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9 activists supporting Luisita farmers’ agrarian claims released

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Seven agrarian reform advocates and two staff members of Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap’s office were released at 6 p.m. on Thursday after three days of detention for allegedly destroying three security outposts in Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac province during a fact-finding mission.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Poet Acosta wants political detainees freed

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Activist poet Ericson Acosta, who was formally freed from government detention on Tuesday, pledged to lead a national campaign to free all political prisoners in the country.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Samar court orders release of Ericson Acosta from jail

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The Gandara Samar Regional Trial Court ordered the release of cultural worker and poet Ericson Acosta after the Department of Justice (DOJ) withdrew the criminal case filed against him.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ericson Acosta will be free soon—De Lima

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Activist poet Ericson Acosta will soon be a free man and satisfy his desperate yearning for “sea and sky.”

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOJ junks criminal case vs cultural worker

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has granted the two-year old request of cultural worker and poet Ericson Acosta to drop the criminal case filed against him.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Finally, DOJ takes notice of poet-activist’s plea

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday ordered the “immediate disposition” of a petition for review filed by detained poet-activist Ericson Acosta, who is currently confined at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Temporary freedom for detained activist-poet Ericson Acosta

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A poet-activist detained for more than a year in Samar for possession of explosives was temporarily freed by the court to undergo medical treatment at the National Kidney Center in Manila.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pa bewails DOJ inaction on Ericson Acosta

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A father whose son has been in military detention in Samar for the past 22 months has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) why it has not issued a resolution on his petition for a review of his son’s allegedly illegal arrest and detention.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Artists hold ‘eat-in’ to protest abuses

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Artists, writers and teachers at the University of the Philippines on Sunday held an “eat-in” to put a spotlight on the Aquino administration’s failure to stop human rights abuses ahead of the United Nations’ review of its members’ rights records in Geneva on May 29.

Posted: May 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace wants formal requests filed on political prisoners’ amnesty plea

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Malacañang wants over 300 prisoners, who said they were jailed for their political beliefs, to file formal requests for amnesty.

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

356 political prisoners go on hunger strike

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Since his imprisonment in February, once frail and wan poet-songwriter Ericson Acosta has put on 10-12 pounds, a weight gain that has equipped him with strength and endurance for an ongoing hunger strike.

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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