Day: June 14, 2011

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima pledged to study the cases of political prisoners in a dialogue with human rights groups today. Leaders of Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (Selda), Karapatan and other groups sought a dialogue with de Lima and presented a proposal for a…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“We cannot deny the reality that there are marriages that turn sour. There are marriages that are abusive, even violent and there are bigamous marriages. We need to address this reality and give couples in these failed marriages the option of divorce.” – GWP Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan

PRESS RELEASE June 14, 2011 Davao City — Farmers and lumads condemned the military encampment in civilian communities in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley Province which has terrorized schoolchildren and disrupted the farming of peasant folks. “The warring posture of the military creates fear tension, sowing fear in our community and disrupting our normal way…

PRESS RELEASE June 14, 2011 MANILA — The regional farmers’ alliance Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson (AMGL, Peasant Alliance in Central Luzon) urged the Supreme Court to decide firmly on the Hacienda Luisita case and favorably to the farmworkers, particularly the lifting of the temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Stock Distribution Option…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Like the previous administrations, President Benigno S. Aquino III did not break from the dictates of the United States of America, Renato Reyes, Jr. secretary general of umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), said as the country marked Independence Day, June 12. Carrying banners “Down with imperialism!,”…