qoute from 73 year old Bayan Muna Representative Crispin Beltran
"If helping the poor is a crime,
and fighting for freedom is rebellion,
then I plead guilty as charged."
August 1982 Supreme Court hearing for Beltran's writ of habeas corpus
"Upon his detention at the CIDG, which is illegal and arbitrary, he was shown a photocopy of an alleged warrant of arrest dated 7 October 1987 issued by Judge Edgardo Tutaan of the Regional Trial Court of Quezon City, Branch LXXXIV. The case was already dismissed in 1988," the Public Interest Law Center noted.
Up to this moment Representative Beltran remains in Philippine National Police custody in Camp Crame with charges of rebellion.