penalize any person, including students, proven to be part of efforts to oust the government

Senators hit NYC chief for targeting 'rebellious' scholars
Camille Elemia February 20, 2019
'Kung may sisipain [sa puwesto] dapat siya at 'di ang mga estudyante,' says Senator Francis Escudero on National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema. Look the Video: Opposition bets slam plan to revoke scholarships of militant students

NYC chief asks Duterte to remove scholarships of ‘rebellious students’
Sofia Tomacruz February 19, 2019
National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema asks youth leaders to report 'rebellious anti-government scholars' with supposed link to Leftist groups.
This is not the first time National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Gian Cardema calls for coordinated action against leftist groups, targeting the youth.

Teachers’ group goes to Court of Appeals to stop police intel list
Lian Buan January 17, 2019
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers and affiliate groups seek a temporary restraining order and for the police memorandum to be declared unconstitutional and void

NYC chief asks SKs nationwide to fight leftist youth groups
Rambo Talabong January 14, 2019
National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema urges Sangguniang Kabataan officials to report all anti-government propaganda and clean up leftist vandalism

WATCH: What students, faculty, alumni think about AFP’s red-tagging of schools
Samantha Bagayas and Bonz Magsambol October 12, 2018 - with Video
Teachers and students air their views on the military's move to tag their schools as places of communist recruitment for an ouster plot against President Duterte.

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Raid or rescue? Lumad arrests in Cebu City

Groups slam arrest of lumad elders, others in police ‘rescue’ in Cebu

February 15, 2021 Jhon Aldrin Casinas

Progressive groups denounced the arrest of lumad elders and other individuals in a “rescue” operation of government forces inside the Talamban campus of the University of San Carlos in Cebu City on Monday, Feb. 15.

The Video: Police arrest students, teachers in Cebu City lumad school
Feb 15, 2021
Cebu police take at least 40 Lumad students into their custody Monday, February 15 in what authorities call a ‘rescue operation.’

The story behind the Cebu Bakwit schools
Feb 16, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma
Save Our Schools Network Cebu says the Lumad left their communities which were wracked by the civil war between the government and the communist rebels

How you can help detained Lumad teachers, students, and elders in Cebu City
Feb 17, 2021
Several Lumad are in need of help after they were taken into custody by members of the Philippine National Police's (PNP) Central Visayas office (PRO-7).

Raid or rescue? What we know so far about Lumad arrests in Cebu City
Feb 17, 2021 Ryan Macasero
Where are the students and teachers now?
A video posted by the Save Our Schools (SOS) Network showed how the children who were staying at the University of San Carlos (USC) Talamban Campus were screaming as police forcefully took them away.
At around 11 am on Monday morning, February 15, at least 26 Lumad students and teachers were taken into custody by members of the Philippine National Police's (PNP) Central Visayas office (PRO-7).

Esperon ‘happy’ with closure of ‘NPA-infiltrated’ Lumad schools
March 6, 2021 Martin Sadongdong
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. was elated with the shut down of schools for indigenous peoples (IPs) in Mindanao which were allegedly infiltrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) to teach Left-leaning ideologies to its students.

Lumad father allegedly denied custody of his child by DSWD
Mar 1, 2021Lorraine Ecarma
The Department of Social Welfare and Development meanwhile says it was following procedure, as a Parenting Capability Assessment Report is needed before things could move forward
A parent of a Lumad student involved in the Cebu bakwit school raid claimed he was denied custody of his child by DSWD-7 due to necessary protocols and investigation.

Cebu rights groups ask police for arrested Lumad teacher's whereabouts
Mar 1, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma
Human rights groups in Cebu are calling for police to declare the whereabouts of Lumad bakwit school teacher Roshelle Porcadilla after claims that she had been moved without prior notice.

Why the Lumad went to University of San Carlos-Talamban Campus for refuge
Feb 27, 2021 Lara Eviota
The arrest of several Lumad children and adults in Cebu is the latest in a series of attacks against them. These indigenous peoples have long struggled to continue their education and maintain their culture despite threats

FALSE: Photo proves Alcadev school teaches Lumad kids how to become NPA
Feb 25, 2021
The photo is from a theater performance during the school's graduation ceremony in 2017

4 parents of ‘rescued’ Lumad in Cebu ‘abducted’
February 24, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has accused the New People’s Army (NPA) of abducting four parents of some of the Lumad minors whom authorities claimed to have rescued from the retreat house of the University of San Carlos in Cebu City.

IP advocates slam anew the arrest of Lumad students, teachers
February 24, 2021 Gabriela Baron
Indigenous Peoples (IP) advocates Katribu Polytechnic University of the Philippines chapter slammed anew the raid on a Lumad school in Cebu City that led to the arrest of 26 members.

Duterte gives marching orders for authorities to rescue children being indoctrinated by Communist rebels
February 24, 2021 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte has ordered authorities to recover the children taken by Communist rebels, and return them to their parents.

The Video: Group mulls kidnapping charges vs PH police for taking lumad youth to Davao without parental consent
Feb 23, 2021 ANC 24/7
A legal assistance group eyes kidnapping charges against Philippine authorities who transported indigenous children without their parents' consent. The lumad children were brought home to Davao a week after they were supposedly rescued from alleged communist recruiters in Cebu City.

Lumad students: Police forced parents to travel to Cebu
Feb 22, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma
Some of the 19 detained minors say police had been frequenting their communities and threatening parents to retrieve their children from a bakwit school in Cebu

The Video: Parents of seven Lumad youths did not ask police to 'rescue' their children in Cebu | ANC
Feb 22, 2021 ANC 24/7
Top Story: A legal assistance group is mulling over kidnapping charges against Philippine authorities who transported indigenous children without their parents' consent.

Police say transport of Lumads was ‘legal’
Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña February 22,2021
The Regional Intelligence Division of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (RID-PRO7) said there was nothing illegal with the transport of Lumad minors to their hometown in Davao Del Norte.

Lumad children transported without parents' consent, lawyers say
Feb 21, 2021 John Sitchon
The legal assistance group Children's Legal Bureau (CLB) announced on Sunday, February 21, that some of the Lumad children taken by the police in Cebu were being returned to their home in Mindanao without their parents' consent.

Some ‘rescue’
Philippine Daily Inquirer February 20, 2021
Was it a rescue or a raid?
On Monday, police swooped down on the University of San Carlos (USC) in Talamban, Cebu, and forcibly took into custody at least 19 lumad students in what Central Visayas police chief Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo claimed was a “rescue operation.”
Montejo said the indigenous children “were taken by group members without their parents’ consent” and had not returned home since 2018. He added, without presenting proof, that the minors “underwent (communist) indoctrination and (were) asked to attend rallies (in Cebu City).”

Labella wants remaining Lumad children under DSWD care
Delta Dyrecka Letigio February 19, 2021
Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella wants the remaining Lumad children to be taken under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

CHR: No evidence of ‘lumad’ kids’ indoctrination
Krixia Subingsubing February 19, 2021
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday said it found “no evidence” that the 19 Manobo children “rescued” by armed policemen from the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City had been indoctrinated in communist thought or coerced to be there, contrary to police claims.

Keep ‘rescued’ Lumad children in DSWD facility, CRN pleads
February 19, 2021 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The Child Rights Network (CRN) has asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to help secure the Lumad children who were reportedly “rescued” by the Philippine National Police (PNP) last February 15 in Cebu City.

13 of 19 Lumad minors in Cebu school raid expected to travel back to hometown
Feb 19, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma
The 6 remaining minors will be referred to a shelter since they have not been claimed by their parents yet
Thirteen of the 19 Lumad minors involved in the bakwit school raid in Cebu City are expected to travel back to their hometown.

The Video: PH Human Rights Commission: Initial probe shows Lumad students were not kidnapped
Feb 18, 2021 ANC 24/7
The Commission On Human Rights in the Central Visayas is looking into whether Police violated the rights of teachers and Lumad students, who were supposedly rescued at a university in Cebu City. Chief Investigator, Leo Villarino says there were no signs the students were forced to go to the university against their will.

CLB: Lumad children were ‘seized’ not ‘rescued,’ best interest for children ignored
Delta Dyrecka Letigio February 18,2021
The Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB) said the so-called “rescue operations” of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the Lumad children at a retreat house situated at the University of San Carlos (USC)-Talamban Campus on Monday, February 15, 2021, was deplorable and essentially a “seizure” of the students.

Cops in ‘rescue’ of lumad in Cebu City warned: Cooperate in House probe or be locked up
Katrina Hallare February 18, 2021
If policemen involved in the supposed rescue operation of lumad students in a Talamban, Cebu City university would not cooperate in congressional investigations on the incident, they might be cited in contempt and locked up.

Palace takes hands-off stance on lumad children’s ‘rescue’ in Cebu
February 18, 2021 Genalyn Kabiling
Malacañang would let the wheels of justice turn in the controversial police operation involving the alleged rescue of indigenous children at a university in Cebu City.

Human Rights Watch demands release of detained ‘lumad’ in Cebu
Consuelo Marquez February 18, 2021
Human rights advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday called on the Philippine government to free the “lumad” (Indigenous Peoples) students and teachers, who were arrested after an alleged “rescue operation” by the Police Regional Office – 7 (PRO-7) in Cebu.

PNP files kidnapping, child exploitation vs 7 people in Lumad ‘rescue’ operation in Cebu
February 18, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
Police filed a string of criminal charges that include kidnapping and child exploitation against seven people which authorities accused of recruiting and indoctrinating 19 Lumad children during a raid at the University of San Carlos retreat house in Cebu City.

Richest congressman offers legal fund to send home Lumad children taken in gov’t custody
February 18, 2021 Ben Rosario
The wealthiest member of the House of Representatives has set up a P500,000 fund to finance the legal action for the release of 15 children from Lumad communities in Mindanao who are currently being held allegedly against their own and their respective parents’ will by the Philippine National Police.

Charges filed against 7 arrested in Lumad ‘rescue’ ops
Morexette Marie B. Erram February 17, 2021
Seven individuals, including three indigenous people who were arrested during the ‘rescue’ operation involving Lumads last Monday, February 15 in Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City are now facing charges.

Cebu City Lumad school members sued for illegal detention, kidnapping
Feb 17, 2021 Ryan Macasero
The complaint against 7 Lumad school members is filed in Davao del Norte
The 7 adults arrested in a raid in a Cebu City Lumad school were sued in Davao del Norte for serious illegal detention and kidnapping on Wednesday afternoon, February 17.

'Instead of focusing on health crisis, gov't is attacking Lumad' – UP professor
Feb 17, 2021 Bonz Magsambol
'Walang katotohanan at walang pakundangan ang mga ganitong pamamaratang na nagiging training ground daw for NPA ang Lumad schools,' says bakwit school teacher Mon Sy
For University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman professor Mon Sy, a bakwit school teacher, the government should focus on responding to the worsening pandemic situation in the country instead of attacking Lumad students and their volunteer teachers.

Makabayan bloc seeks House probe into Lumad arrests in Cebu City
Feb 17, 2021 Mara Cepeda
'It is imperative for members of Congress... to defend the rights of our people and check on violations committed against them,' says the Makabayan bloc
Lawmakers from the progressive Makabayan bloc are calling for a House investigation into what they described as the “violent” arrest of students and teachers in a Lumad school in Cebu City.

CHR-7 begins investigation on Lumads ‘rescue’ operation
Morexette Marie B. Erram February 17, 2021
The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has started its investigation on the “rescue” operation involving Lumads last February 15, 2021.

CHR probes police ‘rescue’ of Manobo students
The Inquirer Staff February 17, 2021
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is investigating the police “rescue” of 19 Manobo children from the University of San Carlos (USC) retreat house in Cebu City, which rights and indigenous groups say was a pretext for a raid.

CHR starts probe on police rescue of Lumad children
February 17, 2021 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has started its probe into the alleged force and coercion employed by the policemen in the reported rescue of 19 Lumad children and two adults in Cebu City last Monday, Feb. 15.

CHR looks into police raid on Lumad bakwit school
Feb 17, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma
The Commission on Human Rights - Central Visayas (CHR-7) launched an investigation into the recent police raid of a Lumad bakwit school on the University of San Carlos-Talamban campus.

The Video: Lumad teachers reject 'rescue operation' claim of police
Feb 16, 2021 ANC 24/7
The Philippines' national security adviser claimed there was an arrest warrant involved in what authorities insist was a legitimate rescue of indigenous students from a university in Cebu province.

The Video: Lumad students under attack
Feb 16, 2021
Why is the government attacking Lumad students?
Lumad schools have been the targets of a military vilification campaign by the government, saying those were being used as training centers for New People's Army (NPA) communist rebels. Look also ALL the links in this article

The Video: What actually happens inside Lumad schools?
Feb 16, 2021 Rappler
UP professor and Bakwit school teacher Mon Sy tells us what happens inside Lumad schools, debunking the government's accusation that they are training grounds for the communist New People’s Army.

The Video: Student leaders on the Cebu Lumad raid, anti-terror law
Feb 16, 2021 2 videos: with English subtitles - and without
What do the arrest of the ‘Lumad 26’ and the unannounced entry of policemen and soldiers into a university campus mean for the student community? Rappler Cebu correspondents Lorraine Ecarma and John Sitchon discuss these issues with student leaders who have rallied for academic freedom and peace for indigenous peoples.

USC on Lumad ‘rescue’ op: ‘Listen to the children, it is their story’
February 16, 2021 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
Amid the controversies that hound the “rescue operation” involving Lumad minors, the University of San Carlos (USC) on Tuesday, Feb. 16, called on the parties concerned to focus on the children and listen to their plight.

7 who gave shelter to lumad kids in Catholic university face kidnapping, illegal detention cases
Dale Israel, Nestle Semilla February 16, 2021
At least seven persons arrested by police face charges for bringing to this city 19 minors from a lumad group in Davao del Norte who fled their ancestral land out of fear of a growing military presence there.

Who is Chad Booc, the activist arrested in Cebu with the Lumad?
Feb 16, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma
The 26-year-old UP graduate, a volunteer teacher for indigenous children, is among the signatories in the 24th petition against the Duterte administration’s anti-terror law

Parlade, Cebu raid get SC to redeliberate anti-terror law TRO
Feb 16, 2021 Lian Buan
Threats made by Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr and the raid of a Lumad school in Cebu City have resulted in a redeliberation for an injunction on the feared anti-terror law.

NCCP condemns attacks against Bakwit schools
February 16, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) on Tuesday, Feb. 16, condemned the violent intrusion of the elements of the Philippine National Police Regional Office in Cebu into the University of San Carlos-Talamban Campus where the Lumad Bakwit School is taking refuge.

Hontiveros seeks CHR probe of police ‘rescue’ of Lumad students in Cebu
February 16, 2021 Hannah Torregoza
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday, February 16, urged the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to look into the alleged rescue operation conducted by the police on several members of an indigenous people’s group in an educational center in the University of San Carlos (USC).

Hontiveros tells CHR to probe police ‘rescue’ of Lumad students in Cebu City
Neil Arwin Mercado February 16, 2021
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) should look into the supposed rescue operation conducted by the police on several members of an indigenous people’s group in an educational center in the University of San Carlos (USC), Senator Risa Hontiveros said Tuesday.

The Video: PH Senator Hontiveros calls for CHR probe on police raid in Cebu school
Feb 16, 2021 ANC 24/7
Philippine Senator Risa Hontiveros calls on the Philippine Human Rights Commission to step in and to investigate the police raid on the Lumad students in Cebu City.

The Video: Hontiveros calls for CHR probe into alleged rescue in Cebu school
Feb 16, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday said the Commission on Human Rights should look into the alleged rescue operation of students in a Lumad school inside a university campus in Cebu.

The Video: USC denies police claim of indigenous children combat training
Feb 16, 2021 ABS-CBN News
The University of San Carlos on Tuesday denied that the Archdiocese of Cebu-Commission on Social Advocacies (COSA) was involved in training indigenous children for combat as alleged by police.

The Video: PH police raid university for allegedly kidnapping Lumad minors; School officials deny allegations
Feb 16, 2021 ANC 24/7
Matters of Fact: Philippine police raided the University of San Carlos in Cebu City supposedly to rescue 19 students who went missing two years ago. Seven persons were arrested to face kidnapping charges.

The Video: USC denies Lumad students held captive, underwent combat training
Feb 16, 2021 ANC 24/7
Headstart: University of San Carlos President Fr. Narciso Cellan Jr. asserts that the indigenous students staying in the premises under the Lumad Bakwit School program were not held captive, adding that the parents could have easily visited the campus. Cellan says that the police 'raid' was "unannounced" and "uncoordinated.

The Video: Central Visayas Police: Lumad parents sought help of police to rescue children
Feb 16, 2021 ANC 24/7
Matters of Fact: The Central Visayas Police insists that the indigenous students supposedly rescued from the University of San Carlos in Cebu were not taken against their will. According to the authorities, the children's parents asked the police to rescue them from alleged communist recruiters.

University of San Carlos, priests deny Lumad children held captive in bakwit school
Feb 15, 2021 John Sitchon
USC president Fr Narciso Cellan Jr says his office 'did not receive prior information from PNP, or other government agencies for that matter, regarding their visit'

Rights groups slam police raid on Cebu City Lumad school
Feb 15, 2021 Ryan Macasero - with Video
'What kind of rescue operation involved force and coercion by uniformed elements like the PNP, knowing that these students were victims of forced evacuation?' Karapatan secretary-general Cristina Palabay asks

Police arrest students, teachers in Cebu City Lumad school
Feb 15, 2021 John Sitchon
Police, who arrested 25 individuals from the school, call it a 'rescue operation,' though there is little evidence to show the students were being held in captivity

Police ‘rescue’ Lumad minors in Cebu; university officials surprised with operation
Morexette Marie B. Erram, Pegeen Maisie Sararana February 15,2021 - 09:19 PM
Police said it was a rescue operation, but for priests and administrators running the University of San Carlos (USC), they were surprised.
Officers from the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) on Monday, February 15, conducted an operation aimed at ‘rescuing’ Lumad minors staying in a retreat house owned by priests from the SVD Philippines inside USC’s Talamban campus.

Police ‘rescue’ lumad kids from priests, educators in top Cebu university
Dale G. Israel February 15, 2021
least 19 members of an indigenous people’s (IP) group based in Davao del Norte province had been taken into custody in what authorities described as a “rescue operation” that saw IP children screaming as they were being dragged by their supposed rescuers out of a room in one of the city’s top universities early on Monday (Feb. 15).

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Duterte gov’t ends 1989 deal barring troops from UP

Jan 18, 2021 Rambo Talabong
The 1989 UP-DND Accord prevented state forces from entering the state university without notifying the school administration.
The termination comes at a time when protests have been restricted by the pandemic and the Duterte government's antagonistic treatment of demonstrators.

AFP backs termination of UP-DND accord
January 20, 2021 Martin Sadongdong
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Wednesday night that it “strongly supports” the decision of the Department of National Defense (DND) to unilaterally terminate the 1989 University of the Philippines – DND accord.

AFP says ‘we’re not enemy’ in soldiers’ visit to gardening sites on UP campus
Frances Mangosing January 20, 2021
Government soldiers made their presence felt on the University of the Philippines’ Diliman campus on Wednesday (Jan. 20) following the termination by the Department of National Defense (DND) of a deal that required prior notice to UP officials for the deployment of state security forces inside UP campuses

The Video: Military personnel visit UP community garden following accord abrogation
Jan 20, 2021 ANC 24/7
Several military personnel visit the community garden in the grounds of the University of the Philippines following the unilateral abrogation of the UP-DND accord.

