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DOJ, Malacanang coddlers and protectors of Palparan

"It is confirmed. It is now out in public who is protecting whom. The Department of Justice's refusal to support the demand of the mothers of Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno to bring Gen. Jovito Palaparan to a civilian detention facility affirms that Malacanang and the Justice Department are protectors and coddlers of The Butcher. Both are more concerned with Palparan's freedom aka safety from so-called threats, simply dismissing the efforts of Sherlyn and Karen's mothers to seek justice for the continued disappearance of their daughters," said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay.

DOJ prosecutors' stand on Palparan’s detention a trial of Aquino-De Lima’s HR commitment

"The Justice Department’s lame stance on the principled and reasonable clamor to bring Ret. Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. to civilian detention strongly suggests that Malacañang is completely protecting The Butcher,” Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan, said. Last Thursday, during a picket at the DOJ demanding for the immediate trial of Gen. Palparan,

Killing of farmers in Compostela Valley part of Oplan Bayanihan

"The killing of farmer Rolando Dagansan and son Juda by the 66th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) is not a simple accident. The killing is meant to send a chilling message to the residents that they are among the Armed Forces’ targets," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said. 

Rights victims and kin to seek out Pope Francis

"We join the faithful Christians in raising the voice of the oppressed, especially the kin of the victims extrajudicial killing and enforced disappearance, the political prisoners and other victims of human rights violations; and their desire for justice and peace in the country. We hope His Holiness Pope Francis may hear and seek them out during his visit in January,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay.

Karapatan reminds public on US troops’ atrocities under the VFA

"The murder of Jennifer Laude and the rape of 'Nicole' are not the only incidents committed by United States soldiers stationed here in the Philippines. With the Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), the ‘Nicole’ and Laude cases will not be the last," Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan said.  


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