June 25, 2021

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Anti-activist campaign in Bicol bags another sectoral leader; still missing

Military anti-activist campaign in the Bicol Region, as empowered by the anti-terror law, bagged another militant sectoral leader in Ragay, Camarines Sur.

Allegedly abducted by military men is Ed Navalta, Camarines Sur People’s Organization (CSPO) District 1 Coordinator, in Ragay, at about 5 pm, Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

The news about the alleged abduction was relayed by a village watchman to a human rights group in Naga City, about 60 km. south of the town.

According to human rights group, Karapatan-Bikol, Navalta is still missing until now.

The group said Ed Navalta is a farmer and market vendor in the town.

According to them, Ragay town has long been subjected to intense militarization for several years.