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Increased Political Harassment in the Philippines

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The blog author of Kabataan Central Visayas posts an article by Zofia Leal. Kabataan is a party in the Philippines that represents the radical left youth sector in the Philippines:

As the election nears, the harassment of progressive party-list members is intensifying. Last April 18, a University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) student and KABATAAN (Youth) Party-list member who wishes to remain anonymous for security reasons was almost abducted on her way home to Quezon City.

This incident is a manifestation of a systematic plan of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her minions to paralyze her critics and prevent them from having a seat in the government,” said Urbiztondo.

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  1. Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:42 am

    Warmest Greetings to our friends outside the Philippines!

    We express our deepest gratitude to Mr. Jack Stephens for posting this article in your blog. Indeed, political repression is common place in our country with President Arroyo at the helm.

    More than 800 social activists, civil libertarians, human rights workers, peasant and labor labors, militant youth, and civilians have been brutally slain by military and paramilitary forces since her term started in 2001.

    Two students of the University of the Philippines who were abducted last year, June 2006, remain missing until today.

    Once again, we are thankful for this posting. More power to you.

    KABATAAN Party – Central Visayas

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