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Dear Friends, I want to urge you to help us in the effort to demand that the Philippine military release the 43 healthcare workers that were illegally arrested and detained on February 6, 2010 in Morong, Rizal, Philippines. This issue is close to my heart because I know what it feels like to be held…
By Atty. ALNIE G. FOJA Posted by Bulatlat.com Today, I was awakened with thoughts of Doc Merry and Rey. Doc Merry (Dr. Merry Mia-Clamor) and Rey (Reynaldo Macabenta) are two of those illegally arrested at a health training in Morong, Rizal and who are now being illegally detained at Camp Capinpin. Who are Doc Merry…
by CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise/Business World Posted by Bulatlat.com Respected human rights lawyer, Romeo T. Capulong, minced no words in stating before the Court of Appeals hearing the petition for habeas corpus of the Morong 43 that de facto martial rule was in effect vis a vis his clients. This started from the time of the…
Led by the group Hustisya!, the protesters were by the wall of the Camp Aguinaldo gate, posting blue cutouts of doves printed with the name of the 43 detainees, when the soldiers hit them with a water cannon.
MEDIA RELEASE February 18, 2010 Hong Kong Coalition for the Advancement of Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (HKCAHRPP) While community-based health service is seen as noble by most people, Gloria Arroyo and her ilk apparently see it as an act of terrorism. The Hong Kong Campaign for the Advancement of Human Rights and…
The AFP tries to malign the 43 health workers by calling them communists. Instead, the military is suggesting to the country that NPA guerrillas are dedicated and seriously serving the people, against all odds. The AFP could win its case in the Court of Appeals but it would lose the war against the NPA and public opinion.
By ARNOLD PADILLA
In a poor country where one out of two people dies without receiving any medical attention, where more than half of the population do not have access to basic health care, community-based health workers who provide needed services to fill this health-care gap should be heralded as heroes, not thrown to jail and tortured.
Related blog post: The AFP is telling us we need more NPA guerrillas
Morong 43: A Day of Defiance
By MARYA SALAMAT
Dr. Alex Montes is a retired surgeon. But even in retirement, he found time to serve the poor through the medical missions he organized and joined and through the trainings he conducted for community health workers and volunteers. Today, he is behind bars — abused, tortured and humiliated by a regime that is terrified by his passion.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
and RONALYN V. OLEA
Several medical and health associations expressed outrage today over the arrest, detention and alleged torture of 43 health workers. In a press conference at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in Manila, officials of these groups refuted the military’s claim that the 43 are communist rebels who were undergoing bomb training when they were arrested in a raid on Feb. 6.