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From Aquino to Duterte: Remember all the martyrs in the struggle for genuine land reform from Mendiola to today 
From Aquino to Duterte: Remember all the martyrs in the struggle for genuine land reform from Mendiola to today ICHRP Statement on the 35th Anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre Read the full statement here: https://ichrp.net/from-aquino-to-duterte-remember-all-the-martyrs-in-the-struggle-for-genuine-land-reform-from-mendiola-to-today/ Today …
Karapatan lauds House passage of proposed bill on protection of rights defenders
As the House of Representatives approved House Bill No. 10576 or the Human Rights Defenders Protection Act on its third and final reading yesterday, human rights alliance Karapatan lauded the …
Justice for Rose Marie Galias and Silvestre Fortades Jr.! Stop the Killings in the Philippines!
Statement of the ICHRP The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) strongly condemns the killings of Rose Marie Galias and Silvestre Fortades Jr. at around 7am on …
Duterte, NTF-ELCAC must be held accountable for the killing of Evangelista couple, other Bloody Sunday victims
Duterte, NTF-ELCAC, etc must also be held accountable for the killing of Evangelista couple, other Bloody Sunday victims Karapatan National Press release – https://www.karapatan.org/duterte+ntf+elcac+etc+must+also+be+held+accountable+for+the+killing+of+evangelista+couple+other+bloody+sunday+victims 15 January 2022While human rights alliance Karapatan …
Karapatan to Cavite LGU: Stop the attacks, demolitions in Pantungan coastal community
KARAPATAN Press Release – https://www.karapatan.org/karapatan+to+cavite+lgu+stop+the+attacks+demolitions+in+pantungan+coastal+community14 January 2022 Rights group Karapatan called on the local government of Maragondon, Cavite to stop the attacks against residents of Brgy. Patungan, as it also called …
What is Rodrigo Duterte’s legacy?
The Philippine strongman’s list of achievements is negligible https://www.economist.com/asia/2022/01/08/what-is-rodrigo-dutertes-legacy 8 January 2022NO PRESIDENT OF the Philippines since Ferdinand Marcos, the late dictator, has held such a grip on power as …
A week since the typhoon, still no help for ‘Odette’ survivors
Bulatlat Contributors  December 23, 2021  0 Commenttyphoon odette Southern Leyte during the aftermath of Typhoon Odette (Photo by LCDE) By JAMES BUATESWith additional research from Dawn Cecilia PeñaBulatlat.com MANILA – It has …
UK Government response to question of unjustified ‘war on drugs’ killings
Lord Hylton Crossbench To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of the Philippines since June following reports by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that 208 …
2021: CHRP Round-Up of Activities
Due to the COVID pandemic all CHRP meetings have been held using Zoom. By using remote meetings, however, CHRP members living outside London have been able to actively participate in …
Longest-detained activist wins freedom, dents Duterte’s GCTA rule
Juanito Itaas, 57 years old, is the longest-detained activist in the Philippines but he has just won a freedom case that would potentially finally grant him liberty after 32 years. …
Human rights alliance slams Congress for allocating 17.1bn pesos on NTF-ELCAC
Human rights alliance Karapatan slammed on Thursday the decision of the Congress’ bicameral conference committee to allocate 17.1 billion pesos of the 2022 national budget to the National Task Force …
Petition to stop BBM
Philippines activists push new petition seeking Marcos election ban Members of Akbayan Partylist gather outside the Commission on Elections during the filing of a petition for disqualification against late dictator's …
Candidates must take a stand for political prisoners
Elections and political prisoners: They do mix November 28, 2021 | 9:01 pm Yellow Pad By Fides Lim Voting is about making choices, but what happens when candidates are not …
Thoughts on a return of a Marcos dynasty
POLITICAL PARTIES [ANALYSIS] Vestiges of authoritarianism and return of Marcos dynasty NOV 24, 2021 5:13 PM PHTJULIO C. TEEHANKEE FacebookTwitterCopy URLOne of the puzzling outcomes in most countries that underwent …
Karapatan urges ICC to resume investigation into crimes vs humanity in the drug war
Stop the Killings Human rights alliance Karapatan called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor to resume its investigation into the crimes against humanity in the drug war, following the …
ICC prosecutor suspends probe into Philippines drugs war
THE HAGUE/MANILA, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has suspended a probe at Manila's request into suspected rights abuses during Philippine President Rodrigo …
ICC grants limited immunity to Duterte accuser Lascañas
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT First in PH history: ICC grants limited immunity to Duterte accuser Lascañas NOV 11, 2021 12:00 PM PHTLIAN BUAN FacebookTwitterCopy URLUnder the agreement with the International Criminal …
IP Heroes Day – Unity Statement on the Commemoration of International Heroes’ Day
CALL FOR SIGNATORIES Be part of our Unity Statement: https://bit.ly/IPHeroesDay2021. Our highest form of regard for our martyrs and living heroes is by affirming our unwavering commitment to environmental protection and …
OPINION: A world to win beyond COP26
OPINION: A world to win beyond COP26LEON DULCEhttps://www.rappler.com/voices/imho/opinion-world-win-beyond-cop26 NOV 2, 2021Many activists and advocates who did not make it to Glasgow because of vaccine inequity and inaccessible travel costs will …
Thank you! — International Ecumenical Solidarity Gathering for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines
Dear Friends, On behalf of our co-organizers, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for your solidarity and for joining us during the International Ecumenical Gathering for Human Rights …