Political prisoners and their kin have started skipping meals to protest their continued detention in spite of President Duterte’s pronouncement on their release.
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Gloria Almonte, wife of a political prisoner, and the other families of political prisoners and human rights advocates will launch a hunger strike starting tomorrow until Dec. 10 to demand the release of all political prisoners.
“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…
In the next few days President Duterte is expected to focus on key aspects of his official visit to China on October 19-21, primarily his formal meetings with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. But after his return he needs to immediately attend to and decisively resolve certain urgent issues. Top among the issues…
“The most essential success that has been achieved is the agreement on common outlines social and economic reforms, political and constitutional reforms, and the end of hostilities and disposition of forces.”
“The most effective method of release (of political prisoners) is through an amnesty proclamation as offered by President Duterte himself.”
“The amnesty and release of all political prisoners is an act of righting the violations of the CARHRIHL and the Hernandez political offense doctrine.” – NDFP chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison
“The positive outcome of the formal talks held in Oslo, Norway last week removed the animosity and over suspicion left behind by the two previous administrations.” — Benito Tiamzon
“We cannot achieve this successful and very significant step forward in the peace negotiations without the strong commitment of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the spirit of goodwill and friendliness of our counterparts…”
“This policy and practice of filing trumped-up criminal charges against social workers, religious, human rights advocates, leaders of people’s organizations and consultants to the peace process have to stop.”