CPP blasts at Batangas information blackout
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces the Duterte regime and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for imposing a news and information blackout on the situation in at least 12 barangays in Batangas City and in Barangay Banalo, Lobo in Batangas province.
Military and police personnel have stopped the news media, human rights organizations, civic groups and other interested entities from entering the hinterland villages in the vicinity of Mt. Banoy, just outside Batangas City, which were subjected to aerial bombardment and relentless offensive operations since September 24.
Organizations have been prevented from delivering aid to the peasant masses of Banoy and determining their situation after being forced to evacuate last week out of fear of AFP operations and aerial bombings.