“Even the Duterte regime could not deny that working people, including teachers, badly need economic relief. But we cannot fill our families’ stomachs with Duterte’s pompous talk and empty recognition.”
Month: April 2018
“An order by the [Supreme] Court for the military to produce Jonas was not complied with and to this day, nobody has been cited in contempt.”
At one point during his interrogation, he was made to strip naked and face his armed interrogators in a room chilled by air conditioning and an industrial fan.
“”t was after lunch on April 21 when Jhun Mark and his relatives were about to resume working on the coconuts when they heard gunshots in different directions.”
‘US Border Officials tortured me. They violated my basic human rights recognized and protected by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.’
“As a Christian, believing that our mission is to bring God’s Kingdom to the here and now, I couldn’t help but to get involved both with projects, such as training in organic farming, to uplift the livelihood of the farmers, but also to advocate with them for their rights to land, livelihood, peace, justice and security, all universal human rights which the church sees as integral to her mission. It seems this is what has brought me into conflict with the Philippine Government.”
“We reiterate that Sr. Pat did not violate the terms of her missionary visa but it seems that the BI and the Duterte government is too eager to send Sr. Fox out of the country all because of her involvement in human rights work which is consistent with her missionary work.” — Maria Sol Taule, sister Pat Fox’s lawyer
“During the Congress hearings of House Resolution 566 that we filed, it was revealed that the ERC bent their own rules just to accommodate the Meralco-affiliated power generation companies.”
Former Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano said the BI intelligence division’s recommendation is a violation of Fox’s rights as an advocate of agrarian reform, of human rights and of just and lasting peace. “Her advocacy is neither a terrorist or criminal act but pro-farmers, pro-people and humane.”
As the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) celebrates its 45th founding anniversary today, April 24, members of different allied undergorund revolutionary organizations of the NDFP stage a lightning rally at the intersection of EDSA and Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City on April 23, Monday. They call for the Government of the Philippines to address the roots of the armed conflict on Feb. 23. The group also calling the government to returned on the Peace Talk.
By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA