The counter-insurgency war is definitely anti-development; corruption and plunder is utterly anti-poor

August 23, 2006 at 6:05 am | Posted in Human Rights | 1 Comment

“Some guys have all the luck;
Some guys have all the pain”
–Rod Stewart, popular rock star
 
What does Jocjoc Bolante, Nani Perez, “Garci” Garcillano, Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia and Jovito Palparan have in common? They are those called by Rod Stewart as “some (of the) guys (who) have all the luck,” for they are Malacañang’s favorite operators, criminally condemned yet judicially unscathed.
 
And what does the Tagaytay 5, the Erap 5, the Batasan 6, the OFWs doomed in Lebanon, the 730 or so victims of political killings and the nursing students of Class 2006 have in common? They are those pertained by the British rock star as “some guys (who) have all the pain;” they who have been clear victims of the brutal and arbitrary conduct of the Arroyo government’s counter-insurgency war, and victims of state corruption and plunder.
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T5 Demands Equal Protection of Law, Decries Railroading of Case

August 14, 2006 at 3:30 am | Posted in Campaigns | Leave a comment

Today, August 14, 2006, a new chapter unveils in the slow, tortuous saga of the Tagaytay 5 even as we continue to demand that the Arroyo government respect the constitutional provisions on due process and equal protection of law.
 
Today we come again to the sala of the Honorable Judge Edwin G. Larida, Jr. of the Tagaytay Regional Trial Court Branch 18 for our court-imposed arraignment on the rebellion case maliciously imputed upon us by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Prosecutors Office and the PNP Police Regional Office 4-Calabarzon and the Cavite Phipippine National Police (PNP).
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Tagaytay 5 Vows To Continue Fight For Freedom and Rights

August 4, 2006 at 3:37 am | Posted in Campaigns | Leave a comment

100 days behind bars:
Tagaytay 5 Vows To Continue Fight For Freedom and Rights
 
Don’t be surprised when you see that
The Government oppresses the poor and
Denies them Justice and their rights.
Every official is protected by the one over him,
And both are protected by still higher officials
.”
– Ecclesiastes 5:8
 
August 6, 2006 marks the 100th day of our illegal arrest and arbitrary detention.  We mark this day with a Mass-Prayer for Freedom, Peace and Human Rights as we share with all peace-loving people of the world the commemoration of the 61st anniversary of the horrible atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima by the United States (US) war criminals.
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