Filipino unionist wins freedom after 3 years in jail

It has taken more than three years for the Philippines military's frame up of Vincent 'Ka Bebot' Borja, KMU National Council member representing Eastern Visayas, to finally collapse. Ka Bebot was arrested on the 7th of May, 2007, and charged with murder by the military.

On the 13th of October of this year, the military's star witness admitted in court that Ka Bebot was not involved in the murder. While rejoicing about this case, trade unionists in the Philippines are scared that repression will continue under the country's Human Security Act.