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No letup in massacre of the poor under Duterte with killing of Sarangani barangay captain

The Duterte administration is continuing its brutal massacre of the poor in its bloody war on drugs, human rights watchdog Karapatan said, as the group decried the killing of barangay captain Diony Seromines in Brgy. Kawas, Alabel, Sarangani after he allegedly refused to sign a paper as a witness in a drug buy-bust operation.

Karapatan calls for CHR probe over killing of urban poor leader Carlito Badion

Human rights group Karapatan called on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to launch an independent investigation on the killing of Kadamay secretary general Carlito Badion, as the group decried the death of the urban poor leader as “a gruesome murder.”

Karapatan: Railroading draconian amendments to anti-terror bill to further erode rights situation in PH

Railroading the passage of the draconian amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Bill will further erode the already dismal human rights situation in the Philippines, human rights watchdog Karapatan warned, as the group denounced the adoption of the Senate version of the bill yesterday, May 29, by the House of Representatives Committees on Public Order and Safety and on National Defense and Security.

Karapatan: With blood trail in Negros, dozens of HRVs, Sinas should be made accountable

As President Rodrigo Duterte made a statement in defense of Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas, the Metro Manila police chief who breached quarantine protocols for a birthday feté, human rights group Karapatan asserted that the top cop should be made accountable, saying he should have been investigated and relieved from post long before breaking quarantine policies because of the multiple human rights violations that were committed in Negros during his stint as Central Visayas police chief.

Karapatan warns of growing threats to freedom of expression as gov’t jails salesman for post vs Duterte, Go

As a social media post against President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Bong Go led to the illegal arrest of a 41-year-old salesman in Agusan del Norte, human rights group Karapatan expressed its deep concern over the palpable crackdown on dissent, saying that the already-diminished space for free expression for Filipinos dismayed with the Duterte administration is fast shrinking.