Karapatan, progressive groups call for immediate dismissal of false charges against peace consultantsSubmitted on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 13:25
Karapatan welcomes the proposal of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte to release all political prisoners through a general, unconditional and omnibus amnesty.
“This will partly give justice to the political prisoners, whose rights were violated,” said Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general.
Karapatan calls on presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider the planned appointment of Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya as Armed Forces Chief of Staff. Visaya is a protégé of Ret. Gen. Jovito Palparan, known as ‘The Butcher’ because of his bloodied human rights record.
The 2016 election campaign frenzy comes to a close. By far, this seemed the most farcical, nastiest, and most hysterical presidential elections in the post-Marcos era—a sign of how far the elite and foreign-dominated system has deteriorated and broken down.
As votes are cast on May 9, and as the nation awaits the results of the elections, Karapatan urges the Filipino people to remember:
1. The human rights violations committed by the BS Aquino’s blood-soaked “tuwid na daan”, now led by Aquino clone Mar Roxas.