Tags: Armed Forces of the Philippines

STATEMENT | Bulatlat reminds Philippine military of culpability in cyber-attacks and misinformation

Bulatlat maintains that these so-called “cyber security” efforts could mean online surveillance, distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks, “fake news” and other forms of attacks aimed to suppress freedom of the press and of expression, as well as the people’s right to information. This issue was brought to the attention of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression Irene Khan who will hold her official country visit next week.

Groups call for release of minors arrested by military in Negros Oriental

Based on the residents’ accounts, the Remasog brothers were charging their mobile phones at the house of farmer DeliaTenianu, when the soldiers arrived. The two girls, meanwhile, were trying to find a signal near the area.

Military’s plan to regulate social media tantamount to censorship, rights groups say

“They have repeatedly weaponized social media to proliferate blatant and dangerous fabrications against activists and critics through red-tagging, or when local officials post violent ‘shoot-to-kill’ threats against the public — violent threats hewn directly from the president’s own violent and terroristic threats.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights alliance Karapatan said…

‘Lou Tangco, revolutionary doctor and people’s martyr’

By RAYMUND. B. VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions Classmates of the doctor killed in a combined military and police raid in Baguio City last March 13 paid tribute to their colleague whose death they said is a great loss to the country. Members of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine (UPCM) Class of 1977 mourned…

‘Airstrikes hit civilian communities in Northern Samar’ – rights group

“What transpired cannot be considered as ‘surgical precision,’ but an overkill.“ By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights group Katungod Sinirangan Bisayas condemned the recent airstrike at the communities in Las Navas, Northern Samar allegedly by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. On Oct. 26, around 6:00 a.m, the Joint Task Force…

3 years of Duterte’s counterinsurgency: 250 civilians dead, thousands displaced

Human rights group Karapatan documented 250 victims of extrajudicial killings and 10 victims of enforced disappearances from July 2016 until March this year. Moreover, nearly 370,000 civilians were affected by military bombings and 450,000 have evacuated due to military operations, Karapatan data showed.

‘Red October’ plot canard

Over the past week, President Duterte and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, with puerile collaboration by the Philippine National Police, have tried to drum up as “real” their conjured plot to oust him next month, which they tagged as “Red October.” However, they haven’t presented to the public any credible evidence to back up…