De Lima denounces the red marking of a lawyer from Zambales


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MANILA, Philippines – Senator Leila De Lima on Saturday criticized the alleged red labeling of a lawyer based in Zambales province on a Facebook page that pushed the National Task Force’s campaigns to end the local communist armed conflict.

De Lima lamented how lawyer Carlos Castillo Jr. was labeled a terrorist by the “Lakbay Kapayapaan” Facebook page.

“For responding to the call for urgent legal assistance from the arrested young activists, Atty. Castillo is now labeled a terrorist, ”she said.

Castillo is the lawyer for 11 members of the League of Filipino Students who were arrested at a checkpoint in Zambales on their way to a Labor Day rally in Angeles City on May 1.

—MELVIN GASCON

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