Neri Colmenares, one of the country’s most prominent public interest lawyers, is this year’s awardee for outstanding contribution to human rights by the foremost organization for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies.
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“Another victory for the youth — a clear manifestation of fighting for rights and injustices of the Filipino people is not unlawful.”
“We are against terrorism but the law [against terrorism] should not violate human rights and the Philippine Constitution.”
“The objective here, as what has been done in other cases, is to confuse, corrupt and crush every one who dares to stand up against Duterte.”
“From Day 1, the respondents only issued general denials, resorting to technicalities instead of answering our petition.”
Maruming halalan, pagkapanalo ng administration candidates, at mga aral ng #Eleksyon2019 – ano ang pagtingin dito ng tumakbong senador na si Neri Colmenares?
State security forces resort to death threats, red tagging against Makabayan party-list groups, supporters
Members and supporters of senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares and Makabayan partylist groups received death threats, were harassed and labeled as communists and supporters of New People’s Army (NPA). The Makabayan bloc has been critical of the Duterte administration.
The people must frustrate Duterte’s “serious attempts at dictatorship through martial law, bogus revolutionary government or Charter Change” by voting for the opposition.
These senatorial hopefuls vowed to put forward the interests of workers and the Filipino people should they win in the senatorial race.
The only prohibition on Churches is against registering as a political party
“If they can kill lawyers, then they can practically kill anybody.”