Morong 43

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Morong 43
Medical career
Field Community Medicine

Morong 43 is a group of 43 health workers in the Philippines tagged by government of the Philippines as members of the New People's Army.[1] The Morong 43 were arrested in Morong, Rizal allegedly on the grounds of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

On 20 June 2015, it was reported that the Commission on Human Rights (Philippines) confirmed the torture of the Morong 43 as well as the illegitimacy of the arrests. The CHR has recommended action against gainst all arresting, detaining and investigating officers for violating Sec. 4 of Republic Act 7438 (Pertaining to Rights of Persons Arrested). The arrests of the Morong 43 has often been cited as an example of Red-baiting in the Philippines.[2]