Badoy’s red-tagging spree in House hearing exposes fascist underbelly of anti-terror bill — Karapatan

Human rights group Karapatan slammed the presence of Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy in the House hearing on the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Karapatan Deputy Secretary General Roneo Clamor derided Badoy’s presence in the hearing as a “audacious and ridiculous display of the PCOO and the Duterte government’s priorities.”

Rights group condemns military deception in arrest of couple in Bohol

Human rights alliance Karapatan condemns in strongest terms the trumped-up charges against couple Reynaldo and Carmelita Camacho, who were arrested by the elements of the 47th Infantry Battalion (IB) without a warrant nor any legal basis in their home at Brgy. Tolang, Getafe, Bohol last February 8, 2020.

Filipino women unite against a fascist and sexist president —Karapatan

On the commemoration of International Women’s Day today, March 8, the world honors women, recognize their achievements and contributions in building their communities and their countries in general, even as they continue to bear the primary burden of keeping hearth and home.

But as we honor them, we note with alarm the risks, threats and the dangers to women’s lives and well-being confronted by women as we exercise our rights and freedoms.

Karapatan slams revival of dismissed perjury case vs rights defenders

Today, March 3, 2020, leaders of Karapatan, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) and Gabriela posted bail on the trumped-up perjury case filed by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. before the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 37.

Rejoinder to Parlade

In a statement released to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) last Sunday, February 23, following the shooting-to-death of a certain Antonio Benson, aka “Hazel” and “Pita”, by the New People’s Army (NPA), Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr., chief of the Philippine Army’s Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM), named “Karapatan, NUPL, Gabriela and others” accountable for the actions of the NPA.

Rights group to legislators: Don't be instruments to authoritarian rule, resist anti-terror law

In a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2020, human rights alliance Karapatan joined other progressive organisations in opposing the passage of the Anti-Terror Bill, which seeks to amend and strengthen RA 9372 or the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007. The rights group raised alarm over contentious and vague provisions, which it said “infringes on and effecti

Andanar’s spins and slants in Geneva: Looks sunny but really cold and chilling

The ongoing efforts by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) secretary Martin Andanar and his team here in Geneva to mislead the international community is ludicrous if only it is not perilous.

Gov't hellbent on silencing critics with Esperon's motion for reconsideration of dismissed perjury charge vs rights groups

“National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.'s announcement that he will pursue another motion of reconsideration on the trumped-up and dismissed perjury charges against leaders of Karapatan, Gabriela, and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines is another form of textbook lawfare and judicial harassment," said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay.

Karapatan blasts Senate’s approval of anti-terrorism bill

Karapatan denounces the Senate’s approval of the anti-terrorism bill, calling the said measure a monster legislation that will provide a pretext for de facto martial law in the Philippines. 

Rights group condemns arrest of Rodolfo Salas for trumped-up charges

Karapatan denounces the arrest of Rodolfo Salas, an organizer of farmers and cooperatives in Pampanga since 1992, on February 18, 2020 in Pampanga on trumped-up multiple murder charges filed at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32.

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