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Friday, December 10, 2010

Sa kanilang paglaya

"Lalaya kami. Naniniwala kami na lalaya rin kami. At sa araw ng aming paglaya, ipinapangako namin na kami ay agad babalik sa kumunidad at sa pagsisilbi sa sambayanang malaon ng pinagkaitan ng serbisyong pangkalusugan" 

-43 Health Workers in their 4th month of detention

Tama nga ang Morong 43, lalaya sila. Ganon pa man, ang naging desisyon ni Aquino na ipag-utos sa Department of Justice ang pagwi-withdraw sa mga kaso laban sa ‘Morong 43’ ay isang tagumpay na hindi dapat ikonsidera bilang bahagi ng kagandahang loob ng gobyerno. Ito ay bunga ng puspusang pakikibaka ng mga kapamilya, kaanak, kaibigan at tagasuporta ng mga detinidong health workers.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

RIGHTS 3 (A compilation of human rights themed short films and public service advertisements)

RIGHTS is a pioneering compilation of independently produced - human rights themed short films/public service advertisements (PSAs). Initiated by Southern Tagalog Exposure and the Free Jonas Burgos Movement in 2007, RIGHTS exposes the incessant human rights hostilities in the Philippines. It is an open and continuing call for filmmakers to participate in the growing movement to defend and uphold human rights.

This third compilation of RIGHTS is an initiative of Southern Tagalog Exposure, Free Jonas Burgos Movement, Artists' Arrest and KARAPATAN Southern Tagalog.

One Love: Progressives declare LGBT rights are human rights


People's organizations join the annual Pride March in the Philippines to show their solidarity with lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) in their quest for recognition, tolerance and equal treatment in Philippine society.

Bayan Muna Partylist, Gabriela, Makabayan and PROGAY enjoin different LGBT groups in an advocacy march. Bayan Muna, a first time participant in the annual event won the "most spirited contingent" award. 

Kodao Productions: Jaime de Guzman

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Statement of the Morong 43 on Day 1 of their Hunger Strike

December 3, 2010
Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan

Today we begin our hunger strike. This is the only course of action left us to end our continued illegal detention, there being no clear action by the government for our unconditional release.

On December 6, we will be on our 10th month in detention. We were arrested last February 6 by a joint AFP-PNP operation based on a defective warrant. We were tortured physically and psychologically, deprived of sleep, subjected to various indignities, threatened with harm, denied legal counsel for several days and illegally detained until now. Planted evidence was used and false charges were filed against us. Our human rights continue to be violated. Every day in jail is an injustice to us.