Dear Friends

Earlier this week Auckland Philippines Solidarity sent the following letter to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Sadly political prisoner Eduardo Serrano died yesterday at 8:10am Philippine time, while receiving treatment following a heart attack.  The tragic death of Mr Serrano, after being acquitted by several courts of trumped up charges, simply reiterates the need for the Philippine government to free all political prisoners.

The Aquino Administration risks being remembered as a failure on the issues of human rights, peace and development unless action is taken to end Lumad killings and free political prisoners.