The assassination of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines’s (NDFP) youngest peace consultant is pushing it to reconsider its policy of being open to peace negotiations with the Rodrigo Duterte regime,
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“First thing that struck me when I first met Randy was he towered over everyone. Gentle brown giant.”
In prison Randy endeared himself to all by consoling distraught fellow prisoners, volunteering to write letters and conduct literary programs for the illiterate inmates, organizing medical missions and sports fests, and acting as paralegal, among others. He readily shared his food, medicines, even electric fans and reading materials to all fellow prisoners. As the most learned and erudite of all the prisoners he was the instant choice whenever they were dignitaries or groups of students who visit the jail. He engaged the prison authorities on how improve the conditions inside the facility. In both the Tuguegarao and Ilagan jails he was elected prison governor by the inmates.
Malayao’s ride was at a bus stop when the gunman reportedly climbed aboard, approached the sleeping victim and shot him. He was killed on the spot.
“How can we claim to be under a democracy when a political prisoner continues to languish in jail even as all the trumped-up charges filed against her have already been dismissed?”
BY RANDY FELIX MALAYAO DEMOCRATIC SPACE Posted by (Bulatlat.com) Vol. VIII, No. 24, July 20-26, 2008 Friends, relatives, fellow libertarians and human rights advocates: Warmest Greetings! There is a pending motion/request from the State’s Armed Forces to transfer my detention from BJMP-Tuguegarao City, Cagayan to PNP Camp Crame Custodial Center and consequently, the venue for…