Makabayan bloc seeks probe on ‘tokhang’ order vs leftists in CAR
The six-member Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives has filed a resolution to condemn and investigate the resolution issued by the Cordillera Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLECC) to implement tokhang operations against left-leaning individuals.

Makabayan bloc seeks probe on ‘tokhang’ order vs leftists in CAR

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The six-member Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives has filed a resolution to condemn and investigate the resolution issued by the Cordillera Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLECC) to implement tokhang operations against left-leaning individuals.

The RLECC resolution, the solons said could open the floodgates for another wave of widespread rights violations and extrajudicial killings against activists and critics of the government.

“It is imperative for members of Congress, as representatives of our people, to defend the rights of our people and check on excesses and violations committed against them, especially in the time of crisis,” House Resolution 1607 read.

The solons said laws and rules should serve the interest of our people and should not be weaponized to suppress their rights and oppress them.

The Makabayan bloc claimed the activists in CAR have been subjected to trumped-up charges, harassment, and threats to their life by state armed forces. On January 20, 2021, Cordillera police allegedly issued a shoot-to-kill order against known indigenous Cordillera leader Windel Bolinget, chairman of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance.

The solons said Bolinget has been facing trumped-up murder complaints in Tagum, Davao del Norte, a place Bolinget asserts he has never stepped foot.

The RLECC on February 24, issued Resolution 4 series of 2021 to conduct tokhang operations to address the insurgency problem in the region.

Oplan tokhang was implemented by the police as part of the Duterte government’s war on drugs. Police would go door-to-door to visit the residences of suspected drug personalities and drug-related offenders. It was blamed for the death of around 20,000 drug-linked individuals.

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