MANILA – On Nov. 6, lawyers, law students, family and friends commemorated the first death anniversary of human rights lawyer, Benjamin Ramos. Ramos, lawyer of the poor and farmers in Negros was shot dead on Nov. 6, 2018 in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Among the last cases he handled was the case of the Sagay…
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“I urge the lawyers here to continue genuinely fighting for the people. Ben would always say there is nothing wrong with organizing and there is nothing wrong in defending the oppressed.”
“From Day 1, the respondents only issued general denials, resorting to technicalities instead of answering our petition.”
“The audacity in yakking against us to our extreme prejudice outside the courtroom could not be matched by any modicum of fortitude by at least showing up in court.”
To my father, this is for you. Thank you so much for convincing me to go to UP. You have always been, and always will be my inspiration. I will continue your fight.
In an urgent alert posted at Karapatan – Negros Facebook account, the printed photos were thrown inside one of the houses of a local peasant leader there.
“It is a painful price we have to pay sometimes in the service of the people and as a pledge to the next generations we will leave behind.”