Cops snooping on teachers’ group?
Artemio Dumlao (The Philippine Star) - January 27, 2020 - 12:00am

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines  – Police intelligence agents are reportedly snooping on the activities of a teachers’ group in Baguio City.

In a seminar being held in the city, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers said police agents have been “monitoring” their activities.  

On Friday, a food attendant serving at the event was reportedly asked by a police officer to allow him to take charge of the catering.

The next day, the same attendant was asked by the officer if the group was planning launch protest actions. 

“(We) received a report that intelligence agents are consistently roaming the vicinity for surveillance,” Raymond Basilio, ACT secretary general, said.

“This is clear harassment, a violation of the rights of the teachers and their freedom to conduct peaceful union activities,” Basilio added.  

Last year, the group accused the Philippine National Police (PNP) of profiling, red-tagging and intimidating the teachers.

“The PNP should be reminded that they have no right to intrude, harass and monitor the teachers’ activities,” Basilio said.

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