Court convicts union organizer

Unjust and condemnable. This was Karapatan’s reaction to the conviction of unionist Marklen Maojo B. Maga by the San Mateo Rizal Regional Trial Court Branch 76 based on a trumped-up charge of illegal possession of firearms last June 3. Maoj’s family was extremely dismayed with the conviction.

Maga, who is currently detained in the Metro Manila District Jail 4 in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City, faces eight years of imprisonment. He is set to be transferred to the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa. He was also charged with a fabricated murder case in Agusan del Norte, a place he has never been to before.

Maga, an organizer of Piston, was arrested on February 22, 2018 near his house in San Mateo, Rizal.