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Marcoses’ shameless display of opulence, blatant efforts to distort history signs of worse things to come

The Marcoses are back, and five days on under the Marcos Jr.’s administration, it seems like they have never left: Imelda is once again partying inside the halls of Malacañang in a shameless display of opulence amid worsening poverty brought by soaring inflation and the skyrocketing prices of basic commodities.

As Duterte leaves behind a legacy of impunity, people’s struggle for justice will continue under Marcos Jr.

As Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. took his oath of office today as the new president of the Philippines, human rights alliance Karapatan vowed to continue the people’s struggle for justice and to hold former president Rodrigo Duterte and the Marcoses for their crimes against the Filipino people.

Karapatan welcomes release of rights worker Nimfa Lanzanas

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Karapatan welcomes the release of our Southern Tagalog human rights worker Nimfa Lanzanas after 16 months in prison. Her release was based on a decision by Judge Cesar Benagua of the Regional Trial Court Branch 37 of Calamba City granting her demurrer to evidence and thereby acquitting her of the trumped up charge of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

SEC order to shut down Rappler, attacks on independent media lay groundwork for digital martial law

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Karapatan denounces arrest of farmers, advocates in Brgy. Tinang

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Karapatan denounces the arrests of at least 93 farmers, peasant rights advocates including human rights workers and artists, and journalists in relation to the activity of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Brgy. Tinang, Concepcion, Tarlac yesterday morning of June 9, 2022.