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Karapatan mourns the death of human rights advocate Bernardino Patigas

On the afternoon of April 22, 2019, 72-year-old Bernardino Patigas, fondly called “Tatay Toto” by colleagues, was gunned down while driving his motorcycle along the highway of Brgy. Washington, Escalante City, Negros Occidental. He was shot twice, in his leg and forehead, and he died instantly. 

AFP, Parlade mastering the art of spinning lies and sowing intrigues - Karapatan-SMR

“The Armed Forces of the Philippines through its deputy chief of staff for civil-military operations Antonio Parlade Jr. is getting more and more desperate in its vilification campaign.

Statement of Honey Mae Suazo, former secretary general of Karapatan Southern Mindanao, on the lies by Parlade and the AFP

As former secretary general of Karapatan Southern Mindanao, I am being accused by Gen. Antonio Parlade and the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

Karapatan recommends filing of charges vs cops, soldiers in Negros 14 killings, arrests

In a press conference in Quezon City, Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay called for the indictment and prosecution of police and military operatives responsible for the killings, frustrated killings, illegal arrest and detention, and other criminal acts committed in the course of their implementation of the local synchronized enhanced management of police operations (SEMPO) on March 30, 2019. 
 

Rights group welcomes Supreme Court order to release drug war documents

On April 2, 2019, the Supreme Court ordered the government to release documents on the thousands of death under the Duterte administration’s anti-narcotics campaign. Human rights and media groups have estimated that more than 20,000 Filipinos have been killed under Duterte’s drug war campaign. Per information from the Philippine National Police (PNP), they claimed some 5,000 deaths as a result of “legitimate” police operations in line with the war on drugs. The rest of the cases are considered deaths under investigation.
 

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