Over 300 farmers and indigenous people from General Nakar in Quezon province are marching towards Malacañang as they continue to oppose the government plans to build the controversial Kaliwa Dam.
Category: Human Rights
CA affirms dismissal of trumped-up case vs. journalist, trade unionist
In a decision dated Jan. 27, CA Associate Justice Lorenzo R. Dela Rosa said that the “granting of the quashal of the search warrants is only proper and just.”
Rights group urges authorities to ensure rights of captured NPA fighter
A human rights group said the military should provide the needed medical services, be afforded visitation rights from his family and chosen lawyer, and be protected from torture and harassment.
Rights group blames draconian government policies to the non-resolution of extrajudicial killings
Karapatan called for the UN Human Rights Council and UN Special Procedures to conduct an independent investigation of extrajudicial killings and other rights violations. “These international organizations should see through the Marcos Jr. government’s attempts to window-dress the dire human rights situation in the country.”
Arrest of UP professor violates UP-DILG agreement
The arrest of professor Dr. Melania Flores in her house inside the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City is in violation of the UP-Department of Interior and Local Government Accord.
Rights group calls on courts to release sick and elderly political prisoners
According to Karapatan, these political prisoners were wrongfully arrested and rights have been violated in the course of their arrest.
Investigate Durante for other killings – rights group
“History shows that the state’s army and police officers are plagued by a culture of machismo, fascism, corruption, and a lack of respect for international humanitarian law. We remember names like Jovito Palparan, Hermogenes Esperon, Eduardo Año, Debold Sinas, Jonel Nuezca, among others.”
CPP denounces arrest of ailing retired peace consultant, 2 others
“The Party denounces the gross inhumane treatment of the elderly revolutionaries who have lived lives in service of the oppressed and exploited masses.”
Cordillera activist arrested, 8 others charged with rebellion
“We condemn the continuing weaponization of the law that is used to arrest and detain activists without bail. No due process was observed in this case as the respondents say that they were not duly informed of the case.”
Rights groups welcome resumption of ICC probe on the Philippines
“This should also serve as a warning to the current regime for essentially continuing Duterte’s policies on the drug war.”
Double standards in the Philippine’s justice system
“In the Philippines there is no such thing as finality when you are poor and political. Because if you are rich or the son of a king of a department, you are a very important prisoner, your case will get decided for 75 days but for the poor and political and those targeted by the government, there is no end to their legal problems.”