Posted 6:24 p.m. , Sept. 16, 2006
Three members of the progressive partylist group Anakpawis (literally, toiling masses) were abducted anew in Malolos, the city capital of the province of Bulacan, a report from the provincial chapter of the human rights group Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of Peoples’ Rights) said.
At around 10 p.m. of Sept. 15, Karapatan said Francisco Nicodemus, Emmanuel Maceda and Sony Rodante Cabague were seized by nine unidentified armed men in civilian clothes. The three, who are all residents of Sitio Sabitan, Sto. Rosario village in Malolos City, were initially brought to a military detachment at Desta Subdivision.
They were transferred to another military detachment in the neighboring village of Sevilla early morning Sept. 16.
No charges have been filed against the three but they remain in detention as of press time.
Meanwhile, (CLAA) secretary general Nelson Mallari and his two companions have been released yesterday from Camp Magsaysay in Castillejos town, province of Zambales. The three were arrested without warrant on Sept. 15 as they passed a checkpoint along San Marcelino town in Zambales. (Bulatlat.com)