The human rights alliance Karapatan has welcomed the ruling of a Manila court on the case against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing New People’s Army (NPA) calling it a “victory against State terrorism and intolerance to political dissent.”
The demonstration in New York City was not necessarily participated by “Kakampinks”, the term used to call the supporters of former vice president Leni Robredo during the 2022 elections.
Recalling what happened during his arrest, Elson said the PC played Russian roulette to torture and psywar (psychological warfare) him.
The country’s Lumads are still decrying the abuses inflicted on their tribe members fifty years ago, after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. declared martial law on September 21, 1972.
A group of victims of human rights violations have called the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.’s martial law regime as “one of the bloodiest periods in Philippine history” and attested it can never be the ‘golden age.’
A group of young Indigenous Peoples (Lumad) appeals anew for justice for the victims of the massacres in Lianga, Surigao del Sur over the past years.
Police authorities have arrested an ailing senior citizen in Barangay Kinabjangan, Nasipit town, in Agusan del Norte on allegation that she was a member of the communist New People’s Army (NPA).
In commemoration of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30, the groups’ renewed the call for justice for the 1,900 desaparecidos, from the Marcos dictatorship to Marcos Jr’s administration, including women’s rights advocate Elgene Mungcal and Anakpawis organizer Maria Elena Pampoza.
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted 16 individuals including four nuns from the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) and a lawyer for allegedly providing funds to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army.