“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.”
Altermidya and the NUJP said Presidential Task Force on Media Security executive director Paulino Gutierrez’s attack against journalist Frenchie Mae Cumpio also proves the absurdity of his agency’s continued existence.
The 55-year old Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) called on its members to launch a rectification movement to recover from admitted setbacks suffered in recent years.
“Ang totoo po ay dinukot kami ng militar. Napilitan din kami na sumurender dahil pinagbantaan ang buhay namin. Iyon po ang totoo,” Castro said. (The truth is, we were abducted by the military. We were forced to surrender because they threatened our lives. That is the truth.)
“It seemed the shots were fired on different times…On his hand, that was way before the fatal shots,” Raquel Fortun said in a mix of English and Filipino.
CPP chief information officer Marco Valbuena said their group and the New People’s Army (NPA) firmly reject Marcos Jr.’s “treacherous offer of amnesty and surrender” as an additional instrument of deception and oppression.
National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Frank Fernandez and wife Cleofe Lagtapon were convicted of illegal possession of firearms by Branch 266 of the Taguig City Regional Trial Court (RTC), human rights group Karapatan reported.
“This heinous act is a blatant violation of the rights of the child and the special protections under international humanitarian law.”
“Our call remains that their basic human rights be respected, they be accorded due process, and for their immediate release to be with their friends and families.”
“The Central Committee and the entire Party will forever be guided and inspired by Ka Joma’s immortal revolutionary spirit,.”
Jose Maria Sison, founding chairperson of the re-established Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), passed away Friday, Dec. 16, the revolutionary group’s official newspaper announced today. He was 83.