“Prosecutor Arnold Magpantay dismissed that we were abducted by the military, that we were taken to safehouses, and was subjected to psychological torture to force us to ride the story coined by the agents of the NTF-ELCAC.”
Month: January 2024
“We maintain that the two rallies are not expressions of the genuine calls and struggles of the Filipino masses”
Walang problema. Para sa mga ordinaryong mamamayan, “ayos lang” ang kahulugan. Para naman sa mga nasa kapangyarihan, ito ang “tamang daan” para takasan ang pananagutan. Hindi kasi kailangang tugunan ang problemang hindi kinikilala. Walang krisis sa ekonomiya kung wala o kakaunti lang ‘di umano ang naghihirap. Walang “red-tagging” kung ang mismong salita’y wala raw sa…
Amid the growing rift, a lawmaker asserted that Filipinos are bearing the brunt of the ongoing political play.
“Frenchie used to lead the Eastern Vista, where is it now? They used to report the prices of basic commodities of Samar and how it affects the people. No one does that now. It is a big disservice to the poor in the region.”
“We are only int’l visitors so far allowed by #Philippines govt to visit them! Arrested in Feb 2020, trial still dragging on. How long must they wait to be free?!” – UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan
“This is a landmark ruling, though short of an actual ceasefire order, that places the burden on Israel and the entire world, to ensure that genocide is not committed.”
“We are aghast when the DOJ said that it has sufficient mechanisms to address red-tagging. What are they talking about? Either these are nowhere to be found, or if these mechanisms indeed exist, are rendered useless for victims of rights violations.”
“Our gravest concern now is the new policies which attack freedom of expression: specifically the Anti-Terror Law and Executive Order 70 which created the NTF-ELCAC. This emboldened state actors, such as the police and military to commit abuses on a scale last seen during the first Marcos administration.”
Bulatlat condemns the latest red-tagging of Albay-based journalist Reynard Magtoto who wrote an in-depth report about the lies and deceptive activities of the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) in the region.
“Our commitment to lasting peace never ended. For the martyrs of Mendiola, we continue to assert peace talks [in different administrations] together with the KMP, and we acknowledge the recent breakthroughs in the Oslo Joint Statement, a sign for the resumption of peace talks.”