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Rather than arrest Satur, why not train your guns on Cuenca who continues to squat on farmers’ land? March 13, 2007

Posted by s511 in agrarian reform, Human Rights, left killings, party-list system and elections, The Left.

In behalf of Akbayan, I condemn in the strongest possible terms the continuing persecution and impending arrest of Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo.  The more than twenty year old charge of multiple murder against Satur committed at the time he was under military detention reflects the same disdain by the authorities for justice and the rule of law that met the arrest of Rep. Crispin Beltran on trumped up charges over a year ago.


KMU and brethren do not own monopoly on outrage and grief January 24, 2007

Posted by s511 in Human Rights, left killings, The Left.

January 23, 2007

It is saddening that out of nowhere, the Kilusang Mayo Uno has now come out with a malicious release attacking Akbayan and its officers over the issue of extra-judicial killings.

They complain that Akbayan is using the issue for its own purpose. As if issues this grave could be owned by one group alone.

This sectarian behavior is unworthy and disturbing. We wonder whether it ever occurred to KMU for even one edifying moment that these killings include quite a number of Akbayan peasant leaders, mass movement members and local governmnet officials? The KMU seems to be saying that they and they alone have the right to protest gross human rights violations.


Manifestation on the Lingering case of Rep. Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran November 20, 2006

Posted by s511 in Human Rights, left killings, Political Crisis, Press Releases.
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November 14, 2006
Mr. speaker I would like to rise on a matter relating to the continued detention of Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran. It has been months since Ka Bel was arrested in the wake of the supposed February 24 botched coup attempt and the subsequent declaration of a State of National Emergency.