Thursday, March 12, 2009



On 22 May 2006, members of a pro-Estrada group called as the Union of the Masses for Democracy and Justice (UMDJ) were arrested without warrant of arrest while they were at the house of Ver Eustaquio, UMDJ chairperson, in Quezon City. Subjected to physical and mental torture were Eustaquio, Jim Lucio Cabautan, Dennis Ibuna, Ruben Dionisio and Police Officer 3 Jose Justo Curameng. The AFP accused them of committing rebellion but they were released three days after the illegal arrest took place.

One of the victims 60 year old Dionisio claimed his abductors took turns beating him while he was blindfolded and tied to a ceiling. His head was covered with a plastic bag and administered electric shock to his genitals.

Marigondon then pregnant, was arbitrarily arrested by military men in November 2005 on the suspicion she was an NPA member. She was detained at a military camp for eight months without formal charge. While in detention, she was deprived of access to legal counsel and medical treatment. Marigondon is still detained at Metro Manila District Jail (MMDJ) for the crime of rebellion.


He was arrested without a warrant by Philippine Army 64th Infantry Battalion (IB) in January of 2004. He has been subjected to various forms of torture by his abductors. Ramalan was blindfolded, stripped naked , hogtied, electrocuted, molested (his genital licked by a dog) and forcibly fed with spoiled food.

He was released after being incommunicado for three days. The prosecutor found no sufficient evidence to merit a case against him. On 23 February 2004, TFDP assisted Ramalan in filing a complaint to the provincial prosecutor for warrantless arrest, torture and illegal detention against Army Captain Joey Quirones and elements of the Army's 64th IB. The case is still pending for resolution by the prosecutor. Ramalan have not received any appropriate compensation and rehabilitation from the government as provided by RA 7309.

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