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[PODCAST] KRIMINAL: Blood in Calabarzon

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[PODCAST] KRIMINAL: Blood in Calabarzon
March opens and closes with killings in Calabarzon. What is happening? Listen to KRIMINAL, Rappler's crime podcast.

March 2021 opens and closes with the killings of activists in Calabarzon.

On March 7, on the infamous “Bloody Sunday,” police killed 9 activists in separate raids in different provinces in the region. The deadly raids followed President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, where he said police and soldiers must kill all communist combatants in encounters and could ignor human rights.

Among those killed was mass organizer Emmanuel “Manny” Asuncion, housing rights activists, and members of the Dumagat community.

Three weeks later, labor rights leader Dandy Miguel was shot by an unidentified gunman in Calamba City, Laguna. He died on the spot, police said.

What is happening in Calabarzon?

In this episode of KRIMINAL, Rappler reporter Rambo Talabong speaks with Rappler human rights reporter Jodesz Gavilan on activism and crackdown in the region.

How can the killings be stopped?

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