Youth groups file complaint vs Baguio police over 'Red-tagging'


Posted at Oct 22 2018 02:58 PM

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Youth leaders file a complaint against the alleged Red-tagging by the Baguio police. Photo courtesy of Leo Mercado

MANILA - Several youth groups on Monday lodged a complaint against the Baguio police for allegedly linking them to a purported communist plot to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte. 

The complaint before the Commission on Human Rights-Cordillera cited a Facebook post by the Baguio police, which listed the complainants as among those supposedly recruiting students in the "Red October." 

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This screengrab shows an online post of the "Bcpo Kasanggamo" Facebook page.


CHR-Cordillera director Atty. Romel Daguimol said his office will investigate the issue. 

Among the complainants were the Kabataan Party-list, Anakbayan, College Editors Guild of the Philippines, National Union of Students of the Philippines and Youth Act Now. 

Military officials earlier listed 18 Metro Manila universities that are alleged recruitment grounds of communist rebels. 

The Red October plot has fizzled out, but communists are allegedly brewing destabilization moves for December, the military said. 

Report from Justin Aguilar, ABS-CBN News