Political prisoners on hunger strike; fellow inmates shave head, wear henna tattoo to show support

Batangas City – Showing their support for seven political prisoners who went on hunger strike last Saturday, fellow inmates in the Batangas Provincial Jail shaved their heads and wore a henna tattoo with the slogan “Free the Batangas 7.” A total of 30 inmates had their head shaved while 60 had a henna tattoo. The … Continue reading

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“Lester”

Noong Disyembre 23, 2010, nawalan ang sambayanan ng isang mabuting anak ng bayan. Sa edad na 19, pinaslang si Stephen Lester Barrientos ng mga sundalo sa ilalim ng 80th Infantry Battalion ng Philippine Army. Sinamantala ni Lester ang pagkakataon na mayroong kasunduang tigil-putukan sa pagitan ng gubyerno at ng mga rebolusyonaryong CPP-NPA-NDFP. Dumalaw siya sa … Continue reading

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Press Release: S. Tagalog rights group condemn continuing military operations despite ceasefire agreement

Human rights group KARAPATAN-Southern Tagalog (KARAPATAN-ST) in a statement today called on the Aquino administration to police their troops as military operations continue in Quezon province despite the temporary ceasefire agreement agreed upon by the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

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Press Release: Bangkay ng kabataang pinaslang sa Occ. Mindoro, natagpuan na, kaibigan at kapamilya, hinaras ng militar

“Basag ang mukha sa may bahagi ng panga, may tama [ng baril] sa tagiliran at namatay ng mulat.” Ito ang deskripsyon sa larawan ng bangkay ng isang kabataang nasawi sa nakaraang opensibang atake ng militar sa Occidental Mindoro noong Disyembre 23, 2010.

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