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
The continuing persecution of peasant activists who are struggling for their right to the land they’re tilling is outright condemnable.
For months, the peasants of Brgy. Cantipay, Carmen, Cebu have been frustrating efforts of the town mayor to fence off their farm lots. In the entire time, they have withstood goons and police sent out by local government to quell their opposition to the illegal fencing. Continue reading