Subject: ALERT: CPA Secretary General submits to court to post bail and face the cyberlibel case filed by Cordillera Police chief, B/Gen. R’win Pagkalinawan
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2021 00:01:27 +0800
We would like to inform you that earlier today, March 12, 2021, CPA Secretary General Sarah Dekdeken submitted to the regional trial court to post bail and face the cyberlibel case filed by Cordillera Police chief, B/Gen. R’win Pagkalinawan. Please read additional information below and also the attached document.
Public Information Commission – CPA
Cordillera Peoples Alliance’s (CPA) Secretary General submits to court for the cyberlibel case filed by Cordillera Police chief, B/Gen. R’win Pagkalinawan. Dekdeken appeared at court with her legal counsel to post bail and face the case.
We first learned of Pagkalinawan’s complaint in the news about certain information shared by Dekdeken in an online press conference about the desecration of the Heroes’ Monument in Bugnay, Kalinga.
First, all the information shared during the press conference were based on reports gathered from the community as well as Bugnay’s resolution pointing to the police as the culprits in the demolition of the monument. Stating and presenting information differs from blatantly tarnishing someone by alleging one to be something they’re not especially if bereft of proof. Dekdeken has been clear in mentioning the community as referrence for the accounts of what happened prior to the dismantling of the structure.
We believe this is another judicial harassment against our leaders in CPA. The police repeatedly targetted our organization and leaders for disinformation, smear campaign and terrorist tagging.
We will not waiver under such attacks and will forge on with the same tenacity and determination to defend truth and human rights.