With the government’s inability to control the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country, community health advocates are up in arms over the government’s response that, for the last 500 or so days, mainly resorted to stricter lockdowns.
At habang pinapawi natin ang pagkagutom ng ating kapwa, anong uri ng pagkain ang ating inihandog? Nakabubusog ba? Masustansya ba? O, basta na lang natin binigyan ng pagkain ang ating kapwa na walang pagpapahalaga sa kanyang dignidad at pagkatao?
“Why would you file a case against a person who has been afflicted by the virus when the government response has been slow and marred with wrong priorities?”
Kapatid seeks to join hands with you all to continue pressing government agencies for expedient, positive, humanitarian action for the benefit of prisoners, including political prisoners, amid the continuing pandemic. Tao rin sila, may karapatang makaligtas sa pandemya.
In their 26-page complaint, Canlas’s children Jennelle and Joseph narrated how their father was denied immediate access to emergency medical care despite their repeated pleas.
“No prisoner can be safe from the rising threats of the highly contagious disease inside the world’s most overcrowded and ill-equipped prison facilities with the most haphazard policies.”
The petition started with only 500 signatures of people from different sectors of the society.
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