When his mother was disappeared in 2006, Ipe Soco found his voice in writing, through which he continues to cry for justice for all desaparecidos.
“Do we light a candle fo him or do we offer flowers?”
“Until we see their bones in a grave, or we see them in prison, we will not stop searching.”
MANILA – Various groups in the University of the Philippines (UP) called for justice on June 24 as they commemorated the tenth year of disappearance of former students and youth activists Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño. UP students, kin and human rights group Karapatan held a cultural protest at the Palma Hall lobby in UP…
It’s the eighth Cordillera Day since James Balao was disappeared.
For every victim of injustice, a rights defender rises.
“Let us continue the tradition of remembering the missing, because otherwise, we would then face the bigger tragedy of forgetting – the disappeared, their struggle, and the highest sacrifice they gave for freedom and democracy.”
“We are here because we will not let them be forgotten…These are their faces, these are their names.”
Ten years ago today, veteran protest leader Danilo Macapagal, who survived the cruel martial law years, disappeared under the regime of his own cousin, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Today is the eight year of the disappearance of NDFP peace consultant Leo Velasco.
Desaparecidos, or the missing, are made to appear again in painted portraits.