Category: Human Rights

10 newly-released political prisoners call for freedom of other PPs, continuation of peace talks

By IAN IRVING BAZARTE Bulatlat MANILA – Ten political prisoners who had just been released from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) are now calling for the freedom of the many other political prisoners still languishing in various jails and prisons around the country. The 10 political prisoners were convicted of trumped-up charges, varying in intensity…

Black Friday protest | ‘Martial law aggravated situation in Mindanao’

By DANIEL BOONE Bulatlat MANILA — A month after President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao, progressive groups continue to call for its termination, as they held another Black Friday protest at Plaza Miranda here and marched to Mendiola, June 23. Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23 to quell terrorist attacks…