By DEE AYROSO
Tags: terrorist listing
When asked by Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate whether the DOJ validated the names of more than 600 individuals alleged to be members of the CPP and NPA, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the DOJ did not verify them and the names were only based on information given by intelligence agencies.
A closer look at the DOJ’s petition shows that the incidents cited could not be used as basis for terror listing. Some of the incidents cited in the petition were previously filed in court and eventually dismissed for lack of evidence.