Who is Sherwin De Vera? What is his crime?
SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela — Nitong Disyembre 5 ay inilabas ang Proclamation 374 ni Pangulong Duterte na nagdedeklara sa nasabing grupo bilang nga “terorista”. Sa pahayag ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque sa kanyang press briefing noong Disyembre 5 na kahit ang mga “legal fronts” ng CPP-NPA na nagpopondo sa dito ay maaaring hulihin alinsunod sa RA 10168 o ang Act Defining the Crime of Financing of Terrorism.
BAGUIO CITY — In the face of a crackdown against progressive people’s organizations, Renato Reyes, Jr., secretary general of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said activists have no better recourse but to resist.
BAGUIO CITY — Human rights organizations, environmental groups and a local government official of Ilocos Sur called for the immediate release of Sherwin De Vera, an environmental activist and writer, illegally arrested yesterday, December 12, between 6-6:30 PM.
We, journalists in the Cordillera, condemn the unlawful arrest and illegal detention of Sherwin De Vera, and, most of all demand for his immediate release and freedom from detention now! And the dismissal of all trumped charges maliciously filed against him.
BAGUIO CITY — Activist Sherwin De Vera is now in the custody of the Criminal Investigation and Detention Group (CIDG) in Bangued, Abra.
In celebration of the International Day for Human Rights this December 10, 2017, the Justice and Peace Advocates in Ifugao (JPAI) – a broad group of advocates for peace based on justice, respect of human rights and Indigenous Peoples rights, and for the protection of the environment consisting of Church people, professionals, and basic sectors in Ifugao stands with the whole nation in calling for upholding human rights of the people.
The statement of Lt. Col. Julio Osias, commander of the 81st Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army in the Youth Leadership Summit held last week that Candon has been infiltrated by left-leaning organizations is irresponsible, malicious and a mark of a fascist. Although he did not name the organizations, he said that if this will remain, the economic growth of the city will be affected as the peace and order becomes unstable.
BAGUIO CITY — Progressive groups chanting “Pasismo Lansagin, Duterte Panagutin” marched down Session Road to Magsaysay Avenue and back late afternoon of November 30 as they called for unity and conserted action against the continuing state of fascism and impunity.
BAGUIO CITY — Padi Rex Reyes, secretary general of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) called on everyone, especially church people not to lose hope and instead push for the continuation of the Peace Talks as President Rodrigo Duterte unilaterally dismisses the Peace Talks.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s termination of the Peace Talks denies the people’s aspiration for peace.
I can’t help but to compare how former University of Northern Philippines (UNP) Vice President and Campus Security Director Jimmy Soria relate with progressive youth groups with how the current Director, Nolito Ragunjan, relates with these groups.