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On the proclamation of Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte

With the proclamation of Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte as president and vice president respectively, we can only expect the worst of times for the state of human rights, justice and accountability in the Philippines, as well as the best of times for the struggle and resistance against tyranny, oppression and genuine democracy.

Karapatan condemns attempted violent dispersal of protest at CHR

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More injustice, impunity with red-tagger Boying Remulla as DOJ secretary

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Elderly rights worker arrested in Bloody Sunday raids seeks dismissal of trumped-up charges, reiterates inconsistent evidence

Fourteen months after the Bloody Sunday raids in March 2021 that led to the killing of nine activists and the arrest and detention of four others, elderly political prisoner and human rights worker Nimfa Lanzanas once again appealed to the court to dismiss the charges against her, maintaining that the firearms and explosives allegedly in her possession were planted.

Karapatan slams NTF-ELCAC’s red-tagging overdrive, Sara Duterte’s possible DepEd portfolio under Marcos Jr.

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Human rights alliance Karapatan slammed the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) its “red-tagging overdrive” targeting student walkouts as well as books amid protests expressing discontent over the results of the recent 2022 national elections.