By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Imagine if your husband, father, brother or son were ill, was forced to live in very cramped quarters and unable to return home from a distance of almost 5,000 miles as the crow flies. Imagine this and you will be able to understand the grief and desperation…
Day: September 21, 2012
The state of our rights after martial law
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The ouster of the Marcos dictatorship should have restored to us fully our rights and freedoms. But how do we fare 40 years after martial law? 1. Right to due process – Warrantless arrests continue to be practiced with impunity especially in rural areas where farmers are picked up during military…
Trining Herrera and her memories of the urban poor struggle under martial law
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
She was arrested several times and was heavily tortured. But what pains her the most is the fact that the struggle of the urban poor for decent housing is still as true today as it was during martial law.
Youth, students honor martyrs of martial law
Youth, students honor martyrs of martial law (Photo by Anne Marxze D. Umil)
Tribal leader tortured, killed
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Genesis Ambason, 23 years old, a member of Banwaon tribe and the secretary general of Tagdumahan, the Lumad organization in San Luis, Agusan del Sur was just resting on their way to a nearby village when fired upon by soldiers. His body was later found bearing signs of torture.