Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. MANILA, Philippines — Several media organizations and other groups have denounced Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. for his comments against INQUIRER.net reporter Tetch Torres-Tupas over her story on Aetas who filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC). The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) said in a Facebook post on Thursday that Parlade's remarks about Torres-Tupas' story on the Aetas' claim of torture under the hands of the military — that she may be sued for aiding terrorists — attests to the dangers of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 Torres-Tupas' story, entitled "Tortured Aetas seek SC help against anti-terror law," was a story on the Aetas' petition that the Anti-Terrorism Act be declared unconstitutional, which was filed as SC heard oral arguments of those against the said law. "Torres-Tupas was simply writing about the fact that the petition was filed and recounting the allegations made in that petition," NUJP said in its statement. "The government has repeatedly issued reassurances that the law will not be used to stifle dissent or to clamp down on the press. But actions and statements by people like Parlade,… Read full this story
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