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On the 25th anniversary of EDSA 1: A crying need to fight for human rights

AS THE NATION celebrates the victorious people’s uprising to oust the fascist dictatorship of Marcos in 1986, we in the human rights alliance of KARAPATAN reaffirm our commitment to defend and fight for the human rights of the Filipino people.

In support of the GPH-NDFP peace talks, Karapatan calls for release of all political prisoners

WITH the formal peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) about to resume this week, the human rights group  KARAPATAN calls on the Aquino administration for the unconditional release of all political prisoners in the country.
“This would be a gesture of goodwill on the part of the government,” KARAPATAN spokesperson Jigs Clamor said.
Militant groups and peace advocates will march to Mendiola on Monday to support the resumption of talks between the government and the NDFP.

Reyes' death should bear on the conscience of the AFP officers' corps -- Karapatan

WITH THE SHOCKING death of former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gen. Angelo Reyes, the human rights group KARAPATAN commiserates and condoles with the family even as it expressed  its regrets “that one uncovered trail of corruption within the AFP has been smeared by blood.”

His death should bear on the conscience of the AFP, particularly its officers’ corps,” Karapatan spokesperson Jigs Clamor said.

Inquiry shows AFP not only rights violators but plunderers as well?

 

Karapatan: Gov't should look beyond the plea bargain

 
KARAPATAN lauds Heidi Mendoza.  She not only upheld government accountability as a public auditor. She dared face the powerful military institution to unravel a can of worms of plunder and corruption in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) – at the risk of her own and her family’s security. 

 

KARAPATAN asks Secretary de Lima to junk the NBI-DOJ panel findings on Co slay

Human rights group describes the DOJ-NBI fact-finding team report on Lenard Co and company as another piece of garbage that shields the military in their culpability in the massacre of respected botanist Lenard Co and staff last year in Kananga, Leyte.  

 

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