EXPLAINER: The 1989 UP-DND Accord
Cristina Eloisa Baclig January 19, 2021
The Department of National Defense (DND) delivered a bomb on Tuesday when it unilaterally scrapped the 1989 agreement with the University of the Philippines (UP), which gives prior notice before police and military could enter UP campuses.

#StoryOfTheNation: Why does the 1989 UP-DND accord matter?
Jan 25, 2021 - with Video
Student political groups and alumni organizations in the University of the Philippines (UP) decried the termination of the government’s decades-long accord with the University of the Philippines (UP) that prevented state forces from entering its campuses.

The Video: What is the 1989 UP-DND Accord and why is it matter?
Jan 20, 2021 Manila Bulletin Online
On January 18, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana sent a letter to UP President Danilo Concepcion stating that his office has decided to abrogate the 1989 UP-DND agreement.

What you need to know about the 1989 UP-DND accord
Jan 19, 2021 Bonz Magsambol
Legal expert Tony La Viña says the Department of National Defense has 'no right to unilaterally terminate the agreement' as the deal did not provide for an exit clause

What Went Before: Deal bars police, military ops from UP campuses
Philippine Daily Inquirer January 20, 2021
On June 30, 1989, then University of the Philippines (UP) president Jose Abueva and then Defense Secretary Fidel Ramos forged an agreement protecting the state university from military operations without the knowledge of UP officials.

Robredo: End of UP-DND deal ‘designed to silence criticism’
Jan 19, 2021 Mara Cepeda
The Philippine opposition leader hopes Filipinos would 'stand our ground and speak out' against the latest move to stifle dissent

So what if UP produces communists?
Mar 2, 2021
If the University of the Philippines was able to breed both the Marcosian Juan Ponce Enrile and the Marxist Lean Alejandro, what does that say about the way students there are taught?

LOOKBACK: The Diliman Commune of 1971
Feb 1, 2021 Michelle Abad
Fifty years ago in February, University of the Philippines students put up barricades as cops forcibly entered the campus. What started as a peaceful solidarity strike with jeepney drivers over an oil price hike soon turned violent.
It was a year after the First Quarter Storm (FQS), another event involving students who took to the streets to protest the regime of dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

UP Diliman university council to Lorenzana: Restore pact, ensure inclusive dialogue
Feb 12, 2021 Bonz Magsambol
The highest policy-making body of UP says that the government should 'take concrete steps to hold accountable those who have red-tagged members of the community'

UP Diliman council calls for restoration of accord with DND
February 11, 2021 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The University of the Philippines (University of the Philippines) Diliman council on Thursday, Feb. 11, appealed for the restoration of the 1989 UP-Department of National Defense (DND) Agreement and a stop to the government’s campaign to “red-tag” members of the UP community.

The Video: PH Defense Chief: U.P.-DND accord termination stays, but consultations underway to move forward
Feb 11, 2021 ANC 24/7
Philippine Defense Chief Delfin Lorenzana says he's inclined to keep the termination of the UP-DND accord, but adds consultations are underway to move the negotiations forward.

‘Lahat magdurusa!’ Group warns youth on AFP inclusion in CHEd academic freedom panel
February 9, 2021 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
A youth group on Tuesday, Feb. 9, warned the university students of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd)’s proposal to include military and police officers in the panel of education experts to define academic freedom.

Dear Sonny
Feb 8, 2021 Soliman M. Santos Jr
Kumusta, ka-batch? It’s been a long 50 years since we last saw you, laid to rest after your martyrdom that sparked the “Diliman Commune” – whose 50th anniversary is also being commemorated at UP beloved, kicked off by a Barikada Singkwenta cultural performance which also paid tribute to you. I am sure you never imagined it would come to this, no less than, well, your immortalization in history.

DILG raises ‘constitutional issues’ on 1992 accord with UP
Cathrine Gonzales February 08, 2021
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Monday that there are some constitutional issues with its 1992 security agreement with the University of the Philippines (UP), which prohibits unauthorized entry of police officers in UP campuses.

DILG, UP also agree to review 1992 accord
Dexter Cabalza February 07, 2021
After a “very fruitful” meeting with the Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday, officials of the University of the Philippines (UP) also met with representatives of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday and agreed to review their separate security agreement.

DILG, PNP, UP agree to review 1992 agreement
February 6, 2021 Chito Chavez
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the University of the Philippines (UP) confirmed Saturday, Feb. 6, that they will undertake an extensive review of the 28-year-old 1992 agreement that will ensure the security in all the UP campuses without affecting academic freedom and right to free speech and assembly.

No militarization of UP campuses, Lorenzana assures amid abrogation of UP-DND agreement
February 6, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assured the University of the Philippines community that he will not allow the militarization of all its campuses despite his decision to unilaterally abrogate the agreement that prevents immediate and uncoordinated entry of soldiers in the schools.

UP-DND accord still terminated after top execs hold dialogue. What’s next?
February 5, 2021 Martin Sadongdong
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and University of the Philippines (UP) President Danilo Concepcion has finally met to discuss the terminated accord between the two parties that set a heated discussion on the government’s anti-communist insurgency campaign.

Prior notice for entry to UP campuses OK with AFP chief, but…
Krissy Aguilar February 05, 2021
While he agrees that prior notice is needed before the military sets foot on University of the Philippines (UP) campuses, newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said Friday they should not be prevented from entering when urgently called to perform their duties.

What are the real political lessons of the Diliman Commune?
Feb 5, 2021 Joseph Scalice
February 1 to 9 marks the 50th anniversary of the “Diliman Commune.” In 1971, students erected barricades at the entrances to the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus, occupied buildings and facilities, and fought off incursions by military and police forces with molotov cocktails and inventive forms of resistance, holding the campus for 9 days.

UP produces leaders, not communists
February 4, 2021 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo has emphasized the university’s role in producing leaders in different fields such as engineering, arts, medicine, science and technology, and education, amid accusations that the university serves as a cradle for communist rebels.

‘KEEP OUT!’ Student councils, organizations close their doors against ‘campus militarization’
February 4, 2021 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
Just like how teenagers post ‘Keep Out’, ‘Do Not Disturb’ and ‘Do Not Enter’ signs on their doors, student councils and organizations are barring the entry of forces that might “threaten” the freedom and peace that they enjoy.

UP, Lorenzana meet to discuss 'way forward' after end of pact
Feb 4, 2021 Bonz Magsambol
University of the Philippines (UP) President Danilo Concepcion and Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana held a dialogue on Thursday, February 4, to discuss the "way forward and possible areas of cooperation" after the controversial termination of the 1989 UP-DND accord.

De Lima bill seeks permanence in UP-DND Agreement
February 4, 2021 Hannah Torregoza
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima has filed a bill seeking to uphold academic freedom in the University of the Philippines (UP) and provide the institution the “democratic space” to ensure that exchanges and expression of ideas within its premises are free from intimidation from state forces.

ANALYSIS: For UP as a 'Zone of Peace'
Feb 3, 2021 Soliman M. Santos Jr
A Zone of Peace is 'a site with sacred, religious, historic, educational, cultural, geographical, or environmental importance, which is protected and preserved by its own community'

Dutertismo: Defend China, attack UP?
Richard Heydarian February 02, 2021
First as tragedy, then as farce,” Karl Marx remarked about the tendency for repetition of “all [the] great, world-historical facts and personages.”

Entry of PNP personnel in campus remains prohibited - UPLB
February 1, 2021 Ellalyn de Vera-Ruiz & Gabriela Baron
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Chancellor Jose Camacho Jr. said the entry and presence of the Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel on campus is still prohibited, allaying “insinuations” of “any agreement” during a recent visit to the Laguna Police Provincial Office.

Imao’s memorial on UP campus becomes protest art
Krixia Subingsubing February 01, 2021
The history of the University of the Philippines (UP) is rife with encounters—but not the kind of underground guerrilla warfare the military thinks is seething within its storied walls.
PIECE DE RESISTANCE Toym Imao’s towering barricades of bamboo and chairs commemorating the 1971 Diliman Commune have suddenly turned into a potent symbol of the University of the Philippines’ resistance against a fresh siege on freedom following the abrogation of its 1989 pact with the Department of National Defense.

The Video: UP alumni on being red-tagged and demanding accountability
January 29, 2021
Rappler researcher-writer Michelle Abad talks to Free Legal Assistance Group lawyer Raffy Aquino, former PhilHealth CEO and President Alexander Padilla, and playwright and Palanca awardee Liza Magtoto about the dangers of being red-tagged, its effects on democracy, and demanding accountability also for the sake of intelligence reform.

The Video: UP community gathers to call on Board of Regents to adopt resolution upholding UP-DND accord
Jan 28, 2021 ANC 24/7

Bills seeking similar ‘UP-DND accord’ for all schools pushed in House
INQUIRER.net January 27, 2021
Two bills — one seeking to institutionalize the recently terminated University of the Philippines – Department of National Defense accord, and another, pushing to essentially make its provisions applicable in all academic institutions in the country — have been filed in the House of Representatives.

The Video: U.P. community alarmed over death threats received by students, faculty members | ANC
Jan 27, 2021 ANC 24/7
Matters of Fact: The University of the Philippines says some of their faculty members and students are receiving death thraets after the Defense Department abrogated its security accord with the school.

The Video: U.P. Official: Military surveillance ops inside campus 'antithetical' to academic freedom | ANC
Jan 27, 2021 ANC 24/7
Matters of Fact: U.P. Vice President for Public Affairs Dr. Elena Pernia is concerned over the Philippine military's plans to conduct surveillance operations within the campus upon the termination of the UP-DND accord. She says these are 'antithetical' to academic freedom, and can generate a 'chilling effect'.

The Video: The more you suppress them, the more they will fight: Pangilinan on student activism | ANC
Jan 27, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Headstart: Students are historically vocal about their opposition to government and have been catalysts for change, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said Wednesday as he called for the protection of their right to protest.

UP community affirms stand vs. abrogation of accord with DND; deplores continuous Red-tagging of alumni, faculty, officials
January 26, 2021 Gabriela Baron
The University of the Philippine (UP) community reiterated its stand against the abrogation of the agreement barring state forces from entering its campuses without notifying school officials, as well as deplored the continuous Red-tagging of its members.

KUWENTONG KULE: Academic freedom and the termination of the UP-DND Accord
ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO January 26, 2021
#DefendUP and #DefendAcademicFreedom became trending hashtags for the past few days due to the sudden, arbitrary, and unilateral termination by the Department of National Defense of the so-called 1989 University of the Philippines UP-DND Accord.

Senate bill bars unauthorized military, police presence in SUCs
Christia Marie Ramos January 26, 2021
Senator Francis Pangilinan has filed a bill that would bar the conduct of unauthorized military or police operations in all state universities and colleges (SUCs).

The Video: Military officials must resign over false list of supposed NPA rebels: UP prof
Jan 26, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Military officials must resign over a false list of supposed University of the Philippines students turned communist rebels, a professor said Tuesday.

The Spy and the Dean – or why Lorenzana’s evil plot could bite him in the butt
Jan 25, 2021 Patricio Abinales
'[W]hat will cause Lorenzana sleepless nights is that the troops encamped in UP’s campuses might flip and go to the dark side. Life at UP has this uncanny way of making you question your beliefs and be open to the other side’s arguments.'

The Video: NPA recruitment in Ateneo, La Salle? Palace says can't deny or confirm
Jan 25, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Malacañang said on Monday it could not confirm or deny a military official's recent pronouncement that De La Salle University and the Ateneo De Manila University are among 18 schools that serve as recruitment grounds of communist rebels.

DND sees AFP gaffe in UP Red-tagging
Jeannette I. Andrade January 25, 2021
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana wants the military to apologize to a lawyer who was mistakenly included in a list of University of the Philippines (UP) graduates identified on its social media post as New People’s Army (NPA) rebels.

Carpio, Morales ask SC: Compel gov't to explain Parlade red-tagging post
Jan 25, 2021 Rambo Talabong
The retired justices say Parlade is committing 'terrorism' by endangering the lives of anti-terror law petitioners
The Duterte government must explain for Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr.
Retired Supreme Court justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio-Morales and University of the Philippines law professors have asked the Supreme Court to compel Solicitor General Jose Calida to explain a social media post of Parlade slamming the petitioners against the anti-terror law.

Parlade targets universities after fiasco with beauties
Meg Adonis January 25, 2021
After drawing public scorn for falsely accusing three female celebrities, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., executive director of the controversial National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac), again made unsubstantiated accusations, this time against the country’s four top universities.

UP disputes PNP data on campus criminality
Jeannette I. Andrade, Krixia Subingsubing January 25, 2021
Aside from publishing erroneous lists of suspected communists, the country’s security forces have also released misleading, if not false, data on criminality on the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines (UP), alma mater of many of the country’s leaders, lawyers, artists, and scientists.

Lessons from the Diliman Commune: On militancy, academic freedom, and solidarity
Jan 25, 2021 Orly Putong, Karlo Mongaya, Rochel Bernido
'[I]t was the Diliman Commune’s value as a symbol of collective resistance to a budding dictator that constitutes its greatest victory'
“Raise high the barricades!”
This was the iconic call of a stirring editorial penned by the Philippine Collegian, UP Diliman’s student publication, amid the historic barricades of 1971 that has earned renown as the “Diliman Commune.”

UP's Nemenzo: With intel funds, 'unthinkable' for AFP to make 'baseless accusations'
Jan 24, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
'It is unthinkable that despite the millions of taxpayers' money poured into military intelligence, the AFP is making such baseless accusations,' says UP Diliman Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo

Ateneo, La Salle, UST, FEU slam allegations of ‘recruitment havens’ for communist rebels
Katrina Hallare January 24, 2021
The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Far Eastern University (FEU) on Sunday denounced the allegations of a top military official where he said that universities serve as “recruitment havens” for members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

'Unpardonable gaffe': Lorenzana says AFP to apologize for red-tagging UP alumni
Jan 24, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday, January 24, said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will apologize after it falsely tagged some University of the Philippines (UP) alumni as New People's Army (NPA) members.

AFP to apologize for viral post
January 24, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disclosed Sunday that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will apologize to the personalities it wrongly tagged as captured and slain communist rebels in a post uploaded by the military in its Facebook account and was shared by some of its units.
The social media post was widely condemned in social media and became an object of ridicule by netizens since the purported list of University of the Philippines (UP) students captured and killed in military operations include former government officials, lawyers, and even a dead multi-awarded director.

Lorenzana, UP President Concepcion likely to meet to discuss DND-UP agreement
January 24, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
Defense Secretary Delfn Lorenzana and University of the Philippines (UP) President Danilo Concepcion would likely meet anytime this week to iron things out on the issue of the abrogation of the Soto-Enrile agreement.

Top universities denounce red-tagging of schools
Jan 24, 2021
Four of the Philippines' top universities join forces after Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr claimed 18 schools are 'recruitment havens' for communist rebels
Four of the Philippines' top universities denounced on Sunday, January 24, the latest red-tagging effort against them by the spokesperson of the government task force against communists.

At stake is UP’s autonomy
Randy David January 24, 2021
It’s difficult to say what exactly defense chief Delfin Lorenzana and his strategists at the Department of National Defense intend to do, following the DND’s unilateral termination of a 1989 agreement that binds the military and the police to coordinate with University of the Philippines authorities when there is a need for state security forces to perform their functions within school premises.
Secretary Lorenzana said that they only want to be able to enter the university’s campuses at any time, and to do whatever it is they need to do, without having to notify anyone in the university.

Just Saying: Do not touch academic freedom
Jan 24, 2021 Mel Sta Maria
'This is the most intrusive, gross, and unconstitutional governmental action that can ever be done in regard to education'
Because of the controversy resulting from the unilateral termination by the Defense Department (DND) of the University of the Philippines (UP) and the DND's accord limiting the entry of security personnel inside UP, Commission of Higher Education (CHED) chair J. Prospero de Vera was quoted in reports as saying a “panel of education experts will define the meaning of academic freedom and the role of security forces in the protection of academic freedom and the welfare of students."

UP graduates falsely tagged as NPA eye cyber libel complaint
JAN 23, 2021 MICHELLE ABAD
The alumni, who include a lawyer, a journalist, a playwright, and a social entrepreneur, believe they deserve an apology from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

UP Diliman is not Barangay UP Campus, says university official
Consuelo Marquez January 23, 2021
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has identified Barangay UP Campus as one of the “crime hotspots” in Quezon City, citing a prevalence of index and non-index crime incidents in the area
“When you say UP Diliman, it refers to the academic institution. UP Diliman is headed by the chancellor. Then it also has UP System offices.
“UP Diliman also has various buildings, housings. […] But when you talk about Barangay UP Campus that’s an LGU”.

UP president challenges AFP claim on Reds’ campus infiltration
Katrina Hallare January 23, 2021
University of the Philippines (UP) president Danilo Concepcion on Saturday said the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) allegation that some of the university’s colleges, units and offices have condoned the “infiltration” of communist rebels lacks evidence and serves as an unnecessary distraction.

FALSE: List of dead, captured former UP students who became NPA
Jan 23, 2021
At least 8 of the people on the list are still alive, not captured, and have not been linked to the New People's Army

The Video: IBP president: UP protected by law, Constitution amid abrogation of accord with DND | TeleRadyo
Jan 23, 2021 ABS-CBN News
In an interview IBP - Integrated Bar of the Philippines - President Domingo Cayosa said the students' right to privacy and academic freedom are protected by the constitution and other existing laws

NUJP warns AFP for red tagging former UP students: ‘You will be held to account’
Jan 23, 2021
'We would normally dismiss this canard as laughably stupid. However, putting the people it names in mortal danger is no laughing matter at all,' says National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Saturday, January 23, condemned the malicious red-tagging of journalists and other former University of the Philippines (UP) students.

The youth of the Philippines vs Secretary Lorenzana
Jan 23, 2021 Jayeel Cornelio
The Philippine Secretary of Defense is waging a war that is not only unnecessary, but is also a waste of time and resources in the middle of an already exhausting fight against COVID-19.
This makes Secretary Lorenzana a disappointing figure.
Nothing is of course surprising with his statements. This administration has mastered the art of creating enemies where none exists.

DILG to meet with UP officials about its own security agreement with the university
January 22, 2021 Chito Chavez
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) stressed Friday night that it strongly supports the abrogation of the 1989 Department of National Defense - University of the Philippines (DND-UP) agreement.

Open letter to Secretary Lorenzana: A terrifying and despicable statement
Jan 22, 2021 Grace Albasin
At a media briefing on January 20, Defense Secretary Lorenzana showed a list naming what he said were UP students who had joined the communist rebel movement and subsequently died in encounters with the military.
Among those Lorenzana named was Myles Cantal Albasin, my daughter, who has been in detention for close to 35 months now.

The AFP as thought police
Jan 22, 2021 Walden Bello
'A reign of terror is about to be imposed on the university by idiots whose main criterion for red-tagging you is that if you sound subversive or you are critical of the president and the military, then you must be a rotten subversive'

Top PH military official claims violations of anti-terror law going on in UP
Frances Mangosing January 22, 2021
A top-ranking Philippine military official alleged that there are violations of the anti-terror law taking place at campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP).

