Friday, June 26, 2020

CPP/Ang Bayan: Military arrests CPA founder

Propaganda article from the Tagalog language edition of Ang Bayan posted to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Website (Jun 21, 2020): Military arrests CPA founder

JUNE 21, 2020

ANNE MARGARET Tau­li, 70, was arrested by military elements in Be­sao, Moun­ta­in Province and flown by helicopter to Baguio to face Na­tio­nal Secu­rity Advi­ser Sec. Her­mo­ge­nes Espe­ron, Jr. on June 11.

Esperon made it appear that Tauli “surrendered” and “returned to the folds of the law.” He accused her of being a ranking member of the Communist Party of the Philippines, a claim which her relatives belied.

They said that Tauli has long been receiving death threats for advocating for participating in mass campaigns to advance the right of the Igo­rot people to autonomy and self-determination. Earlier in March, state elements attempted to arrest her. There were also reports of a shoot-to-kill order against her.

Tauli, a former teacher, was one of the founders of the Cor­dil­le­ra Peop­le’s Alli­ance (CPA) in 1984. She is a leader of the Ba­til-ang Pey­pe­yan clan. Her sister, former UN Special Rap­por­te­ur on the Rights of Indi­ge­no­us Peop­les Victo­ria Tau­li-Cor­puz, was also accused of being a ranking CPP official.

[Ang Bayan is the official news organ of the Communist Party of the Philippines and is issued by the CPP Central Committee. It provides news about the work of the Party as well as its analysis of and views on current issues. Ang Bayan comes out fortnightly and is published in Pilipino, Bisaya, Ilokano, Waray, Hiligaynon and English.]

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