“To the president, I can only hope that you heed the calls of the masses and end this pattern of disappearances and human rights violations. I hope to see a nation whose leaders direct their efforts not to oppression but to what its countrymen need.”
Families of the disappeared gathered on Nov. 2 at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani to remember their loved ones who are believed to have been abducted by state forces.
Isang komiks na nagpupugay sa dalawang aktibistang dinukot, at lumaya.
“Our strength and determination mirror the struggles faced by numerous families across the nation who persistently seek answers regarding their missing loved ones.”
“It is frustrating that government agencies are violating RA 10353. We just want to know if our loved ones are in the custody of Nolcom or not,” Eli Capuyan, Dexter’s brother, said. “It’s been 40 days since the two went missing.”
The search for missing activists Dexter Capuyan and Gene Roz “Bazoo” de Jesus continue, as more activists are reported missing.
Families of the disappeared commemorate their loved ones on All Souls Day, decrying what they described as the “state’s apparent disregard for accountability and justice.”
Two days apart this week, two important commemorations took place. One evoked a resounding plea for long-delayed justice; the other, for the resumption of peace negotiations to attain just and lasting peace. In each case, concerned groups and advocates urged President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to act positively.
“We still call for justice up to now. Compensation will just pass by our hands. I hope that the next generation will continue our fight.”
Mula kay Marcos at ngayon, balik kay Marcos, hindi tumigil ang karahasan ng estado.
“This is déjà vu: Marcos in power, ordinary citizens as desaparecidos. Lest we forget, the massive human rights violations 50 years ago did not end well with the Marcoses.”