Under President Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines, the police and the military found a new weapon in labels.
With just words, police and soldiers could spoil the name of people they deem as threats by linking them to the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
The practice has been called red-tagging, or associating people with the “Reds”, who are seen by the government as threats to national security.
But how does it work? What is it like to be red-tagged? Why should people care?
In this episode of KRIMINAL, Rappler’s crime podcast, reporter Rambo Talabong sits down with former Bayan Muna representative Teddy Casiño on what it is like to live with a red tag. – Rappler.com