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Never again to fascist dictatorships, #NoDuterteMarcos2022

Today, we remember when, 49 years ago, Proclamation 1081 was declared by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, which placed the entire Philippines under martial law.

Rights group calls for release of peace consultant Maria Loida Magpatoc

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Rights group Karapatan joined calls for the release of peace consultant Maria Loida Magpatoc, calling her arrest and detention anew “an additional obstacle in efforts to address the roots of the armed conflict in the country.”

Karapatan calls for justice for the killing of Atty. Juan Macababbad

Karapatan grieves with the family, friends and colleagues of Atty. Juan Macababbad, Vice Chairperson of the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao, as we deplore his killing this afternoon.

According to initial reports, two gunmen killed Atty. Macababbad outside his home in Surallah, South Cotabato at 5:30 p.m. today, September 15, 2021.

Karapatan welcomes decision of ICC Pre-Trial Chamber to authorize investigation into rights situation in PH

Karapatan welcomes the decision of the International Criminal Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber to open an investigation on the alleged crimes against humanity in the course of the drug war in the Philippines.