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Philippine Human Rights Updates
Editor's Note on Political Prisoners
Volume 24 Number 1
Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:51
During the height of martial law, the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP) established the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) in 1974 to respond to growing cases of arbitrary arrests and detention.  Now, 37 years later, TFDP still exists because of the continued prevalence of cases of arbitrary arrests and detention of so-called political offenders.
This issue is a tribute to the political prisoners and detainees languishing in different detention centers nationwide.  The government has continued its practice of criminalizing political offenses. Of the 306 political prisoners and detainees documented by TFDP as of August 15, 2011, only 31 have been charged with rebellion.  The others have been charged with common crimes.
During the height of martial law, the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP) established the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) in 1974 to respond to growing cases of arbitrary arrests and detention.  Now, 37 years later, TFDP still exists because of the continued prevalence of cases of arbitrary arrests and detention of so-called political offenders.
This issue is a tribute to the political prisoners and detainees languishing in different detention centers nationwide.  The government has continued its practice of criminalizing political offenses. Of the 306 political prisoners and detainees documented by TFDP as of August 15, 2011, only 31 have been charged with rebellion.  The others have been charged with common crimes.
 
Free All Political Prisoners
Volume 24 Number 1
Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:51

Since the establishment of Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) in 1974, it has worked for the release of all political prisoners and detainees.

Let TFDP’s statements and press releases in the recent past serve as an update on the status of TFDP’s campaign for the freedom of the political prisoners.

Highlighted in most of the recent statements was the campaign for the release of Mariano Umbrero based on humanitarian grounds. Umbrero was a political prisoner who had cancer.  Unfortunately, Umbrero passed away without having experienced the sweet taste of freedom.

 
Freedom 8
Volume 24 Number 1
Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:51

Eight political prisonsers were granted conditional pardon with parole conditions by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.  After more than a decade of political detention and punishment by the State, Orlando Bundalian Jr., Ruperto Lopez Jr., Pedro Madera, Pedro Pascual, Anacleto Mercader, Rogelio Galero, Mariano Reyes and Rodolfo Tubera were released at last this July 8, 2010 from the Maximum Compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa eight days after the former president’s term ended.

The eight (8) were part of the almost 300 political prisoners and political detainees languishing in various detention centers nationwide because of their political beliefs and actions that the State perceive as a threat to its existence. While their release is a welcome development, it is just a small token compared to the injustice, violations of human rights and suppression that are bestowed to all human rights defenders and freedom fighters. Their release reunites them with their wives and children, mothers, fathers, siblings, relatives and friends, who for decades waited and struggled for the attainment of their freedom.

 

 
Human Rights and Development The Proposed Construction of Pulangi Dam 5
Volume 24 Number 1
Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:51

by Rita Melecio

 

The proposed construction of Pulangi Dam 5 in the province of Bukidnon will endanger the lives of the Christians, Moros, indigenous peoples, and other vulnerable sectors living alongside the Pulangi River.
According to Rogelio C. Lahunay, also known as Datu Pindulonan, one of the tribal chieftains in Kibawe, Bukidnon, the indigenous community currently has a divided stand about the proposed construction of the Pulangi dam. There are those who are in favor since they believe that the construction of the dam will mean development.  While there are those who are against it for it will mean the destruction of their land, which is their life and existence.
The proposed construction of Pulangi Dam 5 in the province of Bukidnon will endanger the lives of the Christians, Moros, indigenous peoples, and other vulnerable sectors living alongside the Pulangi River.
According to Rogelio C. Lahunay, also known as Datu Pindulonan, one of the tribal chieftains in Kibawe, Bukidnon, the indigenous community currently has a divided stand about the proposed construction of the Pulangi dam. There are those who are in favor since they believe that the construction of the dam will mean development.  While there are those who are against it for it will mean the destruction of their land, which is their life and existence.

 

 
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