[Featured Story] Political Prisoner Longs for Freedom, The Story of Juanito Itaas (Part 1)- TFDP

Political Prisoner Longs for Freedom, The Story of Juanito Itaas (Part 1) by Task Force Detainees of the Philippines HRonlinePH.com published this article by TFDP in July 2011. We decided to reshare this article one more time in support of TFDP’s #FREEourDEFENDERS Campaign. Amidst the sound of merrymaking, Juanito Itaas addressed the visitors and his…

[Event] Human Rights Day with PALEA workers – PAHRA

HRDs and Advocates ! INVITATION Human Rights Day with PALEA workers October 6, 2:00 – 6:00 pm Venue: In Flight Catering Center , MIA Road, Terminal II near Nayong Pilipino ACTIVITIES : Ø Forum on Right to Work Ø Film Showing Ø HR materials booth Ø Solidarity statements Please bring your statement of support and…

[Press Release] Civil Society to PNoy: Eradicate the shadows of Martial Law by releasing political prisoners and ending impunity

A day before the commemoration of Martial Law, leaders of civil society organizations urged President Benigno Aquino III to permanently eradicate the dark shadows of atrocities that Filipinos experienced under the authoritarian rule by starting with the release of all political prisoners, giving justice to victims of human rights violations and ending impunity. “‘Tuldukan na…

[Press Release] Gen. Danilo Lim visits hunger strikers at NBP, joins call for release of political prisoners – Partido ng Manggagawa

Former Scout Ranger commander and an ex-political detainee himself, Gen. Danilo Lim, is joining the human rights community led by the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), representatives of the Comission on Human Rights, and the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines – National Secretariat…

[Press Release] Malacañang meets with supporters and relatives of Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike – www.tfdp.net

On the 23rd day of political prisoners’ hunger strike protest, Malacañang finally meets with members of civil society organizations to discuss the plight of the more than 300 political prisoners in the country. “Finally Malacañang has decided to look into the plight of political prisoners languishing in jails nationwide.  We hope that this dialogue results…

[Press Release] Labor group hopeful of the release of political prisoners as peace talks make headway – Partido ng Manggagawa

The labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) is hopeful the release of political prisoners can be made possible as conditions for the resumption of peace negotiations with the country’s rebel groups get a boost from the Tokyo meeting between President Benigno S. Aquino III and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). “We hope that political…