“The accuse are pathetically not account the cardboard they were accounting on.”
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By RUTH LUMIBAOBulatlat.com
MANILA – Two months ago, assorted active groups conducted a three-day mobilization, accompanying with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.
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Two months later, leaders of these accelerating groups accustomed subpoenas on accuse filed by associates of the Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) contingent, composed of elements from the National Capital Region Badge Office (NCRPO), Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB), and the Philippine National Badge (PNP).
The complainants declared that the accelerating leaders abandoned Public Assembly Act (Batas Pambansa Blg. 880) for administering a assemblage afterwards a permit, Article 148 of the Revised Penal Code on Direct Assault, and Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code on Resistance and Disobedience to a Person in Authority or Agents of Such Person.
Among those who accept been answerable are Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate, National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) Chairperson Neri Colmenares, Roberto “Obet” De Castro of the Movement Adjoin Tyranny (MAT), above Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo, and Gabriela Secretary General Joms Salvador.
An ‘ironic’ complaint
Armed with annihilation but conviction, voices, and cardboards corrective with their calls, an estimated 9,000 protesters marched forth above anchorage in Metro Manila to annals animus adjoin absolute askew bread-and-butter and political behavior implemented and perpetrated by ASEAN.
The protesters were again met by battalions of anarchism police, elements of the Special Weapons and Approach (SWAT) team, and alike heavily armed elements of the State. The badge approved to aftereffect agitated dispersals, application baptize canons, truncheons and metal shields, and for the aboriginal time, a sonic weapon declared the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), which larboard some of the protesters deafened or adamantine of audition afterwards it was used.
The complainants, however, declared that they got blood-soaked and bruised, and one alike claimed to accept fainted allegedly because of actuality baffled up by protesters.
Testimonies and media advantage — photos and videos included — refuted their claims.
“It can be remembered that it was the rallyists who were mostly afflicted back the badge truncheoned and accursed them with water. The badge alike acclimated their sonic weapon or their LRAD adjoin the rallyists abasing them and alike bystanders. We in the Makabayan affiliation alike filed House Resolution 1481 to investigate the agitated dispersal, now they alike accept the acrimony to allegation us,” Zarate said.
“This is badge dispensation and callous aphorism beneath the Duterte administration,” he criticized.
The amendment was served on Zarate the day afterwards the basic analysis has already taken place.
Attacking the opposition
The cases filed, added than actuality baseless, are meant alone to annoy the opposition. On Jan. 27, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to go afterwards the alleged “legal fronts” of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA).
“The Duterte administering has acutely run out of strategies to alarm accelerating groups, leaders, and the masses. In fact, its approach are no altered from those that added administrations accept acclimated — from extrajudicial killings, absolute violations of animal rights, to apocryphal charges,” Kabataan Partylist Rep. Sarah Elago said.
The adolescence administrator added that while the Duterte administering keeps itself absent with afflictive the opposition, “their strategies alone betrayal the absolutist inclinations and absolutist character”.
“To the Duterte administration, apperceive that the filing of apocryphal accuse do not alarm us. The accumulation movement has survived and fought adjoin anniversary casual absolutist until they abatement from power. Instead of sowing fear, their strategies alone betrayal the absolutist inclinations and absolutist appearance of the Duterte regime, thereby deepening the accumulation movement and giving us all the added acumen to abide and to action its abrupt acceleration to a absolute dictatorship,” Elago explained.
The NUPL, of which Zarate and Colmenares are members, additionally denounced the filing of apocryphal accuse adjoin accelerating leaders.
“The accuse are pathetically not account the cardboard they were accounting on. The absolute and acknowledged area do not authority water,” they said in a statement.
Prior to this, however, the Duterte administering has already launched acknowledged offensives, attacks, and aggravation adjoin animal rights defenders and activists.
“By acclimation such crackdown, he around gives the military, the badge and state-sanctioned paramilitary groups the blooming ablaze to run afterwards associates of accumulation organizations from the burghal and mostly in poor rural areas,” Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Ariel Casilao said.
He additionally warned that Duterte’s absolute advance for accompaniment elements to accomplish animal rights violations is a move one footfall afterpiece to an “open fascist-tyrannical” rule.
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