Church Leaders and People’s Organizations’ Representatives Form Human Rights Network in CARAGA Region: Paralegal and Welfare Assistance to Benefit Political Prisoners including Ben and Rita


Bishop Delfin D. Callao Jr and  Bishop Julius C. Dacera of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), Rev. Aldrin S. Jovita, Conference Moderator-Agusan District Conference (ADC-UCCP) and representatives from people’s organizations (POs) gathered together to set up a human rights network in CARAGA. They vowed to help in providing paralegal and welfare services to political prisoners … Continue reading Church Leaders and People’s Organizations’ Representatives Form Human Rights Network in CARAGA Region: Paralegal and Welfare Assistance to Benefit Political Prisoners including Ben and Rita

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

Media Statement: Two development workers detained in Camp Crame surreptitiously transferred to Agusan del Sur


On June 8, 2018, at around 2pm, Benito Quilloy and Rita Espinoza were surreptitiously transferred from Camp Crame to the Bayugan Municipal Police Station without the knowledge of their lawyers and relatives. Both are facing fake charges in Agusan del Sur. Quilloy is being accused of murder while Espinoza is facing robbery and arson raps. … Continue reading Media Statement: Two development workers detained in Camp Crame surreptitiously transferred to Agusan del Sur

HRVs against Development Workers Tackled in Talk with IFI


ASCENT’s Free Ben and Rita Now! Campaign gave a talk to a group composed of 12 clergy from the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), under the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), last May 25, 2018 at the Ramento Project for Rights Defenders (RPRD) office in the IFI National Cathedral. CPE is part of the Center of Pastoral … Continue reading HRVs against Development Workers Tackled in Talk with IFI