By LITO OCAMPO
Oplan Bantay Laya of the Arroyo administration, has been described as the bloodiest and most brutal counterinsurgency program. That was, until her ally President Rodrigo Duterte came to power.
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.…
President Duterte’s “fascist regime” faces stronger opposition from the people’s movement.
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…
The Communist Party of the Philippines-Central Luzon said the Philippine Army is the only one with the motive to kill Catholic priest Marcelito “Tito” Paez.
“Know your rights,” a PNP app.
“This is by far the worst attack against the indigenous peoples.”
“Duterte is ignorant of international humanitarian laws, if not willfully disregarding all of them.”
By JAIME BALIZA JR.
Karapatan said the looming extension and expansion of martial law nationwide makes the human rights situation “more urgent and dangerous.”