Desaparecidos

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!

Desaparecidos warns of rise in cases of enforced disappearance under terror law, launches protest quilt for justice

The Anti-Terrorism Act will serve as a fertile ground for increased cases of enforced disappearance, Desaparecidos, the organization of families of victims of enforced disappearance, warned as they commemorated the International Day of the Disappeared today, August 30.

Salute, Ka Fidel Agcaoili!

The Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), Karapatan, Hustisya and Desaparecidos join the human rights community and peace advocates in mourning the untimely demise of Fidel Agcaoili on July 23, 2020. When we first heard the news of his passing, the first response was stunned silence. Then came the tears — soft and shared by the people he served well and inspired in the long, continuing struggle for just and lasting peace.

Desaparecidos: Under Duterte regime, culture of impunity favors the butcher even in jail

Desaparecidos laments the Court’s decision to deny the motion to transfer the convicted butcher Jovito Palparan from the Directorate for Reception and Diagnostics or DRD to the maximum security cell in the National Penitentiary.  “Under the Duterte regime

On the 13th year of Jonas Burgos’ Abduction: May Justice be Served!

“In a just universe, Jonas Burgos’ abductors should be in jail now and not leading a crucial government agency and heading the government’s task force to save lives from COVID-19,” says Erlinda Cadapan, chairperson of Desaparecidos, the organization of

Desaparecidos slams Año appointment as AFP chief of staff

An organization of families of the disappeared expressed disgust over the recent appointment of Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, calling it “a clear manifestation of impunity, when human rights violators escape prosecution and are instead rewarded for their crimes against the Filipino people.”
 
 

Open Letter to Pres. Duterte

Dear Mr. President,

Much has been said about Ferdinand Marcos and his betrayal of the people’s trust as highest official of the land — he sold out our patrimony; he plundered the country; he ruled with terror; his regime, marked with thousands of human rights violations — you know it all, as we do.
 
 

Martial Law victims, kin on National Heroes’ Day: #MarcosNoHero #SurfaceDesaparecidos

“The best way to observe National Heroes’ Day this time around is to gather together and denounce the scheme to foist upon the Filipino people the fraudulent heroism of the late, unlamented Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos is no hero; he is, in fact, a heel – and that is an understatement,” Bonifacio Ilagan, convenor of the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacanang, said. Ilagan’s sister Rizalina were among those abducted and disappeared during the Marcos dictatorship.  

Open Letter to President-elect Rody Duterte from a daughter of a desaparecido

June 8, 2016

Dear President Duterte, 
I once heard you call your daughter drama queen. My father would probably say the same for me. I was not raped, but my father is a desaparecido for nine years now, which brings out the drama queen in me. 

I am Aya Santos, daughter of Leo Velasco, a missing peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). 

 

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