HRonlinePH.com celebrates Mother’s Day by remembering stories of Mothers who fought against Martial Law – women who have given us a vision of potential for human strength and renewal. Those who died leave us their stories of heroism. A repost from #rememberML@40
Judy, a 34 year old graduate from University of the Philippines was picked up in downtown Angeles City last January 28, 1984 by plainclothes men who later identified themselves as elements of the Regional Security Unit (RSU)- 3.
While being dragged to a waiting car, Judy shouted for help and attracted attention of passers by and police who tried to come to her rescue but the driver of the vehicle just told the crowd that they were arresting a member of the New People’s Army. She was pregnant at this time
Judy was charged under Presidential Decrees 1834 and 1839, two “secret” decrees that were leaked out to the press late last year and which aroused a strong public protest. Both decrees increased the penalties for subversion, rebellion, sedition, and related crimes to life imprisonment to death, making these crimes capital offenses.
On March 1, 1984, a warrant of arrest for Judy was issued by the Provincial Commander of Antique on charges of murder and assault of a person of authority. The provincial commander likewise recommended no bail for her.
Judy hoped that her child be born in freedom and not in prison. Her family appealed for the release on humanitarian grounds.
Source: “Filip[ino Women in Struggle” TFDP
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