“RMP’s mission work has been seriously hampered because of the relentless state attacks, depriving much-needed services to the poor.”
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A group of martial law survivors decried the proposed renaming of a state university in the hometown of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., saying that it was an official government imprimatur to deodorize a shameful legacy.”
“To indict the 16 individuals merely on the basis of unvetted or still to be clarified statements, without strong documentary or object proof, is to act on rumors. No less than the Department of Justice is expected to heed the principles of justice, truth and fairness in the conduct of its duty to the public which it has sworn to serve.”
“Our fight for the environment is a fight for the next generation not only for the citizens of Pakil, but also its surrounding area.”
“The entire case against De Lima emanated from the DOJ and only the department can put a stop to this prime example of how state prosecution is being used for political persecution as in the case of so many other political prisoners.”
Is this alternate history? No. It is melodrama. It’s the Marcoses using cinema to re-create themselves as family wronged by history. The problem with that is how the audience will take this, given that we have been fed with that soap-opera theme for decades of rich families being wronged.
“We believe that the accusers have not read our books in entirety… We believe it is a form of terrorism to dictate what can be written and how to write it.”
“With the HRVCB officially functus officio, there is a growing clamor among many martial law human rights violations victims and relatives and human rights groups for a new law that will continue the recognition and reparation as mandated by RA 10368.”
Wala sa lugar ni kakayahan ng NTF-ELCAC na magsuri ng mga akda. Kung gustong magsulat nila Badoy at Celiz ng literaturang “di subersibo,” magsulat sila. Ngunit malaking insulto sa utak nating mga Pilipino na diktahan ng isang “task force” para sugpuin ang rebolusyonaryong kilusan ang ating sensibilidad, panlasa at kakayahang magproseso ng nababasa at bumuo ng sariling kritika.
“Let us not allow this cabal to dictate on how we create art! They have no place in free speech! They have no right to prevent our right to create free art!”
“To the Court, any limitation or restriction in the exercise of one’s right, no matter the extent, is a form of deprivation and clearly a violation of such right.”