Expose and resist Duterte’s de facto martial law and wars of suppression!

The wars of suppression launched by the Duterte regime against the Filipino people is escalating to a much more brute force especially with Oplan Galugad and the proposed amendments to the Human Security Act of 2007.

“Duterte is setting up the stage for his murderous dictatorial ambition. It is obvious that the state is now emboldening its forces to further rights abuses and to strengthen its fascist policies,” said Jose Mari Callueng, national president of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines.

On June 25, the Committees on Public Order and Safety and National Defense and Security conducted a meeting of the Technical Working Group on the proposed amendments to the Human Security Act of 2007.

Committees on Public Order and Safety and National Defense and Security are set to conduct a meeting with the Technical Working Group (TWG) on the proposed amendments to the Human Security Act of 2007.

The amendment will worsen the already broad definition of “terrorism” and will give excessive and unreasonable penalties. Worse, it will boost the confidence of the state’s military forces to commit a wholesale abuse of rights, something that is already happening in the country.

“The HSA is already used by the government to further its despotic attacks against the Filipino people. The planned amendments will worsen Duterte’s tyrannical regime and will be used to halt the strong resistance of the Filipino people against his wars of suppression,” Callueng said.

Last week, Genesis Argoncillo was killed under Oplan Galugad. Oplan Galugad arrests alleged tambays after Duterte’s pronouncement on such matters.

“The real tambay in the country is Duterte. He has done nothing for the Filipino people. He is the one who is continuously loitering in the country, spreading fear and violence through his fascist policies,” Callueng said.
“From the recent Oplan Galugad, bloody war on drugs, Oplan Kapayapaan and martial law in Mindanao, it is clear that martial law is existing nationwide,” Callueng added.

The Guild strongly encourages everyone to fight the tyrannical rule of the US-Duterte administration and to expose and resist the de facto martial law rule in the country.

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