Day: April 22, 2020

Ex-solon, relief volunteers released on bail

“Our illegal arrest and detention expose the government’s failure in addressing the pandemic, that instead of a medical solution, it is resorting to arrests and imprisonment, which basically defeats the purpose of physical distancing especially if being detained in congested prison cells.” By AARON MACARAEG “ MANILA- Relief operation volunteers from Sagip Kanayunan and…

Arrest of relief volunteers is also an attack on free expression

The recent spate of red-tagging and brazen use of authority against media and the people’s growing dissent speak volumes of how the Duterte administration – and its emboldened security forces – are facing the COVID-19 pandemic not only with apparent incompetence, but also with its usual self-serving and despotic brand of governance.

Speedy decision on plea for release of sick, elderly, pregnant prisoners urged

  “Some detention centers have clinics but have no doctors. There are only two to three doctors for the thousands of PDLs [persons deprived of liberty] in the whole capital.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – While human rights lawyers and relatives of political prisoners welcomed the recent Supreme Court’s (SC) circular ordering…