Inquirer.Net But while Mr. Aquino seems to be passionate in working for the release of Suu Kyi, he does not seem to be very concerned about the detention for the past nine months by government forces of 43 health workers … From all indications, the arrest of the 43 was highly irregular and unjust. The President himself said a review of the case showed that the soldiers who raided the resthouse had an arrest warrant for only one person who was not even at the resort at the time. … Yes, it’s not just Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma who should be freed. Let’s start in our own backyard. “Free the 43!”—The Philippine Daily Inquirer Nov 9, 2010 Editorial Photo from www.arkibongbayan.org
Free the 43 is a song for the 43 health workers illegally arrested and detained by the military.
Music and Lyrics by Carl Lopez / Arrangement by Renato Reyes and Aki Merced / Sung by Aki Merced / Guitars and Harmocia performed by Renato Reyes / Sound Engineering and Mixing by Karl Ramirez / Recorded at Kodao Productions
(NOTE: This is the second essay Atty. Foja has written about the illegally detained health workers, a. k. a. the Morong 43, and forwarded to her friends and colleagues to publish online. Click here for the first essay.)
Yesterday was my second trip to Camp Capinpin. The visit was organized by Gabriela and Gabriela Women’s Party and arranged by the Office of the good Senator, Jamby Madrigal. It was dubbed: “Women Lawyers and Women Legislators visit the Women Detainees” with the objective of probing deeper the allegations of sexual abuses committed against the women detainees and getting first-hand details from the women-detainees themselves. Continue reading →