From the time of the raid and their subsequent arrest to the nightly interrogations, they were told that they did not have rights. But the “Morong 43” struggled on internally and against their captors, interrogators, and eventually their prison custodians.
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A Year After Ordeal, Life Goes on for Freed ‘Morong 43’ But Scars Remain
By MARYA SALAMAT
A year ago today, the military and police illegally arrested and detained the “Morong 43” health workers. While most of them have been freed and are now trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, many still have nightmares and still feel vulnerable and exposed to danger.
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Morong 43: Free at Last? [Video]
Morong 43: Free at Last?
Health Group Says AFP Desperate, Name-Drops DOH and PMA
Media Release 21 March 2010 There is no official statement from either the Department of Health or the Philippine Medical Association stating that the 43 detainees are not health workers. According to Health Alliance for Democracy, neither the DOH nor the PMA has made any such statement and that once again, the desperate Armed Forces…
Gary Liberal: Dedicated Head Nurse, Committed Unionist Now Finds Self Under the Gun
By MARYA SALAMAT
The nurse who has been working for 18 years at the Jose Reyes Memorial with good service record as attested to by the hospital itself suddenly became a member of the New People’s Army, according to the military. He was there, the military alleged, not to train health workers how to save lives but how to make bombs.