“In the Philippines there is no such thing as finality when you are poor and political. Because if you are rich or the son of a king of a department, you are a very important prisoner, your case will get decided for 75 days but for the poor and political and those targeted by the government, there is no end to their legal problems.”
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Political prisoners who fought dictators then and now
Bulatlat compiled short accounts of consultants and staff of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, who were arrested and jailed during the dark years of the dictatorship but are now incarcerated for their continuing fight for a genuinely free country.
AMLC freezes peace consultant’s compensation as martial law victim
Vicente Ladlad’s wife, Fides said that his accounts are not from the money laundering or terrorism financing but resulted from Republic Act No. 10368 or the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013.
ATC list is proof why Anti-Terror Law should be struck down – peace consultants
“ATC’s terrorist designation is just another nefarious device concocted by those who reckon they can and must go around or against the Constitution and the rules of law, fair play and common decency to silence those who speak and clamor for change.”
#Bulatlat20 | Mensahe ng isang bilanggong pulitikal para sa Bulatlat
Kami ni Fides ay malugod na nakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng ika-20 taon ng pagkakatatag sa Bulatlat. Ikinararangal naming dalawa na naging bahagi sa pagtatayo ng Bulatlat. Inilunsad natin ito sa kasagsagan ng kilusan para patalsikin ang rehimeng Estrada. Isang malaking achievement ng Bulatlat ang dalawampung taon ng tuluy-tuloy na paglalathala ng mga balita at impormasyon…
Witness admits ‘irregularities’ in post-arrest procedures of NDFP peace consultant, 2 others
“The elderly and the sick are arrested on trumped-up charges while the convicted rapists are freed.”
Arrest of NDFP consultant ‘grave violation’ of peace agreement
“We are warning the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to desist from planting evidence against Ladlad and companions, as they have grown accustomed to justify the arrest and detention of peace advocates, rights defenders and civilians, based on trumped up criminal charges.”
Satur, others appeal SC order on Arroyo-era charges
The petitioners maintained that public prosecutor Rosulo Vivero committed “prosecutorial misconduct when he knowingly used recycled and falsified evidence as basis to file multiple murder charges.”
Next Agenda in GPH-NDFP Talks Can Make or Break Peace Process
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Forging the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (Caser) is said to be the “meat” of the negotiations as it aims to resolve the root causes of poverty and lack of development in the Philippines.
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Political Prisoner Remains in Jail Despite Court’s Dismissal of Cases
“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?”
Murder Case vs. Ladlad, Other Activists Evokes Memories of Martial Law
“This is a revival of martial law years. It’s sickening,” an obviously irate Sen. Joker Arroyo blurted out during a recent hearing on the murder charges against activist Vicente Ladlad. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat “This is a revival of martial law years. It’s sickening,” an obviously irate Sen. Joker Arroyo blurted…