United we stand. Divided is not an option.
Jan 22, 2021 Tony La Viña - Rose Angelique Dizon
'We – UP administrators, professors, students, researchers, administrative and support staff, alumni, all academics in the country, and all Filipinos of good will – must all stand together against this travesty'

UP to the State: 'Not beyond Philcoa'
Jan 22, 2021 Raffy Aquino
'In a community of critical thinkers, the idea of clueless UP students being brainwashed into joining an outlaw army is laughable'

Why so anti-UP?
Hyacinth Tagupa January 22, 2021
It’s disturbing how so many Filipinos support the Department of National Defense’s abrogation of its accord with the University of the Philippines. On news sites and social media, commenters have been quick to say this was good news. But such a move against the government’s known critics should bother us, or at least prompt us to ponder a few questions.

De Vera says UP-DND pact 'destined to be problematic,' calls for joint discussion
Jan 22, 2021 Bonz Magsambol
According to the CHED chair, the controversial termination of the deal has been politicized, with students, faculty, and alumni 'castigating and engaging' in name-calling

The Video: PH Senators file bill to institutionalize UP-DND accord
Jan 22, 2021 ANC 24/7
Headstart: Senator Joel Villanueva, along with three other senators, seeks to institutionalize an accord between the University of the Philippines and the Defense Department that limits cops and the military from entering the campus. Villanueva stresses the importance of nurturing academic freedom in a democracy.

The Video: PH military official claims violations of Anti-Terror Law happening in U.P. | ANC
Jan 22, 2021 ANC 24/7
Matters of Fact: Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, the spokesman of the government's anti-communist insurgency task force, defends the abrogation of the UP-DND accord, as he claims there are alleged violations of the Philippines' Anti-Terror Law happening inside the campus.

The Video: Ex-PH Supreme Court spokesman: UP can challenge unilateral abrogation of UP-DND accord
Jan 20, 2021 ANC 24/7
Matters of Fact:: The abrogation of the UP-DND accord has become a legal question to be settled by someone outside both parties. Former Supreme Court Spokesman and UP faculty member, Theodore Te says this is because the Duterte administration terminated the agreement unilaterally and the university does not recognize it

UP Cebu students, faculty protest termination of UP-DND accord
Jan 21, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma
Students and faculty of the University of the Philippines Cebu gathered Thursday, January 21, inside the campus to protest against the unilateral termination of the UP-DND accord. While this was happening, two police vehicles arrived to conduct checkpoints just beyond the university entrances.

PUP accord with DND also faces termination
Jeannette I. Andrade, Meg Adonis January 21, 2021
Another state university is in danger of losing its 1990 agreement with the Department of National Defense (DND) that bars security forces from entering its campuses without permission from school authorities after a proadministration party list lawmaker called for the scrapping of the accord.

The Video: UP official: University willing to iron out issues, concerns with DND | TeleRadyo
Jan 21, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Officials of the University of the Philippines are willing to explain and iron out issues and concerns by the Department of National Defense, following its unilateral abrogation of the 1989 accord with the university

4 senators want military, cops off UP campuses
January 21, 2021
Four senators on Wednesday filed a bill that would make the ban on the presence of soldiers and policemen on University of the Philippines (UP) campuses a state policy in a bid to institutionalize a 1989 agreement with the Department of National Defense (DND), which its current secretary unilaterally abrogated.

Belmonte files bill to institutionalize academic and security freedoms inside UP, other campuses
January 21, 2021 Ben Rosario
Convinced that Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana will be stubborn as a mule, a senior congressman turned instead to Congress to overturn the defense chief’s decision to abrogate the 1989 UP-DND Accord.

Kit Belmonte files bill institutionalizing UP-DND accord for all state schools
Jan 21, 2021 Mara Cepeda
'Bakit natin ili-limit sa UP? The right to protect our freedom of speech, our academic freedom – dapat available po sa lahat,' says the LP stalwart

Bill institutionalizing UP-DND accord a ‘reasonable proposal’
Darryl John Esguerra January 21, 2021
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque sees the proposed measure that will institutionalize the agreement between the Department of National Defense and the University of the Philippines (UP) that bar the presence of military and police personnel in its campuses as a “reasonable proposal.”

Palace welcomes Senate bill on institutionalizing UP-DND Accord
January 21, 2021 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Malacañang says the enactment of a law that would amend the University of the Philippines (UP) Act of 2008 to require prior notification on the entry of police or military units to campuses, saying it was a “reasonable” proposal.

Duterte not consulted on decision to end UP-DND accord, says Palace
Krissy Aguilar January 20, 2021
President Rodrigo Duterte was not consulted regarding the decision of the Department of National Defense (DND) to unilaterally terminate its pact with the University of the Philippines which prevented state forces from entering its campuses without prior notice

Senate bill seeks to institutionalize UP-DND accord
Jan 20, 2021
Senate Bill No. 2002 seeks to protect the UP community from 'unreasonable state intrusion' by incorporating the 1989 deal in the university's charter

‘UP-DND accord abrogation not a diversionary tactic’
January 20, 2021 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Malacañang said Wednesday the abrogation of the agreement between the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) was not a diversionary tactic from certain issues, including the government’s purchase of 25 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines from China.

Former UP student Roque gets testy when asked about UP-DND accord
Jan 20, 2021 Pia Ranada
The presidential spokesman, who speaks of his 25-year ties with UP, gets irked by a challenge for UP alumni in the Duterte government to denounce the DND decision

Roque loses cool on TV interview over prof’s challenge to UP grads in Cabinet
Published January 20, 2021 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque blew his top when asked if he will take on the challenge posed by journalist and University of the Philippines (UP) professor Danny Arao on members of President Duterte’s Cabinet to denounce the unilateral abrogation of the accord between the university and the Department of National Defense (DND).

Call to #DefendUP unites rival student political groups
Jan 20, 2021 Bonz Magsambol
'We call on all UP alumni in both Houses of Congress, and most especially the Samasa and Tugon alumni among them, to lead a legislative initiative to defend these protections to UP and academic freedom'

The Video: UP political professor opposes DND-UP accord abrogation
Jan 20, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Former University of the Philippines (UP) President Jose Abueva on Wednesday expressed dismay over the Department of National Defense’s (DND) move to unilaterally terminate its pact with the state university preventing uniformed personnel from entering its campuses unless with prior notice.

The Video: UP Los Baños students to stage protests vs scrapping of UP-DND accord
Jan 20, 2021 ANC 24/7
Unfazed - that's how the Student Council Chairperson of the University of the Philippines Los Baños describes the UP community following the termination of the accord that keeps state forces from entering its campuses freely.

PUP president urged to uphold agreement with DND
January 20, 2021 Raymund Antonio
Militant group Anakbayan called on the president of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Wednesday to uphold the agreement between the university and the Department of National Defense (DND) that bars the presence of the police and military in its campuses.

Student leaders call on Congress to oppose end of DND’s pacts with PUP, UP
Jan 20, 2021
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Office of the Student Regent and Central Student Council urge Congress to take immediate interventions to protect the rights of the youth

Duterte Youth wants pact to keep police, soldiers out of PUP scrapped too
Jan 20, 2021 Bonz Magsambol
The group's representative – whose ascent to Congress was questioned by election lawyers and youth activists – claims academic freedom is being abused by students to ‘commit sedition’

Duterte Youth amid call to cancel PUP-DND accord: Academic freedom has nothing to do with it
Neil Arwin Mercado January 20, 2021
Duterte Youth Rep. Ducielle Cardema had this to say Wednesday in response to calls from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Student Regent and the university’s student council president for the need for academic freedom and to protect their school.

CHR says DND-UP accord abrogation heightens distrust towards gov’t
January 20, 2021 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The unilateral termination by the Department of National Defense (DND)
of its accord with the University of the Philippines (UP) casts further doubts on the sincerity of the government to uphold human rights. It also “aggravates the climate of distrust towards the government,” the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has warned.

CHR: Rights violations cast doubt on intent of UP-DND deal termination
Jan 20, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
The Commission on Human Rights says 'suppression of guaranteed rights should never be the response to dissent under a democracy'

‘Bato’ on deploying cops, soldiers for anti-Red operations on campuses: ‘What’s so special with UP?’
Christia Marie Ramos January 20, 2021
Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa made this remark as he questioned the agreement between the Department of National Defense (DND) and University of the Philippines (UP) that required prior notice to university officials for police and military to conduct counterinsurgency operations on UP campuses.

Teachers urge Duterte to honor DND-UP accord, ‘stop attacks vs. academic freedom’
January 20, 2021 Dhel Nazario
A teacher’s group has called on President Duterte to honor the 1989 agreement abrogated by the Department of National Defense (DND) prohibiting state forces from entering the University of the Philippines (UP) without prior notice.

House inquiry on unilateral termination of UP-DND accord pushed
Neil Arwin Mercado January 20, 2021
An inquiry into the abrogation by the Department of National Defense (DND) of a 1989 agreement that prohibits any military and police presence inside the campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP) without prior notice is being pushed in the House of Representatives.

Military claims UP-DND accord 'voided by passage of time'
Jan 20, 2021 Lian Buan
Rebus sic stantibus, the inapplicability of contracts because of fundamental change of circumstances, is the latest addition to the Duterte administration's list of Latin doctrines when justifying questionable legal actions

House probe sought into ‘illegal’ scrapping of UP-DND deal
Jan 20, 2021 Mara Cepeda
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman argues that by terminating the accord, it is now 'open season' for state forces to invade UP campuses

UP Cebu students, staff condemn unilateral termination of DND-UP Accord
Delta Dyrecka Letigio January 20,2021
The University of the Philippines in Cebu (UP Cebu) administration has expressed condemnation on the Department of National Defense’s (DND) unilateral termination of the 1989 DND-UP Accord, which prohibits police and military from entering UP campuses without prior notice to school officials.

Why Filipinos should care about the UP-DND accord
Jan 20, 2021
The impact of the Duterte government ending the UP-DND accord goes beyond university campuses.

The Video: PUP likely next after UP-Defense Dept accord abrogation: professor
Jan 20, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Faculty and students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines community also feel the "chilling effect" of government's unilateral abrogation of its accord with the University of the Philippines, a professor said.

The Video: Duterte gov't holds briefing on terminated UP-DND accord
The Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines hold a press briefing on Wednesday, January 20, about the abrupt termination of the UP-DND accord.

Pangilinan files resolution urging DND-UP dialogue
January 19, 2021 Mario Casayuran
Opposition Senator Francis ‘’Kiko’’ Pangilinan on Tuesday filed a Senate resolution expressing the sense of the Senate to oppose the unilateral termination of the 1989 University of the Philippines (UP) - Department of National Defense (DND) accord and to urge UP and DND to commence a dialogue and find a common ground that promotes peace and security, and protects academic freedom, and the pursuit of excellence in the University.

DOJ may yet adjudicate terminated DND-UP accord
January 19, 2021 Jeffrey Damicog
The Department of Justice (DOJ) might end up deciding on the termination of the agreement between the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) that has for decades prevented state forces from entering the institution’s campuses, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

UP president: Termination of gov’t pact unwarranted, may lead to mistrust
Daphne Galvez January 19, 2021
University of the Philippines President Danilo Concepcion has asked Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to reconsider his decision to terminate a long-standing agreement that prohibits any military and police presence inside its campuses.

UP President: Termination of UP-DND pact 'totally unnecessary, unwarranted'
Jan 19, 2021 Bonz Magsambol
'Instead of instilling confidence in our police and military, your decision can only sow more confusion and mistrust,' says UP President Danilo Concepcion

CEGP condemns termination of UP-DND accord
January 19, 2021 Richa Noriega
The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) condemned on Monday the decision to terminate the 31-year-old accord signed between the Department of National Defense (DND) and the University of the Philippines (UP) in 1989, which prohibits state forces from entering the university premises without prior notice to the school administration.

Youth group slams unilateral termination of UP-DND agreement
Published January 19, 2021 Richa Noriega
The League of Filipino Students (LFS) denounced on Tuesday the unilateral termination of the 1989agreement signed between the Department of National Defense (DND) and the University of the Philippines (UP), which prohibits state security forces from entering the campus premises without prior notice to the school administration.

End of UP-DND agreement an 'assault against the freedom of UP'
Jan 19, 2021 Bonz Magsambol
'We will not back down. We will continue with our duty to defend the freedom of our people guaranteed under the Constitution,' says UPLB Chancellor Jose Camacho Jr

UP Visayas execs, students slam termination of UP-DND accord
Joey Gabieta, Nestor P. Burgos Jr. January 19, 2021
Officials and students of the different campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP) in the Visayas denounced the sudden termination of the 1989 Department of National Defense-UP agreement that regulates police and military operations inside the university’s campuses.

UP constituents in Visayas insist campus should remain bastion of academic freedom
Jan 19, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma
The different sectors of UP Visayas and UP Cebu condemn the decision of the government to scrap the UP-DND agreement

The Video: DND exits deal requiring prior notice for counterinsurgency operations in UP campuses
Jan 19, 2021 INQUIRER.net
The Department of National Defense has unilaterally terminated a 1989 agreement which bars the entry of state forces in University of the Philippines campuses without prior notice.

Students say end of UP-DND pact ‘desperate measure’ against dissent
Jan 19, 2021
Student councils and groups call on the public and the UP administration to help maintain UP's status as a 'zone of peace and academic freedom'

UP students poke fun at DND’s claims campuses are communist recruitment centers
Gabriel Pabico Lalu January 19, 2021
If you are new to the world of the Filipino youth online, then the proper introduction is that young people can address pressing national issues either through lengthy essays or with a dose of internet humor.

Rally set at UP Diliman after DND scraps ‘no cops, no troops on campus’ deal
Gabriel Pabico Lalu January 19, 2021
An indignation rally will be held at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus on Tuesday, after the Department of National Defense (DND) scrapped an agreement that bars any military and police presence inside UP campuses.

The Video: #ICYMI: Condemnation protest against the end of the UP-DND accord
JAN 19, 2021
In case you missed it: Activist groups hold a protest in UP Diliman on Tuesday, January 19, after the Department of National Defense ended the UP-DND accord of 1989. Video courtesy of Altermidya

Safer UP? Student leaders point to history of government harassment
Jan 19, 2021 Rambo Talabong
'For the longest time, they're the ones who would harass, who would abduct, who would kill,' says UP Los Baños Student Council chairperson Jainno Bongon

Don’t mess with UP': Lawmakers blast DND for ending pact with university
Jan 19, 2021 Mara Cepeda
Legislators urge Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to reconsider his unilateral abolition of the UP-DND Accord

UP, safe space to protest anti-terror law, is latest casualty in war on dissent
Jan 19, 2021 Lian Buan
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's message to UP that they do not wish to suppress activism 'feels more like a threat, like a promise to do the opposite,' says human rights lawyer Kristina Conti

Fisherfolk to military: Patrol West Philippine Sea, not UP campus
January 19, 2021 Raymund Antonio
A militant fisherfolk group on Tuesday said Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana should deploy troops in the disputed West Philippine Sea and not in the University of the Philippines.

Senators to Lorenzana: Reconsider scrapping of UP-DND accord
Christia Marie Ramos January 19, 2021
Several senators on Tuesday called on Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to reconsider his decision to terminate an agreement with the University of the Philippines (UP) that bars the police and military from entering school campuses without prior permission.

7 senators urges Senate to object the scrapping of UP-DND pact
Christia Marie Ramos January 19, 2021
Seven senators have filed a resolution urging the Senate to object to the unilateral termination of a long-standing agreement between the Department of National Defense (DND) and the University of the Philippines (UP) banning military and police presence in its campuses.

7 senators oppose end of UP-DND deal
Jan 19, 2021 Mara Cepeda
Of the 9 senators who graduated from UP, only 3 co-authored the resolution condemning the UP-DND pact abolition
They are asking the Senate to “express its sense" to oppose DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s move to put an end to the UP-DND accord, forged in 1989 to protect students against campus militarization.

Solons slam DND’s move to abrogate accord with UP
January 19, 2021 Ben Rosario
Veteran solons on Monday slammed government’s decision to unilaterally terminate the 1989 UP-DND agreement even as they appealed for reconsideration from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

‘Hotbed of recruitment’: Lacson backs termination of UP-DND accord
Christia Marie Ramos January 19, 2021
Senator Panfilo Lacson sees some sense to the move of the Duterte administration to scrap an agreement with the University of the Philippines (UP) on military and police presence in its campuses, saying UP and other universities have become the “hotbed of recruitment.”

UP-DND accord termination long overdue
January 19, 2021 Hannah Torregoza
Senator Ronald Dela Rosa on Tuesday said the unilateral termination of the 1989 deal between the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) was already “long overdue.”

The Video: Dela Rosa: DND termination of deal with U.P. 'long overdue'
Jan 19, 2021 CNN Philippines
President Duterte supports the Defense Department's move to end a landmark deal with the University of the Philippines. But many are denouncing the decision. We'll hear from former PNP chief and Senator Bato dela Rosa.

Palace: Duterte backs ditching of ‘obsolete’ UP-DND accord
Darryl John Esguerra January 19, 2021
President Rodrigo Duterte supports the decision of the Department of National Defense (DND) to unilaterally terminate its long-time agreement with the University of the Philippines (UP) on military and police presence in its campuses.

Duterte backs Lorenzo’s decision to terminate DND-UP accord
January 19, 2021 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte has backed the Department of National Defense’s decision to terminate an accord with the University of the Philippines (UP) that will now allow the free entry of government forces in its campuses, Malacanang announced Tuesday.

The Video: Duterte backs end of pact barring troops from UP
Jan 19, 2021 ABS-CBN News
President Rodrigo Duterte "supports" the move of his Defense chief to scrap a pact that bars state troops from the campuses of the University of the Philippines, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

UP now 'safe haven for enemies of the state,' claims defense chief
Jan 19, 2021 Rambo Talabong
'I will not tolerate those who will violate the laws of the land in the guise of lawful public dissent, free assembly, and free speech,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Lorenzana defends decision to terminate UP accord: ‘Times have changed’
Frances Mangosing January 19, 2021
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday defended his agency’s move to unilaterally terminate a long-time agreement with the University of the Philippines as it has become “a safe haven for the enemies of the state.” Look also Change is here

The Video: PH Defense Chief: 1989 UP-DND accord 'obsolete'
Jan 19, 2021 ANC 24/7
Top Story: Undeterred by criticisms, the Philippine Defense department stands by its decision to terminate a long-standing agreement that prohibits any military or police presence inside the campuses of the University of the Philippines. DND Secretary Lorenzana Delfin Lorenzana insists the 1989 accord with UP has become obsolete.

Duterte Youth slams ‘special treatment’ to UP; wants PUP-DND accord scrapped, too
Neil Arwin Mercado January 19, 2021
After the Department of National Defense (DND) moved to terminate its security agreement with the University of the Philippines, the controversial Duterte Youth Partylist now wants a similar pact with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) canceled as well.

No warrantless arrests despite DND-UP accord termination, says PNP spox
Consuelo Marquez January 19, 2021
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday assured the public that there will be no warrantless arrests against University of the Philippines (UP) students despite the termination of the 1989 accord, which prevents military and police from entering UP campuses without prior approval from university officials.

