"Nine years after the Hacienda Luisita Massacre, the struggle of the farm workers continues. The killings, human rights violations and deceit continue. There has been absolutely no justice attained under the BA Aquino administration," Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said.
In November 16, 2004, thirteen Luisita farmworkers were massacred they were on strike, demanding decent wages and land distribution. The big landlord clans of the Aquinos and Cojuangcos own the more than 5,000-hectare wide Hacienda Luisita.
Human rights organization Karapatan today said, “TheBS Aquino government’s so-called relief operation in calamity areas is equally disastrous as typhoon Yolanda. It’s been almost a week since the typhoon struck but people still cry for water, food, medicine and shelter. People who survived the typhoon are dying because of the government inability to respond to the situation.”
"The fact that the Court Appeals have ruled that Rolly Panesa is his person and not of Benjamin Mendoza, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has been proven to have lied about Panesa's identity. The military is still lying in their defence to charges of torture, perjury and incriminatory machination," Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan said during the pre-trial hearing of Rolly Panesa's case filed against false witnesses and military officials who arrested him based on the warrant for Mendoza.
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The arrest and illegal detention of a University of the Philippines professor in Cateel, Davao Oriental by the 67th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army is yet another blow on the typhoon Pablo victims’ self-help rehabilitation efforts.
Karapatan scored “self-confessed” peace advocate Chito Gascon’s pronouncement saying Zamboanga crisis was due to a ‘miscommunication and misunderstanding between the government and Misuari’s group’.
“If BS Aquino’s alter-egos in the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) has only this to say, they better shut their mouths up. Or, best they just fold-up and go. The OPAPP is not actually working for peace. It is there to justify and deodorize BS Aquino’s war against the people.”
"Oplan Bayanihan fund is blood money," Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan said in time of the Congress' budget hearing for the Armed Forces of the Philippines, particularly citing the funds allocated for Pres. Aquino's counter-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan. "We reiterate our call to the members of Congress to give zero budget to the AFP," Palabay added.