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The police round up the protesters right after their program ended
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra will submit the review to Malacañang on Wednesday, June 17. He will not make it public unless Malacañang releases it from their end.
(UPDATED) The order to shut down ABS-CBN is the latest in a string of attacks against media in the Philippines under the Duterte administration
The Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines says the Philippine government 'continues without fail to go berserk' instead of addressing issues head-on
Amnesty International expresses alarm that activists continue to 'face threats and undue restrictions' without any way to protect themselves
Karapatan says it is not surprising that Solicitor General Jose Calida is 'doing the dirty work of concocting legal offensives against his master’s so-called enemies and critics'
Paramilitary group Alamara allegedly forcibly enters the UCCP Haran compound where Lumad evacuees have taken refuge since 2015
Karapatan's Cristina Palabay is threatened with death and rape after celebrating Human Rights Day
Karapatan secretary-general Cristina Palabay says human rights 'must continuously be asserted, defended and fought for’
Karapatan also likens the situation of Senator Leila De Lima with the experience of hundreds of political prisoners facing alleged trumped-up charges under President Rodrigo Duterte
Karapatan deputy secretary-general Roneo Clamor says this is 'to deprive the police any opportunity to plant evidence' against activists
Human rights groups urge the Philippine government to coordinate with the United Nations as rights chief Michelle Bachelet is expected to write a comprehensive report on the country's situation
'There’s no other time,' say Philippine human rights groups attending the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Karapatan slams the National Security Adviser's perjury complaint as another government attack aimed at discrediting their advocacy against human rights violations
'There is no evidence of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, malicious prosecutions, and defamations,' says the Court of Appeals
The Court of Appeals 14th Division submits the case for decision without allowing human rights group Karapatan to present testimonies and witnesses
Ryan Hubilla, a 22-year-old senior high school student, and Nelly Bagasala, 69, who both advocated for human rights, are killed by unknown gunmen
(UPDATED) The Supreme Court directs the Court of Appeals to hear the petition of Gabriela, Karapatan, and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines on June 18
Advocate Rose Trajano says it is high time for local government units to introduce and promote ordinances that focus on defending human rights
One of the petitioners is the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, which is being investigated by the European Union for communist financial links upon the request of the Philippine government
Kelly Delgado is allegedly found in possession of shabu, according to Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, whose assassination was allegedly plotted by Delgado 9 years ago
After a fact-finding mission, rights groups question why the search warrant was issued by a court in another province when there are regional trial courts in Negros Oriental
In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity (iDEFEND) urges the public to remain steadfast in demanding the government to adhere to the rule of law and human rights
Father Allan Khen Apus of Movement Against Tyranny says there has been 'a marked increased of of human rights violations' in Mindanao since martial law started there
Linus Cubol was killed in front of his furniture store by motorcyle-riding gunmen
Human rights groups call for the passage of a bill that will recognize the essential role of human rights defenders in ensuring a peaceful and equal society
The court finds the former army general Jovito Palparan, who was nicknamed 'berdugo' (The Butcher), guilty of kidnapping and illegal detention of UP students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan
Militant activists hold their own version of the annual Catholic tradition
Eastmincom admits it erred in the spelling of the name of the boy, but insists he was indeed an NPA child soldier
Karapatan secretary general Tinay Palabay says that the action of President Rodrigo Duterte's regime against international human rights observers and development workers 'betrays its guilt'
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'Duterte did that all by himself, in a path of tyrannical megalomania and unparalleled self-destruction,' says Karapatan, in response to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Human rights activists say the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of a citizen's right to privacy
Proponents of state surveillance argue that monitoring individuals is necessary in the interest of 'national security'. But who defines what 'national security' is? To what extent is state surveillance legal?
Human Rights Watch and Karapatan also slam President Rodrigo Duterte's move, saying that his administration must be held accountable for 'all rights violations'
‘Coming from the President’s mouth, the threats can be taken as calls to the military and police forces…to escalate suppression and repression,’ says rights group Karapatan
'Closing down Rappler means one less independent media through which environmental advocates can stand up to the oligarchs and corporations that seem to run the Duterte government’s agenda nowadays', a group says
'He offered his life not only as a priest but also as a comrade. He was a comrade for others – a hero, a martyr,' says San Jose City Bishop Roberto Mallari of slain activist priest Marcelito 'Tito' Paez
Barug Katungod Mindanao and Karapatan stage a rally in front of the Department of National Defense to protest against Martial Law in Mindanao
Central Luzon regional police vows to find out who killed Fr. Marcelito 'Tito' Paez
(UPDATED) The incident happened hours after Fr Marcelito Paez assisted in facilitating the release of a political prisoner in Cabanatuan, says rights group Karapatan
Around a hundred relatives of political prisoners run to call for the freedom of 449 political prisoners in the country.
Leftist groups lights candles for the victims, relatives, and defenders of those killed in the drug war
Cops also say a protester was arrested for throwing stones, but his fellow protesters say he was just driving a support van
Manlaban para sa Karapatan is only one of the groups taking part in mass protests to be staged on Thursday, September 21, for the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law
Karapatan fears that just like in the time of Marcos human rights violations will be justified on the pretext of security protection and national interest
Protesters decry the promotion of Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año but he is adamant he never knew Jonas Burgos
Cases of extrajudicial killings related to the Duterte administration s bloody war on drugs are next
Has the militant rights group spoken out strongly against the wave of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines?
Karapatan reports the incident a day after troops and communist rebels clashed in the area