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IATF fails to counter Covid-19
July 07, 2020

  The Philippines is far from eradicating the Covid-19 pandemic after four months under the Bayanihan to Heal as One or the Bayanihan Act. Infected cases are still on the rise. In July 6, the country registered 46,000 positive cases. This did not include the 8,000 positive cases awaiting validation from the Department of Health. […]

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Solidarity amid harships and pandemic
July 07, 2020

  Travel restrictions which Duterte arbitrarily imposed in the name of fighting the pandemic is having a huge impact on the lives of farmers. Among those affected are farmers in Bicol who are yet to recover from the devastation wrought by the typhoon Tisoy last year. To help them get by, revolutionary peasant organizations in […]

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State forces arrest 31 rallyists
July 07, 2020

  THIRTY-ONE RALLYISTS pro­tes­ting Duterte’s terror law were arrested in two separate incidents these past weeks. Police troops violently arrested 20 members of LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders) and their supporters who were protesting in Mendiola, Manila on July 26 to mark the Pride Month and criticize the Duterte regime’s tyranny. The protest was […]

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“Activists, not terrorists”
July 07, 2020

  Around 1,500 activists converged at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City last July 4, a day after Rodrigo Duterte signed the Republic Act 11479 called the anti-terror bill law. The Movement Against Tyranny and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan spearheaded the protest along with other national democratic organizations. The rallyists stood in solidarity […]

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50 militias finish military training in Samar
July 07, 2020

Fifty members of the people’s militia finished the basic political-military course in a guerrilla zone in Samar last April. They comprised the majority of the 82 trainees. The other 32 are regular Red fighters. The militia members who underwent the 7-day training are re­sidents of five barrios. They had six instructors. The training was safely […]

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8 farmers killed in 8 eight days
July 07, 2020

  Eight farmers were successively killed by armed state agents in a span of just eight days. All of the victims were maliciously tagged as members of or related to the New People’s Army (NPA). State agents killed Jose Jerry Catalogo, an official of the National Federation of Sugar Workers, at around 5:00 a.m. last […]

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9 UN rapporteurs oppose terror bill
July 07, 2020

  NINE SPECIAL COMMITTEES and rapporteurs of the United Nations (UN) wrote to Rodrigo Duterte on June 29 to express their expert opinion and opposition to the Anti-Terror Bill (now the Anti-Terror Law). They said that the law violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and, as well as the Universal Declaration of […]

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Mother and 2-day old child brought back to jail
July 07, 2020

  POLITICAL DETAINEE Reina Mae Nasino and her newborn child were cruelly brought back to the Manila City Jail Female Dorm last July 2, two days after giving birth. The newborn is underweight and needs continued medical attention. Nasino was among the leaders of progressive organizations who were arrested in Tondo, Manila and slapped with […]

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Focused military operations in Leyte
July 07, 2020

  The 802nd IBde has used various ways to make it appear that it has ended the New People’s Army (NPA) in Leyte. It has launched successive focused military operations from March to April. Simultaneously, it has spread disinformation such as fake operations, encounters and surrenders. The 78th IB mounted operations in at least 11 […]

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Human rights violations report
July 07, 2020

BASED ON THE tally of Ang Bayan, there have been at least 24,638 (or 135 per day) victims of various human rights violations from January 1 to June 30 this year. The figure excludes the tens of thousands of civilians whose rights were arbitrarily violated for purportedly violating lockdown protocols imposed during the pandemic. Within […]

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