Illegal Arrest and Detention of Development Workers: The Case of Benito Quilloy and Rita Espinoza


Little did Ben and Rita know then that they would eventually be among the development workers whom ASCENT would be assisting in the battle for their freedom and human rights. On October 19, 2017, at around 1:30 pm they were illegally arrested by about 10 members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of … Continue reading Illegal Arrest and Detention of Development Workers: The Case of Benito Quilloy and Rita Espinoza

Statement on the First Year of Ben and Rita’s Arrest


October 19, 2018 marks the first year of Ben Quilloy and Rita Espinoza’s arrest in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Quilloy is a Senior Consultant of the Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network (ASCENT) and Espinoza is his Project Staff. They were illegally arrested by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the Intelligence Service … Continue reading Statement on the First Year of Ben and Rita’s Arrest

STATEMENT OF POLITICAL PRISONER BENITO QUILLOY ON KARAPATAN’S 5TH NATIONAL CONGRESS


For human rights workers, these trying times are being challenged by the Duterte-Marcos-Arroyo alliance. An alliance that is sickening to the bones and being hated and repudiated by the people. Natural Science would state that a combination of strong elements produce a weak reaction. The same thing with Chemistry – combining a very strong acid … Continue reading STATEMENT OF POLITICAL PRISONER BENITO QUILLOY ON KARAPATAN’S 5TH NATIONAL CONGRESS

PPs Ben and Rita Brought to Bayugan City Jail for Charges Filed Against Other Persons


On June 8, 2018 Benito Quilloy and Rita Espinoza were arrested by three Bayugan City police men by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 7, Agusan del Sur. However, the warrant of arrest is issued against a certain Louie Antonio Martinez and a certain Aurora Cayon. Quilloy … Continue reading PPs Ben and Rita Brought to Bayugan City Jail for Charges Filed Against Other Persons

BAYAN MUNA CONDEMNS SNEAKY TRANSFER OF POLITICAL PRISONERS


Says Duterte admin should stop peace spoilers in their ranks Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate today strongly denounced the sneaky and dubious transfer of political prisoners Ben Quilloy and Rita Espinoza from their Camp Crame detention cell to Agusan del Sur without notice to their counsels. The two (2) development workers were illegally arrested … Continue reading BAYAN MUNA CONDEMNS SNEAKY TRANSFER OF POLITICAL PRISONERS