The mining company is also under investigation by nine United Nation special rapporteurs as Kalikasan PNE and Samahang Pangkarapatan ng Katutubong Magsasaka at Manggagawa Inc. (Sapakkmmi) filed a complaint last December 27, 2018.
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Cristina Palabay,secretary general of Karapatan, said, “We have not been given the chance to be heard.”
“Political prisoners are a symbol of unpeace and injustice. They must be freed.”
“(China) acts as if they own the entire disputed waters and that they can do things as they wish.“
“What they did made me like a criminal. They took my mugshot, my fingerprint…I could not just let it be,” — Margarita Valle
“June 12 is a reminder that our nation is not truly free as China grabs our islands while the US seeks to re-establish its bases in the Philippines.”
The demand of peasants and agricultural workers for land for peasants, agricultural workers, and national minorities, and not for landlords.
“The age-old problem of classroom and facilities shortage refuses to be obscured.”
“All these are patent acts of tyranny, and we urge our fellow journalists, human rights advocates, and the public to continue resisting these abuses.”
The petition demands a thorough review of MMDA Regulation No. 19-002 which revokes the permits to all provincial public utility bus (PUB) terminals and operators along EDSA.
“It is time for the Human Rights Council to take action against these sustained attacks on human rights defenders and independent watchdog institutions.”