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Talaingod mayor covers up military atrocities, should be charged with neglect of Ata-Manobo

"Don’t turn the table around. The Talaingod mayor is guilty of neglecting his constituents to cover up military abuses in the Ata-Manobo community,” said Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general in reaction Mayor Basilio Libayao’s threat to file charges against community organizers who 'influenced' the Manobo communities of Brgy. Palma Gil, Talaingod town, Davao del Norte to leave their homes. 

Oppose US Military Base in Kyoto, Japan! Down with US Imperialism!

In solidarity with the Japanese people, Karapatan strongly denounces the construction of an X-band radar base in Ukawa district, Kyotango City, Kyoto.  This new US base in Japan is in line with the US pivot to Asia and the Pacific for its political, military and trade interests in the region.  A new comprehensive trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) which is a follow through to the World Trade Organization that engendered neoliberal globalization, will lay open all remaining trade restrictions of countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Tiamzons’ companion reported missing

"We call on the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to SURFACE Gary Aguilar Santos," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said. Santos, who is missing for 22 days now, is the stay-in gardener at the house where the Tiamzons and companions stayed before their March 22 arrest. 

Karapatan supports rights lawyer vs AFP, PNP harassment and surveillance

Karapatan today expressed support for Atty. Catherine Dannug Salucon as she files petitions for writ of amparo and writ of habeas data at the Court of Appeals for the continuous harassment and surveillance by members of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines, specifically Philippine Army and the Intelligence Service of the AFP (ISAFP).

Political detainees Benito Tiamzon at Wilma Austria on trumped up multiple murder charge against them

Labis na nagpapasulak ng dugo ang gawa-gawang kasong multiple murder na isinampa laban sa amin at iba pa naming kasamahan. 


Zambasulta-Sabah Evacuation Docu Report

Zambasulta Documentation Report  

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