[Statement] Reported revocation of PAHRA SEC registration a gag order – iDEFEND

Government propaganda machine Philippine News Agency is misleading the public and falsely reported that PAHRA’s operation as NGO is illegal because its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration has been revoked. In its continuing attack on civil society, the Duterte administration, now through the SEC named PAHRA along with other human rights and sectoral organizations…

[in the news] Missionaries ignore threats as they aid poor Filipinos Rural Missionaries of the Philippines say they will ‘rise to the challenge’ and not be deterred -UCAN news

A starving child crawling to an empty pot in the middle of a temporary shelter while its mother looks on helplessly is a scene that Muy (not his real name) constantly encounters in his work. Scenes like this prompted the young nurse from the northern part of the country to work as a lay missionary…

[From the web] Tabloids link NUJP to CPP-NPA-NDF -CMFR

Tabloids link NUJP to CPP-NPA-NDF CMFR/PHILIPPINES — Three Manila-based tabloids published similar banner stories on 7 January 2019 linking the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People’s Army (NPA), and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). The NUJP said it was…

[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,…

[From the web] Artist group organizing film screenings in schools slams ‘red-tagging’ -DAKILA

Artist group organizing film screenings in schools slams ‘red-tagging’ DAKILA, the artist-activist group behind the Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival, condemns the ‘red-tagging’ of the Duterte administration of schools, youth, artists and groups organizing Martial Law-themed film screenings. DAKILA, a group known to organize film screenings complemented with discussions on social messages of the…

[In the news] Kibungan folks assail NPA tag by mine firm – baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph

by Jimmy Laking Source: http://baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph Barangay officials and community residents of Palina in Kibungan, Benguet have denounced a statement attributed to a mining company that tended to link villagers to the rebel group New People’s Army. “This is damaging to the integrity and reputation of the community,” the officials said in a resolution addressed to…