The demand for abolition becomes urgent in the face of a highly militarized response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
Umaapaw na raw ang kulungan. [The jails are overflowing.] Nearly 30,000 people were reportedly arrested under the quarantine in the Philippines, with more than 4,000 of these arrested detained, based on a report dated April 18, 2020.1 Doubtless, more have since been arrested and detained since then. The police even went on record saying there… Continue reading Detainment is Death in the Pandemic!