Stop Political Repression
The Philippines has been declared by the US government as a “second-front” in its “war on terror”. Human rights violations are viciously rampant and the effects have left thousands of people displaced, incapacitated, killed and their families rendered destitute. As a country already beset with severe political and economic crises, human rights violations have become more than ever a major concern of Filipinos under the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) Regime. The GMA regime has repeatedly used force and state terror against the people and those whom her armed forces perceive to be enemies of the state, a fact supported by Amnesty International and UN Rapporteur Phillip Alston.