Ka Eddik, one of the longest-held political prisoners in the Philippines passed away at the Philippine Heart Center last Jan 8, 2016.ka eddik PILC

In the perverted judicial system that detains people like Ka Eddik for 12 years and presumes their guilt until proven innocent, under a subservient judicial system that makes a mockery of release orders, and under a government that refuses to honour the Joint Agreement on Security and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG), the responsibility for the death of Eduardo Serrano (Ka Eddik to his friends and supporters) points to the Philippine government and its agencies. Continue Reading »

“As it stands now, we find Eduardo Serrano not ‘judicially charged’ under any resolution, information or amended information.”
MANILA – After 11 years in detention, a Quezon City court ordered the immediate release of Eduardo Serrano, a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), calling his incarceration “an outright mockery” of the Constitution. Continue Reading »

Submitted on Tue, 01/13/2015 – 11:06 Karapatan National Press release
“This is no time to deny the existence of political prisoners in the country. Political prisoners, especially the elderly and the ailing, should be included in the releases during the Papal visit,” this was the call issued by Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay to the Aquino government. PW-papal-visit-human-rights-featured-644x322

Three ailing political prisoners had died under the Aquino regime due to inappropriate medical attention and inadequate health care facilities in prison. “More importantly, the people whom we call political prisoners should not be in jail in the. No one should be imprisoned because of their political beliefs and actions, much more charging them criminal offenses,” Palabay said. Continue Reading »

Sun, 01/11/2015 – 14:39 Karapatan National Press release

Five days before the arrival of Pope Francis, political prisoners at Camp Bagong Diwa started their hunger strike yesterday January 10, which will last up to January 19, the Pope’s departure from the Philippines. Continue Reading »

Press Statement July 31, 2014

Karapatan welcomes release of POW, asks GPH to reciprocate by releasing political prisoners

“We welcome the release of the four prisoners of war by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. We view the release as a gesture of goodwill in the peace negotiation with the Philippine government. It is about time the Aquino administration releases political prisoners to reciprocate the NDFP’s act and to honor its commitment as stated in the 2011 GPH-NDFP Oslo Joint Statement,” said Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan. Continue Reading »

Press Release
30 July 2014

Political prisoners end fast, laud people’s show of unity vs. DAP

The political prisoners ended their four-day fast that started in July 25 to July 28, the day BS Aquino delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA). The political prisoners lauded the “People’s SONA” saying it was a “meaningful show of people’s unity against the presidential pork, the Disbursement Acceleration Program, and all that DAP represents—a corrupt and bankrupt bureaucracy.” Continue Reading »

PPs fast 3 day SONA

Front row from left: Rex Villaflor, Arlyn Paneo, Beni Tiamzon (standing) (ndfp peace consultant), Wilma Austria Tiamzon (ndfp peace consultant), Rep.Silvestre Bello (visitor), Rita Baua (visitor), Rey Gamarra (ndfp peace consultant), Gloria Almonte;
2nd row from left: Loraine Villaflor (partially hidden), Ed Serrano (ndfp peace consultant), Joel Enano, Jeosie Nepa, Dionisio Almonte, Ramon Argente."

Third day of fasting by the political prisoners at Camp Crame, National Bilibid Prison (National Penitentiary) and Bicutan Jail. The fasting is the protest by the political prisoners against the Aquino State of the Nation Address (SONA) — protest against the regime and its plunder with the DAP and its continuing to oppress and make lives miserable for the masses.

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pix with pps fast SONA

“To show their disgust to the BS Aquino administration, political prisoners start their fast today up to BS Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 28,” announced Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general. Rights groups led by Karapatan and Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) staged protest actions in solidarity with the political prisoners’ call to JAIL THE PLUNDERERS! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS! Continue Reading »

free ed serrano banner

HR advocates picket with  banners and placards to free Eduardo Serrano and all PPs, Sept 16, 2013, in front of the  Q.C. Regional Trial Court. See http://freeallpps.wordpress.com/tag/eduardo-serrano/


Karapatan slams PNP over Visits to Political Prisoners


1:41 pm | Monday, December 30th, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Members of human rights group Karapatan have denounced the Philippine National Police after they were barred from visiting four political prisoners at the police custodial center in Camp Crame last Sunday.


Aside from Karapatan chairpserson Marie Hilao Enriquez, the PNP also did not allow the rights group’s secretary general, Cristina Palabay, and Defend Job Philippines project officer Ivy Joy Valencia to visit National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultants Eduardo Sarmiento, Eduardo Serrano and Renante Gamara and another political prisoner Ramon Argente last Sunday.

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