red tagging - updates

Rappler's latest stories on red tagging

ARTICLE FINDER

Duterte task force behind red-tagging is part of COVID-19 'strategic communications'

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:27 AM

Task force spokesman Major General Antonio Parlade Jr says their job is to counter 'communist propaganda' supposedly exploiting government lapses in dealing with the pandemic

ANTI-COMMUNISM TASK FORCE. NTF-ELCAC was created by President Rodrigo Duterte through Executive Order No 70  ANTI-COMMUNISM TASK FORCE. NTF-ELCAC was created by President Rodrigo Duterte through Executive Order No 70

Zarate to Ombudsman: Fire Parlade for red-tagging

Jul 01, 2020 - 11:57 AM

(UPDATED) The affidavit-complaint of Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate also seeks the immediate preventive suspension of Southern Luzon military chief Major General Antonio Parlade Jr

SOLCOM CHIEF. Major General Antonio Parlade Jr addresses troops on March 5, 2020. Photo from the Southern Luzon Command Facebook page


Group slams gov't official for 'hysterical red-tagging' of activist nun

Jun 20, 2020 - 3:25 PM

The Movement Against Tyranny is demanding a public apology from NTF-ELCAC Spokesperson and PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy for making 'condemnable' allegations against Sister Mary John Mananzan that has put the nun's 'life and liberty in peril'

IN SOLIDARITY. St. Scholastica College's Vice President of External Affairs and Director of the Institute of Women's Studies Sister Mary John Mananzan delivers the opening remarks at the 13th Hildegarde Awards in St. Scholastica's College on April 24, 2019.

[OPINION] Who’s afraid of the new anti-terrorism law?

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:44 AM

'They can tap my phone, record my conversations, read my emails, hack my internet accounts, take photos and videos of anything I do for 30-60 days'

Police take down post red-tagging youth journalist

Jun 06, 2020 - 10:24 PM

But Youth Act Now Against Tyranny Baguio says the takedown is 'too late'

UPLB alliance calls on school officials to protect students from red-tagging

May 25, 2020 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) UPLB Chancellor Fernando Sanchez Jr defends the students who participated in a demonstration in campus and were implicated in military propaganda against progressive organizations

Former NUJP chair red-tagged in social media post

May 16, 2020 - 10:28 AM

The post tries to link former NUJP chair Rowena 'Weng' Carranza-Paraan to the New People’s Army using a photo at a media safety training in 2013

[OPINION] Pens and placards: On campus journalists as student activists

Mar 13, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'To be an activist does not require one to be physically present in rallies and street protests. It can be done through the formidable power of the written word.'

[OPINION] Lorraine Badoy's world

Mar 11, 2020 - 2:32 PM

'Using Lorraine’s logic, practically any organization critical of the government and the status quo can be considered a terrorist front'

[OPINION] Campus militarization: Imagined or real?

Mar 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'It was disturbing how the army made the extreme argument that when you criticize your government, you are against it'

[OPINION] Activists take care of our rights, but who takes care of our activists?

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:51 PM

Activists want to be reassured that their physical, emotional, and mental well-being also matters

[OPINION] Confessions of a former rah-rah activist

Mar 03, 2020 - 3:51 PM

'I realized being an activist never really dies even when you leave the movement'

[OPINION] The truth in placards: Why activists are not a nuisance

Feb 26, 2020 - 2:45 PM

'You know it’s right to junk rice liberalization when you've encountered a farmer who won't eat with you, for fear that she might get used to eating 3 times a day'

Lives in danger as red-tagging campaign intensifies

Feb 20, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Ibon Foundation says the red-tagging by the Duterte government is the 'first step in a much larger and more sinister agenda'

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines and ts member churches, Iglesia Filipina Independiente and the United Church of Christ in the Philippines holds a press conference in Quezon City on October 8, 2018, denouncing the red tagging and human rights violations committed by the AFP

Mountain Province police apologize for flyers red-tagging people's orgs

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:31 PM

Police Major Jerry Haduca of the Mountain Province Police office extends the apology to members of people's organizations after a dialogue at the Sagada Municipal Hall also attended by local officials, military officers, and civic leaders

DIALOGUE. People's organizations, police, local officials, the military, and civic leaders hold a dialogue at the Sagada Municipal Hall on February 19, 2020. Photo from Innabuyog Facebook page

Ibon Foundation: Duterte gov't 'red-tagging' meant to silence dissent

Jan 31, 2020 - 12:39 AM

Ibon Foundation, a policy research group formed in 1978, says 'the public deserves the truth and to be informed about the issues that matter to them the most'

[OPINION] My fight is their fight: Stand with human rights defenders under attack

Dec 17, 2019 - 9:56 AM

'The attempt on my life did not succeed, nor has it scared me off, as was the intention'

[OPINION] The irony of National Students' Day

Nov 19, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Threats and intimidation against progressives continue to exist. The state's guns are still trained on social activists.

