Local onion farmers are up in arms over the reported red-tagging and harassment of those who testified in a recent Senate hearing to assail price manipulation and call out unscrupulous traders, calling it an “added burden” to their plight.
A group of campus journalists called out social media giant Meta over the deleting of their earlier statement condemning censorship and red-tagging.
“Truth and justice prevailed today against liars and butcher such as former National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon and National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.”
Three university students are facing possible expulsion after holding a protest action commemorating the 50th year since the imposition of Martial Law by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
“We gather to put a stop to repeated attempts by the NTF-ELCAC and other state agencies to sow terror, confusion, and intimidate our people into silence and inaction. We gather to stand as one with the people in their struggles for democracy, social justice and genuine peace.”
The order came days after the high court issued a stern warning against a certain Lorraine Badoy.
“The education sector will suffer from huge budget cuts while the NTF-ELCAC [National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict] enjoys a big allocation, or P10 billion budget for silencing the people’s dissent. Both the offices of Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte will have bloated confidential and intelligence funds.”
It’s historically farcical as it is no less lethal that cold-war anti-communist crusade and red tagging trope earned new vigor at present. Our historical moment now is most decadent when the worst elite of the country captured the reigns of the state by corrupting the election mechanisms of formal democracy.
Women’s group Gabriela said the government should allocate zero-budget for agencies and instruments that “are at the forefront of silencing women and the rest of the Filipino people.
Wala sa lugar ni kakayahan ng NTF-ELCAC na magsuri ng mga akda. Kung gustong magsulat nila Badoy at Celiz ng literaturang “di subersibo,” magsulat sila. Ngunit malaking insulto sa utak nating mga Pilipino na diktahan ng isang “task force” para sugpuin ang rebolusyonaryong kilusan ang ating sensibilidad, panlasa at kakayahang magproseso ng nababasa at bumuo ng sariling kritika.
“Those defending their rights and that of others are being wrongfully painted as criminals through charges that are based on fabricated testimonies of soldiers or contracted witnesses, or on planted evidence.”