“Why is she the one who will be made to suffer while those who orchestrated the trafficking and fooled her into unknowingly transporting the illegal drugs are still out there continuing their criminal activities?”
Day: April 12, 2015
Today is the eighth year of the disappearance of two well-loved progressive personalities in Panay island: five-time political detainee Luisa Posa-Dominado and peasant leader and organizer Leonilo Arado.
This copy was provided to Bulatlat.com by the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, a Filipino lawyer rights group who took on Veloso’s case as progressive groups carry on their last ditched efforts to save her from execution.
“The death penalty is widely considered to be a disproportionate penalty for drug-related offences.”
“The Army trained and armed these militia men which, according to them, will help keep the peace and fight communist rebels, but now civilians became their victims.”
“The Moro civilian residents should not bear the brunt of the war of retaliation being waged by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the name of justice for the death of the SAF commandos.’
“We are already earning little and working more than 12-hour shifts. Now under the piece rate system, we earn even less.”