Martial law victims oppose naming of university after former dictator Marcos

Martial law victims under the Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) strongly oppose the move to rename Mariano Marcos State University in Batac, Ilocos Norte to Ferdinand E. Marcos State University through proposed House Bill 2407.

Red-tagging, halting distribution of KWF books with “anti-Marcos, anti-Duterte” content, acts of idiocy

“The red-tagging and halting of the distribution of the five books of renowned Filipino writers Malou Jacob, Rommel Rodriguez, Dexter Cayanes, Don Pagusara and Reuel Aguila which were published by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino are shameless and idiotic acts,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay, as she scored another attack on academic freedom and censorship of scholarly work.

Rights groups to Marcos Jr.: Order your men to surface four missing activists

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Days before Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s State of the Nation Address, rights groups Desaparecidos and Karapatan called on the Marcos Jr. government to order state forces to surface the four missing activists, the latest in the cases of enforced disappearances in the country.

NTF-ELCAC’s amnesty offer, push for localized peace talks a façade to continue State repression

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Karapatan denounces CA affirmation of Maria Ressa’s cyberlibel conviction

The Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the cyberlibel conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. sends the chilling and dangerous message to journalists and the public that those who expose and speak against the misdeeds of those in power will face retaliation.

Karapatan renews calls for passage of “long overdue” law protecting rights defenders

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Marcoses’ shameless display of opulence, blatant efforts to distort history signs of worse things to come

The Marcoses are back, and five days on under the Marcos Jr.’s administration, it seems like they have never left: Imelda is once again partying inside the halls of Malacañang in a shameless display of opulence amid worsening poverty brought by soaring inflation and the skyrocketing prices of basic commodities.

As Duterte leaves behind a legacy of impunity, people’s struggle for justice will continue under Marcos Jr.

As Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. took his oath of office today as the new president of the Philippines, human rights alliance Karapatan vowed to continue the people’s struggle for justice and to hold former president Rodrigo Duterte and the Marcoses for their crimes against the Filipino people.

Karapatan welcomes release of rights worker Nimfa Lanzanas

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Karapatan welcomes the release of our Southern Tagalog human rights worker Nimfa Lanzanas after 16 months in prison. Her release was based on a decision by Judge Cesar Benagua of the Regional Trial Court Branch 37 of Calamba City granting her demurrer to evidence and thereby acquitting her of the trumped up charge of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

SEC order to shut down Rappler, attacks on independent media lay groundwork for digital martial law

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