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Families of victims of war crimes in Lacub, Abra file complaint at the JMC vs GPH

"We call on the BS Aquino government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to immediately convene the GPH-NDFP Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) and immediately investigate the war crimes committed by the 41st Infantry Battalion during its military operation last Sept. 4 to 6," Karapatan secretary general, Cristina Palabay said. 


Initial Report: National Solidarity Mission to Lacub,Abra

October 1, 2014

The National Solidarity Mission (NSM) on Sept. 28-Oct.1 in Lacub, Abra was held in response to the reports of human rights and international humanitarian law violations committed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, specifically the 41st Infantry Battalion, in the course of their military operation in the said municipality. The NSM was hosted by TULBEK and KASTAN with the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance. It was participated in by more than a hundred delegates from different regions and from national organizations.

The NSM validated the following findings: 


Aquino-AFP guilty of war crimes vs. Filipino people

“While making sure that the likes of Gen. Jovito Palparan and US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton are safe and free inside military camps, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) carries on its attacks against the Filipino people like bloodthirsty savages,” said Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan in a picket held today at the gates of Camp Aquinaldo.   

Position Paper on the killing of Jennifer Laude and the VFA

Position Paper on the killing of Jennifer Laude and the VFA
by Cristina Palabay Secretary General, Karapatan
Submitted to the Committee on Foreign Relations 
Senate of the Republic of the Philippines 
October 22, 2014

The killing of transgender woman Jennifer Laude by a US serviceman is a heinous violation of human rights. The incident is reflective of the realities in Philippine society on the extent of prevalent gender-based violence, the climate of impunity, and the geo‐political structures that exist – issues that are most often relegated to the margins of public discussion or swept under the rug by spinmeisters hired to deemphasize the enormity and the roots of the problem. 

Families of victims in Abra military operation bring case to Congress, ICRC

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).   


Zambasulta-Sabah Evacuation Docu Report

Zambasulta Documentation Report  

View the report here.


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