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On Duterte’s latest tirades vs activists, opposition members

Karapatan denounces the blatant red-tagging statements made by President Rodrigo Duterte last night during his televised meeting as the latest in his administration’s attacks against critics, members of the opposition, and activists. 

Karapatan asserts call of families of EJK victims to stop the killings, end drug war, and junk NTF-ELCAC

Human rights alliance Karapatan together with families of victims of extrajudicial killings from Hustisya and Rise Up for Life and for Rights, renewed their call on President Rodrigo Duterte “to end once and for all his deadly yet utterly ineffective anti-people programs” such as the war on drugs and the counterinsurgency operations of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) as they gathered at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Center today to offer flowers before a symbolic memorial to honor their slain loved ones and demand

On the desecration of the remains of Jevilyn Cullamat

Karapatan expresses our condolences to Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat, her family and their community on the recent death of her daughter Jevilyn in Surigao del Sur.

Attacks vs peace consultants violate human rights and international humanitarian law

Human rights group Karapatan denounced the “series of possible blatant and brazen violations of human rights and international humanitarian law against consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in the peace process.”

Karapatan reasserts call to junk terror law as SC holds preliminary conference on petitions

As the Supreme Court holds the preliminary conference on the 37 petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act today, human rights alliance Karapatan reasserted that the law should be nullified “precisely because it is unconstitutional and dangerously infringes on basic rights and fundamental freedoms.” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay, one of the petitioners, said that “Duterte’s terror law only serves to legalize the government’s rabid red-tagging rampage against human rights defenders, activists, and critics.”