Zara Alvarez is our 13th rights worker killed under Duterte admin — Karapatan

Activist Zara Alvarez is the 13th human rights worker of Karapatan killed under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the group said......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 18th, 2020

Slain rights worker Zara Alvarez laid to rest

She was the 13th rights worker of Karapatan and, according to a United Nations expert among the more than 200 human rights defenders killed since the start of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

On the killing of human rights worker Zara Alvarez

A press statement by KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People's Rights......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

SC urged to resolve pleas on amparo, habeas corpus writs

Human rights groups led by Karapatan on Tuesday prodded the Supreme Court to immediately resolve its petition seeking a reversal of the Court of Appeals decision that denied their petition for the issuance of the writs of amparo and habeas against government officials led by President Rodrigo Duterte, in light of the recent killing of community health work and political activist Zara Alvarez......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Citing killing of Zara Alvarez, Karapatan presses SC to grant protection writs

On Tuesday, the rights monitor filed a manifestation before the SC stating the "rampant red-tagging and terrorist-labeling of human rights defenders in the Philippines has led to their harassment, incarceration on false charges or even killings.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Déjà vu: Stop the Killings campaign given new push

The sustained surge of international condemnations and calls for justice and independent investigations on the extrajudicial killings, this month, of peasant leader and peace consultant Randall Echanis and Negros human rights and health worker Zara Alvarez has sparked anew an urgent demand: Stop the Killings!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

Zara’s burial sparks call for probe into state accountability in activists’ murders

As slain human rights worker Zara Alvarez was buried in her home town in Cadiz to an emotional mass, calls are raised for an independent probe to see if State forces are complicit in her murder......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

Int l network of rights defenders calls for independent probe into activists killings

The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) wrote a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte expressing its “profound concern” over the killings of activists Randall Echanis and Zara Alvarez......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

Zara Alvarez, human rights worker, mother

Here I am, writing another piece about a mother. Here I am, writing about the murder of a female human rights activist who was repeatedly threatened and harassed. Here we are mourning the death of another selfless woman who, despite being unjustly incarcerated for almost two years, chose to continue seeking justice for others......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

Gov’t body to probe killings; can it ever deliver justice?

The Department of Justice has announced that an interagency body will investigate the extrajudicial killings, carried out one week apart this month, of peasant leader and peace consultant Randall Echanis, 71, and human rights cum health worker Zara Alvarez, 39, single mother of an 11-year-old girl......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

CHR says Duterte admin s rights violations incomparable to previous terms

"The climate of fear that pervades or grips the witnesses as well as the kin of the surviving family are just some of the factors that impede us in an effective investigation," CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

When defenders of the environment and rights face threats themselves

Mayo-Anda said being a lawyer, of course, has value to a community but “it is not a foolproof guarantee that you will not be killed under the Duterte administration.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

4 other victims of 'BloodySunday killings identified

Human rights group Karapatan Timog Katagalugan said Dumagat Sierra Madre members Puroy dela Cruz and Randy dela Cruz were shot dead by the police in Sitio Mina, Barangay Sta. Inez, Tanay, Rizal. Urban poor activists Abner Esto and Edward Esto were also killed by the police in sitio Macaingalan, Barangay Puray, Rodriguez, Rizal as part of the Conduct of Simultaneous Implementation of Search Warrants dubbed COPLAN ASVAL by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines across four provinces last March 7. The post 4 other victims of #BloodySunday killings identified appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

After bloodbath day, Duterte claims admin promotes women s rights

“Women who criticized Duterte’s blatant remarks and wrongdoings have experienced denigration, vilification, and became the central topic of his sexist jokes to entertain people or divert the issue fired at him,” added Paclarin......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021

Rights group hits Año s red-tagging of slain Rizal farmers

“The police and military mercilessly killed five farmworkers mere days before Christmas — and now, Año is concocting more outrageous lies to justify what is clearly a brutal massacre of civilians as well as the military’s continued desecration of their remains and the harassment of their grieving families,” Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay said in a statement. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Negros doctor said to be on vigilante hit list killed alongside husband

A doctor who was allegedly placed in a hit list by an anti-communist vigilante group was shot dead along with her husband on Tuesday evening, rights group Karapatan reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Red-tagging brings violence, Elago warns as PNP shares red-tagging content

"I want to remind the AFP, PNP and NTF-ELCAC that many have disappeared, been killed, illegally arrested or slapped with trumped-up charges after being red-tagged," Elago said in Filipino in her opening statement, referring to activists Zara Alvarez, Ryan Hubilla and Jory Porquia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

11 years on, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims still searching for justice

Under the Duterte administration, human rights group Karapatan said the climate of impunity that has made this massacre possible has "visibly intensified," particularly as the attacks against journalists continue unabated. The post 11 years on, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims still searching for justice appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Sinas told to uphold justice as new top cop vows to continue drug war

The human rights commission has urged new PNP chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas to uphold justice and human rights in his stint, despite his appointment signaling that the Duterte administration's war on drugs that have killed thousands will remain relentless......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

‘Mañanita’ cop as police chief signals more rights abuses – Karapatan

“What lies ahead for the Filipino people with Sinas’s appointment is a bloody party of human rights violations where Duterte’s most rabid and murderous lapdogs are given freer rein to merrily kill, kill, and kill with wanton impunity.” The post ‘Mañanita’ cop as police chief signals more rights abuses – Karapatan appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 9th, 2020

Opposition solons chide General Parlade on red-tagging

Opposition lawmakers chided Thursday Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, a staunch anti-communist military official, for allegedly red-tagging actress Liza Soberano after appearing in a webinar against gender-based exploitation and sexual harassment. Parlade commented on Soberano when she appeared in the webinar sponsored by Gabriela Youth. Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said Parlade has been “red-tagging anyone who works or espousing the same cause and issues of progressive groups.” “Anybody and everybody should speak out against abuse and not let them be until they are extinguished,” said Zarate. He chided Parlade for allegedly assuming that “celebrities, the youth, women, urban poor, lumad and rural folk are ignorant or even stupid, to stand up for their rights and beliefs on their own.” In a separate statement, Gabriela Partylist Rep. Arlene Brosas finds it “starkly ironic” for Parlade to appeal to stop red-tagging Soberano when it was the military official who actually made the accusation. “By saying that Soberano is “not yet an NPA,” he is maliciously associating the actress with the armed movement when what she did in the youth forum was only to speak up for all the victims of gender-based violence and abuse,” said Brosas. She stated: “It is clear that Parlade, the NTF-ELCAC and the paid trolls are the ones who are rabidly red-tagging Liza Soberano and other female celebrities and influencers who are taking a stand and speaking out against the macho-fascism under the Duterte regime.” Reacting to the statements of the Makabayan solons and Senator Risa Hontiveros, Parlade said it is “government’s job to expose this duplicitous nature of the CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines). “But we differ in the way Gabriela exploits these genuine advocates, because the CPP’s underground MAKIBAKA, is the one stirring and orchestrating it,” said the general. He described the CPP as a monster that “knows no friend.” “They will feed you to the lion’s den if you are not careful. This is what happened to Jo Lapira, Ren Manalo, Camille Manangan etc., Gabriela Youth who were all killed for ceasing to be a plain activist and ended up being with the terrorist,” Parlade noted. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020