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Palparan’s conviction is a step forward for justice

“We welcome the court’s decision to convict Palparan for the charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention of disappeared University of the Philippines (UP) students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan. This is a step forward for justice, though partial for so long as Karen and Sherlyn remain missing and numerous other violations remain unresolved,” said Karapatan deputy secretary general Roneo Clamor. 

Duterte regime a danger to the Filipino people - Karapatan

“President Duterte, a fanatic of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, continues to attack the Filipino people through his counter insurgency program Oplan Kapayapaan (OpKap) in full throttle. A trying-hard copycat of Marcos’ martial law, Duterte has also signed the death sentence of poor Filipinos under its war on drugs and counterinsurgency campaign. He followed the blood trails of his fascist role models and even facilitated their rehabilitation and return to power,” said Roneo Clamor, Karapatan Deputy Secretary General during a Black Friday protest held by various groups  in front of Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.


PNP Memorandum, another brazen attack against rights defenders - Karapatan

Rights groups were informed of a memorandum released by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Intelligence Group, directing the country’s police officers to provide a summary of information (SOI) on alleged leaders of the New People’s Army (NPA). Though groups only knew of the memorandum this September, said memo was dated May 28, 2018.  

Rights groups amplify calls to stop the continuing slaughter of Filipinos

“The reality of the Philippines under Duterte is tainted with the blood and sufferings of the poor, denied of their rights and continuously being burdened by the government's repressive and anti-people policies,” said Karapatan deputy secretary general Roneo Clamor during a protest action at the Boy Scout Circle, Tomas Morato, QC on September 7, 2018.

Duterte goes on a shopping spree of weapons in Israel, arming State forces to kill more Filipinos – Karapatan

“The meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is indeed historic – the unprecedented, revolting meeting of like-minded butchers whose leaderships inspired the wholesale killing of both Filipinos and Palestinians. One has butchered Filipinos, while the other has the blood of thousands of Palestinians on his hands,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay on the 4-day visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Israel, dubbed by many media outfits as “historic”.