Veronico Lapsay Delamente, 27 years old, leader of a Mamanwa tribe and Alexander Ceballos, a leader of the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) in Negros Occidental were treacherously killed on January 20.
Category: Human Rights
“We believe that the vulnerable poor, marginalized and exploited sectors of society must be afforded every respect of their human rights—for these are the rights of the toiling majority.”
“They said they would not release me until my son surfaces.”
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“This is not the change we want.”
Political prisoners and their kin have started skipping meals to protest their continued detention in spite of President Duterte’s pronouncement on their release.
“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
“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…
“Healing cannot be imposed by one man,” the petitioners, who were Martial Law victims, said. “It cannot be imposed by the Marcos family. Sadly, it cannot be imposed even by this Honorable Court.”
“It’s been seven years that we have been dreaming of justice,” Arlene told journalists and press freedom advocates. “We hope you will not forget what happened to our loved ones.”
Martial law activists and youths call on the public to join the fight in the arena which the Marcoses cannot control: the streets.