Increased Political Harassment in the Philippines
Posted by Jack Stephens on April 24, 2007
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.