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By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – More groups added their voices to the call for the release of detained artist Ericson Acosta. Acosta, 39, was arrested on Feb. 13 last year by elements of the 34th Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Philippine Army in San Jorge, Samar. He is charged with illegal possession of…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
While weak from the effects of the hunger strike, political prisoner Ericson Acosta relates how he adjusted to life in prison, the difficulties being faced by his co-inmates who come from families of peasants and workers, and the struggles of political prisoners under an administration that remains deaf , mute, and blind to their situation.

Sidebar: Heavily-armed soldiers guard jail of political prisoner

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com CALBAYOG CITY, Western Samar — A dozen of fully armed soldiers in camouflage uniforms escorted political prisoner Ericson Acosta from the Calbayog Sub-Provincial Jail to the Hall of Justice, Dec. 8. Acosta attended this afternoon’s hearing at the Regional Trial Court Branch 41 in Gandara, Samar. Along the way, jail…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“The Aquino government must immediately respond to their just demands if he truly adheres to justice.” – Fe Salino, Selda-Southern Mindanao

Sidebar: While Arroyo gets special treatment, sick political prisoners barely survive

Sidebar: Political prisoners stage different forms of protest

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – The family and lawyers of detained cultural worker, poet and freelance journalist Ericson Acosta filed a petition for review at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Manila on September 1. Acosta’s counsels led by Julian Oliva, Jr., Edre Olalia, and Ephraim Cortez of the National Union of…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of poet and writer Ericson Acosta. In a statement posted on its website www.amnesty.org, Amnesty International said the Aquino government should either end Acosta’s detention without trial and release him or else promptly bring him to trial. Amnesty International…

By ERICSON ACOSTA Bulatlat.com Many are surely wondering, why did the military detain Acosta? Why was he imprisoned? In what far-off corner of the islands could Barangay Bay-ang be found, and what could a writer and poet like Ericson Acosta possibly be doing there? In truth, these are vital questions, not just to the overly…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Many Filipinos who have never been outside Luzon may very well wonder where Samar is. Many may even be stymied if confronted with queries as to where Eastern Visayas is in the Philippine map. In any case, both the region and the province are seldom featured in…