Environmentalist arrested for rebellion case filed 3 years ago

By RUTH LUMIBAO Bulatlat MANILA – An activist in Northern Luzon was arrested tonight, Dec. 12 in Ilocos Sur province. At around 7:30 p.m., Karapatan issued an urgent alert that Sherwin De Vera, regional coordinator of the environmental group Defend Ilocos, was illegally arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bulag, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.…

Points to ponder on Proclamation 374

By signing Proclamation No. 374 last Dec. 5, President Duterte has formally declared the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army as a “designated/identified terrorist organization” under RA No. 10168, or the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012. Legally speaking, however, the 49-year-old revolutionary organization which has engaged the government in a protracted…