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On the House of Representatives’ bill declaring September 11 as “President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Day”

Karapatan views the House of Representatives’ measure to declare September 11 as a non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte and as “President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Day” as a nefarious scheme to cover up the crimes committed by the dictator Marcos and a blatant act of historical revisionism by the Marcoses.  

On the PH court order to release US soldier charged on the killing of Jennifer Laude

In the Philippines, a US soldier who murdered a transgender sister is released by virtue of a Philippine court decision considering him as eligible for good conduct and time served in prison, six years after the gruesome killing of Jennifer Laude. 

Karapatan urges SC: grant the petition for review of amparo and habeas data amid worsening attacks on rights defenders

Human rights watchdog Karapatan called on the Supreme Court anew to grant the petition for review of the petition for the writs of amparo and habeas data as they filed a manifestation today on the assassination of human rights and health worker Zara Alvarez, who was supposed to stand as a witness in the petition, amid the successive threats and worsening attacks against human rights workers. Their legal counsels from the National Union of People’s Lawyers assisted them in the filing of the manifestation.

Stop the killings! Justice for the victims of EJKs!

The recent killings of peasant rights advocate and peace talks consultant Randall Echanis, human right defender Zara Alvarez, and Bayan Muna regional coordinator Jory Porquia have highlighted the increasing use of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) against activists, political dissenters and members of the opposition.

More than 500 human rights advocates sign statement calling for a stop to the killings in the Philippines

On the occasion of National Heroes Day, more than 500 human rights advocates from here and abroad are calling on the Philippine government to end the spate of killings that has claimed the lives of several activists over the past few months.