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Aquino regime targets leaders of Cagayan Valley people’s orgs

Some 69 leaders of progressive people’s organizations and partylist groups in Cagayan Valley region are the latest victims of  the BS Aquino regime’s practice of filing trumped-up criminal charges.  “The regime has done it again in an attempt “to silence opposition and prevent them from amplifying the people’s demand for justice amid intensifying human rights violations in the region,” said Karapatan Chairperson Marie Hilao-Enriquez.

Rights groups oppose Palparan's planned senatorial bid

"For a former general who faces serious crimes against the Filipino people and who still maintains clout within the military, running for senatorial race is very dangerous. He should, in fact be in a regular civilian jail. Allowing Palparan to run for any position in public office is the height of impunity," Karapatan chairperson Marie Hilao-Enriquez said during the trial of Ret. Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. at the Malolos Regional Trial Court Branch 15. 

The AFP’s mind comes out of Winnie Monsod’s lips

Letter to the Editor
September 28,2015
With all due respect to Prof. Winnie Monsod, her red tagging might just spur intensification of human rights violations in Lumad communities. Her red tagging of people’s organizations and human rights groups only encourages, and even justifies, more extrajudicial killings, threats and harassments among the Lumad who are trying to protect their ancestral land and culture.  

Peasant activists killed over defense of land

"Two more lives were taken in defense of their land," Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Karapatan chairperson said following the killing of couple Roger and Lucila Vargas on September 19, 2015 in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. The Vargas couple was in the middle of a land dispute with the influential Singsons of Ilocos Sur who claims ownership of the couple’s 2.5 hectares of land. The Singson family is also after at least 11 hectares of land in San Isidro Village, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, occupied and tilled by many other farmers.

Peasant leader killed in Bulacan

Peasant leader killed in Bulacan 

Political killings, committed with impunity, continues in PH

Karapatan at the Berlin human rights confab

In a conference organized by German human rights advocates and church workers in Berlin, Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay called on the international community to support the call for justice for the 282 victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, including the 49 Lumad killed under the Aquino administration.

AMP coordinator Johannes Icking, German Parliamentarian Angelika Glockner and Karapatan SecGen Cristina Palabay 

AMP coordinator Johannes Icking, German Parliamentarian Angelika Glockner and Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay




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