UN still needs to scrutinize the Philippines

Carlos H. Conde - @inquirerdotnet 09/12/2022

Has the human rights situation in the Philippines improved, as some United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) member states want to believe? Since Ferdinand Marcos Jr. became president two months ago, Philippine press reports about killings…

#NeverAgain bundle still on sale; book on Leni too

Krixia Subingsubing 05/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Seemingly uncowed after being red-tagged by government officials, publishing company Adarna House continues to offer its #NeverAgain book bundle which seeks to make information on martial law more accessible to children. The family-run publishing house founded…

CHR-7 Chief: Freedom of expression is guaranteed in a democratic society

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An official of the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has expressed his concern on the red-tagging of groups or individuals who have publicly expressed their dissatisfaction on the government and…

A symbolic attack

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 03/28/2022

This week, two independent local bookstores were defaced with red graffiti. The vandalism read “NPA Terrorista” on the storefront of Popular Bookstore in Quezon City, and later Solidaridad bookshop in Manila reported the barely-legible “NPA” spray-painted on…

CLB to MCPO: Investigate red-tagging

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB) is asking the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) to investigate the red-tagging incident of their group using posters placed in the vicinity of the Cebu International Convention Center.…

IBP to gov’t: Right the wrong and set firm policies vs red-tagging

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 01/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The national organization of lawyers has called on the government to “right the wrong and set firm policies against red-tagging” as it disregards due process, rule of law, and weakens the State. “False and…

‘No place for intolerance, bigotry, red-tagging in UP,’ says chancellor

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 11/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There is no place for intolerance, bigotry, and red-tagging in the University of the Philippines, UP Diliman Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo said on Friday. Nemenzo pointed out that the premier state university is a “safe…

Comfort women  and the police force’s insensitive red-tagging

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/10/2020

Government officials, specifically members of the police force, must understand that one cannot claim to love the nation and yet promote historical ignorance. The Manila Police District (MPD) came under fire last week after it reposted in…

NUPL seeks UN rights body action vs ‘vicious’ red-tagging of lawyers, rights advocates in PH

Darryl John Esguerra 12/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) has asked for the intervention of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights amid the attacks and red-tagging of human rights lawyers and…

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