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Karapatan, progressive groups call for immediate dismissal of false charges against peace consultants

“While we look forward to the realization of the general and unconditional amnesty of all political prisoners extended by presumptive president Duterte, we also push for the immediate dismissal of trumped-up charges against National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultants,” Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan said at today’s hearing of multiple murder charges against Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, Adelberto Silva, Vicente Ladlad, Randall Echanis, Rafael Baylosis, Satur Ocampo and Prof. Jose Maria Sison.  

Karapatan welcomes incoming president’s proposal to release all political prisoners


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 dissuades presumptive Pres Duterte from appointing Gen. Visaya

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.

Release political prisoners and resume peace talks, rights group urges Duterte

As presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte prepares for the transition to assume the reins in July, Karapatan echoed the call to release all political prisoners and the resumption of the long-stalled peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Vigilance, key to elections 2016 and beyond

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.


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