FOLLOWING last Saturday’s arrest of Anakpawis Rep.Crispin Beltran, police authorities have filed a new case against him for the crime of inciting to sedition. 

The charge sheet said Beltran made "seditious utterances" during the Edsa anniversary at the People Power Monument in Quezon City last Friday.

On February 25, Beltran was taken to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) office in Camp Crame where he was held for a 21-year-old "outstanding warrant of arrest" for allegedly committing the crime of inciting to rebellion.

The party-list group Anakpawis condemned the "abominable act of political repression" directed against Beltran.

"The CIDG, under the pretense of ‘inviting (Rep. Beltran) for questioning,’ has illegally arrested, detained, treacherously violated Congressman Beltran’s rights to immunity from arrest."

Anakpawis said the 1985 charge of inciting to rebellion has been nullified under the administration of Corazon Aquino and therefore no longer holds any legal basis.

Beltran is still being detained in Camp Crame where an inquest is being held.

Police said that during the February 24 rally, Beltran made statements such as "Ibagsak and rehimeng Arroyo!" and "Patalsikin sa Malacañang ang huwad na pangulo!" As a result, the police said, "the crowd turned unruly and violently threw stones at the Crowd Dispersal Unit deployed that led to dispersal operations." 

But Anakpawis insists that "Ka Bel is being suppressed for his vocal pronouncements and legislative actions that articulate the toiling masses’ real miseries under the (Arroyo) regime."

Read the charge sheet filed against Beltran on February 25, and his 1985 warrant of arrest here. Click here for the press statement of Anakpawis.

28 Responses to Rep. Beltran charged with inciting to sedition



February 27th, 2006 at 3:01 pm

Beltran made statements such as “Ibagsak and rehimeng Arroyo!” and “Patalsikin sa Malacañang ang huwad na pangulo!”

there’s nothing wrong with these statements from Beltran. totoo namang pekeng presidente si Arroyo eh.



February 27th, 2006 at 3:10 pm

my sentiments exactly johnmarzan. the regime is so desparate that it even uses an old case against ka beltran, a case that was thrown out after the EDSA 1 uprising. government critics better watch out – they might even use an old jaywalking citation in 1978 to put you behind bars.


Huseng Bulag

February 27th, 2006 at 5:57 pm

He was arrested for daring to say the truth.


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February 27th, 2006 at 6:09 pm

[…] Sa bisa ng 1985 pang warrant of arrest dahil sa rebelyon daw, si Ka Bel ay hinuli! Pati paggo-golf nina Ret. Gens. Ramon Montaño at Rex Piad, naunsiyami. […]



February 27th, 2006 at 6:30 pm

bakit puro makakaliwa lang na mga congressmen ang hinuli nila? whatabout those other known opposition personalities like binay, ejercito, escudero, cayetano, suplico, and even cory? bakit hindi rin nila hinuli at kinasuhan ang mga eto? pareho lang naman isinisigaw ng mga yan. takot ba sila? parang moro-moro na naman yan a.



February 27th, 2006 at 6:45 pm

Ang mga ginagawang ito ng administrasyon ay pawang pananakot lamang. Ang hindi nila nakikita ay maraming pang mga Pilipino ang handang pumalit sa bawat tao na kanilang aarestuhin at kakasuhan. Wala nang natatakot sa kanilang sistema. Tuloy ang pakikibaka!



February 27th, 2006 at 7:28 pm

tama ka dimasalang. as what a daily tabloid wrote, filipinos are not afraid of martial law anymore. yan pa nga ang magpapadali ng pagbagsak ni glue-ria.



February 27th, 2006 at 7:52 pm

Asus!. If Beltran really is not guilty then the more that he should face the court and to clear his name! The government has not declared him guilty. He was charged. And the court will the decide on his innocence,

Prof Randy David was arrested. But when nothing was foudn about his action, the miliatry let him go!

The government is doing it the right thing, charge the person they believe is reponsible for their destabilization . By doing that they assue teh public that they are in charge.

The opposition should also file the impeachment of Gloria at all cost and the public will also appreciate this. That way mabawasan namanng malki ang kaguluhan sa bansa and they they can just focus on rebuilding their lives.

Maybe it woud be good for these people here who believe that there is nothing seditious with what Beltran did, to volunteer as witness for Beltran. You guys should go to the court and let you opinions be heard in the court. Its more productive that way…..



