“For 27 years, we have been deprived of our right to till the land. Why is it that we are the ones being treated as criminals here?”
Ansbert Joaquin maintained that libel should be decriminalized, adding that imprisonment as punishment, if convicted, caused him and his family mental torment.
A day after the May 9 elections, supporters of Leni Robredo, members of election watchdogs and progressive groups hold a symbolic protest in front of the Commission on Elections office in Manila against what they called as the ‘dirtiest’ election in recent years.
Makabayan bloc points to the anti-communist task force as the culprit behind the spread of fake information.
The dam projects in Apayao threaten to displace thousands of indigenous peoples, farmers and fisherfolk.
“They [Marcoses] are now using stolen wealth to return to power,” Reyes said in Filipino. “Do not expect Marcos Jr. to change the rotten system, he will exploit this system to return to power just as his father did.”
“My sister is accused of multiple charges of kidnapping and illegal detention, all related to her human rights advocacy. ALL UNTRUE.”
Watch this festive gathering of #LeniKiko2022 supporters in Quezon City.
“Simply put, Marcos Jr. is a convicted criminal and a shameless liar who should not be allowed to run for public office, especially the highest and most powerful position in the land.”
Senatorial candidate and former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares insists that Duterte will use the law against the opposition this coming elections.
Cristina Palabay, secretary general of human rights alliance Karapatan, said that the ATA, if upheld, would only legalize the human rights violations perpetrated by state security forces.