Press release

Karapatan challenges the Duterte gov’t to allow UN independent investigation on rights violations

Karapatan welcomed the statement of eleven United Nations human rights experts on the need for the United Nations Human Rights Council to conduct an independent investigation into the human rights situation in the Philippines.

Karapatan renews call for release of peace consultant Fr. Frank Fernandez, 2 others on just and humanitarian grounds

Two months after the illegal arrest of peace consultant and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) - Negros spokesperson Fr.

Karapatan protests the appointment of former colonel Allen Capuyan as NCIP Chair

On May 27, 2019, former colonel Allen Capuyan was appointed as the Chairperson of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). He has been primarily involved in intelligence work, serving as Intelligence Service Unit chief in Davao from 1997 to 2000 and chief of operations of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) thereafter.

Karapatan lauds passing of Human Rights Defenders Bill on third and final reading

On June 3, 2019, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 9199, or the Human Rights Defenders Bill, on its third and final reading. 

Karapatan lauds passing of Human Rights Defenders Bill on third and final reading, calls for an end to attacks vs HRDs

On June 3, 2019, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 9199, or the Human Rights Defenders Bill, on its third and final reading. 

Karapatan assails guilty verdict on trade unionist Maoj Maga’s case

Today, June 3, 2019, Maoj Maga was falsely convicted of the trumped-up charges of illegal possession of firearms by the San Mateo Rizal Regional Trial Court Branch 76. Maga was illegally arrested on February 22, 2018 while playing basketball in his neighborhood, when police and military operatives accosted him and planted firearms in his belongings. Prior to his arrest, Maga came from accompanying his 8-year-old son to school. He is also facing fabricated murder charges in Agusan del Norte where he has never been to. 

Pagtanggal sa Filipino bilang core subject sa kolehiyo at mandatory ROTC, mga atake sa karapatan ng mamamayan

Mahigpit na kinondena ng Karapatan ang desisyon ng Korte Suprema na alisin ang Filipino at Panitikan bilang mga pangunahing asignatura sa kolehiyo. Nakikiisa ang Karapatan sa lahat ng grupong patuloy na naninindigan para igiit ang ating pambansang pagkakakilanlan dahil ito ay mahalang gulugod ng karapatang pantao ng mamamayan.

Supreme Court issues writ of amparo and habeas data in favor of red-tagged rights groups Karapatan, Gabriela, RMP

On May 24, 2019, the Supreme Court, in an en banc session, issued a writ of amparo and habeas data in favor of petitioners Karapatan, Gabriela, and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP). The Court also directed the Court of Appeals to hear the petition on June 18, 2019, and to submit a decision on the case. The said organizations filed petitions for a writ of amparo and habeas data on May 6, 2019, citing incidents of threats, red-tagging and attacks against members and officers. 

Palayain ang Racat 16! Palayain ang lahat ng mga bilanggong pulitikal!

Mariing iginigiit ng Karapatan ang pagpapalaya sa labing-anim (16) na magsasaka at mangingisda na iligal na inaresto sa isang marahas na demolisyon sa pangunguna ng pinagsanib na pwersa ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at Armed Forces of the Philippines - Philippine Marine Corps (AFP-PMC) sa Sitio Racat, Barangay Rapuli, Sta. Ana, Cagayan noong Abril 24, 2019. Ang demolisyon ay naganap habang iginigiit ng mga taga-Sitio Racat ang kanilang karapatan sa lupa, mula sa pangangamkam ng CADILLAND, Inc, isang land developer. 

​Karapatan calls for vigilance amid possible passage of amendments to the Human Security Act of 2007

On May 28, 2019, the House of Representatives (HOR) is expected to convene to tackle the proposed amendments to the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007, or the Anti-Terror Law. Karapatan has continuously expressed its opposition to the passage of proposed amendments to the HSA, as its draconian provisions are tantamount to the deliberate crippling and infringement of the people’s civil and political rights. “This will bring us one step closer to a full-fledged dictatorship,” said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay.
Syndicate content
 

You may also want to visit:

Desaparecidos

Selda 

free all political prisoners