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Public information officer @karapatan. Researching counterinsurgency and policing in Philippine media cultures. Tweets about K-pop and Taylor Swift are my own.

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Philip Jamilla
2 months ago
Thread: police brutality in the Philippines didn’t start under Rodrigo Duterte and they aren’t isolated cases: the Philippine National Police has long been a rotten institution since policing was built as an apparatus of repression—to serve and protect colonialism and capitalism.
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@karapatan
Karapatan
an hour ago
The resolution of Cordillera’s Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee “enjoining” law enforcement agencies to employ “tokhang” against “left-leaning” personalities is a State-sanctioned incitement of extrajudicial killings. READ: https://t.co/do5EHAxsWQ https://t.co/zSo4elT2MC
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@rapplerdotcom
Rappler
2 hours ago
Even after it found police violations of rules in operations that led to deaths of suspects, the drug war review panel led by the Department of Justice will wait for the Philippine National Police to file complaints against erring cops, for now. READ: https://t.co/tdluhIYA8k https://t.co/LPii7bVCQY
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@News5PH
News5
3 hours ago
Atty. Romel Daguimol, regional director of the Commission on Human Rights in the Cordillera, has withdrawn his support to a regional resolution authorizing security forces to conduct "Tokhang" operations against "left-leaning personalities." READ: https://t.co/tfC1HD1ovR https://t.co/fCg5EPi5iu
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Philip Jamilla
an hour ago
In the name of anti-communism, the United States supported Ferdinand Marcos’s martial law declaration in 1972 along with anti-communist mass murders in Indonesia and fascist military coups against democratically-elected leftists in Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, among others.
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Philip Jamilla
an hour ago
Just a reminder that the United States supported Ferdinand Marcos’s fascist dictatorship in the name of anti-communism and aided him in fleeing the country 35 years ago the same way it is still funding and arming Rodrigo Duterte’s fascist regime in the name of “counterterrorism.”
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@PhilstarNews
Philstar.com
a day ago
Nearly a year since their arrest, the fear of imprisonment still hangs over the heads of the 21 urban poor residents of Sitio San Roque who only went out on April 1, 2020 because they had been told that relief would be distributed to them. https://t.co/Rcp2MaAucZ
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@NikkeiAsia
Nikkei Asia
a day ago
By normalizing arms sales to the Philippines, the Biden administration is pushing against a coalition within his own party demanding a review of security aid to Manila due to reports of human rights abuses by the police and military. https://t.co/DKdGhT243o
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@cnnphilippines
CNN Philippines
a day ago
One-month-old Baby Carlen died last Feb. 14 due to alleged infection of the lungs and blood, while she was separated from her mother, political prisoner Nona Espinosa. https://t.co/QTuF84T0Ms
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@thenation
The Nation
a day ago
There is a clear and undeniable correlation between the neoliberal onslaught that started in the 1980s, led by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, and the rise of neofascism and religious fundamentalism after decades of marginalization. https://t.co/GaaKXbFTrw
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Philip Jamilla
an hour ago
Fighting Marcosian historical revisionism must not rest solely on retelling historical accounts; it must also reassess the so-called “facts”—that the 1986 People Power uprising was “bloodless,” that it “restored” a “democracy”—that are ritualistically repeated to us every year. https://t.co/fzdrz4sN14
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Philip Jamilla
10 hours ago
Yes, we must defend the memory of the 1986 People Power uprising, but we must also challenge the way it has been dominantly articulated as a four-day “bloodless” uprising, because the anti-dictatorship resistance was not a singular four-day event—and it was far from bloodless.
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@karapatan
Karapatan
23 hours ago
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra in his speech before the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council missed a very important point regarding “working domestic accountability mechanisms” in the Philippines — that the killings continue. READ: https://t.co/bF3xGtH9jF https://t.co/5osgdsJM8n
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@PhilstarNews
Philstar.com
a day ago
It is unclear how "Tokhang" will be implemented against "left-leaning" personalities since being a leftist is not illegal. The government, however, has been conflating activism and dissent with taking up arms against the government. READ: https://t.co/t1fRdjikvc https://t.co/3PubhqoENc
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Philip Jamilla
2 hours ago
While the 1986 People Power uprising indeed succeeded in toppling a fascist dictatorship, we must also challenge the idea that what came after it was a “restoration” of “democracy.” To restore means to go back. We must ask: did we have a democracy before the fascist dictatorship?
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