We, detained peace consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and other political prisoners here in Camp Bagong Diwa, strongly condemn the brutal assaults, killings, other acts of violence and gross violations of human rights committed by reactionary police forces against the hungry peasants and lumad, who, since March 30, have massed […]
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Sa mga kapamilya, kaibigan at iba pang minahal sa buhay, sa mga nakasama at natulungan sa mga pakikipaglaban at pagtatanggol sa interes ng mga inaapi, kabilang na ang maraming kapwa namin bilanggong pulitikal at iba pang mamamayang pinag-alayan ni Kasamang Attorney Emilio Bermas ng kusang-loob at taos-pusong trabaho at ng kanyang buo at tanging buhay. […]
Maraming taon na mula nang nawala ang tinig mo sa radyo at mga balita sa mga pahayagan ukol sa mga tinatalakay mo… Nakaabot na lamang sa amin na yumao ka na, Ka Roger, ngunit nagduda at hindi ito makumpirma ng mga pwersa ng AFP at Pulisya, na walang tigil ang paghahanap sa iyo sa napakaraming sulok ng bansa.
Sa mahal na kabiyak na si Remedios, mga anak at iba pang kapamilya, kaibigan, nakabalikat sa trabaho, sa mga simulain at pagkilos para sa mga kapwa magbubukid, mga kababayan at iba pang kasamahan sa pakikibaka ni Ka Nestor Villanueva, kaming mga nakasama rin niya sa pagkilos at nabisita rin na mga bilanggong pulitikal dito sa Camp Bagong Diwa ay lubos na nakikiramay sa kanyang pagyao sa edad na 58 taong-gulang, nitong Pebrero 27, dulot ng paglala ng kanyang sakit na TB.
Starting five days before the January 15 arrival of Pope Francis I in our country, we, political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa, went on fasting/hunger strike. And during the five days of his actual visit to our country bringing along “mercy and compassion”, we proceeded to go on hunger strike.
We, political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa, join other political prisoners across the country in going on fasting and hunger strike starting with the southward funeral march today, January 12, until the burial in January 17 of the body of deceased NDFP Peace Consultant and staunch fighter for the rights of indigenous peoples, peasants and other exploited and oppressed people, foully arrested, charged as another person, suffered a snail-paced course of justice and held as political prisoner for more than 11 years — Ka Eddik Serrano.
We expressed appreciation that, as a 3rd party facilitator, the RNG has been supporting the NDFP-GRP/GPH peace talks that has been on and off for some 15 years now, and running. Our appreciation has been more so, as we recognized from our discussions with them, that the RNG continues with enthusiasm its commitment to support the NDFP-GRP/GPH peace talks — even in the face of several snags in the peace talks, even as we realistically assessed that there is very little chance now that the present ruling regime would still pursue the NDFP-GRP/GPH peace talks, and even as the present ruling regime is still trying to obtain congressional approval for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.
On the occason of the International Day of Solidarity for Political Prisoners, we, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultants and other political prisoners detained in Camp Bagong Diwa, express our warmest solidarity with all political prisoners in the country and the world, with whom we raise high our urgent calls for justice, human rights, political and socio-economic reforms, peace and freedom.
We, political prisoners, hail the marchers, and other participants and supporters — along the way, and even in other far away places — of the October 2015 Manilakbayan.