The National Democratic Front in Negros (NDF-Negros) said peace consultant and poet Ericson Acosta and peasant organizer Joseph Jimenez were stabbed and hacked, belying claims of the military that the two died during gun fight in Kabankalan City last Nov. 30.
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AFP, your pants are on fire
By DEE AYROSO
The Philippine (cyber) Army hard at work
By DEE AYROSO
STATEMENT | Hold the Philippine Army accountable for cyberattacks against PH media websites
We condemn the Philippine Army for carrying out cyber crimes against independent media outfits. We take offense at the duplicity they have shown regarding this incident – publicly professing respect for press freedom but launching vicious digital attacks, and never cooperating with other government agencies.
State forces apparently behind the cyber-attacks against PH alternative media
We are not surprised by the results of the recent digital forensic. State agents and the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) have consistently labeled us as communist fronts for pursuing journalism for the people. Still, we are angered that taxpayers’ money is being spent to bring down our website, and to deny our readers access to our reportage.
Activism hits BTS fandom
Fast track this to the current Duterte regime and the Filipino artists, in the mainstream or alternative circles, continue to fight for causes, even at the risk of being red-tagged and branded a “terrorist”. They have lent their names and influence and, whenever necessary, appeared in media or in crowds to fight for democracy and justice, very recently against the so-called Anti-Terrorism Bill which could be worse than martial law. In a way they have become idols of resistance, raising the awareness of their fans and encouraging them to fight for their own rights as citizens.
NPA seizes 5 high-powered rifles from army soldiers in Mis Or encounter
MANILA — In the mountainous area of Macupa, Talisayan in Misamis Oriental, an armed encounter between a unit of the New People’s Army (NPA) and soldiers from the 58th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, took place at 9:30 in the morning of Feb 23. The Army is in the area reportedly gearing up for combat operations.…
Army blamed on couple’s death for arming militia
“The Army trained and armed these militia men which, according to them, will help keep the peace and fight communist rebels, but now civilians became their victims.”
Burgos Family Urges Government, AFP to Surface Jonas After CHR Found Army Culpable
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“After almost four years of waiting, we finally see a glimmer of hope…While we seem to have won this battle, the real measure of success is the recovery of my son. We shall continue the fight until Jonas is returned to us, alive and well and justice is served.” – Edita Burgos
Military, Police Raid Office of Progressive Organizations in Camarines Sur, Four Arrested
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“With the raid of the office of progressive organizations by combined elements of police and military in Daet, Camarines Sur and the subsequent arrest of four activists, the Morong 43 template is now being replicated.” — Karapatan
Rights Group Hits Philippine Army for Ilocos Peasant’s Death
By ROD TAJON Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com STA. LUCIA, Ilocos Sur — Human rights advocates condemned the murder of an Ilocos peasant and the continuing violations of people’s rights as a result of joint military operations in the area by the 50th and 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IB PA). The fact-finding mission (FFM)…