Karapatan Monitor 2017 Issue No. 1

karapatan monitor issue 1 2017

Duterte Government’s 1st Quarter

2017 Human Rights Record

Shows Militarists Gaining Upper Hand

General optimism for a better human rights performance by the government of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte wanes as violations of human rights, people’s rights and international humanitarian law persist. Civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights continue to be trampled on. While some promises are being pursued, a number of those that the Duterte made during the electoral campaign period were either severely compromised or were totally foregone.  The new President is allowing the militarists in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and in his cabinet, who are loyal to their US mentors, to have their way.  The people should expose, condemn and thwart the authoritarian and fascist direction the Duterte government is veering towards. 

 

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