Karapatan

Rejoinder to DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya

Our first brilliant idea is to give Jonathan Malaya a refresher on reading comprehension. It was the Philippine National Police Cybercrime Division together with barangay officials that accommodated the malicious allegations of Joshua Molo’s former teachers and they were the ones that coerced him into filming an apology video repudiating his criticism of the government.

Test, test, test, not arrest, arrest, arrest —Karapatan

Conduct mass testing and not mass arrests, human rights alliance Karapatan urged authorities as they reiterated their urgent appeal for the release of political prisoners and the mass decongestion of detention facilities in the country to stem the outbreak of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Karapatan condemns violent dispersal of residents in Vizcaya mining site

Rights group Karapatan assailed the violent dispersal of the “barikada ng mamamayan” (people’s barricade) in Barangay Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya yesterday, April 6, 2020. The residents, with the support of environmental advocates, initiated the barricade to prevent the entry of the oil tanks of mining company OceanaGold Corporation, with the expiry of the Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) of the said company last June 20, 2019. 

As San Roque 21 posted bail, Karapatan calls on government to stop the arrests, attacks vs individuals, communities seeking aid

Today, as the “San Roque 21” posted bail on the trumped-up charges filed against them at the Metropolitan Trial Court of Quezon City, human rights group Karapatan reiterated its urgent call for the government the legitimate plea of poor Filipinos for adequate food and economic aid, amid the imposition of the “enhanced community quarantine” in Metro Manila and the entire island of Luzon.

Karapatan decries harassment of student journalist

Human rights group Karapatan decries the harassment of a student journalist who posted online regarding his comments on government response on the coronavirus pandemic.

Karapatan urges: #TulongHindiKulong

The poor were asking for food, looking for the promised food aid because they are already suffering from unbearable hunger. Instead of addressing their righteous plea, the police violently arrested them and the filing of cases against them are quickly fast-tracked.

Karapatan raises alarm as Cordillera police echoes Duterte’s shoot-to-kill order vs ‘communist organizers’

We strongly condemn the threats directed by the Regional Philippine National Police Office in Cordillera against alleged “communist organizers” in the region. Initial reports revealed that Regional Director Police Brigadier General R’win Pagkalinawan ordered police snipers to shoot individuals who “unnecessarily organize the masses at this time” of health crisis in the country.

Karapatan: More rights violations to come with Duterte’s “shoot them dead” order

President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be so threatened of the brewing social unrest of his own doing because his government is failing in addressing the people's legitimate demands for socio-economic aid and relief amid the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Karapatan condemns killing of peasant leader in Surigao del Sur

Karapatan condemns the killing of 66-year-old Nora Apique, a peasant leader of the Kapunungan sa mga Mag-uuma sa Surigao del Sur (a member organization of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas), at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Mass arrests don’t address mass hunger amid community quarantine —Karapatan

Human rights group Karapatan strongly condemned the arrest of 20 residents of the urban poor community of Sitio San Roque in Brgy. Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City after the community’s protest along EDSA was violently dispersed by the police.

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