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Over a month has passed since Cebu police barged into the University of San Carlos-Talamban campus in what they described as a “rescue operation.”
They came for Lumad children who had been seeking refuge in the university, unable to go home because of the pandemic.
Without presenting concrete proof, the police accused the children of being radicalized by communists and terrorists.
The students and teachers themselves tell a different story.
In this episode of KRIMINAL, Rappler’s crime podcast, multimedia reporter Rambo Talabong speaks with Visayas correspondent Lorraine Ecarma on the Lumad arrests in Cebu.
It turns out, the police and the local government have known that the Lumad have been staying in the university for at least a year already. Why raid them now? Was it really a rescue operation?
Listen wherever you get your podcasts. – Rappler.com