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Fire Parlade, hold him accountable for his crimes, and abolish the NTF-ELCAC —Karapatan

Human rights watchdog Karapatan welcomed the Senate’s adoption of a committee report recommending the removal of Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. as the spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).

Karapatan: Stand with RMP! End the criminalization and terror-tagging of humanitarian work!

Human rights watchdog Karapatan expressed its support for the Rural Missionaries (RMP) of the Philippines as they face the trumped-up terrorism financing charges against them in the courts today. Karapatan Deputy Secretary General Roneo Clamor said that “these bogus charges and smear campaign against the RMP is a clear pretext for the Duterte government’s looming crackdown on humanitarian organizations in the country under the guise of counterterrorism.”

Karapatan asserts call to release remains of Bloody Sunday victims to their families

The Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army have no right to refuse to tender the remains of the victims of the Bloody Sunday raids from their families, human rights watchdog Karapatan asserted on Thursday, as the Antipolo Memorial Homes in Rizal have continued to refuse to turn over the bodies of urban poor activists Melvin Dasigao and Mark Lee Corros Bacasno as well as Dumagat farmers Puroy Dela Cruz, and Randy Dela Cruz to their respective families, who were padlocked inside the funeral parlor’s premises from Wednesday night until noon today

On Justice Secretary Guevarra slamming critics of gov’t investigation on political killings

Maybe we should ask Justice Secretary Guevarra the questions that should be asked. Who has the powers and resources to investigate and trace the witnesses in these killings and give them protection? Kami ba? Maybe Secretary Guevarra needs a reminder that we don’t have these resources at hand — but the government does.

Karapatan denounces Duterte’s hypocrisy with his Women’s Month statement

Karapatan denounces the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte on the National Women’s Month celebration calling this “an outright hypocrisy of the most prominent macho-fascist in the Philippines.”