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Rights group to legislators: Don't be instruments to authoritarian rule, resist anti-terror law

In a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2020, human rights alliance Karapatan joined other progressive organisations in opposing the passage of the Anti-Terror Bill, which seeks to amend and strengthen RA 9372 or the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007. The rights group raised alarm over contentious and vague provisions, which it said “infringes on and effecti

Andanar’s spins and slants in Geneva: Looks sunny but really cold and chilling

The ongoing efforts by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) secretary Martin Andanar and his team here in Geneva to mislead the international community is ludicrous if only it is not perilous.

Gov't hellbent on silencing critics with Esperon's motion for reconsideration of dismissed perjury charge vs rights groups

“National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.'s announcement that he will pursue another motion of reconsideration on the trumped-up and dismissed perjury charges against leaders of Karapatan, Gabriela, and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines is another form of textbook lawfare and judicial harassment," said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay.

Karapatan blasts Senate’s approval of anti-terrorism bill

Karapatan denounces the Senate’s approval of the anti-terrorism bill, calling the said measure a monster legislation that will provide a pretext for de facto martial law in the Philippines. 

Rights group condemns arrest of Rodolfo Salas for trumped-up charges

Karapatan denounces the arrest of Rodolfo Salas, an organizer of farmers and cooperatives in Pampanga since 1992, on February 18, 2020 in Pampanga on trumped-up multiple murder charges filed at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32.


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