Karapatan Monitor 2017 Issue No. 2

K Monitor 2017 Issue2 

Martial Law, Intensification of HRVs Mark Duterte’s First Year in Office

June 30, 2017 marked President Rodrigo Duterte’s first year in office. Despite encouraging developments at the beginning of his presidency last July 2016, such as the release of 19 peace consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the resumption of the peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the NDFP, his strong criticism of continuing US intervention in the country, and his promises to end contractualization and the demolition of urban poor people’s houses, there remains little cause for celebration. Rightly so, the people have started to question this administration’s alarming propensity for the militarists’ treacherous ploys.  

 

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