Today, Oct. 12, 2021, a Philippine court will finally rule on the nearly 35-year murder case of labor leader Rolando Olalia and Leonor Alay-ay.
Day: October 12, 2021
Analysis | Why are oil prices rising, and what we can we do about it?
Overpriced gasoline and diesel, for instance, gave oil firms an estimated P38.47 billion (US$757.13 million) in additional income, of which P4.62 billion ($90.93 million) went to the government as value-added tax (VAT).
‘Political prisoner Lino Baez was tortured’ – rights group
Lino Baez recounted what was done to him, which included “beatings, pressing the barrel of a gun to his chest, and applying a chemical to his blindfold which made him nauseous.” Baez was also frequently interrogated by state forces, insisting that he was a top-ranking member of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
Rights group demands explanation on solitary confinement of political prisoner
Karapatan-Southern Tagalog is asking the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Mimaropa and the Regional Trial Court Branch 81 for an explanation to the allegations that Maria Teresa Dioquino is being held in solitary confinement and harassed by military intelligence officials.