“Unsurprisingly, military rule has constricted mechanisms for redress, platforms for protest, and initiatives that petition the government for immediate action.”
Faced with the impending approval of the proposed Federal Constitution, they warned against Duterte’s charter change as a tool for forwarding a full-fledged dictatorship.
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.
Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay revealed the rising statistics and intensifying attacks on people’s civil and political rights under President Duterte’s administration.
“The consistent promotion and assignment of Año in key government positions is indicative of the Duterte regime’s design to intensify its repressive policies and its lack of intent to prosecute human rights violators.”
“Know your rights,” a PNP app.
“We are facing perilous times when no one is safe.”
“What did the President decide to give these rights abusers? Not punishment, but more power to abuse.”
A human rights leader who is at the forefront of assisting Lumad victims and evacuees is the latest to be slapped with criminal charges.
“The BS Aquino regime has a highway of crimes that could no longer be ignored.”
“The Pope is here. Mercy and compassion, not cruelty and hypocrisy should infect us all, especially the high and mighty.”