Category: Human Rights

Rights group holds gov’t accountable for death of political prisoner

“How many more political prisoners have to die before the Duterte administration release all political prisoners? While tyrants like Marcos are being treated like heroes to their grave, real heroes like Ocasla who organized peasants and actively defended the rights of the Filipino people are being left to die in jail.” By RONALYN V. OLEA…

5 testimonies you should read about Martial Law

Over the years, Bulatlat interviewed many activists who fought the Marcos dictatorship. Here are just five of the most powerful testimonies. “Every night they took 10 men, made them dig their graves, then shot them dead. Every night they also took 10 women to the boat, and raped them.” — Abunawas Kali Abunawas Kali was…

#BlackToBlock | Bar candidates, lawyers ‘mourn’ SC decision allowing Marcos hero’s burial

Just across the University of Santo Tomas where at least 6,000 are about to take their bar examinations, bar candidates and members of the legal profession – lawyers, professors, and paralegals – staged a picket protest as they “mourn” the recent Supreme Court decision, allowing a hero’s burial for ousted strongman Ferdinand Marcos. “We wear…