[Press Release] Political prisoners, assisted by Philippine human rights advocates, seek their release due to COVID-19 pandemic -NUPL

Twenty-two political prisoners, who are 60 years old and above, sickly and among the most vulnerable to the COVID-19, filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking their temporary release. The petition was filed on April 8, 2020, with the assistance of human rights groups KAPATID and KARAPATAN, together with lawyers from the Public Interest…

[Press Release] TFDP to PNoy: release all victims of political incarceration to show genuine mercy and compassion not as “pakitang-Pope lamang”

TFDP to PNoy: release all victims of political incarceration to show genuine mercy and compassion not as “pakitang-Pope lamang” Human rights group Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) challenged President Benigno Aquino to prove his sincerity by acting not only on the cases of common prisoners but also on the release of political prisoners…

[From the web/campaign] What is #FREEOURDEFENDERS campaign? -TFDP

#FREEOURDEFENDERS! Free all political prisoners! Government keeps denying the existence of political prisoners. We need to assert the truth! Join us in a call to #FREEOURDEFENDERS! Free all political prisoners! In previous statement, PNoy’s spokesperson Lacierda declared that ‘We have no political prisoners.’ Then the Department of Justice (DOJ) failed to deliver Government’s commitment to…

[From the web] Karapatan, SELDA calls on flash mob dancers for political prisoners’ freedom

Karapatan, SELDA calls on flash mob dancers for political prisoners’ freedom July 22, 2012 A day before Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA), Karapatan and SELDA today launched via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnCjfcdJ-vY&feature=youtu.be a call out video for flash mob as part of the campaign to release all political prisoners. Following yesterday’s launch of…

[Blogger] Hunger Strike: A Political Challenge – Carpe Diem

by Darwin Mendiola The hunger strike is a form of political protest by means self-starvation. Throughout modern history, hunger strike has been a powerful non-violent political action that has successfully shaken up the political structures of many countries around the world. The hunger strikes of Mahatma Gandhi in British-occupied India, Andrei Sakharov in the Soviet…

[People] An HR imperative by Mon Casiple

An HR imperative July 29, 2011 by Mon Casiple In the morning of July 15, 2011, Mariano Umbrero, a political prisoner, died at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Hospital. Four days after, on July 19, 2011, he was given by the president an executive clemency. When asked why, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte admitted that…

[Literary] Paglaya sa hawla ng dusa – matangapoy.blogspot.com

14 pantig bawat taludtod Ni Greg Bituin matangapoy.blogspot.com Palayain lahat ng bilanggong pulitikal Na lumaban sa bulok na sistemang garapal At sa hawla ng dusa’y tinuring na pusakal Palayain lahat ng aktibistang sinakmal Ng mga buwaya at bwitre sa goyernong brutal Palayain silang may puso’t adhikaing banal Pagkat dahil sa pulitikang paniniwala Na lakas paggawa’y…