[In the news] Paranoia? Government lists in PH proven to be dangerous to lives -ABS-CBN.com

Paranoia? Government lists in PH proven to be dangerous to lives

President Rodrigo Duterte’s legal adviser, Salvador Panelo, charged the 180,000-strong Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) of “paranoia” following the exposé of a Philippine National Police (PNP) intelligence program aimed at an “inventory” of the militant union’s nationwide membership.

Panelo trotted out the trite line, that the innocent have no cause to fear.

He then promptly undermined that argument, claiming the teachers’ alliance “has been identified as legal front” of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). Any surveillance, he added, must have “a good excuse.”

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