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Karapatan Monitor 2014 Issue No. 2

Catapulted into power on the merit of his parents’ legacy, Benigno S. Aquino easily and quickly used up all of his parents’ magic. 
Karapatan Monitor 2014 Issue No. 2 

Karapatan Monitor 2014 Issue No. 1

K Monitor 2014-1 
In his grandest show as a puppet, Benigno S. Aquino rolled down the red carpet to welcome the head of the number one imperialist country, Barack Obama of the US of A. The combined proposed change in the Philippine Constitution with the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the US government was BS Aquino’s gift to his real boss. 

2013 Karapatan Year-end Report on the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

The masquerade is over.  The balloons of promises and hopes have burst.  2013 unmasked the pretentions of a self-proclaimed messiah who vowed to create miracles—eradicate the deeply entrenched cancerous cell of corruption in a hopeless bureaucrat capitalist system; a bounty in economy through magical, impalpable statistics of GNPs; a life without twist and turn of reality. 2013 is marked by significant gains of the people’s movement as the BS Aquino government bares itself before the Filipino people, exposing not only its humbug character but also its fascist nature, its shrouded corruption, its ineptness...

Karapatan Monitor 2013 Issue No. 2

The Filipino people seethe with anger and discontent.

The protest actions that followed the exposé on the PhP10-billion pork barrel scam sent the Aquino government scampering for ways to dissipate the people’s anger, but only in ways that Benigno Simeon Aquino III and the bureaucrats in his government can continue to feast on the pork and drown themselves in pork fat.   

Karapatan Monitor 2013 Issue No. 1

Karapatan Monitor 2013 Issue 1

KM 2013-1 

Months into the end of Oplan Bayanihan's Pahase 1, human rights violations continue to belie the conjured picture of "peace and development" of the three-year US-Noynoy Aquino regime. Oplan Bayanihan (OpBay) is Aquino's version of Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL). 

2012 Karapatan Year-end Report on the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

The almost complete unmasking to the public of a pretentious rule marks the second year of Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino’s presidency.

Yearend Report on HR 2012 

Despite supposedly improving economic statistics, the majority of the people are still mired in poverty reeling from high prices of basic commodities and services, unemployment, unlivable wages, sham land reform, inadequate housing and so on. Even its much touted campaign against poverty is under question as more cases of corruption by people from the Aquino administration surface. No hope can be pinned on this president whose government fails to lighten and instead adds to the burden that the people, especially from the basic sectors, endure.

Noynoy Aquino’s reckless implementation of privatization, liberalization, deregulation and denationalization, all earmarks of neoliberal globalization, proves his puppetry to U.S. imperialism. Just like Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Aquino has been anointed to be the U.S. lackey in Asia especially in its current “pivot to Asia-Pacific.” In exchange for Obama’s pat on the head and American military aid,Malacanang welcomes stronger U.S. military presence in the country and perhaps even the possible return of U.S. bases.

KARAPATAN Monitor July - September 2012

KARAPATAN Monitor July - September 2012

Karapatan Monitor 3Q 2012 

There has been no substantial change from martial law to Noynoy Aquino, especially in the human rights situation in the country. This is the logical conclusion one could draw after the horrors of repression during martial law were recalled and highlighted during the commemoration of its 40th year of imposition. Brought to the fore were stories of gross human rights violations during one of the darkest periods in Philippine history. 

Noynoy Aquino led the government’s commemoration of the 40th year of martial law and, for the nth time, recalled the sufferings of his family under the dictatorship. A week later, Noynoy Aquino would be seen in the company of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, the architect of martial law, and Imelda Marcos, the dictator’s widow. Meanwhile, victims of martial law still have to see the Aquino government’s will to push for the indemnification of the victims of Marcos’s campaign of suppression.  The indemnification of martial law victims remains sidetracked, 26 years after the dictatorship was ousted. So much for justice and indemnification. 

KARAPATAN Monitor April - June 2012

Karapatan Monitor Q2 2012

More than 20 country members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) called attention to the continuing extrajudicial killings (EJK), enforced disappearances, torture and other human rights violations (HRVs) and the prevailing climate of impunity in the Philippines.

On May 29, 2012, the Philippine government went through the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland. Expectedly, the Aquino government played its cards close to its vest as State parties and the international community examined the human rights situation in the Philippines. The GPH delegation tried to gloss over the hard facts on the unabated human rights violations and the reign of impunity in the country as it hyped the enactment of one or two national laws and the approval of some international instruments related to human rights.

KARAPATAN Monitor January - March 2012

Karapatan Monitor Q1 2012The second year of Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s counter-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan marks an escalation of military operations and consequent human rights violations. One year short of its target to end insurgency in 2013, combat military operations intensify, alongside and complemented by continued surveillance, intelligence gathering and civil-military operations. 

 

Zambasulta-Sabah Evacuation Docu Report

Zambasulta Documentation Report  

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