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Red-tagging brings violence, Elago warns as PNP shares red-tagging content

"I want to remind the AFP, PNP and NTF-ELCAC that many have disappeared, been killed, illegally arrested or slapped with trumped-up charges after being red-tagged," Elago said in Filipino in her opening statement, referring to activists Zara Alvarez, Ryan Hubilla and Jory Porquia......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 24th, 2020

Drilon vows to oppose increased NTF-ELCAC funds in 2022, warns vs ‘election war chest’

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday vowed to oppose "tooth and nail" funds for the government's red-tagging task force in 2022 which he said could be used as a multibillion peso "election war chest.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 1st, 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

Mass killing of civilians in the Philippines appalls United Nations

“We are deeply worried that these latest killings indicate an escalation in violence, intimidation and harassment and red tagging of human rights defenders.” -- UN The post Mass killing of civilians in the Philippines appalls United Nations appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

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

Opposition solons chide General Parlade on red-tagging

Opposition lawmakers chided Thursday Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, a staunch anti-communist military official, for allegedly red-tagging actress Liza Soberano after appearing in a webinar against gender-based exploitation and sexual harassment. Parlade commented on Soberano when she appeared in the webinar sponsored by Gabriela Youth. Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said Parlade has been “red-tagging anyone who works or espousing the same cause and issues of progressive groups.” “Anybody and everybody should speak out against abuse and not let them be until they are extinguished,” said Zarate. He chided Parlade for allegedly assuming that “celebrities, the youth, women, urban poor, lumad and rural folk are ignorant or even stupid, to stand up for their rights and beliefs on their own.” In a separate statement, Gabriela Partylist Rep. Arlene Brosas finds it “starkly ironic” for Parlade to appeal to stop red-tagging Soberano when it was the military official who actually made the accusation. “By saying that Soberano is “not yet an NPA,” he is maliciously associating the actress with the armed movement when what she did in the youth forum was only to speak up for all the victims of gender-based violence and abuse,” said Brosas. She stated: “It is clear that Parlade, the NTF-ELCAC and the paid trolls are the ones who are rabidly red-tagging Liza Soberano and other female celebrities and influencers who are taking a stand and speaking out against the macho-fascism under the Duterte regime.” Reacting to the statements of the Makabayan solons and Senator Risa Hontiveros, Parlade said it is “government’s job to expose this duplicitous nature of the CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines). “But we differ in the way Gabriela exploits these genuine advocates, because the CPP’s underground MAKIBAKA, is the one stirring and orchestrating it,” said the general. He described the CPP as a monster that “knows no friend.” “They will feed you to the lion’s den if you are not careful. This is what happened to Jo Lapira, Ren Manalo, Camille Manangan etc., Gabriela Youth who were all killed for ceasing to be a plain activist and ended up being with the terrorist,” Parlade noted. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

DOJ rejects accusation of & lsquo;red-tagging& rsquo; policy

Department of Justice officials on Friday told legislators that the agency is confident on its mechanism on the investigation of political violence and does not need to have a “policy of red-tagging.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Solons seek to criminalize red-tagging

“The victims live in constant fear for their lives, liberty and security. Adding insult to injury, even their families suffer the same. They deliberately singled out as the public is conditioned that they must have done something wrong to justify an extrajudicial punishment." The post Solons seek to criminalize red-tagging appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Truth-tagging? | Courts junk cases vs red-tagged activists, peace consultants

Ironically, cases against red-tagged individuals are being dismissed by government courts for lack of probable cause or because of insufficient evidence. Motions to quash search warrants were also granted by the courts, declaring whatever so-called evidence the police have acquired during the search as inadmissible. The post Truth-tagging? | Courts junk cases vs red-tagged activists, peace consultants appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

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

PNP apologizes for community pantry red-tagging

An official of the Philippine National Police yesterday apologized for the perceived profiling and red-tagging of organizers of community pantries by police personnel......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Russia extends Twitter slowdown, warns Facebook, YouTube

Russia said Monday it would continue slowing down Twitter's operations over illegal content and threatened Facebook and YouTube with similar measures. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Terrorist-tagging

By DEE AYROSO The post Terrorist-tagging appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 15th, 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

A look at the attacks against lawyers and judges

It also revealed that the red-tagging of lawyers and judges under the present administration has led to the killing of more lawyers and judges at 54 compared to that during the term of Arroyo where 45 lawyers and judges were killed in the line of work. The post A look at the attacks against lawyers and judges appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

With harassment of pantry organizers unaddressed, PNP offers assistance to Non amid threats

"They can't just share red-tagging posts and then tell us to trust them.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 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

Urban poor leader released on bail

Kadamay called for the dropping of charges against the urban poor leader, saying that the criminal charges boil down to red-tagging and political persecution. The post Urban poor leader released on bail appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 7th, 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

DOJ backs passage of law to criminalize red-tagging

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday said reports of “red-tagging” during the last few months is “quite disturbing” but he acknowledged that there is no law that can be used to prosecute those engaged in such acts......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Rights group calls on high court to protect rights defenders

In its second manifestation, the group stressed that the SC should revisit the CA ruling as their leaders and members continue to experience judicial harassment, threats, and red-tagging by military and police authorities, including those perpetrated by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) spokesperson and Southern Luzon Command chief Antonio Parlade Jr. The post Rights group calls on high court to protect rights defenders appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021