“On June 15, we received two good news for peace and human rights advocates,” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said in a press conference of advocates led by Pilgrims for Peace.
June 8, 2016
Dear President Duterte,
I once heard you call your daughter drama queen. My father would probably say the same for me. I was not raped, but my father is a desaparecido for nine years now, which brings out the drama queen in me.
I am Aya Santos, daughter of Leo Velasco, a missing peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
Karapatan position on various issues arising from the statements of incoming President Rodrigo DuterteSubmitted on Fri, 06/03/2016 - 18:08
On peace talks with the NDFP
Karapatan fully supports the incoming President’s move to resume peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines(NDFP) and the release of all political prisoners unjustly jailed because of trumped-up criminal charges. We also urge the incoming President to pull-out the troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from communities and to junk the Aquino counterinsurgency program Oplan Bayanihan. We also urge President Duterte to immediately indemnify the victims of human rights violations under martial law.
Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Chairperson of Karapatan and SELDA (an organization of former political detainees, mostly detained during the martial law era) today called on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to “be more circumspect” on the issue of the burial of the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Sr.