KARAPATAN urges independent probe on civilian deaths in Bohol raid

end-impunityAn independent probe on civilian deaths in Brgy. Napo, Inabanga, Bohol, should be held immediately amidst howls of protest from their relatives and neighbors denying military claims that elderly couple Crisanta and Constancio Petalco were members of the Abu Sayyaf bandits whom the military attacked in the area on April 11, 2017.   Both in their 70s, the couple were said to be retrieving their livestock for safety from the firefight when they were shot dead in front of their house. Continue reading

KARAPATAN-CEBU CONDEMNS AMBUSH SLAY OF RIGHTS LAWYER

end-impunityThe human rights alliance KARAPATAN in Cebu strongly condemns the ambush-slaying of human rights lawyer Atty. Mia Manuelita Mascariñas-Green in Tagbilaran City last Wednesday, as it calls for a stop to vigilante-style killings in the country. Continue reading

Walk for Life, Fight for Peace

end-impunityWe, in the human rights umbrella KARAPATAN-Cebu, support the call of the Roman Catholic bishops in their recent Pastoral Letter to defend human rights and the most fundamental right to life.  Concomitantly, we also support their call for a grand procession dubbed as “Walk for Life” on Feb. 18, 2017 in opposition to the spate of vigilante-style killings in the country and proposals to revive death penalty. Continue reading