Paskuhan sa Kampo 09
On Political Prisoners
Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:01

DSC09152December 8,2009. Student Volunteers and Staff of De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde's Center for Social Action joined TFDP in PSK 09 - New Bilibid Prison

PSK_MMDJ_09_smallDecember 14,2009. Students from Bukluran Student Alliance in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) posed with political detainees and TFDP in PSK 09 - MMDJ

bat3smallDecember 15,2009. Political detainees, their relatives and representatives of Balay Rehabilitation Center, Medical Action Group and KPD in TFDP's PSK 09 - Bataan Provincial Jail

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:32
Kalayaan at Pagbabago!!!
On Political Prisoners
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 01:02


December 12,2009. Tula ni Ka Oka na isang Detenidong Pulitikal sa Manila City Jail na kanyang isinulat para sa Paskuhan sa Kampo '09

Mga detenido

at bilanggong pulitikal

Kung gaya ng ibon...

lilipad sa kalawakan

Upang makalaya

sa loob ng bilangguan.


Kalooban panatagin

Prinsipyo'y hawakan

Sigaw ng bayan,


Baguhin ang lipunang



Dapat na ibigay

ang tunay na hustisya.

Maunlad na sambayanan

Tungo sa kapayapaan.



Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:35
5 Dumagats to file torture charges vs military
On Torture
Saturday, 12 December 2009 17:39

12/11/2009 | 10:40 PM

Five members of the indigenous Dumagat tribe are set to file torture charges against members of the military who allegedly abducted and subjected them to physical abuse in Aurora province last week.

The alleged victims – Rolan Corpuz, Junjun Acleto, Ricky Torres, Lolit Agbayani, and Edwin Buryo – claimed they were abducted by 10 fully-armed military personnel last December 1 in the province's Barangay Mukalapa on suspicion that they were members of the New People’s Army.

The Dumagats claimed that the alleged abductors kicked and punched them several times while being held captive, before they were eventually released four days later.

Major General Ireneo Espino of the Philippine Army's 7th Infantry Division in Aurora, however, told GMANews.TV that he was not aware of the incident involving military personnel under his command.

“We will have to check on that. This is the only time I heard of such an incident," he said in a phone interview.

The Dumagats, who were flown to Manila through the help of non-government organizations are now in the custody of a priest in Quezon City and are readying torture charges against their alleged abductors.

“We want this to be the test case of the Anti-Torture Law recently signed by President (Gloria Macapagal) Arroyo. Natatakot na silang bumalik sa lugar nila dahil sa nangyari (They are already afraid to go back to their place because of what happened)," Task Force Detainees of the Philippines' Rommel Yamzon told GMANews.TV in a phone interview on Friday.

President Arroyo signed last month Republic Act 9745 or the Anti-Torture Law, which criminalizes torture and other inhuman forms of punishment.

The said law defines torture as an act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for purposes such as obtaining information, or intimidating another person.

Yamzon also that the victims would also petition for a writ of amparo to ensure their protection. - ANDREO C. CALONZO, GMANews.TV

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2009 17:42
Five Persons Were Abducted and Tortured in Dingalan, Aurora Province
On Torture
Saturday, 12 December 2009 09:00



The victims from indigenous tribe called “Dumagat”, namely: Rolan Corpuz, 20; Jun-jun Acleto, 17; Ricky Torres, 21; Lolit Agbayani; and a local trader who is Edwin Buryo, 30+, of Barangay Mukalapa were abducted at around 6:00pm on December 1, 2009  happened in Barangay Dikapinisan while staying in a house of a certain “Jun”, after days of hunting nest of a rare bird called “Layang-layang”.

According to the victims, they were surprised when they were apprehended by around 10 fully-armed military personnel without any reason. They said that they were frisked by the military and asked them to present a residence certificate for their identification. After they failed to present a residence certificate, the military brought them to their detachment. At said place, they claimed that they were tortured.

The victims said that they were tied separately in four cornered posts of the detachment. The military told them to cooperate and confirm their knowledge about the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in the area. They even offered Rolan P10,000.00 as a reward once he reveal the place where armed rebels kept their ammunitions. He appealed to the military that they do know nothing about it and that they were in the area just for hunting. Irked with his answer, the interrogator choked Rolan. After a few seconds, he was pushed and simultaneously kicked in the chest, stomach and back by two military personnel. Then the military took their attention on Ricky. He was also kicked several times in different parts of the body which was witnessed by Rolan. Jun-jun on the other hand was punched in the stomach and was whipped by a certain “Sergeant Moreno” using a steel pipe. The military threatened to kill each one of them if they unable to divulge any knowledge about the armed rebel group. At this stage, Rolan was terrified and eventually forced to admit that he is a NPA member.

On December 2, the victims were accompanied by the military towards the mountain they called “Balagbag” in Barangay Alasanay to search for the firearms supposedly buried by Rolan. The military tied their waist and hands by a rope to ensure that they will not escape. They were with the military for two days in the forest and were also forced to act as guide in identifying the NPA’s hideouts.

On December 3, 2009, Lolit and Rolan were able to escape from their captors. Rolan was able slip down a cliff near a river away and immediately went towards a small passenger vessel going towards Brgy. Kabog. Rolan went right away to the place of Fr. Pete Montallana in Barangay Ibona to call for help. Rolan said that until now he has no information as to where Lolit is including her present situation.

On December 5, Jun-jun, Ricky and Edwin were released by the military.

Rolan, Jun-jun and Edwin are presently here in Manila and in custody of Fr. Pete Montallana who is planning to file charges against the perpetrators together with other non-government organizations.

Contact Person:

Rommel Yamzon, RDIP-Luzon
Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP)
45 St. Mary Street, Cubao Quezon City
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Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2009 09:05
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