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Jailed mother and her fighter

He will only go with people in a yellow t-shirt. Baby Payter (Tagalog pronunciation of ‘Fighter”) was about to be brought out Taguig City Jail Female dorm away from his mother, Miradel Torres, a political prisoner who is detained there, along with hundreds of women detainees wearing yellow tshirts. 

Ideals and Iron Bars

"When I was a kid, some of my teachers, pag nalalaman nilang political prisoner yung dad ko, pinagsasalita ako in front of the class.” Dimpy Jazmines, 43, son

Cenon Sambola, elderly political prisoner jailed in place of his son

Cenon Sambola, a 60-year old elderly and sickly detainee, has been a political prisoner for more than a year now, as a replacement for his son, Jerson. You read it right – as a replacement. 

Free NDFP peace consultant Tirso “Ka Bart” Alcantara!

Tirso Alcantara, 62 years old, is better known as the legendary New People's Army (NPA) commander "Ka Bart." He is one of the 22 National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultants, who has been detained since his arrest in early 2011.
Even before his arrest, foul fascist acts had been viciously waged against his family. 


For more than four years now, peasant leader Alexander “Ka Alex” Arias, 61, has continued to suffer cruel and unwarranted detention, compounded by the snail's pace of justice in the Philippines.

Freedom for the Iskolar ng Bayan

They had simple but big dreams. 

(Fr)Eedom is coming

As a new administration enters Malacañang with the promise of change, Maricon “Eedom” Montajes and over 500 political prisoners hope for a chance to be free.
photo from pinoyweekly 

On Justice Guarina's "Economic Nationalism: Voices from the Past"

The very well-written article "Economic Nationalism: Voices from the Past" (Commentary, Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 24, 2014) was for me quite refreshing, considering that it was surprisingly written by a former high court official, retired Court of Appeals Associate Justice Mario Guarina III.

Camp Bagong Diwa, during martial law and now

About 30 years ago, the Marcos martial law regime was claiming to have supposedly already “normalized” the country's situation, that accordingly necessitated the imposition of martial law in September 1972. In actual fact, the Marcos martial law regime was then still persisting with its fascist dictatorship.


EDCA: A threat to Filipino people's liberty and security

“My brother is not a pig!” This famous line of multi-awarded actor Ms. Nora Aunor in the 1976 movie, Minsa’y Isang Gamu-gamu (Once a Moth) is again a relevant line today as the United States government repositions and beefs up its military presence in the Philippines.

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