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13 Convicts on Death Row are over 70 yrs old, say Lawyers

April 7, 2000 · 

AT least 13 of the 981 men now on death row are more than 70 years old and should have been given the lighter sentence of reclusion perpetual the Free Legal Assistant Group (Flag) said yesterday.

Maria Socono Diokno, Flag secretary general, noted that the elderly inmates, mostly convicted rapists, have been languishing at the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prisons awaiting the Supreme Court’s review of their cases.


Vatican Lauds Moratorium on RP Executions

April 3, 2000 · 

WHERE there used to be only death and persecution, lights were turned on last week to celebrate the moratorium on executions in the Philippines.

The Vatican’on Saturday lighted up the ancient Roman Colosseum as a message that Philippine government leaders have been enlightened to respect the value of human life, according to Manila Auxiliary Bishop Teodoro Bacani.


8 doomed convicts spared

January 21, 2000 · 

EIGHT convicts were spared the lethal injection when the Supreme Court commuted their sentences to reclusion perpetua, a jail term, of 40 years or less.

Of the eight, a father who raped his daughter four times and a guardian who raped his ward “a hundred times” escaped execution because of the prosecution’s failure to cite the father-daughter and guardian-ward relationship on the charge sheet.


PREDA Answer

November 22, 1999 · 


I, FR. SHAY CULLEN, Irish, of legal age, with postal address at PREDA Foundation, Inc., Upper Kalaklan, Olongapo City after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law do hereby depose and say :


Libel Case of Davao Mayor

October 27, 1999 · 

Republic of the Philippines City of Davao SS AFFIDAVIT -COMPLAINT I, BENJAMIN C. de GUZMAN, of legal age, married, resident of Davao City, Philippines, after having been sworn to in accordance with law, do hereby depose and say: 1. That I am a public officer, being the City Mayor of the City of Davao and […]


Protest Letter to Davao Mayor

August 29, 1999 · 

Preda Foundation Inc. People’s Recovery Empowerment and Development Assistance Foundation Inc. Upper Kalaklan, Olongapo City Philippines Tel. (63) 47 222 4994 Tel. (63) 47 223 9629, (63) 47 223 9630, Tel. /Fax (63) 47 222 5573 office direct Fax (63) 47 223 9628 E-mail : Services: Advocacy, Shelter, Leg@al Action for Abused Children Training […]


News Photograph of some youth victims of the killings in Davao

July 13, 1999 ·  By Jowel Canuday, The Sunstar

DAVAO CITY – Children’s rights advocates here expressed alarm over several unresolved summary executions of teenagers and young adults suspected of theft and other petty crimes.

Data compiled by the tambaya Center, a private institution for abused children, showed that at least 13 children and young adults with ages ranging from 16 to 25 were summarily executed from February 1999 to October this year.



December 2, 1998 · 

What Makes a Happy Christmas? Everywhere you see huge signs of Merry Christmas, Santa’s and reindeers with bells and lights bringing good cheer and saying we should be happy. Perhaps we should, but why? If not for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and what he taught and did for us, the world would […]

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