UP should focus on youth development, says PNP chief
January 19, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
The Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Tuesday that the University of the Philippines should focus on its job of developing its students to become productive members of the society following the unilateral abrogation of an agreement which requires permission of the police and the military from the UP authorities before entering its campuses

The Video: Sonia Soto on end of UP-DND pact, student activism
Jan 19, 2021
Former student activist Sonia Soto about the termination of the UP-DND agreement and its implications on student activism

The Video: UP student leaders on activism under Duterte
Januar 19, 2021
Rappler's Rambo Talabong sits down with student leaders from different UP campuses to talk about the implication of the "unilateral termination" of the UP-DND accord.
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Students slam campus militarization as gov't ends 1989 deal with UP
Jan 18, 2021 Sofia Virtudes
UP, often called the bastion of student activism, has been a frequent target of red-tagging by the Duterte administration

#DefendUP trends after DND scraps agreement with UP
Gabriel Pabico Lalu January 18, 2021
The hashtag #DefendUP trended on social media on Monday, after the Department of National Defense (DND) reportedly terminated its agreement with the University of the Philippines (UP) that prohibits any military and police presence inside its campuses.

The Video: #DefendUP: Pagkalas ng DND sa UP accord, inalmahan
Jan 19, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Marami ang pumalag sa pagkansela ng DND sa kasunduang nagbabawal sa mga sundalo at pulis sa unibersidad.

DND exits deal requiring prior notice for counterinsurgency operations in UP campuses
Frances Mangosing January 18, 2021
The Department of National Defense (DND) has unilaterally terminated a 1989 agreement with the University of the Philippines (UP) requiring prior notification to school officials for police and military to enter UP campuses, signalling an intent to deploy, but not post, state security forces for counterinsurgency operations in the state university.

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Duplicate, false accounts of U.P. students reported to surface online

June 07, 2020

Here's how you can report accounts pretending to be someone you know or someone that doesn't exist

No evidence yet reported accounts engaged in malicious activity – Facebook
Gelo Gonzales June 11, 2020
'At this time, we have not seen evidence of the reported accounts engaging in coordinated or malicious activity focused on creating fake accounts,' says Facebook

PNP asks for Facebook's help in dummy account probe
Aika Rey June 09, 2020
Police chief General Archie Gamboa says that he has ordered the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group to investigate the proliferation of fake Facebook accounts

Will Facebook dummy account probe look at govt too? DOJ says 'all angles'
Lian Buan June 08, 2020
The DOJ promises it will not misuse user data that will be submitted to them in the course of an investigation

Makati lawmaker blocks Facebook messages on anti-terror bill vote
Mara Cepeda June 08, 2020
As users share that they were blocked, Makati City 2nd District Representative Luis Campos says his social media page managers are 'just being careful' since there are 'many trolls'

DND investigating fake Facebook accounts – Lorenzana
JC Gotinga June 08, 2020
'Of course, the cooperation of Facebook is needed,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Users report duplicate, dummy Facebook accounts in PH
Ryan Macasero and John Tan Sitchon June 07, 2020
While initially thought to be limited to activists and journalists in Cebu and Central Visayas, duplicate accounts are reported in areas across the country

'I don’t feel safe, Facebook': After discovery of ghost accounts, users demand better account protection
Raisa Serafica June 07, 2020
Facebook users harness their own online community to report and flag these suspicious accounts

#HandsOffOurStudents trends as Filipinos call out fake accounts swarming Facebook
June 07, 2020
'The real terrorists are behind these attacks to the privacy and security of students and people who are critical of the administration's incompetence,' a netizen says

Lawmakers fear fake Facebook accounts meant for 'online tanim-ebidensiya'
June 07, 2020
'We must not allow social media to be used as a platform for identity theft, intimidation, or worse, a tool to plant bogus evidence,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
Two opposition lawmakers denounced the proliferation of fake accounts on Facebook, warning that these accounts could be used to plant evidence against real personalities critical of the Duterte administration.

Facebook now investigating dummy Filipino accounts
June 07, 2020
Facebook urges users to 'continue reporting any accounts they believe may be inauthentic,' as alarm grows in the Philippines

DOJ cybercrime office to probe dummy Facebook accounts
June 07, 2020
Computer-related identity theft is a crime, and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he's worried over the surge in fake Facebook accounts

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DOJ cybercrime office to probe dummy Facebook accounts:

Fake Facebook accounts ng ilang estudyante, alumni at faculty ng U.P naglabasan
Jun 7, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Fake at duplicate Facebook accounts ng ilang estudyante, alumni at faculty ng U.P naglabasan

Pagkalat ng fake Facebook accounts pinasisiyasat
Jun 7, 2020 CNN Philippines
Ayon sa National Privacy Commission, iniimbestigahan na ng Facebook ang pagdami ng pekeng Facebook accounts.
Paiimbestigahan na rin ng Justice Department ito sa kanilang Cybercrime Office kasama ang National Bureau of Investigation at National Police Cybercrime Unit.
Makakausap natin ngayon si Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete tungkol sa fake Facebook accounts na 'yan.

AND MANY MORE

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Ateneo students go on academic strike, slam gov't inaction during disasters, pandemic

Nov 14, 2020 Aika Rey

'The national government must act now or step down from their positions. No comprises,' say the statement of Ateneo students
In a bold move, students from the Ateneo de Manila University – home to the children of some politicians and government officials – pledged to go on academic strike starting Wednesday, November 18, as they called out the government for neglecting Filipinos during the past 3 typhoons that ravaged the country.

The Video: Why are students, faculty leading academic strikes in PH?
Dec 23, 2020 - with Video
Many students and faculty who support calls for an academic strike see this moment in history as part of a larger movement to demand accountability from the Duterte administration. Look also ALL links in this article

Student group slams plan to allow face-to-face classes amid pandemic
INQUIRER.net December 03, 2020
The Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan (SPARK) denounced some of the senators’ suggestion to the Department of Education (DepEd) to consider reopening schools for face-to-face classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Video: On the academic strike and an unreliable gov't
Nov 24, 2020
Students from Ateneo de Manila University on Monday, November 23, called for a nationwide academic strike and demanded accountability from the Duterte government for its "criminal negligence" regarding the recent typhoons and the COVID-19 pandemic.

After series of disasters, students unite to call for nationwide academic break
Nov 28, 2020 Mina Mata
Although the Commission on Higher Education has rejected calls for a unilateral suspension of classes in the country or in Luzon, students are adamant to make their voices heard
Refusing to glorify the resilience of Filipinos in the face of disaster, students from Luzon to Mindanao have banded together to call for a national academic break.

School time out during a pandemic? Pros and cons of an academic break
Nov 27, 2020 Bonz Magsambol
Armed with placards saying "National Academic Break Now!" while wearing face masks and face shields and practicing physical distancing, Filipino students demanded accountability from the government for its "criminal negligence" during recent typhoons and the coronavirus pandemic.

Youth group to stage online class boycott on Nov. 25
November 24, 2020 Alexandria Dennise San Juan
A youth group said on Tuesday that it has called for a national online class boycott in a bid to extract accountability from the government for its failure to “take responsibility” for the issues in the education sector caused by the pandemic and recent disasters in the country.

Ateneo students call for nationwide academic strike vs Duterte gov't
Nov 23, 2020 Bonz Magsambol
'We do not strike as a way to exempt ourselves from the academic life, for it is precisely to fight to return its value,' reads a manifesto signed by at least 500 Ateneo students

Why Duterte can't defund UP
Nov 20, 2020 Bonz Magsambol
The President cannot stop funding the country's premier university because there's a law - RA 9500 - the University of the Philippines Charter of 2008 - that states it is the 'policy of the state to strengthen' UP as a national university

Chancellor Nemenzo: No place for 'bigotry, red-tagging' in UP
Nov 20, 2020 Bonz Magsambol
'The choice of faculty and students to express their grievances, criticize the government, and call for policy changes, is their fundamental and inalienable right as Filipino citizens,' says UP Diliman Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo

UP Diliman vows to defend academic freedom, critical thinking amid defunding threat
November 20, 2020 Alexandria Dennise San Juan
The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman on Friday said that it will continue to defend the institution’s “time-honored traditions” of academic freedom and critical thinking as it denounced threats to defund the institution amid red-tagging and claims of recruiting communist insurgents.

Pro-Duterte camp slams UP for barring its in-campus protest, asks why activists allowed
Gabriel Pabico Lalu November 19, 2020
A group supporting President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration has slammed the “unfair” treatment that its members got from the University of the Philippines (UP) after they were not allowed to stage a rally inside the Diliman campus.

Duterte’s ‘defund’ threat on UP clarified
Krixia Subingsubing November 19, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to defund the University of the Philippines (UP) System as state scholars criticized the government for its response to the recent calamities, but presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the Chief Executive might have been a little confused.

DepEd rejects anew calls for academic freeze
Nov 18, 2020 Bonz Magsambol
Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio says the stand of the DepEd on the matter is 'so clear' that 'the moment we stopped' the education of students, 'their capacity to earn is affected'

Defunding UP would be ‘legally infirm,’ Pangilinan says after Duterte threat
Christia Marie Ramos November 18, 2020
A president defunding the University of the Philippines (UP) would be “legally infirm,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said Wednesday.
This, after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to cut government funding for the University of the Philippines amid calls for students for an academic strike in protest against the government’s disaster response.

Senators nix budget cuts for state schools due to student protests
November 18, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
The Senate will not favor any proposal to defund state universities and colleges (SUC) just because students are protesting against the government.

Academic strike? Duterte threatens to defund UP
Nov 18, 2020 Pia Ranada with Video
The academic strike launched by Ateneo de Manila University students has reached President Rodrigo Duterte, and he's not happy about it.
In a meeting with Cabinet members on Tuesday night, November 17, Duterte threatened to cut funding for the University of the Philippines after being told about the academic strike.
In the same meeting, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls students on strike 'loko-loko'

Duterte threatens to cut funding of UP if students refuse to go to class
November 18, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte has threatened to cut off the funding of the University of the Philippines (UP) if the students refuse to go to class and instead participate in anti-government protests.

The Video: Palace rejects calls for academic break despite COVID-19, typhoons
Nov 16, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Malacañang on Tuesday rejected calls for a nationwide academic break due to coronavirus pandemic and the recent spate of destructive cyclones.

Teachers back university students’ strike vs. gov’t response to typhoons, COVID-19
November 17, 2020 Raymund Antonio
A federation of teachers on Tuesday backed the string of students-led strikes in major universities in Manila to protest against the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and recent typhoons.

No academic freeze, just academic ease
November 17, 2020 Raymund Antonio
The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday dismissed calls for an “academic freeze” in the wake of successive typhoons that hit the country and instead said it has started implementing “academic ease” measures to assist teachers and students who bore the brunt of the devastation.

Student group wants academic freeze until floods clear, internet fixed
Gabriel Pabico Lalu November 16, 2020
A students’ group has demanded the government to place an academic freeze over the whole country until problems caused by the recent weather disturbances — bringing flooding and damaged internet infrastructure — have been resolved.

Palace warns Ateneo students vs strike
November 15, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Malacañang reminded students of Ateneo de Manila University that they will fail if they are not able to adhere to academic requirements due to their planned mass student strike.

The Video: 'Babagsak kayo': Roque warns Ateneo students over mass strike
Nov 15, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque warned Ateneo de Manila students that they might fail their requirements after calling for a mass strike against government's "criminally neglectful response” to recent typhoons.

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Paduano laments ‘pointless war’ after colleague’s daughter gets killed

November 29, 2020 Ellson Quismorio
Minority Leader Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano described the death of Bayan Muna Party-List Rep. Eufemia Cullamat’s daughter during a military operation over the weekend as a fruit of a “pointless war” among Filipinos.

IMPORTANT: Facing the threat of red-tagging

Cullamat asks CHR to probe Army ‘desecration’ of daughter’s body
Nestor Corrales December 02, 2020
Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat on Tuesday filed a complaint in the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) alleging that the military desecrated the body of her daughter, Jevilyn, who was killed in a clash last week between soldiers and the communist New People’s Army (NPA).

Cullamat was a non-combatant –Lagman
December 1, 2020 Ben Rosario
There is nothing for the military to crow about for killing Jevilyn Cullamat, youngest daughter of Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat, because she was a non-combatant medic in a New People’s Army (NPA) group in Mindanao.

Let’s respect Jevilyn’s decision
December 1, 2020 Ellson Quismorio
Can’t we just respect Jevilyn Cullamat’s decision?
ACT-Teachers Party-List Rep. France Castro gave this message Tuesday to critics of the Makabayan bloc, which has found itself at the center of attention following Jevilyn’s death in an NPA-military firefight on Saturday.

Senate condoles with solon for death of daughter killed in clash with AFP
Christia Marie Ramos December 01, 2020
Ahead of a hearing into alleged red-tagging by military officials, the Senate on Tuesday expressed its condolences to Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat for the death of her daughter, who was slain in a clash between government soldiers and the New People’s Army (NPA).

Senate extends condolences to Bayan Muna solon over daughter’s death
December 1, 2020, 12:22 PM
Vanne Elaine Terrazola
The Senate extended on Tuesday its condolences to Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat over the death of her daughter during an encounter between government troops and the New People’s Army (NPA) last week.

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Makabayan lawmakers hit ‘desecration’ of Jevilyn Cullamat’s remains

Nov 30, 2020 Mara Cepeda
Soldiers had posed for photos with seized firearms and communist flags placed beside the lifeless body of Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat's daughter

Gaite, Zarate hit back at Lorenzana for saying Cullamat’s death provided the link between their bloc and the CPP-NPA
November 30, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Bayan Muna Representative Ferdinand Gaite on Monday hit back at Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana for saying that they already have the basis for linking the Makabayan bloc to the New People’s Army (NPA) following the death of Rep. Eufemia Cullamat’s daughter in an encounter last weekend.

House Makabayan bloc hits alleged desecration of remains of Bayan Muna solon’s daughter
November 30, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Members of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Monday said they strongly condemn the military’s alleged “desecration” of the remains of Jevilyn Cullamat, daughter of their colleague Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat.

Jevilyn was no military trophy; she was a martyr for Lumads
November 29, 2020 Ellson Quismorio
“Don’t use my daughter’s corpse as a trophy.”
Bayan Muna Party-List Rep. Eufemia Cullamat directed these words to the military in a statement on Sunday night even as she admitted that her daughter Jevilyn had indeed joined the “armed struggle.”

Remains of Rep. Eufemia Cullamat’s daughter now with family
Froilan Gallardo November 30, 2020
The remains of Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat’s daughter, Jevilyn, who was killed in a clash with soldiers and communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Marihatag town, Surigao del Sur, have already been claimed by her family.

Rep. Cullamat tells military not to use daughter’s remains for propaganda
Neil Arwin Mercado November 29, 2020
Mahal ko ang anak ko na nagmahal sa bayan. Ipinagmalalaki ko siya. Bayani siya ng mga Lumad at ng buong bayan.
Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat had this to say Sunday as she asked the military not to use the remains of her daughter as a trophy for its propaganda, adding that her family has been disrespected.

Lorenzana asks Makabayan to denounce NPA after death of Cullamat’s daughter
Neil Arwin Mercado November 29, 2020
National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana called on the House of Representatives’ Makabayan bloc to denounce the atrocities of the New People’s Army (NPA) following the death of the daughter of Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat.

Bayan Muna lawmaker's daughter slain in clash with military
Nov 29, 2020 Rambo Talabong
'Alam ko na gagamitin ng militar ang kanilang pagpatay sa aking anak para lalo pang maglubid ng kasinungalingan sa Bayan Muna at Makabayan bloc, pero naninindigan kami sa katotohanan,' says Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat
A daughter of Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat was killed in an encounter with a contingent of the Philippine military on Saturday, November 28.

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Police brutality in the Philippines

Bookmark this link, it's very often UPDATED with new incidents!

'Each and every police is expected to protect our rights. As such, it is unacceptable when they are the ones being at the forefront of perpetuating such human rights violations'

IMPORTANT TO READ: Where are the police body cams?
Philippine Daily Inquirer December 22, 2020

‘Filipino Lives Matter’: Senators seek end to unabated killings involving cops
January 18, 2021 Mario Casayuran
The Senate leadership on Monday asked its justice and human rights committee to conduct a public hearing on the unabated killings of Filipinos regardless of sex or social positions throughout the archipelago.

Jolo police charged with murder, planting evidence in soldiers' slay
Jan 4, 2021
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he wants the 9 cops arrested
The Department of Justice indicted 9 policemen in Jolo, Sulu, for murder and planting of evidence, over the killing of 4 Philippine Army intelligence operatives in June 2020.

Police sarge in trouble for firing gun during spat with woman
January 3, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
Barely two weeks after the shooting in Paniqui, Tarlac, another police sarge in trouble for firing his gun over an argument with a woman on proper parking in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Malabon cop arrested for allegedly firing gun during New Year’s Eve festivities
Daphne Galvez January 01, 2021
A policewoman assigned in Malabon City was arrested for allegedly firing her firearm indiscriminately during the New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday.

Youth activists rally on Rizal Day to demand stop to rights violations, police abuses
Tonette Orejas December 30, 2020
Members of the Youth for Nationalism and Democracy (YND) hold a protest rally in Balanga City, Bataan City on Rizal Day to demand respect for human rights and a stop to extrajudicial killings and police abuses.
A small group of youth activists held a silent protest before the monument of national hero Jose Rizal on his 124th death anniversary on Wednesday (Dec. 30) in Balanga City, Bataan province.

Dela Rosa wants regular neuropsychiatric tests, anger management for cops
Dec 26, 2020 JC Gotinga
There ought to be regular neuropsychiatric tests and anger management sessions for cops, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, former national police chief, said on Saturday, December 26.

Police, victims, and a call for change
Dec 25, 2020 Gustavo Gonzalez
Every life and family impacted is precious. But this high number of killings is, in itself, a broader, institutional concern.

Tarlac shooting: Blood on Duterte's hands
Dec 24, 2020
From President Duterte’s mouth to cop Jonel Nuezca’s gun, a culture of impunity ends in blood-soaked corpses

Tarlac shooting ‘isolated case’? Filipinos dig up stories proving otherwise
Dec 23, 2020 Sofia Virtudes
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año called the Tarlac shooting an “isolated” incident, but Filipinos knew better.
A group called Hacktibista has been keeping a running list of abuses and violations by the police and the military, the latest addition to the list being the Tarlac shooting.

Senators slam PNP for downplaying problem of rogue policemen
December 23, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Senators on Wednesday hit the Philippine National Police (PNP) for downplaying the number of rogue cops within its ranks.

Killer cop
Philippine Daily Inquirer December 23, 2020
Whereupon Nuezca, unmindful of various people filming the bitter argument, swears at the mother, reaches for his 9 mm pistol and shoots her once in the head, then the son twice, and then the mother again as she lay on the ground. Neither one is armed.
There is simply no way Nuezca, can get away with murder.
Or can he? A culture of impunity has so permeated the police force that the phrase is now bromide, used ever so constantly to protest police crimes and misdemeanors but generally denied or ignored by an administration that coddles killer cops.

Teachers condemn ‘murderous reign of state terror’
December 22, 2020 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
A federation of teachers vehemently condemned the “brutal abuse” of power of a police officer that claimed the lives of a mother and son in Paniqui, Tarlac.

Youth groups decry ‘brutal’ killing by cop of mother, son in Tarlac 
December 22, 2020 Raymund Antonio
Various youth groups and individuals addressed the death of a mother and her son in Tarlac with a unity statement against police brutality and a call for justice.

The Video: 'Pulis ang terorista': Pagpatay ng pulis sa mag-ina kinondena
Dec 21, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Umapaw ang galit ng netizens, iba't ibang grupo, at ilang politiko matapos kumalat sa social media ang video ng isang pulis na malapitang binaril sa ulo ang mag-ina sa Paniqui, Tarlac nitong Linggo dahil lang umano sa alitan sa paputok.

