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Karapatan, RMP, and Gabriela seek legal protection vs threats, vilification at the Supreme Court

On May 6, 2019, Karapatan, together with Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) and Gabriela, with the assistance from lawyers of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), filed petition at the Supreme Court to seek legal protection from threats to life, liberty and security, amid accusations of being fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

Rights group lauds people-driven initiatives in the US to decry rights violations in PH

Karapatan today lauded various initiatives in the US by solidarity groups and Filipino organizations to condemn human rights violations in the Philippines. Among the outcomes of which include the recent resolution of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the legislative body within the city and county government in California, condemning the Duterte administration’s war on drugs and attacks against human rights defenders in the country.

Killing of alleged female rebel whose genitals were “shattered with a bullet” is a war crime - Karapatan

On April 15, 2019, a mainstream news outfit published a report on the death of Cindy Tirado, 28, an alleged woman combatant of the New People’s Army (NPA) who was killed during a reported encounter with the military in Brgy. Canocotan, Tagum City, Davao del Norte. The said report cited statements from Tirado’s mother, Emma, who belied the military’s claims that her daughter engaged soldiers in a firefight.

Karapatan mourns the death of human rights advocate Bernardino Patigas

On the afternoon of April 22, 2019, 72-year-old Bernardino Patigas, fondly called “Tatay Toto” by colleagues, was gunned down while driving his motorcycle along the highway of Brgy. Washington, Escalante City, Negros Occidental. He was shot twice, in his leg and forehead, and he died instantly. 

AFP, Parlade mastering the art of spinning lies and sowing intrigues - Karapatan-SMR

“The Armed Forces of the Philippines through its deputy chief of staff for civil-military operations Antonio Parlade Jr. is getting more and more desperate in its vilification campaign.
 

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