Miradel walked out from Camp Bagong Diwa Tuesday afternoon, July 23, no longer wearing an inmate’s orange garb but an aquamarine shirt and a huge smile.
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“It is infuriating that the Duterte government wrongfully convicts activists and human rights advocates while the government forces behind human rights violations are parading free.”
“I would have wanted to thank the prosecution too for possibly an unexpected small mercy. But the ‘Opposition’ it filed against Vic’s medical motion is only too clear about its high regard for neither the right to health nor the right to life, and its incapacity to appreciate the difference between a tiny prison clinic and a real hospital—unless your name is Imelda or Gloria or Enrile.”
The NDFP consultants are charged with common crimes to hide the political motive behind their arrest and detention and to portray them as ordinary criminals. Their lawyers have maintained that the evidence against them were planted.
Ni OLIVER B. ROSALES Isang pares kami ng mga mata Matalim at malinaw Mabibigo ang mga halimaw Pigilang makakita Isang pares kami ng mga bibig Pigilan man at igapos Malayang mananatili Matatag at hindi manginginig Isang pares kami ng mga paa Tiyak at panatag Bnabagtas na animo’y may pakpak Sa daang ‘di man kaaya-aya Isang…
“Political prisoners are a symbol of unpeace and injustice. They must be freed.”
By DEE AYROSO
“While we have to contend with this reality, it is so hard to accept. While we comprehend the rotten system from which these illegal arrests are being made, the imprisonment of these good people, inncocent of any crime they are being accused of is just beyond logic and reason.”
Maoj Maga, 39, has been put through misery in several congested prisons as well as a quarantine-isolation cell when he has not committed any crime.
You don’t have to cry in front of me to let me know how painful it is that your mom and your father are both in jail. When you were still a child, you’ve been asking me why I can’t be like other ordinary moms, similar to the mothers of your classmates – they work 8am to 5pm, see their children off to school, attend PTA meetings, etc. I know now you understand why I’m not ordinary like them. It was even you who said I must have been a superwoman or Darna for doing all the things I did for the people while taking care of our family.