IN AQUINO’S TWO YEARS IN MALACAṄANG:
PEACE IS STILL A PRISONER
We at Malaybalay City Jail joined the call to free all political Prisoners nationwide through a General, Unconditional and Omnibus Amnesty Proclamation.
Although past regimes and the present one branded us “enemies of the state” it is nonetheless comforting that the Filipino masses hailed us as friends of the People for it is the people’s welfare, the people’s demand for equality, for justice and freedom from domestic and foreign exploitation and oppression that hitherto we are fighter for.
It is the belief that has landed three hundred sixty three (363) principled people to various prison and detention centers nationwide including ten (10) political prisoners in the Northern Mindanao Region.
The struggle for national liberation and democracy is an imprescriptible and inalienable right. It is guaranteed by natural, moral and universal laws of humanity. Even the American Declaration of independence clearly stipulated that it is right to rebel against an unjust and oppressive system.
Thus it is wrong, very very wrong to align us revolutionaries on the same place with common criminals for what we seek is to ensure that the political status of our country be free from any foreign interference and domination.
This July 16 to 23, 2012 we added up our voices in joining the resounding calls of political prisoners in prisons and detention centers nationwide: Free ALL Political Prisoners through a General, Unconditional and Omnibus Amnesty Proclamation!.
If Zionist Israel did release its more than a thousand Palestinian political prisoners why can’t Aquino III release the three hundred sixty three (363) political prisoners who were many of them arbitrarily arrested?
If Burma’s military-backed president did release the more or less six hundred fifty nine (659) political prisoners why can’t Aquino III do the same to three hundred sixty three (363) political prisoners in the country languishing in jails and detention centers?
Aquino ought to listen the stinging criticism of his administration’s dismal performance by the Universal Periodic Review, a mechanism established by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN), in prosecuting human rights abusers.
By: Pedro Heyrana Codaste and Randy Hebia
Malaybalay City Jail
Patpat, Malaybalay, Bukidnon
Thru Karapatan – NMR Karapatan_cdo@yahoo.com