Publications

2023 Karapatan Year-End Report on the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

After a year and a half in power, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has more and more epitomized the fascist and terrorist nature of his rule. On the one hand, he presents a carefully cultivated “presidential” image, never delving into his regime’s sordid human rights record. He has gone on several trips abroad in an obvious effort …

2023 Karapatan Year-End Report on the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines Read More »

Karapatan Monitor for April to June 2023

FERDINAND MARCOS JR.: Successor of His Father’s Reign of Terror and Copy-Cat of Duterte’s Malicious BrutalityMarcos Jr.’s First Year of TerrorAFTER A YEAR IN POWER and fashioning himself like his father, Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has proven to be a virtual clone of his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte. Extrajudicial killings (EJKs), which were markers of the …

Karapatan Monitor for April to June 2023 Read More »

Karapatan Monitor for January to March 2023

Cycle of Fascist Violence Under Marcos Jr. THE MARCOS REGIME confirmed in the first quarter of 2023 that it is deadset on perpetuating the same anti-people political and economic policies and human rights violations committed by its predecessors. From extrajudicial killings to illegal or arbitrary arrests and forced or fake surrenders, there is nothing to …

Karapatan Monitor for January to March 2023 Read More »

Duterte term-ender and 2022 Marcos Jr year-end report

Duterte term-ender report – Rodrigo Duterte and His Crass Legacy of Mass Murder and State TerrorThe Rodrigo Duterte regime ended in June 2022, in what seemed to be the longest six years in the recent history of the people’s movement’s advancement of human rights and justice in the Philippines.Duterte had left an indelible legacy of …

Duterte term-ender and 2022 Marcos Jr year-end report Read More »

The 787 individuals that make up the 233 lumad-Mamanwa evaucees troop towards another evacuation center after the provincial government turned away

Appeal for support for Mamanwa communities forcibly evacuated due to military operations

Dear friends and fellow rights advocates, Greetings! Military elements from the 30th and 38th IBPA and the 3rd Special Forces of the 402nd Brigade have encamped in civilian communities in the mountain areas of Cabadbaran and Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte and Alegria in Surigao del Norte. The soldiers have occupied public places, and are staying …

Appeal for support for Mamanwa communities forcibly evacuated due to military operations Read More »

From defenders to victims: the plight HRDs in the Philippines amidst continuing impunity

(Paper presented by Atty. Edre U. Olalia, Secretary General of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) and Cristina E. Palabay, Spokesperson of Karapatan, at the Conference on Defending Human Rights Defenders  in London, 24 February 2012, organized by the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, Amnesty International UK and the European Association of Lawyers for …

From defenders to victims: the plight HRDs in the Philippines amidst continuing impunity Read More »