We, 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
an open letter to the press
22 March, 2011
Visayan Daily Star
We are gravely concerned over the news article by Judy Fartlow in your paper on Friday (18 March, 2011) declaring thus “KARAPATAN leader’ killed in NPA, Army encounter,” in Barangay Nagbinlod, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental last week.
The charge is not only downright erroneous, it is also dangerously misleading as it justifies more violent attacks against human rights advocates. Continue reading
HUMAN RIGHTS UPDATE
Cebu City–The premier human rights umbrella here is demanding the “preventive suspension” of the unit of 19th Infantry Battalion-Philippine Army involved in the deaths of the country’s top botanist and two others Monday morning in Kanangga, Leyte, Philippines. Continue reading