Families of victims of human rights violations in Lacub, Abra are expected to arrive today in Manila to seek audience with representatives of Congress, Senate, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. They are also set to file a case against the Government of the Republic of the Philippines through the Joint Monitoring Committee of the GPH-NDF for the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).
"The killing of transgender woman Jennifer Laude by a US serviceman is a heinous violation of human rights," Karapatan secretary general, Cristina Palabay, told the Senate today during the hearing initiated by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
"The Justice Department’s lame stance on the principled and reasonable clamor to bring Ret. Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. to civilian detention strongly suggests that Malacañang is completely protecting The Butcher,” Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan, said. Last Thursday, during a picket at the DOJ demanding for the immediate trial of Gen. Palparan,