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Karapatan asserts rights-based agenda in 2022 elex

Ahead of International Human Rights Day, various groups led by Karapatan gave their final verdict on the Duterte administration’s atrocious human rights record in a press conference today, as they asserted that a rights-based agenda should be at the forefront of the campaigns in the national elections next year, especially with the alliance of despotic political dynasties and human rights violators led and represented by the Marcoses, Arroyos, and Dutertes.

On Bonifacio Day, Karapatan calls on candidates for the 2022 elex to address the needs of the toiling masses

Today, as we commemorate the 158th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, we remember the heroic revolutionary struggle of the Katipunan, which Bonifacio led, for the liberation of the Filipino people from Spanish colonialism, as we salute the modern-day heroism of ordinary Filipinos in asserting their rights and welfare, especially amid the crisis brought by the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On VP Leni Robredo’s statement on the NTF-ELCAC and the AFP’s whole-of-nation approach in its “anti-insurgency” campaign

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Karapatan expresses our disappointment over Vice President Leni Robredo’s statement supporting the “functions and mandates” of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and the whole-of-nation approach of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in its counterinsurgency campaign.

Karapatan to Calamba court: Release elderly human rights worker Nimfa Lanzanas

Karapatan today expressed disappointment over the Calamba City Regional Trial Court Branch 37’s denial of elderly human rights worker Nimfa Lanzanas’ omnibus motion to quash search warrants and suppress evidence in a resolution released on November 24, 2021.

On the acquittal of Cora Agovida and Michael Bartolome

Karapatan welcomes today’s acquittal of women’s rights activist Cora Agovida and urban poor organizer Michael Bartolome from trumped-up charges against them by State forces at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 19.