Under Aquino, 39 journalists have been gunned down.
Category: Human Rights
Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement about freeing political detainees spurs optimism inside detention cells, and at an art show.
“These may be pieces of evidence, but not bone fragments.”
“We sincerely hope you will break this chain of apathy that continues to strengthen the culture of impunity in the country, so that our fallen colleagues and all other victims of crimes will finally begin to get justice.”
Duterte’s pronouncement “not only sullies the names and memories of all 176 of our colleagues who have been murdered since 1986, he has also, in effect, declared open season to silence the media, both individual journalists and the institution, on the mere perception of corruption.”
“I am saddened that the arraignment did not push through. Still, I am resolved to fight until Palparan’s conviction. I hope Duterte will be true to his word – criminals must be sent to jail.”
Jonas’s brother Jose Luis or JL Burgos was supposed to testify in court as the fifth prosecution witness. Earlier, however, the defense objected to JL Burgos taking the witness stand.
“As long as the DOJ memorandum and the reward system remain, more innocent Moro men, most of whom are poor, will be arrested and paraded as terrorists.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A 20-year-old daughter of an imprisoned Moro vendor is asking incoming President Rodrigo Duterte to include her father Radjan Sahiddan…
“The Aquino government is now drawing to a close, yet there is no let up still in the brutalities against the people and progressive members of our society.”
“The long arm of the law, tardy as it may be, has caught up with him.”
The A4K said that in the first 100 days, the next president should stop Lumad killings, bring justice to the victims of the Kidapawan carnage and provide meaningful support for farmers affected by El Nino.