In a statement, Karapatan claimed that authorities had used a search warrant to target the offices of Gabriela, Bayan Muna as well as the National Federation of Sugar Workers in the area.
“The use of search warrants has become a trend increasingly used in Negros, which makes offices and individuals vulnerable to the planting of evidence,” Karapatan said.
Information from Police Regional Office 6 said four search warrants issued by Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert of the Branch 89 of Quezon City Regional Trial Court were implemented on alleged communists’ safehouses in Bacolod City.
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