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Senior citizen, pregnant woman in Sorsogon charged under terror law —Karapatan

Amid the postponement of the Supreme Court oral arguments on the petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act until March 2, human rights watchdog Karapatan scored another case of illegal search, arrest, and the filing of charges under the draconian law — this time against two women, one of them eight months pregnant, in Sorsogon.

Karapatan: red-tagging is a State policy through the NTF-ELCAC

Human rights watchdog Karapatan asserted that red-tagging is “clearly and undeniably a State policy,” disagreeing with the Senate committee on national defense’s conclusion in its report that “red-tagging is not among the pre-conceived policies sought to be implemented” under Executive Order No. 70, which created the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).

Tokhang-style campaign vs “left-leaning” personalities in CAR a State-sanctioned incitement of EJK — Karapatan

The resolution recently-issued by the Cordillera Administrative Region’s Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLECC-CAR) “enjoining” law enforcement agencies and local government units to employ Oplan Tokhang against “left-leaning” personalities in the government, media and other entities is a “State-sanctioned incitement of extrajudicial killings against activists, human rights defenders, and government critics which sets a dangerous precedent amid the government’s massive red-tagging campaign,” human rights watchdog Karapatan s

Karapatan urges Filipinos to rise against Duterte’s dictatorship and de facto martial rule on 35th anniversary of People Power

On the commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the EDSA People Power uprising, human rights alliance Karapatan called on Filipinos to “rise against the fascist dictatorship of Rodrigo Duterte and his de facto martial law,” as Karapatan joined martial law victims, various human rights advocates, and progressive formations in marching to the People Power Monument to commemorate the four-day uprising that led to the ouster of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986.

On SOJ's statement at HRC46

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra in his speech before the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council missed a very important point regarding “working domestic accountability mechanisms” in the Philippines — that the killings continue.