Police force needs values reorientation to root out abuses
December 21, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
The Philippine National Police (PNP) should conduct a top-to-bottom review of the moral values of all law enforcement officials and institutions to put an end to the culture of impunity and rid the system of abuse and undesirable practices.

Rights watchdog on Tarlac murder: Many PH cops ‘simply out of control’
December 21, 2020
The murder of a mother and her son by a law enforcer proves that “many members” of the country’s police force are “simply out of control,” an official of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday.

‘Many of our cops are becoming the face of terror’
Neil Arwin Mercado December 21, 2020
Several senators called for an end to police abuse as they lambasted Monday the police killing of a mother and her son in Tarlac.

'Not the first': Groups decry police killing of mother, son in Tarlac
Dec 21, 2020
Following a cop's killing of an unarmed mother and son, human rights and civic groups on Monday, December 21, called out the "police violence and brutality" in the country.

Groups call for end to police brutality, impunity
December 21, 2020 Raymund Antonio and Jeffrey Damicog
Progressive and human rights groups on Monday called for an end to police brutality, killings, and impunity in light of the deaths of two civilians in Paniqui, Tarlac at the hands of a police officer during a heated argument.

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What Christine Dacera's case tells us about rape culture


Jan 6, 2021 Samantha Bagayas

Although authorities have yet to release a complete narrative of what happened to Dacera, the victim-blaming that it had sparked was nonetheless real. Why is it a big deal?
Trigger warning: This article tackles and mentions the topic of rape.

Makati police ask to reopen investigation into Dacera case
Mar 5, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
‘It raises a lot of doubts. Not only doubts, it raises also fear among the respondents, among us, among our camp. What's being cooked behind all of this?’ asks the lawyer of respondents in the Christine Dacera case

Reopen Dacera case, police ask
Dexter Cabalza March 05, 2021
The lawyers of five of 11 respondents in the death of 23-year-old flight attendant Christine Dacera were questioning the motive behind the belated move of the Philippine National Police to reopen the case, weeks after the Makati City prosecutor’s office closed the investigation.

Christine Dacera case: Lawyers suspicious over police move to introduce new evidence
Dexter Cabalza March 04, 2021
Lawyers of five respondents in a case involving the death of 23-year-old Christine Dacera, a flight attendant, questioned the motive for what they said was a belated move by police to reopen the case weeks after the Makati City prosecutor closed the investigation.

Dacera case: Sinas orders relief of Makati’s top cop, medicolegal officer
Consuelo Marquez January 20, 2021
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas on Wednesday ordered the relief of the Makati City police chief and a medicolegal officer of the Southern Police District (SPD) over their alleged lapses in overseeing the death case of flight attendant Christine Dacera.

Robredo slams ‘irresponsible’ handling of Dacera case
Daphne Galvez January 10, 2021
Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday slammed as “irresponsible” the handling of the case surrounding the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera, who was found unconscious in a hotel bathtub in Makati City on New Year’s Day.

KRIMINAL: How police ruined the Dacera case
Jan 10, 2021 Rambo Talabong

ANALYSIS: The death of Dacera
Jan 8, 2021 Geronimo Sy
'The gender of friends, or friends of friends, is immaterial. Any person regardless of gender can commit a crime.'
It is a scourge, this kind of death. Social media makes it worse, with so many views and comments that are false, wrong, or misleading, and thus do not help the case. I shall try a basic approach.

Gigo de Guzman on what happened in Christine Dacera's hotel room
Jan 7, 2021 - with Video
De Guzman talks about what happened in the hotel room before Dacera's death, the developments that came after, and his insights on how the police are handling the investigation.

It's 2021 And Filipinos Are Still Victim-Blaming: When Will This Stop?
'It is never the clothes, never the drinks - never the victim, period.'
Lily Grace Tabanera Jan 6, 2021
On January 1, 2021, a flight attendant named Christine Angelica Dacera was found unconscious in a bathtub at the City Garden Hotel in Makati City. According to a report by Inquirer, three friends and hotel staff rushed Christine to the hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival. She was only 23 years old.

The Video: Forensic expert on Dacera case – When is it rape?
Jan 6, 2021
The development further caused confusion and raised more questions. Was it rape? What would prove it to be rape?
Rappler police reporter Rambo Talabong talks to forensic pathologist Raquel Fortun about the facts of Dacera’s case so far, digging into the specifics of the medico-legal report.
Fortun also discusses how the police has failed to utilize forensics to unearth the truth about Dacera's death.

Prosecutors order release of arrested suspects in Christine Dacera case
January 6, 2021 Jeffrey Damicog
The Makati City Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday, Jan. 6, ordered the release of the suspects in the rape-slay case of flight attendant Christine Dacera as it determined the need to conduct a preliminary investigation over the complaints filed against them, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

After ‘careless’ handling of Christine Dacera’s case, groups urge transparent investigation
Jan 6, 2021
'By concluding that a case is already solved without providing clear evidence and being able to take into custody all persons of interest is a gross violation of due process and is a further injustice to Christine's death,' says KALikha

What we know so far: The death of Christine Dacera
Jan 6, 2021 Rambo Talabong
Flight attendant Christine Angelica Dacera has become a symbol for many things for different people: the power of misogyny, the rot in the justice system, the incompetence of the police.

Dacera rape-slay ‘solved,’ says PNP; not yet, says CHR
Dexter Cabalza, Krixia Subingsubing January 06, 2021
Mom prods suspects in daughter's rape-slay: If you are innocent, come out
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will conduct its own investigation into the death of a 23-year-old flight attendant during a New Year’s Day party in a hotel in Makati City, which police authorities declared as a “solved” case.

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Facing the threat of red-tagging
Oct 22, 2020
How can activism continue in the face of widespread red-tagging? Watch the interview with Gabriela's Arlene Brosas.
Under the Duterte government, red-tagging has become a preferred method of instilling fear in activists.
Netizens criticized the practice after the military's most vocal general, Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr, red-tagged popular actress Liza Soberano.
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Senate hearing on red-tagging
November 03, 24, December 01 2020
The panel summoned Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr, the military's Southern Luzon commander and spokesman of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict. Parlade is known to have red-tagged several personalities, including popular actress Liza Soberano for speaking at a women's rights webinar hosted by Gabriela.
The Senate committee on national defense holds a hearings on the rampant red-tagging practice of the government's defense sector.
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Parlade: Yes, we’re profiling people behind community pantries
Frances Mangosing April 20, 2021
Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., spokesperson of a counterinsurgency task force that had been given a P19 billion budget for 2021, on Tuesday (April 20) admitted that the task force was profiling those behind the highly-popular community pantries that mushroomed nearly nationwide to provide free food to people who are struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic.

UP alumni on being red-tagged and demanding accountability
January 29, 2021
Rappler researcher-writer Michelle Abad talks to Free Legal Assistance Group lawyer Raffy Aquino, former PhilHealth CEO and President Alexander Padilla, and playwright and Palanca awardee Liza Magtoto about the dangers of being red-tagged, its effects on democracy, and demanding accountability also for the sake of intelligence reform.
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Duterte's crackdown on activists
Mar 7, 2021
At President Rodrigo Duterte's word, the police and military on Sunday, March 7, launched operations against activists in Calabarzon, killing at least 9 and arresting 6.
The raids happened in the context of Duterte ushering in a new level of danger for activists, as red-tagging became more rampant and officers who do so remained unpunished.
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Duterte to police, military: Kill communists right away, ignore human rights
Mar 7, 2021
In a speech on March 5, President Rodrigo Duterte told police and soldiers to "kill" and "finish off" communist rebels in encounters. Two days later, on Sunday, March 7, state forces mounted a deadly crackdown in Calabarzon. Look the article:
Bloody Sunday: 9 dead, 6 arrested in Calabarzon crackdown on activists

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Lady Ann Salem on journalism and activism
Mar 9, 2021
Justice reporter Lian Buan talks to newly-freed journalist and editor of Manila Today Lady Ann Salem about the heightened perils of the profession in the Duterte administration
Salem and trade unionist Rodrigo Esparago were released from detention after the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court Branch 209 issued a release order on Friday, March 5.
Salem and Esparago, along with 5 other activists, were arrested on December 10, 2020, during the celebration of International Human Rights Day. They faced charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Look also the article:
Behind the arrest: The story
Manila Today Staff Mar 9, 2021
“If I were to write the news story of my arrest…It was like reliving some of the news stories,” Salem affirmed - and also below

REMEMBER: 'The government is for all and not just those who agree with the policies of the administration'

Could this be new "Davao Death Squad, DDS"

Palace dares Robredo: Show proof of Calabarzon ‘massacre’ or face lawsuit
'IF SHE WAS NOT PRESENT DURING THE INCIDENT, AS USUAL, SHE'S STILL WRONG' - ROQUE
Krissy Aguilar March 09, 2021
Malacañang on Tuesday challenged Vice President Leni Robredo to show “evidence” that the police operations in Calabarzon (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon region) that led to the death of nine activists were in fact a “massacre,” or face a lawsuit.

Negros Island activists receive death threats
Mar 9, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma
Karapatan Negros Island posts on social media an anonymous text message which lists the names of the 'next target' of the 'kill kill kill' program
A day after the simultaneous killings of activists in Calabarzon, human rights watchdog Karapatan received death threats aimed at activists in Negros Island.

Police still hold bodies of 2 slain activists in 'Bloody Sunday'
Mar 9, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
Two days after the ‘Bloody Sunday’ police operations in Calabarzon, the bodies of slain activists Melvin Dasigao and Marklee “Makmak” Bacasno were still being held by the police, according to urban poor group Kadamay.

Stop ‘tokhang’ vs activists, Church leader asks court
Philippine Daily Inquirer March 09, 2021
Bishop says anti-Red move is ‘clear and present danger to life and security’
Saying it imperils civil liberties and endangers innocents, a retired bishop of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) asked a Baguio court on Monday to stop the planned “tokhang” tactic against activists, government employees and even journalists linked by law enforcement forces to the communist movement.

Robredo describes the current leadership a ‘murderous regime’
March 8, 2021 Raymund Antonio
“The Filipino people deserve better than this murderous regime.”
These are the words of Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday night, March 8, as she condemned the “massacre” of seven community organizers in the Calabarzon region yesterday and called for a clean and independent investigation into the killings.

Robredo denounces Calabarzon 'massacre,' cites Duterte rant vs rebels
Mar 8, 2021 Mara Cepeda
'The Filipino people deserve better than this murderous regime,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Vice President Leni Robredo did not mince words against President Rodrigo Duterte's government in the wake of the "Bloody Sunday" raids in Calabarzon that left at least 9 activists dead and 6 others arrested.

Leaders lost: The 9 activists killed by Duterte gov't on ‘Bloody Sunday’
Mar 8, 2021 Jairo Bolledo, Rambo Talabong
9 activists with different advocacies are lost in the police-military raids on 'Bloody Sunday'
The March 7 "Bloody Sunday" was a big day of loss for activists in the Philippines.

The Video: Press conference regarding the killings and arrests in Calabarzon
Mar 8, 2021
Groups hold a press conference regarding the killings and arrests in Calabarzon last Sunday, March 7.

The Video: Rights groups call for probe into killings of activists in Calabarzon raids
Mar 8, 2021 ANC 24/7
Matters of Fact: Human rights groups slam the Philippine Police's latest crackdown on activists in Calabarzon where nine were killed and four others arrested.

Arrest warrants recalled vs Northern Luzon activists linked by cops to lumad killing
Kimberlie Quitasol March 08, 2021
A court in Tagum City, Davao del Norte province recalled the warrants of arrest it issued in 2020 for five activists in Northern Luzon who had been implicated by police in the murder of a lumad activist in 2018.

CBCP-NASSA condemns killing of nine activists in Calabarzon
March 8, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
The social action arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has condemned the killing of activists in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Rizal on Sunday

CHR to probe ‘Calabarzon 9’ killings, cites concern over Duterte’s kill order
Daphne Galvez March 08, 2021
The Commission on Human Rights will pursue independent investigations on simultaneous crackdown operations conducted by state forces against militant leaders that resulted in the killing of nine activists and arrest of six others in Southern Tagalog on Sunday.

Amnesty Int’l raises alarm over ‘tokhang-style’ police, military raids on activists
Daphne Galvez March 08, 2021
Amnesty Int'l raises alarm over ‘tokhang-style’ police, military raids on activists
Amnesty International (AI) has expressed alarm over the “tokhang-style” raids supposedly being conducted against activists and human rights defenders following the killing of nine alleged members of advocacy groups and arrest of six others in the Southern Tagalog region on Sunday.

Bishops condemn 'Bloody Sunday' activist killings
Mar 8, 2021 Robbin M. Dagle
'We denounce the unnecessary use of force and violence in the government's quest for peace,' says Kidapawan Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo

Bloody Sunday 'chase'? Cops search home, kill activist in another town
Mar 8, 2021 Lian Buan
The only possibility is a chase, say local police, but activists say this is an outright lie. What are the legal implications?

UCCP bishop asks Baguio court to stop ‘Tokhang’ vs Left
Vincent Cabreza March 08, 2021
A bishop of the United Church of the Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) has asked a Baguio Court on Monday, Mar. 8, to stop the police from employing “Tokhang” on activists and people they suspect to have ties to communist rebels.

'Disappointed' Guevarra adds Calabarzon killings to DOJ probe
Mar 8, 2021 Lian Buan
A "disappointed" Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Monday, March 8, that he will include the killings of activists in Calabarzon in the Department of Justice of DOJ's ongoing task force probe into political killings.

Senators slam ‘cowardly’ crackdown and killing of Southern Tagalog activists
March 8, 2021 Hannah Torregoza
Two opposition senators on Monday slammed the killing of activists in the Southern Tagalog region following police and military raids early Sunday, saying it only shows the Duterte administration’s high level of disrespect towards basic human rights.

Women’s groups denounce killing of activists in Calabarzon
March 8, 2021 Gabriela Baron
Two women’s groups have denounced the killing of at least nine activists and arrest of seven others in a series of raids conducted by police in Laguna, Rizal, Batangas, and Cavite provinces.

Sunday’s COPLAN ASVAL in CALABARZON legitimate - Sinas
March 8, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
Gen. Debold M. Sinas, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said on Monday, March 8, that the region-wide raids against personalities with alleged links to communist rebels is valid, saying the fact that courts have issued search warrants for those operations indicate that they were all legitimate operations.

President Duterte, not only police-military operatives, liable for deaths of 9 activists
March 8, 2021 Jeffrey Damicog
President Duterte, not only the police and military personnel, should be held accountable over the deaths of nine persons who were killed during the operations in Laguna, Rizal, Cavite and Batangas last Sunday, March 7.

Makabayan wants probe into ‘Tokhang-style’ killings of activists in Calabarzon
Mar 8, 2021 Mara Cepeda
Representative Arlene Brosas says the Tokhang-style crackdown 'was meant to instill fear among the growing people’s movement against Duterte's bloody regime'
Progressive lawmakers of the Makabayan bloc condemned the “Tokhang-style” crackdown on activists in the Calabarzon region, where at least 9 were killed and 6 others arrested on Sunday, March 7.

Makabayan solons condemn Sunday ‘bloodbath’ in Southern Tagalog
March 7, 2021 Ben Rosario
Makabayan bloc solons on Sunday, March 7 said President Duterte was indeed serious in his order to “shoot and kill” and “ignore human rights” when the military staged a series of “tokhang-style raids” that resulted in deaths and arrests of legitimate dissenters in Southern Luzon provinces.

After QC's Villavert, Manila judges approved searches in Calabarzon crackdown
Mar 7, 2021 Lian Buan
Two Manila judges issue at least 4 search warrants in the bloody Sunday crackdown, including the search warrants for 3 of the fatalities
In 2019 and 2020, it was Quezon City Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos Villavert behind the search warrants that yielded arrests of nearly 70 activists. Now, judges in Manila are the ones who issued the search warrants in the Calabarzon crackdown on Sunday, March 7.

Duterte's crackdown on activists
Mar 7, 2021
At President Rodrigo Duterte's word, the police and military on Sunday, March 7, launched operations against activists in Calabarzon, killing at least 9 and arresting 6.
The raids happened in the context of Duterte ushering in a new level of danger for activists, as red-tagging became more rampant and officers who do so remained unpunished.

Rights group slams killings of activists in Calabarzon raids
Mar 7, 2021
Human Rights Watch says the operations 'appear to be part of a coordinated plan by the authorities to raid, arrest, and even kill activists in their homes and offices'

Sunday Bloody Sunday! 9 dead, 6 arrested in a series of raids vs ‘Left-leaning’ groups in CALABARZON
March 7, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
At least nine people were reportedly killed while three others were arrested in a series of operations conducted in the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Laguna and Rizal against leaders and members of various groups being linked to communist rebels on Sunday, March 7.

9 dead, 6 arrested in series of raids in Calabarzon
Krissy Aguilar March 07, 2021
At least nine were killed and six others were arrested on Sunday in simultaneous police operations across Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), the Police Regional Office 4A (PRO4A) said.
In a statement, activist group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) said among those killed in the crackdown was their Cavite coordinator Manny Assuncion while among those arrested was their Laguna spokesperson Mags Camora.
BAYAN said the house of their Batangas coordinator Lino Baez was also raided.

Bloody Sunday: 9 dead, 6 arrested in Calabarzon crackdown on activists
Mar 7, 2021 Rambo Talabong - with Video
Two days after President Rodrigo Duterte told police and soldiers to "kill" and "finish off" communist rebels in encounters, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mounted a deadly crackdown in Calabarzon on Sunday, March 7.

Lawyer for red-tagged tribal folk stabbed; laptop, documents taken
Nestor P. Burgos Jr. March 05, 2021
A blue and yellow screwdriver was still embedded in the left temple of human rights lawyer Angelo Karlo “AK” Guillen when paramedics took him to a hospital in Iloilo City following what the largest lawyers’ group in the country on Thursday denounced as a “brazen and bloody assassination attempt.”

The Video: NUPL lawyer attacked in Iloilo red-tagged before incident, says Colmenares
Mar 5, 2021 ABS-CBN News
A former lawmaker and chair of the National Union of People’s Lawyer believes that red-tagging was already a prelude to the attack on Atty. Angelo Karlo Guillen in Iloilo.

Badoy red-tags Rappler over fact check articles
Mar 4, 2021
We at Rappler are committed to truth-telling. We likewise advise Badoy to stick to the facts and to put an end to her relentless habit of baseless red-tagging.
Presidential Communications Undersecretary and National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) Spokesperson Lorraine Badoy red-tagged Rappler over its fact check articles on her misleading Facebook posts.

Senate panel seeks halt to Red-tagging with false, unverified info as basis
Christia Marie Ramos February 24, 2021
The Senate committee on defense has advised the government’s security forces against publicly linking institutions or activist groups to the communist insurgency on the basis of unproven intelligence reports or information.

‘We are teachers, not terrorists’: ACT asserts legality, legitimacy; slams DepEd’s tolerating ‘red-tagging’
February 22, 2021 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
Instead of giving them protection, a union of teachers accused the Department of Education (DepEd) of “betraying” its own personnel after accommodating an activity which “blatantly attacks” their welfare and right to unionize.

