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Karapatan outraged by the killing of Lumad school exec and leaders in Surigao del Sur

"This is reminiscent of the Arroyo’s war against the Filipino people, at a time when it was reeling from its isolation from the people and at the same time in a scurry to beat the deadline of its counterinsurgency program. Killings continue to go up," Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said upon receiving initial report on the killing of three persons in Surigao del Sur this morning, September 1. "And, just like the Arroyo administration, BS Aquino is expected to cover up these crimes and avoid this issue like it has not happened at all," Palabay said. 
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Open letter to 401st IB: Stop playing charades with your HR Trainings

Dear friends,


On August 24, 2015, Col. Alexander Macario of the 401st Infantry Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army wrote a letter to KARAPATAN inviting a "lecturer" from the organization for their human rights training with the Commission on Human Rights Region 13 office. We are sharing our response, through a letter by KARAPATAN Secretary General Cristina Palabay. Attached also is the letter of invitation sent by the said AFP unit. 

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Massacres and extrajudicial killings committed amid early campaigning of Aquino party

"Thirteen massacres, 46 victims, seven of them are minors. These all happened under Commander-in-chief BS Aquino since 2010 up to the present," Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay cried out in front of the Department of Justice today. Karapatan joined Bayan and other people's organizations in a protest action on the continuing extrajudicial killings in the country. 
13 cases of massacre under BS Aquino

BS Aquino regime no let-up in hunting down human rights workers

Karapatan slams the BS Aquino regime for hunting human rights workers as Karapatan-Sorsogon Spokesperson Teodoro “Ka Tudoy” Escanilla was gunned down on August 20, 2015 in Barcelona, Sorsogon. 
 
 

Trumped-up charges filed vs torture victim by military torturers

"Tinortyur na nga, sinampahan pa ng mga gawa-gawang kaso," (The victim was not only tortured, trumped-up charges were also filed against him) said Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general, on the case of tortured farmer Ruben Wating. 
 
 

 

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