KARAPATAN REPORT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION 2006
THE YEAR 2006 IS THE WORST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS SINCE
THE TOPPLING OF THE MARCOS FASCIST DICTATORSHIP IN
The Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime ran roughshod on the Filipino people’s
civil liberties and human rights as it imposed a state of martial rule and
launched a campaign of terror in an effort to desperately cling to power.
Propped up by the United States government, the Arroyo regime was able to
muster enough political, military, and economic resources to launch a counteroffensive
against those seeking to oust her from power.