For the Filipino masses, especially the farmers, Kerima Lorena Tariman is a hero. No amount of terrorist-tagging can erase that.
“Unions are integral to the struggle for those rights, because without a union, what do workers have?”
“Under International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Convention, Raca is a prisoner of war and hors de combat, by virtue of her being under the custody of the Marines,” Karapatan-ST said in a statement. “She has rights that should be ensured by the authorities that currently have her.”
And the life of Ka Oris, a lifetime of service to the revolutionary struggle where he sparkled as one of its brightest red stars, is the loudest testimony to this shared cause.
Jeffrey Bajo Delos Reyes is currently at the provincial hospital in Calapan City and is in critical condition after being shot in the head. He is 37 years old and has been in jail since September 2016.
Kerima, after witnessing so much brutality wielded by the state against the rural poor, decided to take up arms. “She might have chosen a different form of struggle but she had the same revolutionary objective: to break the land monopoly of landlords and big corporations,” UMA said.
Lahat ng apat na kinapanayam ni David—sina Ka Omar, Ka Lorna, Rogelio, at Ka Roland—ay pawang mga namatayan ng mga mahal sa buhay dahil sa militarisasyon. Sila mismo ang nagsaad na ito ang pangunahing dahilan ng kanilang pagsapi sa kilusan. Pansinin kung paano ito tinunggali ni David nang sabihin niyang naiipit lamang sa magkabilang panig ang sitio, na parang tinangay lamang sila ng agos at walang sariling pagpapasya. Ibinababa lamang sa personal na tunggalian at paghihiganti ang usapin ng tunggalian sa uri at hustisyang panlipunan.
“Oppressive lockdowns and widespread joblessness are causing grave hardships on the masses, stoking widespread anger, rousing them to fight back and inciting more and more people to join the armed resistance to fight and seek the ouster of the US-Duterte regime.”
The CPP reported that the steady expansion of the areas of operation of the NPA renders large-scale AFP operations ineffective as the government troops fail to encircle and overpower the smaller NPA units.
“The regime is setting the stage for all-out suppression of democratic rights using ‘anti-terrorism’ as pretext.”
“While other kids marvel at Star Wars, we had real heroes for parents.” — VJ Topacio