September, 2020

How much is military and police spending on disinformation on Facebook? — Karapatan

Human rights watchdog Karapatan on Wednesday welcomed Facebook’s takedown of fake accounts linked to the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, which the group said was “a damning evidence of State-sponsored online attacks, red-tagging and mass deception in the social media platform.”

Karapatan: Duterte’s posturing at UNGA is a desperate attempt to evade accountability

Human rights alliance Karapatan decried President Rodrigo Duterte’s “glaring efforts to vilify human rights defenders in the Philippines and to undermine their calls for accountability” as he addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) earlier today. Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay stated that Duterte “is posturing in making desperate pleas before the international community that is growing increasingly critical of his human rights record and tyrannical rule.”

Karapatan on 48th anniversary of Marcos’ martial law: End Duterte’s de facto martial law!

When the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law 48 years ago, the nation was plunged into an era of darkness as the horrors of a fascist rule was unleashed upon the Filipino people.

Karapatan: Promoting Sinas underscores double standards of justice, rewarding of rights violators in PH

Promoting Metro Manila police chief Debold Sinas shows “not only a glaring double standard of justice and law enforcement in the country but how this fascist regime shamelessly coddles and rewards human rights violators,” human rights watchdog Karapatan asserted, as the group assailed Philippine National Police chief Camilo Cascolan’s proposals to promote Sinas to a higher post.

Karapatan: EU resolution on rights situation in PH a welcome step towards reckoning and accountability

The resolution on the human rights situation in the Philippines recently adopted by the European Parliament* is a “welcome step towards reckoning and accountability over the Duterte administration’s blatant disregard of its obligation to uphold human rights and civil liberties in the country,” Philippine human rights alliance Karapatan stated, as the group urged the international community to “continue to stand with human rights defenders in the Philippines and the Filipino people who suffer in this worsening crisis of political repression and State

More than 700 rights groups, advocates call on UNHRC to stop the killings, investigate worsening rights situation in PH

As the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened its 45th session today, September 14, 2020, various Philippine and international human rights groups and advocates called on the UNHRC to “exercise its mandate and urgently create an independent and impartial investigative mechanism on the rampant extrajudicial killings and human rights violations” in today’s Global Day of Action following the spate of killings of several activists and human rights defenders over the past months.

Stop the killings! UN Human Rights Council, investigate the human rights situation in the Philippines!

During the 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) in June 2020, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet reported the widespread and systematic human rights violations in the Philippines. The High Commissioner found that domestic mechanisms have failed to ensure accountability, and that there is persistent impunity for human rights violations.

Gov’t grants express lane to freedom for criminals and murderers, delays vulnerable prisoners’ plea humanitarian release

Human rights alliance Karapatan said that “while criminals and murderers like Joseph Scott Pemberton are given the express lane to freedom by none other than the highest official of the country, our own courts continue to cruelly neglect the petition of elderly, sick, and pregnant political prisoners for humanitarian release” as the group assailed the decision of the Supreme Court to remand the said petition to lower courts.

On Rafael Alunan's suggestion to free butcher Jovito Palparan

Duterte has pardoned and will already release US soldier Joseph Scott Pemberton, and now they want to free another criminal? Rafael Alunan must be delusional to even give this outrageous suggestion to free the ruthless butcher Jovito Palparan, who is convicted for the the kidnapping and serious illegal detention of desaparecidos Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan  — on top of his bloody track record of human rights violations in leading the killings, abductions, and tortures of hundreds of activists and civilians.

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Karapatan: Duterte frees criminals and murderers while arresting and harassing activists

While murderers and criminals like United States soldier Joseph Scott Pemberton are granted absolute pardon, human rights watchdog Karapatan said that “activists, government critics, and the poor in the country face growing threats and intensifying harassment from the State” as the group decried the arrests in Bicol of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) – Camarines Sur chairperson Nelsy Rodriguez and transport group leader Ramon Rescovilla, Piston vice chairperson, as well as the harassment of Iglesia Filipina Independiente priest Marco Sulayao of the

On President Duterte's granting of absolute pardon to Joseph Scott Pemberton

Karapatan strongly denounces President Rodrigo Duterte's granting of absolute pardon to convicted US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton as a despicable and shameless mockery of justice and servility to US imperialist interests.

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On the PNP's proposal to monitor social media for quarantine violators

How exactly does the police plan to monitor social media for supposed quarantine violations? Who will they seek monitor in the first place? Unless they start with the pasaway from their own ranks, we fear that this move is nothing more than an insidious cover for online policing and mass surveillance.

Martial law victims, survivors denounce House measure on Marcos day

The Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), a human rights groups composed of mostly Martial Law victims, denounces in the strongest terms the House of Representatives’ approval of House Bill 7137, declaring September 11 a non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte in honor of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

On the House of Representatives’ bill declaring September 11 as “President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Day”

Karapatan views the House of Representatives’ measure to declare September 11 as a non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte and as “President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Day” as a nefarious scheme to cover up the crimes committed by the dictator Marcos and a blatant act of historical revisionism by the Marcoses.