“We know that this can’t be solved overnight. But we only ask for consideration for the sick and the elderly.” By LILY DELA CRUZ Bulatlat.com MANILA – There are no more kubols or shanties inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, but many prisoners were left out with…
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“The NBP is a prison facility, not a cemetery.”
“The elderly and the sick are arrested on trumped-up charges while the convicted rapists are freed.”
Political prisoner Rachel Mariano freed after charges against her were dismissed by the court.
Miradel walked out from Camp Bagong Diwa Tuesday afternoon, July 23, no longer wearing an inmate’s orange garb but an aquamarine shirt and a huge smile.
“It is infuriating that the Duterte government wrongfully convicts activists and human rights advocates while the government forces behind human rights violations are parading free.”
“I would have wanted to thank the prosecution too for possibly an unexpected small mercy. But the ‘Opposition’ it filed against Vic’s medical motion is only too clear about its high regard for neither the right to health nor the right to life, and its incapacity to appreciate the difference between a tiny prison clinic and a real hospital—unless your name is Imelda or Gloria or Enrile.”
The NDFP consultants are charged with common crimes to hide the political motive behind their arrest and detention and to portray them as ordinary criminals. Their lawyers have maintained that the evidence against them were planted.
Ni OLIVER B. ROSALES Isang pares kami ng mga mata Matalim at malinaw Mabibigo ang mga halimaw Pigilang makakita Isang pares kami ng mga bibig Pigilan man at igapos Malayang mananatili Matatag at hindi manginginig Isang pares kami ng mga paa Tiyak at panatag Bnabagtas na animo’y may pakpak Sa daang ‘di man kaaya-aya Isang…
“Political prisoners are a symbol of unpeace and injustice. They must be freed.”