Saturday, July 25th, 2015
The human rights group Karapatan currently holds an art exhibit to bolster its campaign to free political prisoners all over the country. “Portrayal” shows over 50 portraits of political prisoners — people whom the group said government tries to keep “inconspicious and invisible across history.” The Maximillian Gallery along Tomas Morato in Quezon City hosts
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
(for Sharon Cabusao) I came to know you through tea. We usually had tea during or after meals, while sampling tidbits we shared from our lives, taking a break from our agenda. I came to know you...
Friday, July 3rd, 2015
“If they cannot be released, then we appeal that they would be transferred to an accessible facility.”
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
“It was as if they were after Osama Bin Laden. Sa ganda kong ito? Pambihira naman.”
Friday, April 17th, 2015
“Ericson Acosta was physically in prison but his creative imagination and his political resistance soared above dismal conditions and made him free.”
Monday, January 19th, 2015
Pope Francis has already left the country, but the Aquino government has yet to release a single political prisoner.
Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Monday, January 12th, 2015
“We, victims of political imprisonment in our country hope that Your Holiness may be able to help in pressing for the return of the lost freedom and other rights of political prisoners.”
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
“Our political prisoners are like the Cuban 5, slapped and imprisoned for trumped-up charges. We appeal for the Pope’s intervention.”
Friday, December 5th, 2014
“The right of Maria Miradel Torres as a mother and her newborn’s right are interrelated and cannot be considered separate issues.”
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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.