“Political prisoners are not bargaining chips.”
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“If he [President Duterte] really wants to release political prisoners, he could do so.
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Three days before the International Human Rights Day, a military officer known for gross human rights abuses was named Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año to the highest military post this morning, replacing Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya…
It would be more beneficial not just for workers but also for the entire economy if it would prohibit contractualization.
“Drug users should be saved, not executed.” By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA — Wearing a black veil, 45-year-old Myrna (not her real name) joined a protest in front of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) demanding a stop to drug-related killings this morning, Dec. 5. Myrna’s eldest son was killed in the early…
Tension and terror arise anew in the Tarlac hacienda.
Political prisoners and their kin have started skipping meals to protest their continued detention in spite of President Duterte’s pronouncement on their release.
Gloria Almonte, wife of a political prisoner, and the other families of political prisoners and human rights advocates will launch a hunger strike starting tomorrow until Dec. 10 to demand the release of all political prisoners.
“He was really hoping he would be released. His dream came true indeed. His handcuffs had been removed only that he’s inside a coffin now.” — Choan, daughter of Bernabe Ocasla
The dismissal of union leaders and brutal demolition of strikers’ picket line or picket protest camp has become a familiar story across the country in recent years.
“The policies that would likely bring the people’s desired change would begin only if Duterte scrapped the neoliberal policies adopted by his predecessors and now by his economic team.”