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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).   

VFA blocks justice for Laude's murder

At the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations’ hearing

"The killing of transgender woman Jennifer Laude by a US serviceman is a heinous violation of human rights," Karapatan secretary general, Cristina Palabay, told the Senate today during the hearing  initiated by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Relations. 

Joseph Scott Pemberton Junk VFA

DOJ, Malacanang coddlers and protectors of Palparan

"It is confirmed. It is now out in public who is protecting whom. The Department of Justice's refusal to support the demand of the mothers of Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno to bring Gen. Jovito Palaparan to a civilian detention facility affirms that Malacanang and the Justice Department are protectors and coddlers of The Butcher. Both are more concerned with Palparan's freedom aka safety from so-called threats, simply dismissing the efforts of Sherlyn and Karen's mothers to seek justice for the continued disappearance of their daughters," said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay.

DOJ prosecutors' stand on Palparan’s detention a trial of Aquino-De Lima’s HR commitment

"The Justice Department’s lame stance on the principled and reasonable clamor to bring Ret. Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. to civilian detention strongly suggests that Malacañang is completely protecting The Butcher,” Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan, said. Last Thursday, during a picket at the DOJ demanding for the immediate trial of Gen. Palparan,

Killing of farmers in Compostela Valley part of Oplan Bayanihan

"The killing of farmer Rolando Dagansan and son Juda by the 66th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) is not a simple accident. The killing is meant to send a chilling message to the residents that they are among the Armed Forces’ targets," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said. 

Zambasulta-Sabah Evacuation Docu Report

Zambasulta Documentation Report  

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