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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Tiamzon couple hearing suspended as QC Justice hall shuts down

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court suspended work today, as peasants and activists protested on its grounds and called for the release of political prisoners Wilma and Benito Tiamzon.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Lawyers of Tiamzon couple seek dismissal of charges

"We are political prisoners who have been charged in violation of the Hernandez doctrine, People vs Hernandez (99 Phil 515,July 18,1956) People vs Geronimo (100 Phil 90,October 13, 1956) and therefore should be freed." -- Tiamzon couple

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Rights advocates hold alternative ‘Santacruzan for justice, peace’

MANILA –Children of political prisoners and of victims of enforced disappearances participated in an alternative Santacruzan held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, May 17. Hustisya, an organization of families of victims of human rights violations, made...

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Women political prisoners are ‘great mothers’ – rights groups

“Great mothers like them should be honored and treasured, not imprisoned and persecuted.”

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Groups slam arrest of Ka Roger’s pregnant daughter

“This is a clear violation of the rights of Rosal. Aside from the fabricated charges filed against her, she should have been released due to her condition.” – Karapatan

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Political prisoner’s conviction, a violation of due process – rights advocates

” Sarmiento’s conviction, despite glaring evidence to the contrary, may be a sign of government’s bad faith in fulfilling its purported commitment to address the peace situation in the country.” – National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Even in jail, political prisoners join protest

“The overwhelming show of people’s goodwill and humanitarianism in the aftermath of super-typhoon Yolanda should prod the BS Aquino government to extend compassion to ailing and elderly political prisoners who continue to suffer systemic and systematic injustice.”...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

3 local tourists nabbed in Sagada, tagged as rebels

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW and KIMBERLIE N. QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) condemned police operatives for the illegal arrest and detention of three local tourists in Sagada, Mountain Province, Sept....

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Church worker nabbed in Misamis Oriental

"We regard with disgust the continued attack against church workers and advocates, farmers and indigenous communities, and all other human rights defenders in Mindanao and the entire country." – Rural Missionaries of the Philippines–NMR

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Arrests, surveillance of activists precede Aquino’s SONA

Five peasant activists were arrested, a priest and a bishop of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente were put under surveillance.

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Why I am on a 12-day (Jul 11-22) hunger strike

Halfway through his six-year term, there is no doubt that President Aquino has failed miserably in advancing the cause of a just and lasting peace in the country.

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