They have come to tell their stories on how the Armed Forces of the Philippines sow terror in their communities. On the third day of the Manilakbayan contingent in Metro Manila, they already experienced how the Philippine National Police used force to drive them away and to protect the US Embassy.
"The battle for Palparan's real detention maybe far from his long sought conviction, but the mothers of Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan do not compromise in every step of the way. And we are with them," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said. Their group, with the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL), announced today that mothers Linda Cadapan and Concepcion Empeno filed last Thursday, November 20, a Motion for Certiorari to the Court of Appeals.
“The justness of the calls of the Manilakbayan ng Mindanao for food and peace is emphasized when on November 11, almost 400 individuals evacuated from Rosario and Bunawan, Agusan del Sur due to military operations of the 75th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA). One was killed during said operation, while two remain missing,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay.
"His government is shameless. He is impunity personified. His name is Noynoy 'Impunity' Aquino," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said on the eve of the International Day to End Impunity, November 23.
“There is madness going on right before our eyes with witnesses and potential witnesses being killed one by one. The Ampatuans may be in jail but their power has not diminished. They are still able to silence witnesses. But what is BS Aquino government doing?" Palabay asked.