Balay Mindanaw mulls suing CDO police over 'illegal search'

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:22 PM

'We will soon formally file a report to appropriate bodies,' says Balay Mindanaw's Kaloy Manlupig days after policemen barged into their compound and 'illegally' checked guests' belongings

Military seeks dialogue after lawmakers slammed crackdown on progressive groups

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The military deny that they are cracking down on progressive groups, whom they call 'communist terrorists' and whose offices they have raided in recent weeks

WHAT CRACKDOWN? Military Spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo invites supporters of progressive groups to discuss what he says are the threats they pose to democracy. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

64 lawmakers cross party lines to 'demand' end to crackdown on progressive groups

Nov 14, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Among those who signed the petition are House deputy speakers Rosemarie Arenas, Evelina Escudero, and Eduardo Villanueva, as well as House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr

ACROSS PARTY LINES. Lawmakers signed a petition condemning the ongoing attacks against progressive groups. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Baguio students challenge CHED-backed army 'info campaign' in schools

Nov 09, 2019 - 2:50 PM

A Commission on Higher Education regional memorandum endorses security forces' Sulat-Kamay information campaign inside universities in the Cordillera Administrative Region

PETITION. Student leaders of Cordillera appeal the CHED's regional office to revoke a memorandum that endorses an information drive by the police and army to be held inside schools. Photo courtesy of the NUSP-Cordillera

CJ Peralta defends QC judge who issued search warrants vs activists

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:13 PM

'From what we have gathered she followed all the rules,' Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta says of Quezon City Judge Cecilyn Burgos Villavert

CJ MEETS THE PRESS. Chief Justice Diosdado holds an hour-long press conference on November 8, 2019, for the traditional CJ Meets the Press event of the Supreme Court. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

The Philippines, a killing field

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Duterte’s kill mentality has emboldened every angry person with a gun

Red-tagged Oxfam, NCCP slam military for 'malicious, careless' attack

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:57 AM

The Farmers Development Center also says their inclusion in the red list was meant to 'silence our advocacy' for farmers rights

MILITARY LIST. The military tells lawmakers on November 5, 2019 that 18 groups are allegedly front organizations for the Communist Party of the Philippines. Photo sourced by Rappler

[OPINION] If Duterte thinks 62 arrests can stop us, then he's wrong

Nov 05, 2019 - 11:56 AM

'Duterte’s culture of fear ultimately comes from his own fears. If Duterte wasn’t afraid then he should have no problem with dissent.'

Progressive lawmakers slam PNA, PCOO for 'vilification,' 'red-tagging'

Sep 07, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The PCOO, part of a national task force to 'end local communist armed conflict,' denies red-tagging progressive groups

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE. ACT Teachers Representative France Castro wants the entry-level salary for public school teachers be increased to P30,000. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Kin of slain lawyer in Negros Oriental condemns red-tagging

Aug 01, 2019 - 11:12 PM

'Anthony or any member of our family is not a communist sympathizer as portrayed by the people who want to harm and kill us,' says the lawyer's sister Andrea Trinidad

NUPL blasts 'ineffective' writ of amparo after CA junks protection plea

Jul 29, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Is the writ of amparo still an effective remedy in the time of President Rodrigo Duterte?

RED-TAGGING. The National Union of Peoples' Laywers (NUPL) holds a protest after filing a petition at Supreme Court on April 15, 2019, after the Armed Forces of the Philippines tagged them as communists. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Local campaigns start: Duterte, ex-mayor, sets the tone for 2019 polls

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Around 43,000 candidates are vying for nearly 18,000 local positions across the country

CAMPAIGNING. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with guests at the PDP-Laban senatorial bets’ rally at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City on March 24, 2019, 5 days before the start of the local campaigns. Malacañang Photo

Xavier University slams red-tagging of its faculty, immersion program

Mar 02, 2019 - 3:31 PM

University president Fr. Roberto C. Yap, SJ, denounces the red-tagging incident as an orchestrated effort to intimidate faculty members and undermine its programs.

Human Rights Watch expresses 'deep concern' over red-tagging in Cagayan de Oro

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'Dozens of individuals have been targeted for extrajudicial or summary killing in the Philippines after they were labeled as communist,' says Human Rights Watch

Casiño expects red-tagging vs leftist candidates

Nov 30, 2012 - 5:57 PM

It will not work says Makabayan regional coordinator for Southern Mindanao Ariel Casilao