Peace: An antidote for red-tagging
Feb 21, 2021 Joel Rocamora
The cost of red-tagging is piling up. Yet another baby, one month old, is in jail with her mother. An elderly couple, both with health issues, were shot to death, supposedly for resisting arrest. Seven union organizers and a journalist have been arrested. Lumad students in a Catholic university dormitory in Cebu City have been "rescued" by police.

HRW: Parlade probe should be start of larger efforts vs red-tagging under Duterte
Feb 11, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, June 11, that the probe into Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr's red-tagging of a journalist should just be the start of a continuing effort to address the widespread attacks against democratic in the Philippines.

Proud to stand left of Duterte
Feb 6, 2021 Vergel O. Santos
If anything is to be said about the wanted list put out recently by the intelligence division of the armed forces, it must begin with this: It betrays a failure not just of intelligence but of a more common sense; but again, to be fixated on the pun, as tempting as it is, is to overlook the more serious significance of the whole affair.

Sobejana faces first task as new AFP Chief and it’s about red-tagging
February 5, 2021 Martin Sadongdong
A day after his assumption of office, new Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana on Friday, February 5, immediately hit the ground running and on top of his priorities was to determine possible violations committed by a ranking general who was accused of red-tagging a journalist.

De Lima seeks Senate probe into red-tagging of UP alumni
February 3, 2021 Hannah Torregoza
Detained Senator Leila de Lima has called on the Senate to investigate the recent red-tagging of University of the Philippines (UP) alumni by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) following the unilateral abrogation of the UP-Department of National Defense (DND) agreement.

Red-tagging fatal to free expression
Philippine Daily Inquirer February 02, 2021
I appreciate the pockets of relative sanity that persist within the security sector, that are apparently more sensitive to such principles as professionalism and accountability.
There are critical questions that remain urgent but unanswered, however, especially considering the sector’s unabated red-baiting: What were the bases of J2 for including us in the list? What are the objectives for drawing up that list to begin with? Would this be to facilitate military targeting? What is the official thinking guiding the generation of these lists, and their use? Does the military still have dossiers on the political activities of conscientious Filipinos dating back to the 1970s and 1980s?

The Video: Red-tagging an example of how anti-terror law causing harm to activists
Feb 1, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Matters of Fact: A constitutional expert said there was a chilling effect on freedom of speech when the new counterterrorism law, which grants state forces sweeping powers to address terrorism, was enacted.

Lawyer’s group vows to protect members vs. gov’t red-tagging
February 1, 2021 Jeffrey Damicog
An organization of lawyers has vowed to continue protecting its members and those of the legal community against what it branded as “continued red-tagging by the government.”

San Beda University denies accusation of on-campus rebel recruitment
January 31, 2021 Gabriela Baron
San Beda University (SBU) denied that a recruitment to the New People’s Army is happening on campus

We do not support CPP-NPA, Catholic schools tell Parlade
January 30, 2021 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) on Saturday denied any links to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA).

The Video: Relief of PH military official over false NPA list not enough; Lorenzana also accountable
Jan 29, 2021 ANC 24/7
The relief of the deputy chief of staff for intelligence of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) over the release of a false list that tagged alumni of the University of the Philippines as members of the New People’s Army is not enough, says ACT Teachers party-list representative France Castro. She says the 'deeply rooted' policy of red-tagging must end, and that Defense Secretary Lorenzana and his agency should also be held accountable.

NPA list aftermath: General in charge of AFP social media accounts sacked
Frances Mangosing January 29, 2021
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay has removed deputy chief of staff for civil military operations (J7) commander Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo from his post while an investigation is ongoing on a false list of New People’s Army members that Arevalo’s unit had posted on social media.

AFP general involved in Red-tagging of UP alumni goes on leave
Frances Mangosing January 29, 2021
Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) deputy chief of staff for civil-military operations (J7), went on leave pending an investigation on his office’s publication of an erroneous list of communist rebels from the University of the Philippines (UP).

UP lauds Lorenzana’s ‘decisive’ move to sack AFP intel officer over faulty ‘NPA list’
Daphne Galvez January 29, 2021
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s decision to relieve an Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) senior intelligence officer over the publication of an erroneous list of alleged New People’s Army rebels showed professionalism and willingness to take responsibility for errors, the University of the Philippines (UP) said Friday.

Red-tagging is ‘worrisome’
January 28, 2021, Leslie Ann Aquino
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Thursday said the incidents of red-tagging in the country are “worrisome.”

UP community affirms stand vs. abrogation of accord with DND; deplores continuous Red-tagging of alumni, faculty, officials
January 26, 2021 Gabriela Baron
The University of the Philippine (UP) community reiterated its stand against the abrogation of the agreement barring state forces from entering its campuses without notifying school officials, as well as deplored the continuous Red-tagging of its members.

The Video: Military officials must resign over false list of supposed NPA rebels: UP prof
Jan 26, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Military officials must resign over a false list of supposed University of the Philippines students turned communist rebels, a professor said Tuesday.

Red-tagging, as explained by an AFP top brass and a premier activist
Gabriel Pabico Lalu January 25, 2021
Just a few months ago, military and government officials were rebuked for Red-tagging apparent critics, including celebrities, of the Duterte administration.

CHR reminds AFP: Tax-funded gov't actions should not endanger lives
Jan 25, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
'The taxes that serve as the lifeblood of the government are from the people and are presumed to be always intended for the greater good,' the Commission on Human Rights says
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Monday, January 25, reminded the Duterte government to use its influence responsibly, in the aftermath of the latest red-tagging attempt by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Palace reminds AFP to be more prudent in releasing list of persons tied to Reds
January 25, 2021 Genalyn Kabiling
Malacañang has reminded the military to be “more prudent” in issuing statements on the alleged communist links of some individuals.

UP's Nemenzo: With intel funds, 'unthinkable' for AFP to make 'baseless accusations'
Jan 24, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
'It is unthinkable that despite the millions of taxpayers' money poured into military intelligence, the AFP is making such baseless accusations,' says UP Diliman Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo

Ateneo, La Salle, UST, FEU slam allegations of ‘recruitment havens’ for communist rebels
Katrina Hallare January 24, 2021
The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Far Eastern University (FEU) on Sunday denounced the allegations of a top military official where he said that universities serve as “recruitment havens” for members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

'Unpardonable gaffe': Lorenzana says AFP to apologize for red-tagging UP alumni
Jan 24, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday, January 24, said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will apologize after it falsely tagged some University of the Philippines (UP) alumni as New People's Army (NPA) members.

AFP to apologize for viral post
January 24, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disclosed Sunday that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will apologize to the personalities it wrongly tagged as captured and slain communist rebels in a post uploaded by the military in its Facebook account and was shared by some of its units.
The social media post was widely condemned in social media and became an object of ridicule by netizens since the purported list of University of the Philippines (UP) students captured and killed in military operations include former government officials, lawyers, and even a dead multi-awarded director.

Top universities denounce red-tagging of schools
Jan 24, 2021
Four of the Philippines' top universities join forces after Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr claimed 18 schools are 'recruitment havens' for communist rebels
Four of the Philippines' top universities denounced on Sunday, January 24, the latest red-tagging effort against them by the spokesperson of the government task force against communists.

NUJP warns AFP for red tagging former UP students: ‘You will be held to account’
Jan 23, 2021
'We would normally dismiss this canard as laughably stupid. However, putting the people it names in mortal danger is no laughing matter at all,' says National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Saturday, January 23, condemned the malicious red-tagging of journalists and other former University of the Philippines (UP) students.

Coalition urges end to red-tagging
January 11, 2021 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) urged an end to red-tagging activities and “systematic state murder” in the Philippines

Progressive groups red-tagged in poster hung in front of Cebu church
Dec 29, 2020 Lara Batulan
San Narciso Parish's authorities do not know who or what organization is responsible for hanging the poster and agree to take it down
Progressive groups – including the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), Gabriela, and Anakbayan – were red-tagged in a poster hung at the San Narciso Parish gates in Consolacion town, Cebu, according to an alert from NUSP-Visayas on Sunday, December 27.

Lawyers group anticipates more arrests vs red-tagged activists
December 23, 2020 Jeffrey Damicog
An organization of lawyers on Wednesday (Dec. 23) said it is anticipating another wave of arrest against red-tagged activists whom it expects will also be slapped with trumped up charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

ASEAN Parliamentarians urge Duterte admin to 'end red tagging' opposition lawmakers
Dec 17, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Parliamentarians from Southeast Asia on Thursday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to end the dangerous campaign of red tagging opposition lawmakers allegedly as an attempt to silence his critics, which Malacañang rejected. Look also the Video

Robredo urges netizens to report fake information linking her to Reds
Gabriel Pabico Lalu December 14, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo appealed to netizens to be vigilant and at the same time report fake news posted on social media — like the recent attempts to red-tag her or link her to the communist movement.

Duterte’s desperate plot
Dec 12, 2020 Vergel O. Santos
'By militarizing, terrorizing, and Red-labeling, Duterte hopes to create a climate of fear that would allow him to keep power or pass it on to a trusted successor in order to escape accountability for the crimes of his regime'

VP Robredo said: “It gets crazier and crazier. Now I am being red-tagged
December 12, 2020 Raymund Antonio
The vice president was reacting to the online attacks saying that she is protecting the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, New People’s Army (NPA), in pursuing peace talks.

Law of Duterte Land: How to legally fight red-tagging
Dec 11, 2020
FLAG's Chel Diokno about the laws that can be invoked by anyone who is red-tagged

Why red-tagging is wrong
Philippine Daily Inquirer December 14, 2020
OUR Constitution guarantees freedom of political beliefs, that no man shall be detained, more so murdered solely by reason of his political beliefs and aspirations.
Thus, a person being a communist or an organization being a communist front is not per se illegal, as long as the person or the organization so identified espouses their political beliefs through peaceful and lawful means.
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Media group files raps vs. gov’t officials for red-tagging
December 18, 2020 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The officials of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) have once again been slapped with a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) for red-tagging media organizations and its members and linking them to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA), and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Angel Locsin: Red-tagged celebrity
Dec 18, 2020 JC Gotinga
Faces of 2020: Instead of basking in the limelight, actress Angel Locsin has gone out of her way to help Filipinos in distress. So when some overzealous quarters tried to portray her as an enemy of the state, it did not stick.

We stand with Lady Ann Salem
Dec 14, 2020
It's a message to all critics of Rodrigo Duterte: We will crush you, especially on this cherished day of yours
This brings with it its own set of vulnerabilities. Even Goliath met his match in David. And even Ferdinand Marcos, with the might of state power at his disposal, could not silence a critical press. IMPORTANT look also above

Human rights group sees more attacks vs activists
December 12, 2020 Raymund Antonio
A human rights group has warned of more attacks on activists and dissidents following the series of arrests on a female journalist and six union organizers on Human Rights Day last Thursday.

Lawyers’ group slams ‘baseless’ Duterte red-tagging of Zarate
Darryl John Esguerra December 11, 2020
An organization of lawyers on Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s “baseless” red-tagging of Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, saying that the Chief Executive’s remarks put the lawmaker in danger.

‘Free Lady Ann Salem’: Groups demand release of Manila Today editor
Dec 11, 2020 Gaby Baizas
Various groups and institutions say that the journalist's arrest is an 'outright attack on freedom of expression'

Duterte's tirades push groups to rise in defense of Bayan Muna Rep Zarate
Dec 10, 2020 Lian Buan
Duterte's words 'can be seen as a marching order to go guns ablazing against the most vocal, the most credible, the most consistent and the most unflinching of critics,' says lawyer Edre Olalia
President Rodrigo Duterte's words singling out Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate in a red-tagging speech pushed groups to issue statements of support for the progressive lawmaker as if to form a protective barrier.

Journo Lady Ann Salem from red-tagged site arrested on Human Rights Day
Gabriel Pabico Lalu December 10, 2020
A female journalist from red-tagged alternative news site Manila Today was arrested on Thursday, media organizations National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) and International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) confirmed.

PNP arrests editor of red-tagged outlet in Mandaluyong home
Dec 10, 2020 Rambo Talabong
The arrest of Lady Ann Salem, editor of red-tagged publication Manila Today, coincides with Human Rights Day
Police arrested journalist Lady Ann Salem, editor of red-tagged alternative publication Manila Today, after raiding her Mandaluyong home on Thursday, December 10.

Duterte administration sparks new legal offensive vs red-tagging
Dec 9, 2020 Lian Buan
Will these creative filings work in a justice system that tends to go by the book?
The National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) filed on Wednesday, December 9, an administrative complaint against General Antonio Parlade Jr and Press Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy over red-tagging.

Poe says ‘reckless’ tagging, false accusations ‘dangerous,’ must be prevented
Christia Marie Ramos December 08, 2020
“Reckless” tagging of any individual without substantial proof should be prevented as it could place any other citizen under threat, Senator Grace Poe said Tuesday amid proposals to make red-tagging a crime.

Red-tagging needs proof
December 7, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian joined Monday other lawmakers and personalities in rejecting attempts to link individuals and groups to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing New People’s Army (NPA) without any concrete evidence.

Gov’t officials face raps for red-tagging Kabataan Party-list members
December 7, 2020 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
Six government officials are facing administrative raps before the Office of the Ombudsman for red-tagging members of Kabataan Party-list and linking them to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA), and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Elago files complaint vs 6 NTF-ELCAC officials over red-tagging
Dec 7, 2020 Mara Cepeda
Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago says the officials' red-tagging practices are 'done in bad faith and in direct affront to professionalism and political neutrality'

Kontra Daya defends Makabayan parties from disqualification bid
Published December 7, 2020 Leslie Ann Aquino
Poll watchdog group Kontra Daya believes there is no basis to disqualify party-list groups from the Makabayan bloc in the May 2022 national and local polls.

Red-tagging not freedom of speech, says lawyers’ group
December 5, 2020 Jeffrey Damicog
An organization of lawyers on Saturday, Dec. 5, said red-tagging cannot be called freedom of speech.
“Red-tagging is basically hate speech, that is, false statements that incite crime, violence, discrimination and hostility against individuals or groups,” National Union of People’s Lawyer (NUPL) president Olalia said in a statement.

In unique suit, Karapatan says red-tagging a crime against humanity by persecution
Dec 4, 2020 Lian Buan
Using the International Humanitarian Law, Karapatan and the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers take a shot at making red-tagging a crime

‘Red-tagging’ NTF-ELCAC officers, Uson charged at Ombudsman
Cristina Eloisa Baclig December 04, 2020
Rights group Karapatan on Friday filed a criminal complaint against three high ranking officials of the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and another government official over their alleged relentless red-tagging activities.

The Video: Is PNP monitoring groups tagged by Duterte as communist legal fronts? No comment, says Sinas
Dec 3, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Debold Sinas on Thursday gave no comment when asked whether his agency is monitoring individuals and groups President Rodrigo Duterte tagged as legal front of the country's communist movement.

Palace doubts red-tagging is dangerous for the innocent
December 3, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Malacañang does not agree that “red-tagging”, or the branding of government critics and activists as communists or enemies of the state, is dangerous for those who are innocent.

Heavily-funded anti-Red task force plans to seek poll disqualification of leftist party-list groups
Frances Mangosing December 02, 2020
The government’s anti-communist task force, which is getting up to P16 billion in funding, could seek the disqualification by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of the left-wing Makabayan bloc of lawmakers in the House of Representatives in future elections.

NTF-ELCAC is witch hunting, not Lacson’s Senate panel
Christia Marie Ramos December 02, 2020
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate on Wednesday said he did not accuse the Senate or its defense committee of engaging in “witch-hunting” during its investigation into the issue of red-tagging.

Lacson ‘seriously’ considering bid to make red-tagging a crime
Christia Marie Ramos December 02, 2020
Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday said he is “seriously considering” proposals to make red-tagging a crime after he led a Senate inquiry into the alleged propensity of military officers to tag critics as communists.

Red-tagging a cover-up for ‘incompetence’
Nestor Corrales December 02, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte’s red-tagging of leftist members of the House of Representatives and activist groups endangers their lives and is meant to cover up his “incompetence” in solving problems created by the pandemic and recent typhoons, the Makabayan congressional bloc said on Tuesday.

Go defends Duterte over red-tagging denial
December 2, 2020 Mario Casayuran
Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go defended President Duterte’s statements denying the government is red-tagging Makabayan bloc organizations, saying that Duterte is privy to several pieces of information about Leftist groups given his experiences as former mayor of Davao City.

Disqualification of Makabayan bloc baseless
December 2, 2020 Raymund Antonio
The plan of a government body to bar the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives from running from public office is baseless, Bayan Muna chair Neri Colmenares said Wednesday.

‘Duterte is king of red-taggers’: Makabayan bloc denies links to CPP-NPA-NDF
Neil Arwind Mercado December 01, 2020
Contrary to the remarks made by President Rodrigo Duterte, members of the Makabayan bloc vehemently denied Tuesday their involvement in communist groups, insisting they are legitimate partylist organizations.

‘King red-tagger’ Duterte distracting public from ‘incompetence’
Dec 1, 2020 Mara Cepeda
Lawmakers from the progressive Makabayan bloc called President Rodrigo Duterte the “king of red-taggers” after he accused their party-list groups of acting as communist fronts.

CHR: Red-tagging prevalent under Duterte administration
December 1, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) noted a spike in red-tagging or red-baiting incidents during the Duterte administration.

Sotto unimpressed by bid to criminalize red-tagging
December 1, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola, Mario Casayuran
Senators were asked on Tuesday to pass a law that would criminalize the red-tagging of activists and human rights advocates, but Senate President Vicente Sotto III is not convinced by their arguments.

Let’s respect Jevilyn’s decision
December 1, 2020 Ellson Quismorio
Can’t we just respect Jevilyn Cullamat’s decision?
ACT-Teachers Party-List Rep. France Castro gave this message Tuesday to critics of the Makabayan bloc, which has found itself at the center of attention following Jevilyn’s death in an NPA-military firefight on Saturday.

‘Red tagging’ is for protection of young Filipinos, asserts NICA
December 1, 2020 Mario Casayuran
The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Tuesday stressed that the red-tagging by government of the Makabayan bloc as having links to the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) is for the protection of young Filipinos.

NICA chief urges Makabayan solons to heed authorities
December 1, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
The Philippines’ top intelligence official has now quoted the Bible as he insisted that Makabayan lawmakers and their organizations are part of the armed communist movement.

After Duterte’s tirades, Zarate, Elago skip Senate hearing on red-tagging
Dec 1, 2020 Mara Cepeda
After being tagged as communists by President Rodrigo Duterte himself, leftist lawmakers Carlos Zarate and Sarah Elago have decided to stop attending the Senate’s hearing on the government’s red-tagging practices.

Duterte red-tags Zarate, progressive groups in insult-laden tirade
Nov 30, 2020 Pia Ranada
The President also mentions the killing of Jevilyn Cullamat, who he said, was 'sure to die' at the hands of the military
President Rodrigo Duterte again spent part of a meeting on the pandemic attacking people and groups critical of his administration.

Gaite, Zarate hit back at Lorenzana for saying Cullamat’s death provided the link between their bloc and the CPP-NPA
November 30, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Bayan Muna Representative Ferdinand Gaite on Monday hit back at Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana for saying that they already have the basis for linking the Makabayan bloc to the New People’s Army (NPA) following the death of Rep. Eufemia Cullamat’s daughter in an encounter last weekend.

The Video: Bayan Muna push back on renewed red-baiting by military following death of Cullamat's daughter
Nov 30, 2020 ANC 24/7
Top Story: Progressive lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing back against claims that the death of a Congresswoman's daughter provides further reason for the red-baiting of the House's left- leaning Makabayan bloc.

