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Hope and nation

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO I wrote “The Rebel’s Child” on March 15, 2009 a few days after a fellow public school teacher, Rebelyn Pitao aged 21years, was kidnapped, raped, and brutally killed by military elements. And all because she was her father’s daughter. On Rebelyn’s first death anniversary, I met her mother and handed her a copy of this piece. It is a poem that I would read for the babang-luksa program. I was struck by how young she looked and the idea of the countless years in which…

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First Death Anniversary of Rebelyn Marked with Protests, Ka Parago Calls for Revolutionary Justice * Latest Posts Human Rights Press Releases and Statements Regions 

First Death Anniversary of Rebelyn Marked with Protests, Ka Parago Calls for Revolutionary Justice

Press Release March 5, 2010 Davao City — Eight Thousand farmers, lumad, urban poor, teachers, women and youth flocked from Freedom Park to Rizal Park today (March 5) to demand justice for the murder of Rebelyn Pitao and all victims of political killings. Rebelyn, daughter of known NPA commander, Leoncio ‘Ka Parago’ Pitao, was abducted, raped and brutally murdered March 5 last year by suspected intelligence agents belonging to the 10th Infantry Division of the AFP. The protest rally led by KARAPATAN, Hustisya and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-SMR) expressed outrage…

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Police Exonerates Military in Murder of Rebelyn; NPA Punishes Perpetrators * Latest Posts Other Stories 

Police Exonerates Military in Murder of Rebelyn; NPA Punishes Perpetrators

As the Philippine National Police (PNP) exonerated the military from the murder of Rebelyn Pitao, the New People’s Army (NPA) carried out what it calls ‘revolutionary’ punishment against four alleged perpetrators. BY RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat The Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Task Force Rebelyn recently exonerated the military from the abduction and killing of Rebelyn Pitao, daughter of New People’s Army commander Leoncio ‘Ka Parago’ Pitao, a report by The Mindanao Daily Mirror said. Based on the report, Senior Superintendent Aaron Aquino, chief of the Regional Investigation Detection Management and…

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Carol Pagaduan-Araullo | Disgraceful * Latest Posts Streetwise 

Carol Pagaduan-Araullo | Disgraceful

The Arroyos are destined to exit from the Philippine political scene in disgrace, perhaps even worse than the dictator Marcos. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise / Business World Posted by Bulatlat The Lozada perjury case may be the most celebrated example of the Arroyo regime’s abuse of state authority to attack the innocent in order to cover up the truth, protect the guilty, perpetuate itself in power and continue plundering the nation’s coffers, but it is not the only one and certainly not even the worst. One does not have to…

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Signs of Impunity and Desperation * Latest Posts Bulatlat Perspective 

Signs of Impunity and Desperation

Impunity and desperation in a murderous, corrupt, and undemocratic regime is a dangerous combination. It brings back memories of Martial Law. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS ANALYSIS Bulatlat Karapatan has raised the alarm over the surge in extrajudicial killings during the first quarter of 2009. A total of 16 extrajudicial killings have been recorded so far, the latest victim was urban poor leader Sabina Ariola, 51, who was shot at during rush hour at 8:25 a.m. when she was about to speak on a public address system on board a truck in…

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Statement on the Murder of Rebelyn Pitao and Others * Latest Posts Democratic Space 

Statement on the Murder of Rebelyn Pitao and Others

BY THE PHILIPPINE ECUMENICAL PEACE PLATFORM DEMOCRATIC SPACE Posted by Bulatlat The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform condemns in the strongest terms the brutal murder of Rebelyn Pitao, 20-yr old daughter of Leoncio Pitao, aka “Ka Parago”, a known ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Mindanao. Rebelyn was just 20 years old and starting on a teaching career – helping to shape the minds and lives of young people. But her life was snuffed out in a most wicked, dastardly and cowardly manner. Rebelyn Pitao, notwithstanding the connotation…

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Hustisya para kay Rebelyn Pitao! * Latest Posts Democratic Space 

Hustisya para kay Rebelyn Pitao!

PAHAYAG NG CONGRESS OF TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY DEMOCRATIC SPACE Inilathala ng Bulatlat Isa na namang sibilyan ang pinatay ng rehimeng US-Arroyo. Marso 4, Lunsod ng Davao, takipsilim, isang puting van ang humarang sa traysikel na sinasakyan ni Rebelyn Pitao – 20 taong gulang, guro sa isang lokal na paaralan, anak ni Kumander Parago ng Pulang Bagani Command ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan sa Mindanaw – at siya’y dinukot ng mga armadong lalaki. Kinabukasan, natagpuan ang kaniyang halos hubad na katawan sa isang maliit na irigasyon sa Davao…

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Three Poems for Rebelyn Pitao * Latest Posts Poetry 

Three Poems for Rebelyn Pitao

POSTED BY BULATLAT COMBUSTION By Katrina Macapagal “It is not the policy of the military to involve the family or children of the rebels in our fight. We are open for investigation and we will cooperate with any investigation regarding this.” — Maj. Gen. Raymundo Ferrer, Eastern Mindanao Command chief, in response to the abduction of Rebelyn Pitao according to reports, this might be the worst summer yet. expect that the temperature will rise to 40 degrees from this month onwards. the secretary of health has given a familiar seasonal…

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