As of Nov. 30, there are 491 political prisoners in the country, based on Karapatan data. Of these, 220 were arrested under President Aquino’s term. There are 53 ailing prisoners, 43 female prisoners, 42 elderly, and six minors.
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MANILA – Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro has finally faced the Lumad children and their teachers in a dialogue on Dec. 2, but only to disappoint them. Madella Santiago, spokeswoman of SOS Network, said Sec. Luistro has failed to heed their group’s demand especially the revocation of DepEd Memorandum Order 221. The Save Our…