The struggle to resist tyranny remains, and becomes stronger, in spite of the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA)

For Immediate Release
04 July 2020


The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) Cebu, together with its law student arm, vehemently condemns the approval of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 on Friday, July 3, 2020, despite the massive and widespread calls to veto the law for its clear and blatant violations to the Constitution, existing laws, and prevailing jurisprudential doctrines.
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PRESS STATEMENT: Abduction of development worker Elena Tijamo by suspected army intelligence agents


This early, the road to the enactment of the Terror Law is pock-marked by cases of rampant human rights violations.   It still awaits the bloody signature of the tyrant wannabee, yet curtailment of basic rights supposedly guaranteed by the Constitution are intensifying all over the country.

The most recent victim of these systematic attacks on human rights is Elena Tijamo, Coordinator of Sustainable Agriculture Program of the prestigious Farmers’ Development Center, Inc. (FARDEC).  Lina, as she is fondly called in the development circle, was at her home in Sitio Avocado, Brgy.Kampingganon, Bantayan, Cebu, when she was abducted by six suspected military agents at around 8PM, of June 13, 2020. Continue reading

Activist Artist Executed in Government quarantine zone

end-impunityWhile everyone else is occupied at fending off threats of COVID-19, murderous agents of this fascist regime are themselves busy terrorizing human rights advocates and concerned citizens especially in Bohol with alarming impunity.

Instead of helping out in containing the virus, these suspected agents of the 47th Infantry Battalion-Philippine Army are amplifying paranoia instilled by restrictive quarantine measures by murdering street theater artist Marlon Maldos, 25, at around noon of Tuesday (March 17, 2020). Continue reading