Tags: human rights defenders

Duterte’s ‘order of battle,’ a portent of an imminent dictatorship?

“This poison list disguising as petition filed by the DOJ is actually a kill list and an arrest list. Anyone can be a target of extrajudicial killing or illegal arrest using this DOJ petition as a pretext. An alias in the list can be alleged to anyone and that is what makes the petition and list even more precarious.”

‘Vicious’| Groups condemn arrest warrant for 15 activists aiding Lumad evacuees

“We call on President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately put an end to the political repression and persecution of human rights defenders.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat MANILA – An alliance of children’s rights advocate groups is calling on President Duterte to step in on the continued harassment on progressive leaders and members, especially with…


How can the government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines claim that it respects human rights when human rights defenders themselves are being the target of attack? How can there be claims of “change” when the lives of the majority remain the same, and even getting worse, and those who defend the rights of the poor and the oppressed are still being treated as “enemies of the state”?

Maricel Delen: A Human Rights Worker, a Widow, Now a Victim of Persecution

Fred Caña: A Human Rights Worker, Marked for Assassination by the Military

Kelly Delgado: Committed to the Defense of Human Rights Amid The Threats

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – For six years, Kelly M. Delgado, secretary general of Karapatan-Southern Mindanao Region (SMR) has been experiencing harassments. On May 16, 2008, when Delgado was invited for a radio interview in Kidapawan City after peasant leader Celso Pojas was killed, the radio station received a text message accusing…