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Killings, arrests continue amid COVID-19 pandemic —Karapatan

Human rights alliance Karapatan strongly condemns the murder of cultural worker Marlon Maldos in Cortes, Bohol and the massacre of peace consultant and former political prisoner Julius Giron and his two companions, including a medical doctor, in Baguio City, as well as the arbitrary arrest of Manobo leader Gloria Tumalon based on trumped-up charges.

Arrest of rights worker in Mindanao amid pandemic shows Duterte’s fascist priorities —Karapatan

Human rights alliance Karapatan denounces the arrest of its Regional Council Member for Northern Mindanao Teresita Naul on March 15, 2020 at around 8:00 a.m. at her relative’s residence in Lala, Lanao del Sur.

Rights group says militarist quarantine a fertile ground for more rights violations

Amid the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, human rights group Karapatan asserted that while it “recognizes and understands the necessity of implementing stringent quarantine measures for the interest of public health and safety,” the implications of an “enhanced” community quarantine for the entirety of Luzon — which Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo and Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año earlier described as a “total lockdown” — “should be a cause for concern in light of the government’s m

Karapatan hits gov’t disregard of Filipinos’ welfare as incidents of red-tagging persist amid a pandemic

Human rights group Karapatan criticized on Sunday, March 15, the relentless harassment and intimidation perpetrated by the Duterte regime following the red-tagging of human rights activists, including its Western Mindanao Chairperson and Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) Bishop Antonio Ablon and its Regional Council member from Northern Mindanao Teresita Naul.

PH gov’t militarizes response to COVID-19 pandemic

Human rights alliance Karapatan sounded alarm over President Rodrigo Duterte’s militarist response to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic following his public statement on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Karapatan Deputy Secretary General Roneo Clamor urged that “for us to effectively counter this pandemic, the public needs access to free public health services for testing and treatment, not Duterte’s go-to militarist-flavored response to crisis.”


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