Why I am on an Indefinite Hunger Strike
This June 11, 2012, I will have a hearing where Judge Sylva Paderanga of Regional Trial Court Branch 25 is expected to rule on our pending motion to implement my temporary transfer to Cebu Provincial and Detention Center (CPDRC) consistent with the Court’s Order dated January 30, 2012. It is unfortunate that Judge Paderanga’s order directing CPDRC to “allow my stay” at the said facility has remained unimplemented for four months now.
I am protesting this by way of my indefinite hunger strike starting Friday, June 1, 2012.
I do not deserve to be detained at Camp Lapu-lapu. Among other reasons, this was where I was first brought after I was abducted more than three years ago, where I was subjected to torture and human rights violations before I was finally turned over to the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO).
I sincerely hope Judge Paderanga will exercise good sense and fairness in view of my indefinite hunger strike, and in resolving the issue of my immediate transfer and temporary detention at CPDRC.
N.B. Ramon Patriarca is a political detainee charged with rebellion, formerly detained at Danao City Jail but for flimsy reasons was transferred to Cebu Provincial Detention Reformatory Center (CPDRC). The Cebu governor, not following court order and in collaboration with AFP Central Command, maneuvered to have him transferred to AFP Central Command, Camp Lapulapu, Lahug, Cebu City where he is presently detained.