Peace consultant Eduardo Sarmiento was sentenced to 20 to 40 years imprisonment by Judge Myra Bayot Quiambo of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 203, yesterday, December 11, onthe basis of trumped up criminal charge of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.
On 2013 HR Day commemoration: Burning of “P-Noy the Destroyer” symbolizes people’s anger and discontentSubmitted on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:12
"BS Aquino’s appointment of Gen. Panfilo Lacson as 'rehabilitation czar' in typhoon-affected areas is the same as appointing Gen. Jovito Palparan to a plum civilian position in government. Nothing in Lacson’s bloody record indicate his competence to handle the rehabilitation of communities affected by typhoon Yolanda. In fact, he is most known as a notorious torturer during Martial Law, and his involvement in high-profile case of rights abuses such as the disappearance of PR consultant Salvador “Bubby” Dacer in November 2000,” said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay.
Detained NDFP consultants go on fast, protest continued detention, calls for resumption of peace talksSubmitted on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:16
International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War
Peace consultants of the National Democratic Front join other political prisoners in a ten-day fast/hunger strike to protest their “continued detention, the unabated human rights violations, the continuing corruption in the government and the ineptitude of the BS Aquino Aquino regime in responding to the people’s situation in the areas hit by typhoon Haiyan.”
Political prisoner Ramon Patriarca today started holding a hunger strike to call for the release of all political prisoners and as a symbolic gesture to keep the people’s vigilance alive in the fight against pork barrel and all its forms.