Duterte identifies Bayan Muna, Gabriela, etc. as front organizations of the Communist Party-New People’s Army
November 30, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte has branded the Makabayan bloc, Bayan, Gabriela, and other groups as legal fronts of the local communist party, alleging there are involved in a “grand conspiracy” to bring down the government.

Senate probe abets red-tagging vs. activists, Makabayan bloc claims
November 26, 2020 Charissa Luci-Atienza
Makabayan lawmakers are disappointed that the Senate probe on the supposed red-tagging operations of government security officials appears to have further abetted red-tagging against activists.
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Leftists, activists dare Duterte gov’t: Back claims of red-tagging with 'credible proof'
Nov 24, 2020 Rambo Talabong
'If they have credible and admissible proof, then they should file an appropriate case in court, not badmouth us and put our lives in danger,' says BAYAN spokesperson Teddy Casiño

Leftist lawmakers on red-tagging: 'Someone should be held accountable'
Nov 24, 2020 Rambo Talabong
'Instead of understanding us and respecting our role as citizens and members of Congress, we have become subjects of trumped-up charges and intense red-tagging and terror-tagging,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate

Pro-Duterte parents red-tag PUP as communist recruiters’ den
'WE ARE HERE TO CONDEMN THE ACTIVITIES OF THESE ANIMALS' AT THE CAMPUS
Gabriel Pabico Lalu November 20, 2020
A day after protesting at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, another group supportive of the Duterte administration staged another rally in front of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), calling the school a “den of communist recruiters.”

Teachers’ group tied to communists fear orientation
November 20, 2020 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
A federation of teachers whose members have been linked to the communist movement feared Friday that an upcoming orientation for parents and teachers in 16 divisions of the Department of Education-National Capital Region will be a venue for red-tagging.

The Video: UP not 'anti-government,' doesn't recruit for communist party: exec | ANC
Nov 19, 2020 ABS-CBN News
The University of the Philippines on Thursday denied President Rodrigo Duterte's accusation that it recruits students to join the communist insurgency.

Red-tagging Badoy does it again, this time with CNN Philippines
Nov 15, 2020 Aika Rey
CNN Philippines strongly objects to the 'misplaced and baseless' remarks of PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy
Presidential Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy persists with her relentless red-tagging even in the middle of a calamity. This time, she red-tagged the news agency CNN Philippines without basis.

Angel Locsin, Parlade clear up red-tagging issues in meeting
Consuelo Marquez November 15, 2020
Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. and actress Angel Locsin met on Monday and were able to clear up the red-tagging cloud between them.

Angel Locsin meets with Parlade to discuss red-tagging
Nov 14, 2020
Parlade had previously accused Locsin and her sister of having ties to the rebel New People's Army
Angel Locsin met with Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr on Saturday, November 14, to talk about military official's accusing her and her sister Ella Colmenares of having ties with the rebel group New People’s Army.

Jeffrey Celiz: Getting to know government’s finger-pointing ‘cadre’
Nestor P. Burgos Jr. November 05, 2020
A former Iloilo activist, who claimed to have been a ranking officer of the New People’s Army (NPA) and who also openly accused progressive organizations and party-list groups of being “fronts” for communist rebels, is as controversial as his allegations.

The Video: 'Unsubstantiated lies': Ex-Bayan Muna lawmaker mulls filing libel case against red-tagging accuser
Nov 4, 2020 ANC 24/7
Former Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño slams allegations made against him during Tuesday's Senate hearing, saying they are nothing but unsubstantiated lies. Casiño adds he is mulling filing a libel case against his accuser, as some lawyers he talked to said the witness' statements contained "all" the elements of libel.

Zarate, etc. slam military for spying on their group
November 4, 2020 Ben Rosario
Not billions of pesos, but less than P100 in internet load is just what the government intelligence community will need to “spy” on six Makabayan lawmakers under monitoring by the military.

Senate nat’l defense committee gives Colmenares time to air side on ‘red-tagging’ issue
November 3, 2020 Mario Casayuran
The Senate national defense committee will give time for former Representative Neri Colmenares to give his side on the issue of “red-tagging” of entertainment celebrities and militant organizations.

Parlade, military leadership face Senate probe into ‘red-tagging’ of celebrities, groups
Christia Marie Ramos November 03, 2020
The Senate defense committee on Tuesday opened its inquiry into the alleged red-tagging of celebrities and groups by military officials.
When no distinction has been made between an activist and a terrorist; an idealist and an extremist; a reformist and a subversive, we risk putting everyone under a cloud of suspicion; and our society in a constant state of insecurity, Senator Panfilo Lacson, chair of the defense panel, said at the beginning of the hearing.

Makabayan bloc on red-tagging probe snub: Senate shouldn't be used to endanger our lives
Nov 3, 2020 Mara Cepeda
'Hindi dapat magamit ang Senado,' the progressive legislators urge their Senate counterparts
None of the 6 Makabayan bloc lawmakers attended the Senate hearing on the government’s red-tagging practices, arguing that the chamber should not be used to further attack members of progressive groups like them.

Makabayan bloc members skip Senate’s probe into ‘red-tagging’
Christia Marie Ramos November 03, 2020
Bayan Muna chairperson and former lawmaker Neri Colmenares opted not to attend a Senate hearing on Tuesday into the alleged red-tagging activities of military officials.

KRIMINAL: Duterte's biggest red-tagging spree
Oct 31, 2020
Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr has been strongly criticized after he red-tagged actor Liza Soberano.
The general, critics said, accused Soberano of becoming a communist rebel without basis. Soberano only spoke at a webinar organized by women's rights group Gabriela.

Labor coalition wants red-tagging, anti-union activities stopped
October 29, 2020 Leslie Ann Aquino
The Nagkaisa labor coalition said the planned investigation on the controversial red-tagging activities by some military officials should also include the alleged anti-union activities of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Senate panel to summon Parlade to hearing on red-tagging
Oct 28, 2020 Rambo Talabong
Senator Panfilo Lacson files a resolution to probe red-tagging by the government
The Senate panel will summon Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr over the government's red-tagging practices that have drawn condemnation from the public.

Gag order vs Parlade red-tagging not fair, but he must show proof
Consuelo Marquez October 28, 2020
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday said it is “unfair” to give a gag order to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. despite the latter’s controversial statements against celebrities

‘Continuous red-tagging’ of House members endangers their lives
Neil Arwin Mercado October 27, 2020
Continuous red-tagging' of House members endangers their lives
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Tuesday chided Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. for red-tagging some members of the House of Representatives.

Velasco to Parlade: ‘Uncalled for’ to red-tag Makabayan lawmakers without evidence
Oct 27, 2020 Mara Cepeda
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco says the red-tagging puts the lives of the duly-elected legislators at risk

'Red-tagged' Gabriela official arrested in Cordillera town
Oct 26, 2020 Rambo Talabong
Gabriela regional council member Beatrice 'Betty' Belen is arrested after cops searched 13 houses in Lubuagan town, Kalinga

Surveillance without court order is harassment: Colmenares
ABS-CBN News Oct 26 2020
Bayan Muna Chairman Neri Colmenares said Monday putting him under surveillance without a court order is harassment, as he dared government to a case against him if there was evidence that he is a communist rebel.

Makabayan bloc cries foul over surveillance of its members, Colmenares
October 26, 2020 ERWIN COLCOL, GMA News
The House Makabayan bloc on Monday cried foul over the admission of National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) spokesperson Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade, Jr. that they are under surveillance along with Bayan Muna chair Neri Colmenares.

The Video: Makabayan bloc condemns military surveillance on its members
Oct 26, 2020 ANC 24/7
The Makabayan bloc condemns the military's move to conduct surveillance on its members. Bayan Muna leader Neri Colmenares on the other hand is daring the military to file a case against him instead of resorting to red-baiting

Parlade: Colmenares, Makabayan bloc members under surveillance
Christia Marie Ramos October 26, 2020
Bayan Muna chairperson and former lawmaker Neri Colmenares as well as members of the Makabayan bloc are under surveillance for their alleged ties with communist groups, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. said Monday.

Remulla bans red-tagging posters in Cavite, slams Parlade
Oct 26, 2020 Rambo Talabong
'Let me assure you that if you or any of your men put up any posters in the Province of Cavite, they will not last a day!' says Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla

‘Hindi ako duwag:’ Parlade denies hand in CPP-NPA ‘persona non grata’ posters in Manila
Christia Marie Ramos October 26, 2020
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. on Monday denied having a hand in putting up the “persona non grata” posters in Manila as he cried foul over supposed accusations made by Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla.

Catriona Gray stands firm after red-tagging: ‘Don’t ever allow your voice to be silenced’
Niña V. Guno October 25, 2020
Catriona Gray is not backing down from using her voice despite a military official sending a warning over her ties with a women’s rights group.
The Miss Universe 2018 titleholder showed herself being freed from hands covering her mouth in a video yesterday, Oct. 24.

Angel Locsin fears for ‘family’s safety and mine’ as Parlade red-tags her sister again
Niña V. Guno October 25, 2020
Angel Locsin came to the defense of her sister Ella Colmenares after a military official has continued to make claims about the latter’s communist ties.
The actress said the claims were “utterly wrong” and that she is fearing for her family’s safety, as well as hers.

The Video: Lawyer: Liza Soberano to continue to speak out on women's rights
Oct 24, 2020 ANC 24/7
ABS-CBN actress Liza Soberano says she will continue to speak up, to support women's rights even after a senior military general warned her against supporting leftist women's group Gabriela.

The Video: Gabriela Women's Party-List rejects claims of alleged ties with New People's Army
Oct 24, 2020 ANC 24/7
The Gabriela Women's Party Group denies the military's accusations it has ties to the New People's Army.

Gabriela ‘part of terrorist organization’ — Parlade
Christia Marie Ramos October 23, 2020
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. on Friday alleged that women’s group Gabriela is “part of the terrorist organization.”

Parlade on controversial Liza remarks: Why should I apologize?
Claims actress' lawyer even thanked him for informing them about Gabriela
Christia Marie Ramos October 23, 2020
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. on Friday said he won’t apologize to actress Liza Soberano following allegations that he had “red-tagged” her due to her association with the women’s group, Gabriela.

Soberano not afraid of Parlade’s ‘unsolicited advice,’ says lawyer
Cathrine Gonzales October 23, 2020
Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano is not afraid of the statement of Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. about her participation in an online seminar hosted by left-leaning Gabriela Youth, and will continue to exercise her right to free speech “without fear or restraint from anyone,” her lawyer said Friday.

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Parlade slammed for red-tagging journalist

Justice reporters: Parlade posed credible threat under anti-terror law
Feb 4, 2021 Lian Buan
Calling a justice reporter's story 'fake,' army general Antonio Parlade suggests that a journalist can be liable for 'aiding terrorists by spreading lies'

Senate report: Parlade is undermining Duterte's anti-communist campaign
Feb 24, 2021 Rambo Talabong
The Senate committee on national defense and security chastises Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr for his 'reckless and negligent propaganda wars'

Parlade, Cebu raid get SC to redeliberate anti-terror law TRO
Feb 16, 2021 Lian Buan
Threats made by Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr and the raid of a Lumad school in Cebu City have resulted in a redeliberation for an injunction on the feared anti-terror law.

HRW: Parlade probe should be start of larger efforts vs red-tagging under Duterte
Feb 11, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, June 11, that the probe into Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr's red-tagging of a journalist should just be the start of a continuing effort to address the widespread attacks against democratic in the Philippines.

Finally, AFP probes Parlade over red-tagging
Feb 10, 2021 Rambo Talabong
Parlade is under fire for red-tagging reporter Tetch Torres-Tupas
After months of red-tagging Filipinos without any repercussions, Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr faces a probe by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) after red-tagging a journalist.

AFP: Parlade 'above us', deserves 'due process' in red-tagging probe
Feb 10, 2021 Rambo Talabong
'Sana maintindihan ng ating mga kababayan na 'yung NTF-ELCAC ay mas mataas kaysa Armed Forces,' says military chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana.
This was the defense of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana when asked why the military is beginning its probe by seeking to ask whether Parlade's red-tagging remarks earned the blessing of the NTF-ELCAC.

AFP provost marshal to probe Parlade socmed posts
Jeannette I. Andrade February 10, 2021
The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday said he had directed the provost marshal general to look into the social media posts of Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., the chief of the military’s Southern Luzon Command and spokesperson for an anti-insurgency task force.

Lorenzana to order military to probe Parlade’s ‘mistakes’
Jeannette I. Andrade February 09, 2021
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Monday that he would order the military to investigate possible “mistakes” committed by Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., chief of the Southern Luzon Command (Solcom).

Who’s the terrorist?
Philippine Daily Inquirer February 09, 2021
At the rate Army Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. is dispensing threats, he is fast becoming the biggest argument on why the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 is a very dangerous law.

New AFP chief on Parlade probe after remarks vs journo: We give due process
INQUIRER.net February 09, 2021
Due process will be observed in relation to the military’s investigation on the controversial remarks made by Army Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. against an INQUIRER.net reporter, newly-designated Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana said Tuesday.

Lacson to Parlade: ‘Stop talking’
February 9, 2021 Mario Casayuran
Senator Panfilo M. Lacson strongly advised a ranking Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officer to stop talking about terrorism.

‘We mean no harm to Torres-Tupas’ — Parlade
Neil Arwin Mercado February 09, 2021
Army Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade said on Tuesday he meant no harm to INQUIRER.net reporter Tetch Torres-Tupas after his controversial remarks against the journalist, whom he earlier dubbed a “propagandist.”

The Video: Parlade sees no overstep in his remarks vs journalist, says no intent to sue | ANC
Feb 9, 2021 ANC 24/7
Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade says he has no intention to sue Inquirer.net reporter Tetch Torres-Tupas over what he claims is a false news report about two Aetas allegedly tortured by soldiers in Zambales. Parlade says he's willing to talk with Tupas. He also insists he did not overstep in making those remarks as critics slam him over his red-tagging claims.

What to do with Parlade? Lorenzana says it’s up to AFP chief
Frances Mangosing February 08, 2021
What to do with controversial Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade is up to newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana but Parlade might have gone too far in tagging an INQUIRER.net reporter as a Red propagandist, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

Elago urges House to condemn NTF-ELCAC, Parlade for red-tagging schools
Feb 8, 2021 Mara Cepeda
Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago wants the House of Representatives to formally condemn the government task force against communists and its spokesperson Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr for red-tagging 38 schools.

The Video: Military urged: Fire Parlade over red-tagging claims
Feb 8, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Matters of Fact: A lawyer's group is urging the Armed Forces to fire a ranking military official for alleged persistent red-tagging claims, the latest of which involved a journalist whom he accused of being a propagandist.

Why the AFP could not shut Parlade up
February 7, 2021 Aaron Recuenco
In the past months, the controversial Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade has been grabbing headlines and becoming the subject of criticisms not only by netizens but also some prominent government officials for being outspoken in his stand against the communist rebels and their alleged supporters.

‘Dismiss Parlade from AFP’ lawyers’ group demand
February 7, 2021 Jeffrey Damicog
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio G. Parlade Jr. “should be fired, not just relieved of his command.”

Parlade should be fired for red-tagging reporter
Krissy Aguilar February 07, 2021
A lawyers’ group on Sunday demanded that Army Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. be fired for red-tagging and threatening the security of many, including an INQUIRER.net reporter.

Lawyers hope SC will tackle Parlade’s ‘threat’ to journalists in Tuesday’s ATA arguments
February 7, 2021 Jeffrey Damicog
A group of lawyers has urged the Supreme Court (SC) to include during the resumption of the oral arguments on the 37 petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) set on Tuesday, Feb. 9, the issue on the “threat” to sue journalists under the new law.

2 ex-justices score Parlade anew at SC
Marlon Ramos February 07, 2021
Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales have cited another serious threat against civil rights from an Army general who had anchored it this time on the assailed antiterror law.

Carpio, Morales ask SC to compel gov’t for Parlade to explain threats vs journo
Katrina Hallare February 06, 2021
A group led by retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has raised before the Supreme Court the threats made by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. against an INQUIRER.net reporter, whom he said can be sued for “aiding the terrorist.”

Carpio asks SC: Compel gov't to explain Parlade’s threats vs journalist
Feb 6, 2021 Pauline Macaraeg
Retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio says the social media posts of army general Antonio Parlade Jr are ‘clear threats’ against members of the free press

Parlade’s red-tagging worsens global perception of PH
February 6, 2021 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., said red-tagging, or the branding of government critics and activists as communists or enemies of the State, only makes the Philippines’ problem about global perception worse.

Media groups hit Parlade over threat to sue reporter
Jeannette I. Andrade, Tina G. Santos February 05, 2021
A group of journalists covering the courts and the justice department on Thursday condemned Army Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. for threatening to inflict the Anti-Terrorism Act against one of its members who reported on a petition against the law in the Supreme Court filed by two alleged communist rebels.

Lacson slams Parlade’s remarks as careless, insensitive
February 5, 2021 Mario Casayuran
Senator Panfillo M. Lacson on Friday feared that the ‘’careless and unnecessary’’ remarks of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Lt. General Antonio Parlade Jr, might weaken the government’s defense for the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) pending before the Supreme Court.

Group asks SC to take judicial notice of Parlade’s threat vs reporter
February 5, 2021 Jhon Aldrin Casinas
A support group for families and friends of political prisoners has aired concerns over the threat made by a military official to a female reporter over her news article.

Fishers’ group demands Parlade’s resignation
February 5, 2021 Jhon Aldrin Casinas
Militant fishers’ group Pamalakaya demanded Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. to resign from his post after threatening to file charges against a female reporter over her article, saying that military official’s position is nothing but a waste of public funds.

Parlade’s ‘careless’ remarks spoiling government anti-terrorism campaign
February 5, 2021 Mario Casayuran
Senator Panfillo M. Lacson on Friday feared that the ‘’careless and unnecessary’’ remarks of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Lt. General Antonio Parlade Jr, might weaken the government’s defense for the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) pending before the Supreme Court.

Parlade's tirade vs journalist hinders gov’t defense of anti-terror law
Feb 5, 2021
Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday, February 5, castigated Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr for red-tagging a journalist, saying such action may compromise the government’s defense of the anti-terror law before the Supreme Court.

INQUIRER.net stands by its journo
INQUIRER.net February 04, 2021
INQUIRER.net continues to recognize the role our valiant men and women in the armed forces play in protecting our country. But we condemn the threat of Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. to sue our reporter Tetch Torres-Tupas for her report on the petition filed at the Supreme Court entitled “Tortured Aetas seek SC help against anti-terror law.” In the Facebook post of Parlade on Feb. 3, 2021, he accused our reporter as a propagandist.

Media orgs, groups blast Parlade for threat vs INQUIRER.net reporter
GENERAL'S REMARKS REVEAL PERILS OF ANTI-TERROR LAW
Gabriel Pabico Lalu February 04, 2021
Several media organizations and other groups have denounced Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. for his comments against INQUIRER.net reporter Tetch Torres-Tupas over her story on Aetas who filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC).

