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Ibon Foundation files complaint vs 3 gov't officials over red-tagging

Feb 10, 2020 - 3:04 PM

The policy research group wants the Ombudsman to punish 3 key officials, including Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy, for 'malicious abuse of authority and negligent performance of duties as public officials'

Rights group leader gets death and rape threats on Human Rights Day

Dec 19, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Karapatan's Cristina Palabay is threatened with death and rape after celebrating Human Rights Day

CRACKDOWN ON HUMAN RIGHTS? Human rights groups rally to commemorate International Human Rights Day at Mendiola in Manila on December 10, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

On Human Rights Day, fight vs abuses continues amid crackdown under Duterte

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Karapatan secretary-general Cristina Palabay says human rights 'must continuously be asserted, defended and fought for’

Human rights advocates wearing masks bearing signs “Pinoy Resist” stage a creative action at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec, 10, 2019, urging the government to stop the killings related to the campaign against illegal drugs. The protesters urge the Duterte administration to veer away from killing suspects and innocent civilians as the “solution to the perceived drug problem” and also demand from the government to implement a rights-based approach against illegal drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[PODCAST] Bakit malaking banta sa demokrasya ang crackdown sa progressive groups

Nov 14, 2019 - 8:01 PM

Ano ang implikasyon ng crackdown na ito sa demokrasya sa Pilipinas?

Fearing more raids and arrests, progressive groups get CHR to inspect offices

Nov 06, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Karapatan deputy secretary-general Roneo Clamor says this is 'to deprive the police any opportunity to plant evidence' against activists

U.N. report on attacks vs PH rights groups is 'shoddy work' – Locsin

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'The UNHRC report reads like it was written by the accusers...Ignore it,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

THREATS. Human rights defenders urge the Philippine government to stop persecuting human rights activists. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

'Enough of him’: Groups slam Duterte halfway through his term

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:21 AM

In the same day that President Duterte delivers his 4th State of the Nation Address, critics say they've had enough of his administration

Protesters from the United People's Sona brave the rain as they march along Commonwealth Avenue on July 22, 2019, to stage a program during President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Human rights: How to deal with Duterte, the biggest challenge?

Jun 27, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Advocates are constantly challenged by President Rodrigo Duterte's 'intentional distortion' of human rights since 2016. What are lessons learned?

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Rights group denied chance to present evidence in red-tagging hearing

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:23 PM

The Court of Appeals 14th Division submits the case for decision without allowing human rights group Karapatan to present testimonies and witnesses

AMPARO HEARING. Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay expresses disappointment over the Court of Appeals waiving their right to present evidence in the group's writ of amparo case. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Maria Ressa's arrest part of broader gov't campaign, say rights groups

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:25 AM

(UPDATED) Human rights groups say the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is consistent with the repeated threats not just against journalists but also legislators, lawyers, and activists, among others

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest on February 13, 2019. Photo ny LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Human rights groups face 'alarming, shameful level' of gov't retaliation – UN report

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Philippines is among 38 countries where governments subject human rights advocates to 'harsh reprisals and intimidation,' according to a UN report