MANILA, August 30, 2011–In the commemoration of the International Day of the Disappeared today, people in New Zealand who are in solidarity with the people of the Philippines, urge President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III to help ease the pain and agony of the families and friends of the disappeared by surfacing them; or if […]
“Maybe he’s more Christian, for he’s known to be a devout Catholic, than Mrs. Arroyo. We are hoping that he’d do no Arroyo, in terms of human rights. We are continuously praying that these will all end up and soon, the tears that will roll down our cheeks will not be tears of fear, of loneliness, of longing; but tears of joy and praise to the Lord that they are now free and that justice had already served,” Allyn said in her last message to this writer.
Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan of Gabriela has expressed her fears that women members of the Morong 43 will continue to suffer sexual harassments if their incarceration will be prolonged.
This would be a test to the Anti-Torture Law of 2009: the Health Alliance for Democracy has revealed—the Morong 43 was heavily tortured, physically and mentally.
Relatives and friends of the 43 health workers arrested in Morong, Rizal over the weekend are asking the Supreme Court on Tuesday to issue a writ of habeas corpus even as they raised allegations the military has been torturing and violating the rights of the detainees.
Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair Leila de Lima was finally allowed to enter Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Rizal to look into the condition of 43 health workers arrested by the police and military over the weekend.
Friends and colleagues of Morong 43, the health workers arrested over the weekend in Morong, Rizal have decided to hold the filing of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus following reports that the detainees are undergoing inquest.