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.
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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.”
“If the agreement was really vetted as the DOF claims, why did it sign an agreement so lopsided in favor of China containing conditions which are not imposed by other creditor countries and institutions?”
“Neri Colmenares has always supported our call for justice…We want him in the senate.”
Progressives, human rights lawyers, cultural workers, members of the academe, peace advocates, among others gathered to show their support as former Bayan Muna lawmaker and human rights lawyer Rep. Neri Colmenares vies for a Senate seat.
The Transitory Provisions state that the term of the incumbent president and vice president would end on June 30, 2022 and Duterte is not allowed to run for president in the May 2022 elections. However, he may still run as the transition president.
“Both our collective moral sense and the international convention on human rights recognize the right to life as an inherent right of every human being that no one shall be arbitrarily deprived thereof.”