“Nakakakilabot ang kapal ng mukha ng gobyernong ito,” is how Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay described the BS Aquino government’s bid for a seat to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for 2016-2018 as announced by Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy Evan Garcia.
Karapatan today called on Department of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to put meaning to the word JUSTICE in her department and prosecute and punish all the perpetrators of human rights violations. "The BS Aquino government continues to turn a blind eye to the incidents of extrajudicial killings, now with seven victims in the first six weeks of 2014.”
“The trend is alarming and the DOJ is not doing anything about it. We are seeing a repeat of the Oplan Bantay Laya days of Gloria Arroyo," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general, said.
“While the show is still on and the Aquino government is still ‘in the mood’ to look into cases of extrajudicial killings following the US government’s report on human rights violations, Karapatan dares Malacañang to look into the cases of killings of victims of typhoon Pablo, Cristina Jose and Pedro Tinga and punish their perpetrators,” said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay.
Karapatan condemns the vigilante-style harassment and red tagging of activists, rights workers in IfugaoSubmitted on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 13:21
"This is reminiscent of the situation under the Cory Aquino regime, when military-backed vigilante groups are doing the dirty work of counter-insurgency," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said in reaction to reports of posters found in Ifugao province signed by a certain "Ifugao People's Council" labelling leaders of people’s organizations and partylists, including human rights worker Jude Baggo, secretary general of Cordillera Human Rights Alliance, as members of the New People's Army (NPA).