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Duterte may free communist rebs

Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte may release jailed communist rebels in an effort to restart peace talks aimed at ending a decades-old insurgency that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Manila, Philippines – The National Union of People’s Lawyers or (NUPL) Tuesday reiterated that there are some 360 political prisoners still languishing in various jails around the country contrary to claims by Malacañang that there are no more political prisoners. Atty. Edre Olalia, NUPL Secretary General, made the assertion in reaction to the recent statement […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – The Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) has asked President Benigno S. Aquino III release all political prisoners, especially the elderly and sickly among them. “The Marcos military government imprisoned hundreds of political prisoners to muffle the people’s resistance against the dictatorial rule of Marcos. The President’s mother, […]

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