A big crowd stormed the streets at Olalia’s funeral. It was photographed in the newspapers. What it did not capture, however, was the long march to justice.
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Never forget Leonor Alay-ay
Responsible father, hard-working husband, strong-willed colleague, and a good man. This is how 71-year-old Perolina remembers her husband – Leonor Alay-ay.
‘Olalia-Alay-ay murder, a landmark case of injustice’
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“It takes too long to process cases where the complainants are poor and the suspects are rich and it almost always decides in favor of the latter.”
Families of Olalia, Alay-ay shocked by grant of bail to principal suspect in murder case
On top of Kapunan being out on bail, and only two of the accused in custody, “some of the perpetrators of the beastly torture and cold-blooded murders are still at large, and some of the widely-perceived masterminds are even also implicated in other past shenanigans and present anomalies including the Pork Barrel scam.” – Edre Olalia, National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers
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‘Jail Kapunan, Enrile’ – workers’ group
“The special treatment being given to [Ret. Col,. Eduardo ] Kapunan and being denied to his co-accused further exposes the rotten judicial system in the country. It definitely bodes ill for the quest for justice in the Olalia-Alay-ay double murder case.” – Kilusang Mayo Uno
Witness says Olalia, Alay-ay murder ordered by military officials
By MARYA SALAMAT
“He turned to me for a moment, then turned his attention back to the person in front of him – I think it was a person wearing or covered in white, and I saw Sgt. Dennis Jabatan stab at the person twice.”
Arraignment of accused in Olalia-Alay-ay murder reopens wounds, yearning for justice
By MARYA SALAMAT
The accused and powerful personalities backing them have used political influence, legal wrangling, and even veiled threats to elude justice.
After 25 years, still no justice for labor leader Rolando Olalia, Leonor Alay-ay
“It angers us that after 25 years, no one has been punished for the death of an important labor leader in the country’s history. Olalia is a victim of the injustice that he fought against in his entire life.” – KMU