Gabriela, a militant women’s organization, was dismayed after President Rodrigo Duterte refused to release the political detainees.

Former political detainee and spokesperson for the “Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves” international campaign of Gabriela, Sharon Cabusao-Silva, stressed that keeping women in jail is another violation of these individuals’ right to be free.

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Chief government peace negotiator and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said recently that political detainees will be released once Duterte signs the release order. However, the President said he will only sign the release order after securing a bilateral truce between the peace panels of the government and the National Democratic Front.

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