More and more legislators, organizations, publications, and individuals have been voicing out their indignation on the disservice of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and its spokesperson Southern Command Chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr.

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) stands in solidarity with all the concerned citizens who recapitulated the necessity to immediately annihilate this state-sponsored crackdown machinery led by the baseless accusations of Parlade.

Duterte’s tyrannical claws have gone further scratches as they have been among the blatant threats against dissent and being critical after the series of red-tagging, harassment…

“Bloom where you are planted.” — Randy Felix Malayao (1969–2019)

Two years ago, a 49-year-old peace warrior and press freedom fighter Randy Malayao was murdered on January 30, 2019. He was shot at a close range while he was asleep inside a bus in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya by state agents.

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) continues to fight for justice for the death of Randy Malayao. We deplore the continuing red-tagging and culture of impunity, especially under the fascist Duterte regime.

Malayao was a former Editor-in-Chief of Ang Mangingisda, the official student publication of UP-Miag-ao. He also…

The National Task Forced to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has once again released unsubstantiated claims of universities being a breeding ground for the CPP-NPA. According to their statement, the above-mentioned department expressed its full support on Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade’s asseveration about schools being the target of the CPP-NPA for its recruitment. They stated that the alleged testimonies from students and former rebels show that the said insurgent group’s prey is the students or children.

After releasing the list of schools or universities that they claimed to be the seedbed of CPP-NPA members, they also released a list…

51 years ago, various progressive groups led by students stormed the Old Legislative Building where the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos delivered his State of the Nation Address during the joint session of Senate and Congress.

About 50,000 joined the protest to forward their calls against the worsening economic crisis, massive corruption, and failed land reforms. As a response to their demands, they are pressuring the government to organize a constitutional convention.

As Marcos exited the door of Congress, the demonstrators were enraged and threw a crocodile paper mache, black cardboard coffin to the direction where Marcos was heading. …

Ang College Editors Guild of the Philippines ay nakikiisa sa mariing pagkondena ng UP Solidaridad at mga miyembrong publikasyon nito sa National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) at sa walang habas nitong red-tagging.

Unang-una, ang pinakaresponsibilidad ng pamamahayag sa isang malayang bayan na may pinaiiral na banayad na demokrasya ay maghatid ng balitang totoo at palutangin ang mga isyung bumabagabag sa lipunan. Sa ilalim ng pasistang diktadurang rehimeng Duterte, nakita natin kung paano nito niyurakan ang kalayaan sa pagpapahayag at ang isang manipestasyon nito ay ang kapalpakan ng gobyerno sa pamamahala sa pandemya. Sa halip na…

Farmers’ justice and land reform are still in vain. These things that we ever wanted to obtain are always on the move and vague to gain.

It’s been three decades and four years since the bloodthirsty and savage massacre of farmers marching towards the window of the Philippine government, the Malacanang Palace, in pursuit of government action on land reform. This takes place in Mendiola, Manila on January 22, 1987, in which justice remains elusive as ever.

Until now, farmers’ justice has been the star of the primetime. All eyes are on the food production sector where is on the…

Within the vestiges of the Cordilleran people is a history of resistance and the long-standing struggle for self-determination and democracy. Amidst the wiles of Western imperialists and repressive state mechanisms of Marcosian polity which jeopardized the very existence of the Cordilleran communities, the Cordilleran people remained persistent in challenging these structures that continue to breed tyranny and exploitation!

Recently, Cordilleran Peoples Alliance chairperson, Windel Bolinget was placed under bounty by the Cordilleran Police for being critical in the struggles and experiences of the Cordillerans under the fascist regime of President Rodrigo Duterte. …

Mariin at buong pwersang kinokondena ng College Editors Guild of the Philippines, ang pinakamatanda, pinakamalawak, at natatanging alyansa ng publikasyon sa Asya-Pasipiko, ang tahasang planong pagsasawalang bisa ng Prudente-Ramos Accord, na mitsa ng paglala ng pandarahas ng mga militar sa mga iskolar ng bayan.

Ang pagkakaroon ng Accord, tulad ng Prudente-Ramos Accord ng Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), sa pagitan ng mga militar at ng pamantasan ay isang matibay na ebidensya na nagpapakita ng matagal na panahong opresyon sa mga mamamayan. Kung kaya’t marapat lamang na tuloy ang paglaban ng mga intelektwal para sa kanilang academic freedom.

Para sa…

Termination of UP-DND Accord is a termination of academic freedom!

Despite Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s emphasis on his letter presented to University of the Philippines Diliman President Danilo Concepcion that the decision to terminate the UP-DND accord will not curtail the banner of academic freedom; the said letter is but a death signature to the long-standing resistance of the UP community amidst structures that continue to permeate tyranny and oppression.

Emanated throughout Lorenzana’s letter is the repeated witch-hunt narrative which flags the University of the Philippines as a hotbed of communist recruitment. Clearly, these grounds to…

The Duterte administration is creating yet another fear among the Filipino youth. This time, targeting the families of human rights defenders.

Recently, Anakbayan national chairperson Alex Danday and her family have experienced intimidation and harassment as police officers introduced themselves as personnel from Camp Crame in Quezon City — forcing Danday to surrender herself to authorities.

Last December 7, 2020, progressive youth groups filed criminal and administrative charges against Duterte and known officials of the National Task Force To End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for their continuous red-tagging and attacks against the youth at the offices of the Ombudsman…

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