On the day KMP leader Joseph Canlas was buried, two elderly, ailing peasant activists were arrested.
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Prosecutor junks murder charges against 2 activists in Bicol
The prosecutor noted that the statements of the witnesses, co-witnesses and the circumstances leading to the identification of Jenelyn Nagrampa-Caballero and Pastor Dan San Andres “are tainted with doubt and irregularity.”
Wife of peasant leader in Central Luzon recalls threats before his arrest
Apart from the red-tagging of Joseph Canlas on social media, threats were felt by members of his family in their own homes.
Rights workers challenge arrest warrants in Davao court
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Lies! These were the sentiments of human rights workers who were recently issued with arrest warrants based solely on shady testimonies. Karapatan’s national chairperson Elisa Lubi and Karapatan-Southern Mindanao Region secretary general Jayvee “Jay” Apiag were slapped with attempted murder charges by Corporal Elvin Jay Claud on June…
Groups condemn red-tagging of judge who freed journo, labor organizer
“Not only is it an underhanded threat against Judge Quisumbing-Ignacio, it also seeks to undermine the independence of all judges and the courts handling similar cases.”
Mandaluyong court orders release of journalist Lady Ann Salem, union organizer
Journalist Lady Ann Salem thanked Judge Monique Quisumbing-Ignacio for “seeing the truth behind the fabricated charges” and all those who supported the campaign for her release.
Activists hold bike ride in support of red-tagged Bayan officer, Dutch missionary
Colleagues of Bayan’s Lutgardo “Boyette” Jurcales Jr. and Dutch lay missionary Otto De Vries said the two have dedicated their lives serving the marginalized and the poor. One has been charged with fabricated charges, while the other is being kicked out of the country.
After one year, youth activist and rights defender Alexa Pacalda still detained
Human rights watchdog Karapatan noted that the military threatened to file a criminal case against Alexa Pacalda if they did not sign an affidavit. Her father Arnulfo was coerced into signing and convinced his daughter to do so as well, “fearful of what the military could do to [her].”
Judge junks motion filed by lawyers of Tacloban journalist, 2 others
“Our call to drop all charges against Frenchie Mae and to immediately release her is now more urgent than ever.”
Manobo leader arrested on ‘false charges’ in Surigao del Sur
Gloria Tomalon, in her capacity as chair of KATRIBO MO, was instrumental in opposing attempts by five mining companies to operate in the Andap Valley complex. The five companies were the Romualdez-owned Benguet Corp., Abacus Coal Exploration and Development Corp., the Chinese-owned Great Wall Mining and Power Corp., ASK Mining and Exploration Corp., and Coal Black Mining Corp.
By DEE AYROSO