Filipinos in Belgium denounce Duterte government’s terrorist tagging

The Ugnayang Pilipino sa Belgium (UPB) strongly denounces the Duterte government’s tagging of human rights defenders and activists as terrorists.

Beverly Longid is the global coordinator of the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL). She was one of the speakers in a discussion co-organized by UPB together with other Belgian non-government organizations in Brussels. The Duterte government has tagged her together with other indigenous peoples’ rights defenders and other human rights activists as terrorists.

We, members, officers, partner organizations, friends and supporters of UPB strongly denounce this act of the Duterte government that intends to harass and intimidate leaders and members of legitimate organizations.