Desaparecidos

Kin of "desaparecidos" echo call for justice, lambasts gov't "apathy"

Families and friends of desaparecidos, or victims of enforced disappearance under the group Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared for Justice) decried the "state's apparent disregard for accountability and justice" as they remember the memories of their loved ones on All Souls Day.

"We commemorate the memories and the bravery of our friends and family members who were forcibly taken from us, despite not having any graves to offer candles and flowers, nor any idea about their whereabouts. We also honor and remember the deceased relatives of desaparecidos who tirelessly demanded for justice and sought answers about their loved ones," said Erlinda Cadapan, Desaparecidos national chairperson.

Kin of desaparecidos strengthen call to surface loved ones, vow to continue demand for justice

In commemoration of the International Day of the Disappeared today, August 30, families and friends of victims of enforced disappearance under Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared for Justice) and advocates from the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law (CARMMA) and Karapatan gathered at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani to renew their call to surface the 1,900 desaparecidos, from the Marcos dictatorship to the Duterte administration. 

After Palparan's final conviction: Mothers of disappeared UP students hope more perpetrators be brought to justice

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Mothers of disappeared UP students, human rights activist file complaints vs SMNI for Palparan interview

In an administrative complaint filed today before the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Concepcion Empeño and Erlinda Cadapan, the mothers of disappeared University of the Philippines students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan, together with Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay demanded that the broadcasting franchise of Suara Sug Media Corporation be revoked for airing the interview with retired general and convicted kidnapper Jovito Palparan in Sonshine Media Network International

Mothers of disappeared UP students: Badoy's Palparan interview "a travesty of justice"

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Mothers of disappeared UP students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan called “a travesty of justice” yesterday’s interview of NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Lorraine Badoy of convicted retired general Jovito Palparan, but at the same time called it “a cheap, desperate attempt to vindicate criminals and rights violators.”

Families of desaparecidos call to surface missing peace consultant Edwin Alcid, support calls to resume peace talks

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Rights group Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared for Justice) called to surface National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Edwin Alcid, and supported the calls to resume the peace talks, just a few months before the country elects a new president in the May 2022 elections.

Kin of desaparecidos to 2022 election candidates: "Help us stop enforced disappearance"

Photo by Miguel de Guzman/Philippine Star

On All Souls Day, kin and friends of victims of involuntary disappearance under the group Desaparecidos echoed the call to surface their loved ones and challenged 2022 candidates to stop enforced disappearances.

Kin of desaparecidos assail “prevailing culture of impunity” under Duterte

As the world commemorates the International Day of the Disappeared, Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared for Justice) denounced the Duterte government for “amplifying the prevailing culture of impunity” in the country.

We are all grandparents of Baby River, release her mother for that final embrace! – Desaparecidos

We demand the unconditional release of Reina Mae Nasino from Prison and the dropping of all charges filed against her!

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