A 70-year-old woman who was arrested in Marikina City is the latest political detainee.
Tags: political prisoners
“He can’t commit murder because we do not even kill for food!”
On Sunday, Feb. 12, elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-National Capital Region and the Philippine Army’s Intelligence Service Group arrested Ferdinand Castillo, campaign officer of Bayan Metro Manila around 4:20 p.m. in Sta. Quiteria, Caloocan City.
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Talks on possible joint ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) have been deferred to February due to the non-release of political prisoners. The government peace panel committed anew to release political prisoners as the third…
“…if previously signed agreements are not honored, what guarantees does the NDFP have that future agreements would not be similarly violated by the GRP?”
“We have been waiting for so long. Why do our loved ones remain in detention?”
“They said they would not release me until my son surfaces.”
“The release of political prisoners cannot be reduced to a simple act of goodwill that the GRP can opt to take or not.”
“Political prisoners are not bargaining chips.”
Does the president really want to look like a hijacker? What gives?
“If he [President Duterte] really wants to release political prisoners, he could do so.