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“The fight for our right to free speech does not end with the release of the Calamba 7. These brave and selfless activists should never have been arrested and detained in the first place if the Aquino administration truly values the freedom of expression fought and died for by Filipino martyrs four decades ago.” – Kabataan Party-list

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com A militant youth organization based in Southern Tagalog decried the arrest of its seven members after the group led a lighting rally last June 19. President Benigno Aquino III was delivering a speech on the national commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of national hero, Jose Rizal when the…