NDFP panel chair Fidel Agcaoili slammed the illegal arrest of NDFP consultant Rommel Salinas as another clear violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees.
“This policy and practice of filing trumped-up criminal charges against social workers, religious, human rights advocates, leaders of people’s organizations and consultants to the peace process have to stop.”
Duterte’s recognition and respect for these previously-signed agreements has opened doors for both the resumption of peace talks and the release of political prisoners through peace talks.”
The decision was based solely on the testimony of Bayani Domingo, who claimed to be a former member of the New People’s Army before he surrendered to the military in 2006.
“This is a very bad sign for the peace talks.”
“The Aquino regime has emerged as the worst violator of the Jasig by harassing Jalandoni with an invalid and improperly served subpoena and threatening to arrest and imprison him on trumped up charges of non-bailable common crimes.”
A witness, a certain Roger Reyes Rodriguez linked all three separate households claiming that he was brought by Ruben Saluta from one house to another in search of a gun that he liked.
Luis Jalandoni asks the Aquino government to respect and comply with its obligations arising from the JASIG, the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), and other binding bilateral peace agreements.
“Roy Erecre is ill. When he was arrested, he just had a series of laboratory tests and was diagnosed with venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease and diabetes.”
“Instead of respecting the agreements it signed with the NDFP, this government is instead preoccupied in emasculating each one.” – Roy Erecre, NDFP consultant, political prisoner
“We condemn the Armed Forces of the Philippines and PNP [Philippine National Police] units for disregarding Roy Erecre’s NDFP Document of Identification, which he had in his possession upon the illegal arrest. We demand his immediate and unconditional release.” – National Democratic Front of the Philippines