February 27th, 2006 at 7:55 pm

yeah, rego, charge everyone.

remember that in this country you can’t counter-charge the govenrment back with harassment, even if you can prove that you’ve been harassed.



February 27th, 2006 at 10:22 pm

an open letter to Crispin Beltran:

pagbati ng kapayapaan! sa palagay ko ang kaso sa inyo ay ang mga sumusunod:

1. ang hindi pagbebenta ng inyong prinsipyo, bilang lider manggagawa;
2. ang pagiging mahirap ninyo sa punto ng usaping bulsa o ekonomiya;
3. ang kawalan ninyo ng koneksyon sa militar, mapagsamantalang negosyante, at ‘mahinahong’ lider simbahan…

wala pong kinalaman sa palagay ko ang pagiging maka-kaliwa ninyo. ang mga umaresto sa inyo hindi nga nai-intindihan kung ano ito eh, pustahan…

pag-nagkaroon po ako ng pagkakataon magturo, tama po bang ganito ang ituturo ko sa aking magiging pamilya? – para maiwasang arestuhin;

1. maging alagad ng huwad na labor union at ibenta ang interes ng manggagawa sa walang galang at di marunong maawang negosyante,
2. pag mahirap ang katayuan mo sa buhay, wala kang karapatan magsalita ng ma-anghang sa gobyerno. ang karapatan na ito ay para lang sa middle klas at mayayaman,

sana maging matibay at malakas kayo sa loob o labas ng kulungan. gumagalang…



February 28th, 2006 at 12:07 am

Why not Jester? for as long as they are not excuted, I have no problem with that…..The governemnt can charge anyone they like and the person being charge just have to prove their innocence in court. I woudl definitely prefer that over lawlessness that hurts the country’s economy push down more peopel to gutter of poverty.



February 28th, 2006 at 2:47 am

yeah right charge everyone!!!! hehehe puro charge, charge ng charge eh ala nmn nangyayari.. kay marcos syanawa 20 yrs na ala pa rin result, kay erap , aysus maryosep mag iintay pa rin ng another 20 yrs ewan if ma guilty or not!!!! bring it on!!!! ganun din ala din mangyayari.. innocence in the court??? ay sus!! pang mayaman lng yan.. prang sa gobyerno, pag ni charge mo cla, lhat kyang takpan at bilhin hehehehe !!!! kya charge ng charge hanggang mapagod ka sa kaka charge..,.hehehehe



February 28th, 2006 at 3:04 am

just a quick note rego, you’ve missed the point by a mile. true, ka Bel was charged, but he was initally charged with subversion raps that was thrown out of the window after EDSA 1. realising this mistake, the government has now announced he will be charged with seditious statements during the last EDSA anniversary protest action. and to pick up from jr_lad bakit nga ba mga makaliwa ang chinarge, at mga lower ranking soldiers at ang mga liderato ng kaliwa na nasa europa ang chinarge? common threads? could they have the potentail to seriously usurp the usurper….



February 28th, 2006 at 9:26 am

just wondering ..why not also charge Joc- Joc Bolante for the fertilizer scam, Garci for Cheating, Gen Esperon for helping Garci Cheat ,First gentleman for smuggling, and Mikey for jueteng…..

In reality the government is not really serious fighting poverty, corruption or “destabilizers”. There are just doing these to save GMA’s butt……
The question at the end of the day is did she cheat, lie and cover it up…who is the comelec official that she talked to…what did they talk about…No amount of EO464 and state Emergency will ever answer these questions….She must face the nation and answer all these questions… It is only then that we will have real peace in our country …..

Let us stop being apathetic.. we just cant close our eyes and move on….

Please do not misinterpret me.. I also sometimes do not like Beltran and company…but remember we are still a democracy we have inherent rights in our democracy such as freedom to assemble, freedom of cant just jail someone for just saying what he feels …..



February 28th, 2006 at 9:40 am

inciting to sedition/rebillion lng alam nila ah



February 28th, 2006 at 4:09 pm

nagdadadak na naman ang iba dito. may pa right thing-right thing pang sinasabi. blind obedience. hindi muna inalam na ang kaso kay beltran ay 21 years ago pa. nabigyan na ng amnestiya sa administrasyon ni cory. si randy david pinakawalan na si beltran pinakawalan ba? ano ba ang pinag-kaiba ng isinisigaw ng kampo ni erap, marcos or cory sa kampo ni beltran? at okay lang sa yo ang mag-aarest ng mag-arrest ha? why don’t you make yourself more productive. do some research first. or just simply use your common sense if you know the laws of the land and the bill of rights.