The Video: Parlade slammed for red-tagging journalist | ANC
Feb 4, 2021 ANC 24/7
A controversial Philippine military general has once again been criticized for red-tagging.
Several groups argued the general's latest remarks accusing a journalist of aiding terrorists justified arguments against the country's contentious anti-terrorism law. - The World Tonight, ANC, February 4, 2021

Parlade ‘reinforces criticisms’ vs Anti-Terrorism Act – NUPL
February 4, 2021 Jeffrey Damicog
A group of lawyers said on Thursday, Feb. 4, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Lt. Gen. Antonio G. Parlade Jr. has been helping “reinforce and validate criticisms” against the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

Justice reporters defend member vs Parlade’s social media posts
February 4, 2021 Jeffrey Damicog
An association of justice and court news reporters on Thursday, Feb. 4, defended one its members against the claims of an Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) official of publishing “fake news” and being allowed to be used in the propaganda of communist rebels.

‘Careless, totally unnecessary,’ Lacson says of Parlade’s remarks vs reporter
Christia Marie Ramos February 04, 2021
Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr.’s remarks against INQUIRER.net reporter Tetch Torres-Tupas were “careless” and “totally unnecessary” and does not help the government convince the Supreme Court to rule in favor of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, one of the law’s proponents said.

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Duterte spews lies, threats against Robredo over typhoon response


Nov 18, 2020 Pia Ranada - with Videos
Vice President Leni Robredo fires back at 'misogynist'
President Rodrigo Duterte: 'This is not a contest'
False claims, sexist innuendos, and threats related to the 2022 elections peppered Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's long rant against Vice President Leni Robredo during his weekly televised address on Tuesday, November 17.

Covering a President who lies
Nov 28, 2020
Malacañang reporter Pia Ranada talks to veteran journalist Christian Esguerra about the challenges of covering President Duterte in the time of Twitter and a divided media

Regimes of disinformation, online tech polarized societies
November 28, 2020 Raymund Antonio
Vice President Leni Robredo said that the regimes of disinformation and the online technologies that enabled them to spread false information about democracy and liberal thinking further polarized societies.

Beware of Tricia’s fake Facebook account, VP Robredo warns public
November 28, 2020 Raymund Antonio
Besides her trolls and bashers, Vice President Leni Robredo has to contend with a fake account created in the name of her second daughter in social media.

FALSE: Tricia Robredo sends hate messages to Duterte’s grandson
Nov 28, 2020
The messages in the screenshots are not from the Vice President's daughter, whose account is verified by Facebook

Roque says tweets by Robredo, daughters triggered Duterte’s rant vs VP
Krissy Aguilar November 19, 2020 - with Video
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday said tweets made by Vice President Leni Robredo and her daughters were behind the 20-minute rant of President Rodrigo Duterte against her in a public address.

The Video: Palace fumes over Robredo daughters' tweets; OVP asks why spend time on this
Nov 19, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Malacañang on Thursday criticized the tweets of Vice President Leni Robredo's daughters allegedly criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte, prompting her office to ask why the government chooses to spend its time on this despite the aftermath of a destructive typhoon.

Robredo: Duterte being fed false info, lies; surrounded by fake news peddlers
Gabriel Pabico Lalu November 18, 2020
Robredo: Duterte being fed false info, lies; surrounded by fake news peddlers
President Rodrigo Duterte has been fed with false information about her since she joined the Cabinet and until now, Vice President Leni Robredo said Wednesday.

PH celebs explode in anger over Duterte’s ‘meltdown’ vs Robredo
Katrina Hallare November 18, 2020
Alessandra de Rossi, DJ Chacha, and several celebrities slammed President Rodrigo Duterte as he lambasted Vice President Leni Robredo for allegedly “grandstanding” and lying to the public for allegedly spreading talk he was missing in action during the height of Typhoon Ulysses.

Solon slams Duterte’s ‘childish acts’ against Robredo
Bong Lozada November 18, 2020
France Castro, the House Assistant Minority Leader, lashed out at President Rodrigo Duterte after the country’s top executive ranted against Vice President Lent Robredo’s relief efforts in a taped speech that was broadcasted across the country.

'Misogynist, pikon': Robredo fact-checks Duterte's lies on typhoon response
Nov 18, 2020 Mara Cepeda
'There is no space for our ego when lives are at stake,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells the visibly irate President
Vice President Leni Robredo quickly debunked President Rodrigo Duterte's lies about her typhoon recovery efforts, calling him a misogynist and an irate for resorting to crass remarks.

Duterte melts down and the internet is not having it
Nov 18, 2020 Iya Gozum
The President hogs air time to rant against Vice President Leni Robredo
President Rodrigo Duterte’s meltdown in his late-night address on Tuesday, November 17, sparked the hashtags #DuterteMeltdown and #NasiraanAngPangulo to top Philippine Twitter trends.

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Sinas' rise to PNP chief shows Duterte rewarding rights violators

Groups fear Debold Sinas’ appointment as PNP chief will worsen the human rights situation in the Philippines
Human rights groups on Monday, November 9, said that it came as no surprise that President Rodrigo Duterte chose Major General Debold Sinas as the next Philippine National Police (PNP) chief.

Controversies trail Debold Sinas: Mañanita to unresolved killings
Incoming PNP chief Debold Sinas' infamy goes beyond the mañanita controversy
Major General Debold Sinas is set to be the next Philippine National Police (PNP) chief despite being a controversial figure who is known for holding a well-attended birthday party in violation of quarantine guidelines.

Both: Nov 9, 2020 Jodesz Gavilan

Sinas pardon for ‘mañanita’ based on his ‘overall performance’ at PNP
Christia Marie Ramos November 15, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte was considering the “overall performance” of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Debold when he expressed intention to pardon the country’s top cop if he is found at fault in the “mañanita” case filed against him.

DoJ chief: Sinas case has to be resolved first before PNP chief can be pardoned
November 15, 2020 Rey Panaligan
Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said Sunday the criminal complaint filed against Philippine National Police chief Police Gen. Debold M. Sinas for alleged violation of quarantine protocols has to be resolved first before President Duterte could exercise, if needed, his constitutional power to grant executive clemency.

Duterte defends decision appointing Sinas as PNP chief
November 14, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
In a special presidential message uploaded on YouTube Saturday evening, Duterte said it was his call to appoint Sinas despite controversies and despite the charges he is facing due to his mañanita in May where quarantine restrictions were violated.

Duterte on Sinas mañanita: Kung may kasalanan siya, pardon na siya
Consuelo Marquez November 14, 2020
If Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Debold Sinas will be found at fault for the mañanita controversy, he will be “pardoned,” President Rodrigo Duterte said in a speech on Saturday.

KRIMINAL: Covering Debold Sinas
Nov 13, 2020
Debold Sinas is much more than the mañanita issue.
Sinas' career points to an expression of traits that are compatible with President Duterte: hostility to the press, conflict with activists, and passion for the anti-illegal drugs campaign.

Mañanita cop promoted? Sinas slammed anew over PNP chief appointment
Nov 9, 2020 Sofia Virtudes
Filipinos online lambast Debold Sinas' rise to power as the new PNP chief, the same cop they demanded to resign months ago after his mañanita controversy

Duterte supporters pushing for revolutionary gov’t

PNP chief confirms invitation to meeting of Duterte supporters pushing for revolutionary gov’t
August 22, 2020 Martin Sadongdong

Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa, chief of the Philippine National Police, has confirmed that he received an invitation from a group of supporters of President Duterte to attend a meeting that will push for the establishment of a revolutionary government.

The Video: RevGov pushed by Duterte supporters is dictatorship
Sep 2, 2020 ABS-CBN News
The revolutionary government that supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte are pushing equates to “dictatorship”, senator Gordon said Wednesday.

‘It’s a dictatorship:’ Senators oppose discussion of RevGov bid
Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net September 02, 2020
Several senators on Wednesday “squarely” opposed the idea of discussing the call made by certain groups to establish a revolutionary government.
President Rodrigo Duterte, who earlier dismissed the call for a revolutionary government, recently said that it should be discussed publicly and not in secrecy.

Gordon on revolutionary gov’t: it’s dictatorship, plain and simple
September 2, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Senators on Wednesday reiterated their opposition to revive discussions on the proposal to establish a revolutionary government in the country saying such moves would only divide the nation.

The Video: Duterte open to discuss revolutionary gov't after disowning group behind proposal
Sep 1, 2020 ANC 24/7
President Rodrigo Duterte now appears to be open to the proposal of a revolutionary government after rejecting the idea being pushed by a group of his supporters.

Lorenzana receives invite to revolutionary gov’t meeting
August 23, 2020 Martin Sadongdong
Like Philippine National Police chief Police Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was also invited to attend a meeting by a group of President Duterte supporters pushing for a revolutionary government.

VP finds funny that revolutionary gov’t supporters turn to her after Duterte snub
August 30, 2020 Raymund Antonio
It is unlikely that Vice President Leni Robredo would accept the offer of a group of President Duterte‘s supporters to lead the revolutionary government.

VP not interested in revolutionary gov’t, calls the move ‘illegal’
August 29, 2020 Raymund Antonio
Vice President Leni Robredo has no interest to take part in the move to establish a revolutionary government being pushed by President Duterte’s supporters to amend the Constitution.

‘Perpetual chaos’ if revolutionary gov’t pushed – business group
August 28, 2020 Ralf Rivas
'It does not really matter what system, whether unitary or federal or versions thereof – what is important is the actual practice of good governance,' says the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands

LOOK BACK: Campaigns to set up a revolutionary gov't in the Philippines
August 27, 2020 Michelle Abad
It was during president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s time that opposition groups came up with concrete models of a revolutionary government

Duterte and allies turn cold on revolutionary gov't, but lawyers urge vigilance
August 27, 2020 Lian Buan
'The greatest sin we can commit right now is to dismiss or ignore the true dangers these repeated calls for 'revgov' pose,' says the Philippine Bar Association

DFA chief Locsin tells RevGov backers: 'Just form cheering squad, clap outside Palace'
ABS-CBN News Aug 26 2020 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters who are urging him to head a "revolutionary government" should instead "form a cheering squad" and clap outside Malacañang, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr said Wednesday.

Former military, police officials reject call for Duterte-led revolutionary government
August 26, 2020 Nikko Dizon
A revolutionary government brings about major changes in the country's institutions through 'authoritarian and undemocratic means,' the retired security officials say

Advocacy group ANI rejects rev gov
August 26, 2020 Martin Sadongdong
An advocacy group composed of retired military generals today rejected the call by supporters of President Duterte to create of a revolutionary government.

Palace respects PNP plan to investigate group behind revolutionary gov’t
August 26, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
Malacañang said on Wednesday it respects the planned investigation by the Philippine of the National Police of persons behind the revolutionary government initiative despite the absence of imminent threat from the group.

Revolutionary government calls add fuel to the fire, not VP Leni - Akbayan Youth
August 25, 2020 Raymund Antonio
It’s not Vice President Leni Robredo’s words that add fuel to the fire, but it’s the calls from President Duterte’s supporters for a revolutionary government, a youth group said on Tuesday. Look also:
the Video: After laying down recommendations, Duterte tells Robredo not to add fuel to the fire
Aug 25, 2020 ANC 24/7
An irked President Duterte told Vice-President Leni Robredo to stop adding fuel to the fire after she slammed the apparent lack of leadership in the country's pandemic response.

Justice Secretary Guevarra thumbs down calls for revolutionary government
August 25, 2020 Lian Buan
But the justice secretary stops short of making a categorical answer if the calls for revolutionary government are illegal

PNP-CIDG to probe proponents of Duterte-led revolutionary gov't
August 25, 2020 Rambo Talabong
'Political stunts such as this are ill-timed, considering that we are in the midst of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,' says Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa

Governors reject call for ‘revolutionary government’
August 25, 2020 Rey Panaligan
The League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) has expressed its opposition to a move to establish a revolutionary government to pave the way for federalism in the country.

Guevarra opposes idea of revolutionary gov’t
August 25, 2020 Jeffrey Damicog
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday, Aug. 25, expressed disapproval over calls for the creation of a revolutionary government.

Duterte denies involvement in proposed revolutionary gov’t by supporters
August 25, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte said on Tuesday that he is not involved in the proposed establishment of the revolutionary government.

Renewed push for rev-gov 'untimely' during pandemic: DILG exec
ABS-CBN News Aug 25 2020 - with Video
The renewed call for a revolutionary government as the Philippines battles the COVID-19 pandemic is "very untimely," a government official who previously pushed for the proposal said Tuesday.

Group proposing revolutionary gov’t not liable for inciting to sedition - DILG
August 25, 2020 Chito Chavez
The group proposing the formation of a revolutionary government may not be cited for inciting sedition as its advocates are merely exhibiting their freedom of expression.

Calls for revolutionary gov’t could affect PH fiscal position
August 25, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Tuesday calls for a revolutionary government could affect the country’s fiscal position.

'Rev gov' finds little support from Duterte allies
ABS-CBN News Aug 24 2020 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters who are pushing for a revolutionary government find no love and support even from allies of the chief executive, whom they want to have extra powers.
An election lawyer also floats the possibility of Vice President Leni Robredo automatically assuming Duterte's post, should he heed his supporters' call.

‘Call for revolutionary gov’t’ illegal, unconstitutional’, says Lorenzana
August 24, 2020 Martin Sadongdong
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana revealed Monday that the group behind the push for the establishment of a revolutionary government should be investigated for possible violation of the law.

‘Revolutionary gov’t not a priority during pandemic; Duterte will step down in 2022,’ assures Roque
August 24, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Malacañang has rejected the calls from private individuals for a revolutionary government, reminding the public of President Duterte’s desire to finish his term and pass the reign of power to his duly-elected successor in 2022.

Revolutionary gov’t call by pro-Duterte group assailed
August 24, 2020 Ben Rosario
The call of a pro-Duterte group for the establishment of a revolutionary government came under fire Monday, with lawmakers and prominent lawyers assailing the move as alarming, if not a glaring violation of national security laws.

Group behind revolutionary gov’t wants to suck up to President
August 24, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday expressed belief the group pushing for a revolutionary government merely wants to suck up to President Duterte.

Lawyers' group slams call for Duterte-led revolutionary government
August 23, 2020 Jodesz Gavilan
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says ‘there is no legal, factual, practical, or moral basis’ for a revolutionary government led by President Rodrigo Duterte
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Sunday, August 23, said revived calls for a revolutionary government should be “discouraged and denounced” as there are other ways to address issues in the country.

Senators shoot down proposed revolutionary government
August 23, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Senators have thumbed down proposals for the establishment of a revolutionary government, saying such plans would only promote disunity at a time the country is struggling to cope with a COVID-19 pandemic.

PNP says no to revolutionary gov’t
August 23, 2020 Aaron Recuenco
The Philippine National Police declared Sunday that it will not support any move to launch a revolutionary government being initiated by staunch supporters of President Duterte as it is a plain and simple violation of the Constitution.

Are the revived calls for revolutionary government legal?
August 22, 2020 Lian Buan
Does calling for a revolutionary government violate the anti-terror law? Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra withholds comment and says 'the issue is more political than legal.'
The calls to declare a revolutionary government have been revived through an assembly of hundreds in Pampanga on Saturday, August 22, but the same questions as before linger – is it legal to call for a revolutionary government?

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Coalition of nat’l groups call for revolutionary gov’t, charter change


RESOLUTION NO. 01, s. 2020
The coalition known as the People’s National Coalition for Revolutionary Government and Charter Change, which is composed of at least 40 national organizations across the country, has convened at the former Clark Polytechnic building here yesterday. Look RESOLUTION NO. 01, s. 2020

Revolutionary gov’t too late as workable concept
August 23, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
The proposed establishment of a revolutionary government is a “titillating idea” for academic discussion but may be too late as a “workable concept,” according to Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo.

Palace backs off from revolutionary gov’t proposal
August 23, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
Malacañang distanced itself from the proposed establishment of a revolutionary government, saying the government is focused on addressing the coronavirus pandemic.

Leni: Revolutionary gov’t a huge nonsense
August 23, 2020 Dhel Nazario
Vice President Leni Robredo has dismissed the call for a revolutionary government from supporters of the administration, calling it a “huge nonsense.”

If Duterte declares revolutionary gov’t, Robredo becomes president
April 5, 2019 Mara Cepeda - with Video
'Once President Duterte declares a revolutionary government, he ceases to be President having divested himself of the presidency,' says opposition senatorial bet Romy Macalintal, a veteran election lawyer.
Vice President Leni Robredo will replace President Rodrigo Duterte as chief executive if the latter declares a revolutionary government
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PH Interior Undersecretary: We do not support groups calling for revolutionary gov't
Aug 25, 2020 ANC 24/7
The Department of the Interior and Local Government distances itself from the group calling for a revolutionary government in the Philippines. Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing says that the DILG office devoted to pushing for constitutional reforms is in no way connected to the People's National Coalition for Revolutionary Government and Charter Change. And despite pushing for the same initiative back in 2018, Densing says, making the shift now would be impractical.

PH military general opposes rev-gov calls: I don't believe in it
Aug 24, 2020 INQUIRER.net
Standing by the Philippines' “very robust” Constitution, a ranking military official on Monday rejected calls for a revolutionary government.
During a confirmation hearing of a panel of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade thumbed down efforts made by a pro-Duterte group to establish a revolutionary government.

Analyst: Push for revolutionary gov't won't progress
Aug 24, 2020 ANC 24/7
A legal analyst agrees, a revolutionary government would be unconstitutional.
Senior Research Fellow of the Ateneo School of Government, Michael Henry Yusingco says, forming a revolutionary government is contrary to the country's values as a democratic nation. But he thinks, the move would be futile.

'Rev gov' finds little support from Duterte allies
Aug 24, 2020 ANC 24/7
President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters who are pushing for a revolutionary government find no love and support even from allies of the chief executive, whom they want to have extra powers.

Palasyo may tugon sa hirit ng isang grupo na 'revolutionary government'
Aug 24, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Nilinaw ng Malacañang na hindi nito sinusuportahan ang panawagan ng ilang tagasuporta ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte para sa isang revolutionary government. Pati militar at mga politiko, dumistansya rin dito. Nagpa-Patrol, Joyce Balancio.

Pahayag ng Makabayan Bloc hinggil sa 'revolutionary government'
Aug 24, 2020 kodao phils
Nagbigay-pahayag si Rep. France Castro ng Makabayan Bloc sa Kongreso kaugnay sa nilulutong 'revolutionary government' ng mga tagasuporta ni Pangulong Duterte nitong nakalipas na linggo.

Proposed rev-gov to give Duterte 'extra powers', including legislation
Aug 24, 2020 ABS-CBN News
A revolutionary government proposed by President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters aims to give him "extra powers" to effect "necessary changes" that Congress was "inutile" to do so, an official of the group said Monday. IMPORTANT read also this article

Panukalang revolutionary government, isang joke: Comelec commissioner
Aug 23, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Isang joke kung ituring ng isang Comelec commissioner ang panukalang pagtatatag ng isang revolutionary government ng mga tagasuporta ni Pangulong Duterte

Pro-Duterte group launches people's initiative calling for a revolutionary gov't in PH
Aug 22, 2020 ANC 24/7
A group supporting President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a people's initiative seeking to declare a revolutionary government in the Philippines.

Revolutionary gov't na pamumunuan ni Duterte isinusulong ng grupo ng mga tagapagsuporta
Aug 22, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Motibo sa panawagang revolutionary gov't pinagdududahan
Aug 22, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Duda ang ilang mambabatas at eksperto sa motibo ng grupong nagsusulong ng isang revolutionary government na pamumunuan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa pangambang makakaapekto ito sa pagpapatakbo sa tatlong sangay ng gobyerno

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