Tags: Karapatan

‘Hold Sen. Pimentel accountable for breaching quarantine protocol’ – rights group

“Where was this ‘human compassion’ when the homeless and the urban poor were subjected to warrantless arrests, inhumane detention in dog cages, or being made to sit under the sun as punishment for simply being outside their homes for the need to earn living or for simply having no home at all?”

UN reminds States to respect human rights amid COVID-19 measures

“…[w]e urgently remind States that any emergency responses to the coronavirus must be proportionate, necessary and non-discriminatory.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – United Nations experts reminded States currently imposing measures to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to respect human rights at all times. They emphasized that such measures should…

Choosing the right path

“You have to connect yourself with the people, and the people’s movements. You can’t just fight for the people, you have to fight with them as well.” By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com MANILA — On International Human Rights Day, Cristina Palabay, secretary general of human rights alliance Karapatan, received a call from an unidentified caller. “He…

Groups submit 1st wave of human rights reports to UN

“…the human rights situation in the Philippines has reached unprecedented scale and scope since President Duterte was inaugurated into office in June 2016.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Groups under the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (Ecuvoice) has submitted its first wave of reports on the human…