September, 2021

Never again to fascist dictatorships, #NoDuterteMarcos2022

Today, we remember when, 49 years ago, Proclamation 1081 was declared by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, which placed the entire Philippines under martial law.

Rights group calls for release of peace consultant Maria Loida Magpatoc

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Rights group Karapatan joined calls for the release of peace consultant Maria Loida Magpatoc, calling her arrest and detention anew “an additional obstacle in efforts to address the roots of the armed conflict in the country.”

Karapatan calls for justice for the killing of Atty. Juan Macababbad

Karapatan grieves with the family, friends and colleagues of Atty. Juan Macababbad, Vice Chairperson of the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao, as we deplore his killing this afternoon.

According to initial reports, two gunmen killed Atty. Macababbad outside his home in Surallah, South Cotabato at 5:30 p.m. today, September 15, 2021.

Karapatan welcomes decision of ICC Pre-Trial Chamber to authorize investigation into rights situation in PH

Karapatan welcomes the decision of the International Criminal Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber to open an investigation on the alleged crimes against humanity in the course of the drug war in the Philippines.

Recent appointments of Sinas, Parlade in Duterte cabinet strengthen culture of impunity in PH —Karapatan

Human rights alliance Karapatan scored the recent appointments of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Debold Sinas and retired lieutenant general Antonio Parlade Jr., as Office of the President undersecretary and as deputy director-general of the National Security Council respectively, as “moves that strengthen the culture of impunity in the Philippines.”

“Military pork barrel:” Karapatan flags DILG’s funds for NTF-ELCAC

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Karapatan welcomes CHR Cordillera's resolutions vs red-tagging

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Karapatan welcomes these resolutions by the Commission on Human Rights Regional Office in the Cordillera region reaffirming basic rights of individuals and groups against red-tagging and other forms of violations.