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




The premier human rights umbrella in Cebu welcomes the signing by the peace panels of the  government and of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) of the supplemental guidelines of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) that leads to reactivation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). Continue reading

Closer Scrutiny, Not Closure

end-impunityContrary to the avowals of the Marcoses and loyal apologists, the impending hero’s burial of the ousted dictator is not providing closure to an infamous rule, but opening it up for closer scrutiny by forgetful generations of both young and old. Continue reading

3 Martial Law Survivors Succumb To ‘Long Wait’

end-impunityCebu City—They survived Martial Law, but not the long wait for justice.

Three Cebuano survivors of Martial Law passed away due to various illnesses while waiting since 2014 for their damage claims to be processed under Republic Act 10368 (otherwise known as the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act). Continue reading