Crackdown

February 25th, 2006

Now, the nightmare begins.

1. Professor Randy David, a sociology professor at UP Diliman, together with Ronald Llamas, President of Akbayan Partylist and lawyer, Atty. Argie Guevarra were arrested by plainclothes policemen in a rally commemorating the EDSA revolution 20th anniversary that was violently dispersed by the Police yesterday. The three were released by court porsecutors due to lack of evidence on the charges of sedition filed against them.

2. Former Senator Gringo Honasan together with other individuals mostly RAM members were charged before court for complicity in the failed Coup de etat (read: the Oakwood Mutiny). Gringo et al were charged of a crime that happened three years ago. His house was raided by police yesterday. Gringo is now nowhere to be found.

3. The office of Tribune, a known opposition newspaper, was raided by the PNP and its properties confiscated.

4. Congressman Crispin Beltran of the militant Anakpawis Partylist has just been arrested by the PNP in Bulacan.He is charged with a sedition case filed against him in 1985, a period when everyone else who is fighting the Marcos dictatorship were labeled rebels.Congressman Satur Ocampo of Bayan Muna Partylist eludes arrest.

5. Police arrested today retired General Ramon Montaño while he was playing Golf in Cavite.

Who’s next? The count continues…

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  1. February 25th, 2006 at 20:24 | #1

    conrado de quiros for “continuing offense”. hehehe. i’m a fan of de quiros, so i’ll really be fuming if they get him.

    i still think the declaration of the state of national emergency yesterday was way too preemptive and shows how praning “cruel in the palace” is. buwisit siya! buwisit!

  2. February 25th, 2006 at 22:20 | #2

    a softer version ng martial law…. she (GMA) is good and learning from the beast este best (Marcos)

  3. February 25th, 2006 at 22:49 | #3

    it’s still martial law under a different name and a different number. it’s her version of cloak and dagger game.

  4. February 26th, 2006 at 09:40 | #4

    hi kuya Sam… ako din nga kabado kahapon kasi gusto kong masaksihan ang paggunita sa EDSA shrine buti di ako dinampot ng pulis, wala kasi akong media ID….

  5. February 26th, 2006 at 17:26 | #5

    @ Ayeza and Caterpilar: Proc. 1017, although having a different number and different title and content, but it shares the same spirit with that of Proc. 1081. Although it doesn’t say that it is a declaration of Martial Law but the State of National Emergency is being implemented under a Martial Rule.

  6. February 26th, 2006 at 17:31 | #6

    Hi Denver, I hope you were able to take shots on the attempted violent dispersal at the shrine. Share mo sa akin ang mga kuha mo kung meron ka.

    Sa panahon ngayon, wala nang sasantuhin ang mga pulis, mas lalo ka nilang dadamputin kung magpapakita ka ng Press ID.

  7. February 28th, 2006 at 13:04 | #7

    hi Kuya Sam, na-post ko na po yong mga pics kaso wala akong naabutang nag-rarally don eh….check mo yong 2 latest posts ko.. :-)

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