The Duterte regime’s order to list down the the names of progressive teachers, government employees and lawyers was exposed as a scheme for the systematic “red-tagging” and “neutralization.” Last March 10, a memorandum issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government was publicized ordering all government agencies to list down the names of teachers and employees affiliated to the Alliance of Concerned Teachers and Courage and submit these to the police and military.
Earlier, the Calbayog City intelligence chief PLt. Fernando Calabria, Jr. was exposed for having asked the local court to list down the names of lawyers providing legal support to those accused of having links with the armed movement. The list included a column for the “mode of neutralization” for the lawyers.
At least 61 lawyers have already been killed under the Duterte regime.
Arrest. Renalyn Tejero, a paralegal of Karapatan-Caraga, was arrested by the police last March 21 in Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan De Oro City. She was a former student of Alcadev. Her whereabouts are yet to be known.
Last March 17, the police arrested Rosanilla Consad, secretary general of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Caraga and assistant principal of the San Vicente National High School in Barangay Humabon, Butuan City. Prior to the arrest, she was red-tagged and subjected to surveillance. She was released after posting bail on March 20.
In Iloilo, the military arrested Julie Lago, member of the Katilingban sang mga Mangunguma nga Imol sa Janiuay at her house in Mañacabac, Janiuay on March 16. She was accused of being an NPA member. As in other cases, the soldiers planted weapons and “subversive” documents inside her house to justify the arrest.