" "We again cry foul to these baseless accusations and condemn in the strongest terms the continuing attacks on our clergy and the IFI itself," the letter says, along with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), (UPLM
), and (NUPL), which are "partners in the IFI's work of prophetic witness, social advocacy and solidarity and engagements with the peasants, fisherfolk, workers, urban poor, lumad communities, and the Moro people." All these activities, the pastoral letter adds, "are in consonance with (IFI's) mission and fidelity to its history enriched by the bold, courageous and fearless witnesses of Apo [Gregorio] Aglipay and Don Belong [Isabelo delos Reyes] and other heroes of the Filipino church in the nationalist and revolutionary tradition of the Filipino people.
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calls on President Duterte, who himself is a Mindanaoan lawyer, to stop these attacks on the legal profession and the countless poor who have the least in law,' Jose Begil, chairperson of UPLM
, said in a statement over the weekend.
National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) and its affiliate members at the Union of Peoples' Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM
) called the attack uncivilized, disproportionate and barbaric and called for justice to the victims.
In a statement, the Davao City-based Union of Peoples' Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM), also branded the charges as trumped up.
Beverly Musni, UPLM secretary general, said Zarate and other militant leaders were helping the Manobo evacuees who had taken shelter at the Haran compound of the UCCP in Davao City.
"NUJP has solicited legal help from (Union of Peoples' Lawyers in Mindanao) and a UPLM lawyer responded to this call and challenge," he said.
Tupas said Europa, as member of UPLM, had taken the case pro bono.
Joe Neil Rojo, and continues to fight in court the case filed against him, through the help of the Union of People's Lawyer in Mindanao (UPLM
) and the Center for International Law Phils.
Lawyer Emiliano Deleverio, speaking for UPLM, said they could not understand how government prosecutors missed the fact that Juvy Capion and her two sons, Pop, 13, and John Mark, 8, were killed by soldiers from the 27th Infantry Battalion in a remote area of Kiblawan, Davao del Sur, on Oct.
But Deliverio said the UPLM, which has been providing legal services to the Capions, listed "undisputed facts," which he said would be enough to indict the soldiers involved.