Category: Breaking News

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.…

9 peasant activists illegally arrested in Batangas

By RUTH LUMIBAO Bulatlat MANILA — Three days after President Duterte’s threats to crackdown on Leftist activists and classify the New People’s Army (NPA) as a “terrorist” group, nine peasant activists were arrested today in Batangas province. In an urgent report from the Batangas Human Rights Alliance (BHRA)-Karapatan, nine members of their quick reaction team…