“The recent slapping of trumped-up charges of kidnapping and homicide against us 69 individuals bares the despotic and authoritarian nature of this regime.”
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“It would have been hard not to notice this forced confinement. There were no armed guards to restrict their movement.”
A human rights leader who is at the forefront of assisting Lumad victims and evacuees is the latest to be slapped with criminal charges.
“Such documents could only have been obtained by deliberate and systematized acts of surveillance and data-gathering on the part of respondents.”
“We are disgusted at the lengths that the military would go to impede us from seeking and asserting our rights.”
Vilma Yecyec has been a health worker and organizer for the past 30 years. She has also been targeted by the military for that long.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The arrest of Agnes was meant to sow fear among the people in the attempt to plunder the rich mineral resources and displace resisting communities for large-scale mining operations. “ – Rural Missionaries of the Philippines
PRESS RELEASE 24 June 2011 MANILA — Workers led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned the revival of trumped-up charges against its legal counsel and 71 other activists mainly from the Southern Tagalog region in a picket held today in front of the Regional Trial Court in San Pablo, Laguna, saying the revival is…
Dr. Oliver “Doc Ogie” Gimenez is not an ordinary doctor. He is among the few community doctors who have chosen to stay in the country to serve the poor in remote areas. For his service, he was branded a communist and charged with fabricated cases of multiple frustrated murder and murder. BY TERENCE KRISHNA V.…