NDFP senior adviser and former chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni said that President Duterte “must be held accountable for this trampling upon a valid peace agreement.”
Category: Human Rights
Martinez blames her Imelda Elementary School principal Melinda San Pedro for the incident, saying her superior is against her union activities as well as her advocacy for transparency in their school.
“Such reckless threats are legally questionable and worse, will erupt in even more vicious and wholesale violations and would also constrict whatever democratic breathing space there is left.”
“This 2018, we hope that the case against Palparan be finally resolved soon. The case has been running since 2014, and it has been a long ordeal for us and all of Palparan’s victims. We want to see him in jail this year.”
Despite a long record of human rights violations committed by paramilitary groups, many of them remain active and under the command of the AFP up to this day.
“This is the handiwork of the Duterte regime using the same Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and the paramilitary goons to terrorize and intimidate legitimate activists and unionists.”
“Let’s remember the historical significance of the FQS and tightly hold on to its lesson that there is no other way to preserve our rights but to unite and fight against all forms of fascism and dictatorship.”
Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay revealed the rising statistics and intensifying attacks on people’s civil and political rights under President Duterte’s administration.
“Majority of the killings happened during Martial Law in Mindanao and are linked to agrarian cases and land disputes.”
“To imply that martial law with its extraordinary powers is a benign solution to our problems is a misrepresentation that has a conditioning effect on our people to accept authoritarianism until it’s too late to stop, and this should not be allowed to happen.”
“We strongly hold on to our stand that this is a reversal of history and an escape from accountability for their crimes of plunder and human rights violations.”