[In the news] Rights group cries foul over ‘raid’ on people’s orgs’ offices in Bacolod -GMAnews

Human rights group Karapatan has denounced the alleged “raid” that were conducted in the offices of some groups in Bacolod City on Thursday afternoon.

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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