Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said last week that he does not see any need to abolish the National Task Force to End the Local Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). He claimed that red-tagging does not come from the government but from “kung sino-sino” (other people). There is irony in Marcos’s statement. NTF-ELCAC, a task force created by virtue…

PH refuses to accede to ICC, review anti-terror law

By RATZIEL SAN JUAN Altermidya MANILA — The Philippine UPR Watch, a delegation of human rights defenders and advocates participating in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, frowned upon the Philippine government’s response to the UPR recommendations. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted the UPR outcome of the Philippines. Out of 289…