Atom Araullo Files Case vs SMNI Hosts Over Red-Tagging

ATOM ARAULLO – The Filipino broadcaster filed a case against SMNI hosts Lorraine Badoy and Jeffrey Celiz over red-tagging.

The Pinoy news journalist received online threats after over red tagging. He filed 2-million civil suit against former anti-insurgency task force spokesperson Lorraine Badoy and confessed ex-communist rebel Jeffrey Celiz

The public figure points out that red-tagging and online harassment should not be tolerated.

Atom Araullo Speaks Out After Receiving Death Threat

Pinoy Broadcast Journalist Atom Araullo Speaks Out After Receiving Death Threat Online

The Pinoy broadcast journalist Atom Araullo broke his silence and issued a statement after receiving a death threat.

On Monday (September 11, 2023), the Filipino news anchor spoke out regarding the disturbing incidents of online threats and red-tagging he has recently faced. He even received a death threat.

Atom Araullo filed a damage suit amounting to P2 million against two SMNI hosts, Lorraine Badoy and Jeffrey Celiz. He took legal action to send a clear message that red-tagging and online harassment should not be tolerated, and those responsible should be held accountable for their actions.

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Atty. Tony La Viña and his parents accompanied the broadcaster at the Quezon City prosecutor’s office. Last month, Atom’s mom BAYAN Emeritus Chairperson Carol Pagaduan Araullo filed a similar case against Badoy and Celiz for “incessant red tagging.

The term “red-tagging” refers to the dangerous practice of labeling individuals or groups as communists or terrorists without due process. It may result in severe results including endangering the lives and safety of those who are unjustly tagged.

The TV personality, known for his dedication to journalism and reporting on critical issues has become a target of these online threats and intimidation.

Meanwhile, Badoy became the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict spokesperson after serving as DSWD assistant secretary during the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte.

A coalition of legal experts and law school deans had previously petitioned the Supreme Court to consider Lorraine Badoy for indirect contempt over comments she made on Facebook regarding a Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge.

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The social media users expressed their reactions to Araullo’s recent experience:

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