Bato’s “surprise” presidential run a mockery of elections, blatant plot to evade ICC probe

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Bato dela Rosa is making a barefaced mockery of the elections with his “surprise” run for the presidency when he filed his certificate of candidacy last Friday — a shameless tactic we know all too well to be ripped straight from the playbook of Rodrigo Duterte’s own drama when he ran as president in the elections in 2016.

Karapatan honors CHR chair Chito Gascon

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We in Karapatan offer our condolences to the bereaved family, friends, colleagues, and comrades of Commission on Human Rights chairperson Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon as we join them in mourning his untimely passing this morning due to COVID-19.

On the presidential bid of the dictator’s son

Bongbong Marcos was far from a mere bystander in the atrocities committed by his father's fascist dictatorship.

Duterte’s order barring Cabinet from appearing before Senate is a desperate cover-up attempt

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Human rights alliance Karapatan said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s order barring his Cabinet from attending the Senate committee hearings regarding the government’s anomalous transactions with pharmaceutical corporation Pharmally is “nothing more than a desperate attempt to cover up what now appears to be a wide scale corruption scandal involving Duterte’s men.”

Uphold schools, libraries as democratic spaces, stop NTF-ELCAC’s “tokhang” in libraries!

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Rights group Karapatan called on academic institutions to “uphold schools and libraries as democratic spaces,” and said that “tokhang” in libraries by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict should be stopped.

International independent investigation pressed amid continuing reprisals vs rights defenders engaging with UN

In an oral statement at the Item 5 interactive dialogue of the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council yesterday, September 30, 2021, Karapatan and t

On cyberattacks vs alternative media groups

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Karapatan calls for release of arrested volunteer worker; decries torture, coercion by police, NTF-ELCAC

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Rights group Karapatan called for the release of Ma. Lorena Sigua, and decried the psychological torture and coercion against the arrested volunteer worker.

Release arrested and detained activists due to Villavert search warrants, rights group says

Those arrested and detained using the search warrants issued by Quezon City Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert should be released soon, according to rights group Karapatan.

SELDA statement on KBL's endorsement of BBM to run for president on 2022 national elections

The Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) vehemently denounces Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos’ shameless intention to run for president in the upcoming national elections, and the Marcoses’ desperate attempts to restore its political control over the country.

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