“Even if the Ombudsman dismissed the case, it doesn’t change the fact that the PNP [Philippine National Police] and top leaders have admitted their folly when their minions arrested me.“
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A day before the International Women’s Day, Bulatlat is featuring four Filipino women journalists who have been subjected to attacks for using her voice and pen to call out those in power as well as how they stood and remained steadfast in their cause for press freedom.
“We need to speak up and say what really happened, they [officers accused] should be held accountable for the offenses they have made.”
“What they did made me like a criminal. They took my mugshot, my fingerprint…I could not just let it be,” — Margarita Valle
“All these are patent acts of tyranny, and we urge our fellow journalists, human rights advocates, and the public to continue resisting these abuses.”
Pooled Editorial | On the malicious arrest of Mindanao journalist Margarita Valle: STOP HARASSING JOURNALISTS
We in the alternative media denounce the unlawful arrest of Margarita Valle, veteran Mindanao-based journalist and a columnist of Davao Today. Valle was arrested at the Laguindingan airport on June 9 by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) reportedly based on two arrest warrants dated 2006 and 2011. She was forced to come with…
According to news report, the CIDG said that Valle’s arrest was a case of mistaken identity.