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Constant red-tagging of activists confirms critiques of anti-terror law — peasant group

"The law does not aim to solve terrorism but will serve as legal arsenal against legal and democratic activists and organizations who oppose the anti-people programs and policies of the government.".....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 8th, 2020

Anti-terror bill will embolden PNP’s ‘anti-women culture’ — peasant group

A peasant women group on Monday condemned a recent victim-blaming post on a national police Facebook page, saying this kind of behavior would be “emboldened” once the anti-terrorism bill is turned into law. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

Youth groups file complaint against red-tagging

Youth and student activists filed a complaint on Friday before the Commission on Human Rights and the National Bureau of Investigation, urging them to investigate the intensified red-tagging of their organizations and members amid the implementation of the Philippine terror law. The post Youth groups file complaint against red-tagging appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

Citing red-tagging, petitioners want Esperon out of anti-terror debates

Citing National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.’s red-tagging done before the open court, petitioners against the anti-terrorism law asked the tribunal to cancel the military officer’s appearance in the oral arguments setting set on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Questions for Esperon pile up as SC justices bring up Parlade s red-tagging in anti-terror debates

Questions for National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperson are piling up as Supreme Court justices again brought up Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade’s repeated red-tagging in the ongoing oral arguments on the petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Truth tagging rhetoric reaches SC as anti-terror law debate resumes

Galandines did not exactly address the question but instead claimed that the government prefers not to use the term red-tagging......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Rights lawyer slams Calida’s red-tagging, calls it ‘a deadly offense’

Human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares assailed Solicitor General Jose Calida for red tagging him and other progressive legislators during the online oral arguments on the Anti-Terror Law, April 27. The post Rights lawyer slams Calida’s red-tagging, calls it ‘a deadly offense’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

New global lockdowns as coronavirus speeds up

End the lockdown and Corona rebels, read signs held by demonstrators at the protest in Kassel, which was organized by a group that has drawn in activists from both the far-left and far-right as well as anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists. The post New global lockdowns as coronavirus speeds up appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

Lasallian lawyers group: Violence has no place in legal profession

Violence has no place in the legal profession’s fight against injustice, a group of lawyers asserted following the red-tagging of a Mandaluyong judge who freed two activists......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

CHR urged to look into the case of 2 women charged with violation of Anti-Terror Act

This Women's Month, rights group Karapatan called on the Commission on Human Rights to look into the case of pregnant Elizabeth Estilon, and Enriqueta Guelas, 62, who were arrested on Dec. 24, 2020 following a raid in barangay Lalod, Bulusan, Sorsogon and charged with violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and illegal possession of firearms and explosives. The post CHR urged to look into the case of 2 women charged with violation of Anti-Terror Act appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

9 killed in anti-activist raids in Calabarzon

Nine persons were reportedly killed including a leader of militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan or Bayan following simultaneous crackdowns against activists in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Rizal early yesterday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021

Citing relentless red-tagging and arrests, SC urged to temporarily stop anti-terror law implementation

In another show of unity, petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 made another push to urge the Supreme Court to temporarily stop the implementation of the reviled law as debates on their pleas continue to run long......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

SC gags groups vs. terror law or face contempt

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Tuesday ordered the 37 group of petitioners and their lawyers who are questioning the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 to stop discussing the merits of the cases before the media to avoid being cited for contempt of court......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

Grand send-off for petitioners vs Terror Law set January 29

The group asserted that the Anti-Terrorism Act, unless struck down by the high court, will be used to crack down on dissent and limit academic freedom in the country’s colleges and universities. The post Grand send-off for petitioners vs Terror Law set January 29 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

CPP: Terror tag also targets political opposition

The Anti-Terrorism Council’s designation of the Communist Party of the Philippines as a terrorist group is also directed at the legal political opposition, CPP Central Committee information officer Marco Valbuena claimed yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

Red-tagging, prelude to Terror Law implementation – Makabayan bloc

For the Makabayan bloc and other progressive organizations, the recently concluded Senate hearing on red-tagging will be used by state security forces as a justification to declare them as terrorists under the Anti-Terror Law. The post Red-tagging, prelude to Terror Law implementation – Makabayan bloc appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

Ramped-up red-tagging a prelude to crackdown under anti-terror law, Casiño warns

An activist and former lawmaker on Tuesday warned that the red-tagging by security forces is a prelude to a harsher crackdown on critics and groups under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Balik-Tanaw | The blessed ones

Amid this miserable situation, we are still a nation not running out with GREAT PEOPLE...They are sometimes called activists, human rights defenders, advocates, change makers, dreamers. However, under Anti-Terrorism Act, they can be called terrorists or be victims of red-tagging. The post Balik-Tanaw | The blessed ones appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

& lsquo;Terror& rsquo; group& rsquo;s assets frozen on court& rsquo;s order

A Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered freezing the assets of a progressive religious group for alleged terrorism financing, in what the group says is a test case of charges to be filed under the anti-terrorism law......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Religious group slams freezing of assets; says move prelude to anti-terror cases

A Manila court has ordered the freezing of the assets of a religious group allegedly supporting a terror group. The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines bank accounts were placed under the asset preservation order (APO) by the Manila Regional Trial Court, over allegations that these are being used to finance activities of the New People’s […] The post Religious group slams freezing of assets; says move prelude to anti-terror cases appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

With two detained for anti-terror charge, petitioners press SC to stop implementation of law

With two people now detained over the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, activist group Bayan and more than 40 others on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to nullify the law and stop the government from implementing it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020