An Oxfam charity shop in London. Photo: EPA

Safety fears after Philippines names Oxfam a front for communist terror

  • A national council of churches and women’s political advocacy group were likewise singled out by the country’s defence establishment this week
  • Critics say the practice, known locally as ‘red-tagging’, has been used to silence dissent and puts people’s lives at risk
Topic |   The Philippines

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An Oxfam charity shop in London. Photo: EPA
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Alan Robles

Alan Robles

Alan Robles has been a journalist for more than 30 years and has written for the SCMP since 2002. A freelance foreign correspondent specialising in politics, development, foreign affairs, science, environment and IT, he has a humour column at abs-cbnnews.com and runs the political satire site hotmanila.ph. He lectured for 12 years on digital media at the Internationales Institut fuer Journalismus in Berlin.