It is downright absurd and offensive that the arrest happens during a day that commemorates and in fact stresses the need to continue the legacy of nationalist and revolutionary Andres Bonifacio.”
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By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com MANILA – The spokesperson for the New People’s Army Melito Glor Command in the Southern Tagalog region, Jaime “Ka Diego” Padilla, was arrested in San Juan, Metro Manila, today November 26. Padilla was reportedly undergoing a medical check-up at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center when civilian informants allegedly identified him. He…
“Such attacks have no place in a democracy.”
Peasant women group Amihan, citing data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), said the Philippines will be importing up to three million metric tons this year, beating China’s 2.5 million tons.
“The Duterte administration is attacking IBON because our research, education and advocacy work exposes Philippine economic realities that the government wants to conceal.”
“If all the search warrants issued by Judge Burgos-Villavert from No. 5944 to No. 5953 are offices and homes of members of people’s and human rights organizations, then we are looking at more raids in the coming hours or days.”
Malaborbor was a peasant activist and was a staff member of Pagkakaisa at Ugnayan ng Magsasaka sa Laguna (Pumalag). He was also an organizer for the Makabayan Koalisyon ng Mamamayan – Timog Katagalugan.
“The narrative that there are guns and bombs in the said office, as what the government has peddled in the raids of offices in Negros, is preposterous and a barefaced lie meant to justify these patently arbitrary arrests and to silence social justice workers and activists.”
“The use of search warrants have become a trend increasingly used in Negros, which makes offices and individuals vulnerable to the planting of evidence.”
Gabriela condemned the arrest and called for the immediate release of Agovida and Bartolome.
“We only want to farm in peace. When the military arrests the people they should be protecting, who do they really serve?”