Kapag ang Utos ng Hukom ay naging Warrant upang Pumatay

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa Original Article (Rappler); Bisaya Translation Bilang isang abogado at isang tagapagsulong ng karapatang pantao, doble ang pagluluksa ko sa Bloody Sunday, ang pagpatay sa siyam na aktibistang pangkarapatang pantao at manggagawa sa Calabarzon ng mga pulis na nagpapatupad ng search warrant para diumano sa …

Kung ang mga Judicial Orders nahimong death warrants

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original Article (Rappler); Tagalog Translation Gasulti isip usa ka human rights advcocate, naguol gayod ako sa nahitabo sa Bloody Sunday, ang pagmasaker sa nwebe ka human rights nga mga aktibista ug mga trabahante sa rehiyon sa Calabarzon nga gihimo sa mga pulis gamit …

Standing with Bishops Pabillo and David

Co-authored with Christian Laluna ‘All [the Church] asks for is the ability to worship within reasonable boundaries and restrictions, for the sake of those who need a light when the darkness descends’ One would think that, by Christian standards, Manila Archdiocese Bishop Broderick Pabillo’s riposte to the Inter-Agency Task Force’s (IATF) ban on religious congregational …

Why I support 1Sambayan

‘[A] unity platform must be adopted. It is not enough to criticize the failings of the Duterte government – even if they are many and serious.’ There are five reasons why I support 1Sambayan, the coalition of democratic forces launched last week in Makati City. I also have four suggestions for the coalition so it …

Sa Pagdepensa sa mga Isog nga mga Abogado

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original Article (Rappler); Tagalog Translation Ang National Union of People’s Lawyers, o ang NUPL, nabuhat kadtong 2007 ug ginabuo sa mga human rights lawyers, mga estudyante sa pagka-abogado, paralegals, legal workers, gikan sa lain-lain nga parte sa nasud, nga giusa sa paghandom nga depensahan, …

Pagdepensa sa Ating Matatapang na Abogado

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa Original Article (Rappler); Bisaya Translation Itinatag noong 2007 ang National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, o NUPL, at binubuo ito ng mga human rights lawyers, pati na rin mga estudyante ng batas, mga paralegal, at mga manggagawang legal, mula sa buong bansa, na pinagkakaisa ng …

When Judicial Orders Become Death Warrants

Tagalog Translation; Bisaya Translation ‘[Issuing search warrants] requires judgment, circumspection, and yes, holding police power to the higher standard. After all, the greater the power, the less the excuse.’ Speaking as a lawyer and as a human rights advocate, I am twice in grief over Bloody Sunday, the massacre of nine human rights activists and …

A Different Kind of Love

‘What has sustained Senator Leila de Lima and activist Myles Albasin in detention is the love of their families and friends, different from the romantic relationships we celebrate on Valentine’s Day but probably more fruitful’ On this Valentine’s Day, in the midst of a pandemic, I pay tribute to Leila de Lima and Myles Albasin, …

In Defense of Our Brave Lawyers

Filipino Translation; Bisaya Translation ‘Today, in this country, the best example of the great lawyer is the NUPL lawyer’ The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, or the NUPL, was founded in 2007 and is composed of human rights lawyers, as well as law students, paralegals, and legal workers, from all over the country, united by …

United We Stand. Divided Is Not An Option.

Co-authored with Rose Angelique Dizon. ‘We – UP administrators, professors, students, researchers, administrative and support staff, alumni, all academics in the country, and all Filipinos of good will – must all stand together against this travesty’ Humayo’t itanghal, giting at tapangMabuhay ang Iskolar ng Bayan– UP Naming Mahal The campuses of the University of the …