Position Paper on the Proposed Amendments to the Human Security Act of 2007 (Draft Substitute Bill to House Bills 7141 and 5507)

Position Paper on the Proposed Amendments to the Human Security Act of 2007

(Draft Substitute Bill to House Bills 7141 and 5507)

Cristina Palabay, Karapatan Secretary General

June 18, 2018

Human rights defenders of Karapatan, a national alliance of human rights desks, organizations and individual human rights advocates in the Philippines, emphatically reject the Draft Substitute Bill by Representatives Amado Espino Jr., Gary C. Alejano, and Leopoldo Bataoil to the two House Bills namely House Bill 7141 ("An Act Amending Republic Act No. 9362 entitled "An Act to Secure the State and Protect our People from Terrorism," otherwise known as the "Human Security Act of 2007") and House Bill 5507 ("An Act Declaring as Unlawful the Membership in any Philippine Court-Proscribed or United Nations Security Council-Designated Terrorist Organization and Providing Penalties Therefor"). 

OPLAN KAPAYAPAAN at Pasismo ng Rehimeng US-Duterte

OPKAP Reader 

OPLAN KAPAYAPAAN at Pasismo ng Rehimeng US-Duterte.


June 28, 2017 | National People’s Summit, Philippine Heart Center, Quezon City

On the day of Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s inauguration as President of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, victims of human rights violations and their families, human rights and peace advocates, leaders and members of people’s organizations and communities forwarded an agenda on peace and human rights, containing the people’s demands for substantial, comprehensive and meaningful reforms to address the oppressive and repressive environment borne out of State policies of past regimes.  

Position Paper of Karapatan on the Proposed House Bills 3023 and 3789 in the 17th Congress of the House of Representatives

Submitted by Roneo S. Clamor, Deputy Secretary General, Karapatan
May 31, 2017

The State must give the highest regard to the right to freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press or of the right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances. To pass a law that will infringe on this fundamental right in a civilized society is a mockery of the so-called democracy in our country.

Rep. Harry L. Roque authored House Bill 3023, entitled “An act ensuring the free exercise by the people of their right peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.” Another bill, House Bill 3789, entitled “An act strengthening the right of the people to free expression, to peaceably assemble and to petition the government  for redress of grievances, repealing for the purpose Batas Pambansa Blg. 880 or the Public Assembly Act of 1985” was authored by Representatives Carlos Isagani Zarate, Makmod D. Mending Jr. and Maria Vida Espinosa Bravo.

The Dishonourable Human Rights Record of Benigno S. Aquino III

This book describes that cruelty and impunity of BS Aquino’s state forces, and no matter his and their deceit and misleading narrative, the truth of the killings, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations cannot be hidden from the Filipino people and the world.

Download  PDF file (The Dishonourable HR Record of BS Aquino (2017).pdf)

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