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Karapatan joins Manilakbayan at Camp Aguinaldo to protest Aquino's Oplan Bayanihan

"The people in the pictures and the more than 300 Minadanaoans who are here in Metro Manila are proof that there is no peace in Mindanao," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said holding the photo of Juvy Capion, a pregnant mother killed together with her two sons, Jordan and Janjan. Juvy is the wife of a Blaan leader, Daguil Capion who lead a pangayaw against the entry of Glencore-Xstrata-SMI in Kimlawis, Davao del Sur. Glencore-Xstrata-SMI, the biggest copper-gold mining project in the Philippines is known to give blood money to the 27th Infantry Battalion and Task Force KITACO.  

Karapatan scores use of force vs Manilakbayan rallyists

They have come to tell their stories on how the Armed Forces of the Philippines sow terror in their communities. On the third day of the Manilakbayan contingent in Metro Manila, they already experienced how the Philippine National Police used force to drive them away and to protect the US Embassy.

Mothers of missing UP activists asked Court of Appeals to order Palparan back to BJMP detention

"The battle for Palparan's real detention maybe far from his long sought conviction, but the mothers of Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan do not compromise in every step of the way. And we are with them," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said. Their group, with the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL), announced today that mothers Linda Cadapan and Concepcion Empeno filed last Thursday, November 20, a Motion for Certiorari to the Court of Appeals.

Food and Peace in MindaNow: Karapatan calls for support

“The justness of the calls of the Manilakbayan ng Mindanao for food and peace is emphasized when on November 11, almost 400 individuals evacuated from Rosario and Bunawan, Agusan del Sur due to military operations of the 75th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA). One was killed during said operation, while two remain missing,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay.

Impunity is BS Aquino

"His government is shameless. He is impunity personified. His name is Noynoy 'Impunity' Aquino," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said on the eve of the International Day to End Impunity, November 23.

“There is madness going on right before our eyes with witnesses and potential witnesses being killed one by one. The Ampatuans may be in jail but their power has not diminished. They are still able to silence witnesses. But what is BS Aquino government doing?" Palabay asked.


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