Tags: Bayan Muna

BY AUBREY MAKILAN Posted 3:50 p.m., March 21, 2007 Bayan Muna (People First) member Alberto Corbes filed election-related and criminal charges today against the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) deployed in Lupang Pangako, Payatas, Quezon City. At 10:30 a.m., Corbes, assisted by Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights) legal…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Posted 4:21 p.m., March 21, 2007 Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) secretary-general RenatoReyes Jr. had one question as he spoke late this morning before a rally of hundreds near the Manila Police District (MPD) in Manila. “Martial law na ba?” (Is it now Martial Law?) Reyes cried as…

Detained lawmaker Satur Ocampo’s son, Anto, weeps at a solidarity gathering for his father at the Club Filipino in Ortigas. “I am outraged,” the young Ocampo said of his father’s third arrest since martial law. BY DABET CASTANEDA Bulatlat Posted 3:35 p.m., March 19, 2007 In a solidarity gathering for detained Bayan Muna lawmaker Satur…

BY BULATLAT Posted 5:30 p.m., March 19, 2007 Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo is back in Manila. He is again detained at the Manila Police District (MPD) along United Nations Avenue in Manila. As early as 11:30 a.m., Bayan Muna third nominee and general counsel Neri Colmenares said the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Leyte…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Posted 4:21 p.m., March 21, 2007 Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) secretary-general Renato Reyes Jr. had one question as he spoke late this morning before a rally of hundreds near the Manila Police District (MPD) in Manila. “Martial law na ba?” (Is it now Martial Law?) Reyes cried…

Extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances, political persecution, baseless accusations, and arbitrary arrest and detention have no place in a democracy. These are contradictory to it. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Norberto Gonzales, Raul Gonzalez, and the AFP cannot claim to be defending democracy, for they are a curse to it. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat The May 2007 elections are…

BY BULATLAT (UPDATED) Posted 7:10 p.m. March 16, 2007 Rep. Satur Ocampo of Bayan Muna Party (People First) was arrested this afternoon, March 16, after filing a petition before the Supreme Court for certiorari, and for immediate and unconditional release or protective custody with the House of Representatives or any religious institution. The warrant of…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Posted 4:23 p.m. March 15, 2007 “We don’t want them dead.” This is what the wives of four political activists accused of murder said when asked in a press conference earlier this afternoon whether they would advise their husbands to surface at this time. “All extrajudicial killings started with fabricated…

As human rights advocates here commemorated the second death anniversary of Romy Sanchez, they also condemned the passage amid wide opposition of the Human Security Act of 2007 also known as the Anti-Terrorism Law. Sanchez is the first activist killed in Northern Luzon under the Arroyo administration. BY KIM QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat…