“This award will encourage us even more, to continue our work defending human rights and civil liberties in the Philippines.”
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“State forces will always be there to call us into submission, to prevent us from performing our sworn duties as lawyers. But I come to realize that there is no other way to stop the rights violations but to fight. Fight the system that breeds them.”
“Indeed, it is tragic that so many have been victimized; but the perpetrators and the people behind them are sorely mistaken if they think that violence can defeat people’s advocacies. In the long run, impunity simply cannot prevail over demands for justice and accountability.”
A city’s peace / once more cracked, broken / by a heinous deed / against a barrister of a people’s rights.