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Karapatan supports call for denial of PGMA’s motion to dismiss by demurrer in Morong 43 civil case

Photo by Michael Varcas/Philippine Star

Seven of the forty-three health workers known as the Morong 43 filed yesterday their opposition to the motion to dismiss by way of demurrer of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in their civil complaint which was filed on April 5, 2011 at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 224.

Karapatan condemns arrests of Anakpawis nominee, church worker

Human rights alliance Karapatan condemned on Tuesday the recent arrests of Anakpawis Partylist fourth nominee Isabelo Adviento and Iglesia Filipina Independiente’s (IFI) Aldeem Yañez, as the group scored the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for their “desperate efforts to continue the Duterte administration’s campaigns of State terror and repression even in its last days in power.”

NTF-ELCAC in the business of valorizing criminals, rights violators with Palparan’s SMNI interview

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Junking of trumped-up charges vs Dr. Naty Castro exposes pattern of criminalization vs human rights defenders, dissenters

Photo from Free Dr. Naty Castro Now Campaign/Facebook

Mothers of disappeared UP students: Badoy's Palparan interview "a travesty of justice"

Photo by Niño Jesus Orbeta/Philippine Daily Inquirer

Mothers of disappeared UP students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan called “a travesty of justice” yesterday’s interview of NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Lorraine Badoy of convicted retired general Jovito Palparan, but at the same time called it “a cheap, desperate attempt to vindicate criminals and rights violators.”

Families of desaparecidos call to surface missing peace consultant Edwin Alcid, support calls to resume peace talks

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Rights group Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared for Justice) called to surface National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Edwin Alcid, and supported the calls to resume the peace talks, just a few months before the country elects a new president in the May 2022 elections.

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