February 28th, 2006 at 7:54 pm

asus at may nag marunong naman…. pero ang statement nya mismo shows that beltran has history of destabilizing efforts to the existing government 21 years ago pa…..bakit kaya di na lang hayaan na ang iprove ni Beltran ang innocence sa korte? productive naman kaya ng pagdadakdak nya nito? makakatulong naman kaya kaya sa establish ng innocence ni Beltran? Nag mamarunong pa sa law hindi naman abogado eh. mag aral kaya muna at ipasa ang bar……..



February 28th, 2006 at 8:26 pm

just wondering ..why not also charge Joc- Joc Bolante for the fertilizer scam, Garci for Cheating, Gen Esperon for helping Garci Cheat ,First gentleman for smuggling, and Mikey for jueteng…..

— agree.. the problem with this government is.. they have seperate rules for themselves and for other people.. people have different perceptions of them as well
government iba
chavit hero of edsa 2 kuno juetenglord, warlord,political dynasty
joc-joc e.o. 464 ex DAR usec. fertilizer scam, awol
mike arroyo first gentleman smuggler, election fixer
mikee arroyo son, congressman juetenglord
iggy arroyo congressman jose pidal,
i invoke my right to secrecy
mr bunye spokesman of ms arroyo producer of garci tapes
angie reyes cabinet minister, ex AFP head coup plotter
garcillano comelec officer election fixer,
AWOL until just recently
EO464 protecting gov’t officials cover up on illegal gov’t
senate harassment transactions
CPP calibrate preemptive response bawal magrally against
marcoleta congressman arroyo lackey, seconded a flawed
impeachment complaint
PD1017 state of emergency martial law in disguise

— ito muna for now.. feel free to add nalang..



February 28th, 2006 at 8:49 pm

the point is we have an unpopular president that seems to do the wrong things all the time. i read somewhere, i think the international herald tribune that what ate glue ria is doing s a sign of weakness. there, that says it all. she has all the luck for now, but u cant be lucky all the time.

with regards to ka crispin beltran, he was not given the due process, he wasnt even read the miranda doctrine or something to that effect, there was no preliminary investigation conducted. we must remember that he is a representative of the people, thus he should be accorded all the respect due his office, same goes with ka satur, ka teddy and liza masa.



March 1st, 2006 at 12:35 am

sarap patulan ng isa dito pero noon ko pa kasi nasabi sa sarili ko na hindi ko na sasayangin ang oras ko sa mga walang katuturang bagay. nagmamagaling na puro walang sense naman ang mga pinagsasabi. sinasabihan na kasing magbasa muna. tigas ng ulo. pen, ikaw na lang magtiyaga diyan kung kaya mo pa. :)



March 1st, 2006 at 1:59 am

ganyan talaga ang walang maisagot na na matino mag seself denial na lang…..



March 1st, 2006 at 2:02 am

the arrest on crispin beltran is just right. the gov’t did the right thing in arresting subersive elements of society. beltran is just a nuissance in congress.


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March 7th, 2006 at 9:44 pm

To Ka Bel and the rest of the party list representatives being persecuted by this regime, continue with your legal parliamentary struggle. Huwag kayong mamundok. Yang ang talagang gustong mangyari ni GMA at ng kanyang National Security Adviser na si Gonzales. Kapag namundok kayo, siguardo tuwang tuwa si Intengan at ang PDSP.

Continue with your grassroots organizing and ensure that your cause shall continue even if you’re individually persecuted. Continue with your organizing work so that come next election, more and new party list representatives will get elected.

This regime and the rest of the GMA cabal is threatened by the true representatives of the basic masses. The doctrines and strategy of Gonzales/Intengan/PDSP which was adopted by this government is to push the legal left out of the parliamentary struggle. Ang mga pagkilos ng rehimeng ito ay “calibrated” upang inisin kayo at bitawan ang “parliamentary and electoral struggle”

Sabihin natin kay GMA, ang pikon talo!


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March 21st, 2006 at 4:51 pm

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May 18th, 2006 at 2:55 pm

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