Harassment, red-tagging sa health workers tigilan na – nurses group

Harassment, red-tagging sa health workers tigilan na – nurses group

April 2, 2022 @ 12:30 PM 3 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Nanawagan ang Filipino Nurses United (FNU) nitong Biyernes na tigilan na ang harassment at red-tagging sa healthcare workers, lalo na sa mga nakikilahok sa union activities.

Ito ang panawagan ng grupo matapos palayain si Lumad advocate Dr. Natividad “Naty” Castro kasunod ng court order na bumabasura sa kidnapping at serious illegal detention case laban sa kanya.

Inakusahan din ng Philippine National Police (PNP) si Castro na ranking member ng Communist Party of the Philippines.

“We are heartened that justice has been served by a courageous judge who saw through the state’s agenda of vilifying, terrorizing and harassing activists and change agents working for and with marginalized sectors seeking justice and genuine reforms like Doc Naty,” sabi ng grupo.

“But we continue to be outraged that other people servants and rights advocates continue to languish in jails because of trumped up cases under the blanket of subversion thrown by state forces,” dagdag nila.

“There have been instances when hospital workers engaged in union activities were stalked their workplaces and/or red-tagged and caricatured in social media to denigrate their persons never portray them as enemies of the state,” giit pa ng grupo.

“But an extreme response by some state forces is to stifle the exercise of legitimate rights, sow fear by red-tagging, hurl trumped-up charges to exact arrest and worse, as has happened, even physically eliminate the targets,” ayon pa rito.

Nanawagan din ang grupo sa pagbuwag sa National Task Force End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). 8 barangay sa Parañaque, COVID free na rin. RNT/SA