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Karapatan slams Badoy, NTF-ELCAC threat of legal action vs Rappler

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Karapatan denounces this yet another unhinged but dangerous threat by Undersecretary Lorraine Partosa Badoy, spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), on the task force’s planned legal action against Rappler for the exercise of its role in fact-checking.

“Back off!” rights group tells NTF-ELCAC amid threats, harassment vs progressive partylists, communities in need of aid

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Rights group Karapatan scored the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) amid reports of threat, harassment of progressive partylists, as the election campaign begins in less than a week.

Karapatan slams Robin Padilla’s comments on EJKs in anti-crime operations

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Senatorial candidate and actor Robin Padilla should be made aware that extrajudicial killings are considered unlawful and, in the context of armed conflict, can even be treated as war crimes under international human rights instruments.

This is not a movie, Mr. Padilla, where one just conjures fight scenes and be well after every shoot.

Karapatan urges CHR to investigate killing of NDFP consultant Pedro Codaste

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Karapatan calls on CHR to investigate escalating rights violations before election campaign period

Human rights watchdog Karapatan condemned the escalating violations on human rights and international humanitarian law throughout the country reported in the past week, as the group called on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to investigate these violations especially as the country prepares for the start of the official campaign period for the upcoming 2022 elections.

NTF-ELCAC’s red-tagging underscores urgency of passing bill on protection of rights defenders

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Marcos Jr. feigning ignorance on rights violations under martial law

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Human rights alliance Karapatan slammed presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for feigning ignorance on the human rights violations committed under his father’s dictatorship, after he was asked regarding Amnesty International’s data on these violations in his one-on-one interview with Boy Abunda, which was aired yesterday, January 25, 2022.

#FactsFirstPH to Filipinos: The battle for facts needs you

The battle for facts needs you.

This is what more than 100 organizations from the media, coalitions, civil society, business, academe, law, and the Church said as they launched a first-of-its kind initiative on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, called “#FactsFirstPH.”

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