PALACE: Government never red-tagged anyone

 It was Joma Sison himself who associated some organizations and individuals with the communist movement

Admitting that the issue of “red-tagging” is a very serious concern that has to be properly explained, a Palace official said it was Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria “Joma” Sison himself who red-tagged militant organizations and individuals.

In a virtual presser on Dec. 11, Undersecretary Severo Catura, Executive Director of the Presidential Human Rights Committee Secretariat (PHRCS), said the government “has never red-tagged anyone.

Catura said various statements associating some organizations and individuals to the communist movement were based on the pronouncements of Sison in a video during a meeting at the International Center, CIC in Brussels, Belgium on March 4, 1987. READ MORE

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