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.

We will not relent in exacting accountability, in pursuing justice for victims of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, in pushing for the release of political prisoners, among many other agenda for people’s rights.

Cristina Palabay
Karapatan Secretary General