Church tells PNP to cooperate on EJK investigations

Futch Anthony Inso 10/09/2017

The Archdiocese of Cebu is urging the Philippine National Police to participate and cooperate with the investigation on the administration’s war on drugs. Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archidiocese of Cebu, the government should help eliminate…

MORE BRGYS WANT ‘DRUG-FREE’ DRIVE

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/08/2017

Barangay Ermita has gained a supporter in its campaign of labeling households which they have identified as “drug-free.” The Association of Barangay Council (ABC) in Cebu City is pushing for a dialogue with the Commission on Human…

On human rights and impunity

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 09/25/2017

Our country is very much the focus of global concern and attention on the twin issues of human rights and impunity. The United Nations defines Human Rights as “universal legal guarantees protecting individuals and groups against actions…

Amid Duterte’s new order, Espino to CHR: Coordination is key

Nestle L. Semilla 09/10/2017

  COORDINATION. Chief Supt. Jose Mario Espino, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) director, cited this as the key word that would describe the PRO-7 and Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) relationship amid…

Unconstitutional gihapon? Patay pa more!

Lloyd Suarez 09/10/2017

Nakatawa na lang ko sa reaction sa mga opisyales sa gobyerno ilabina sa taga–Commission on Human Rights (CHR) sa “harmless” nga kampanya batok sa illegal drugs pinaagi sa pagspray-paint (pagpintal) ni Barangay Captain Junard Ahong Chan sa…

Tumulak disagrees with shame campaign

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/05/2017

CEBU City Councilor Dave Tumulak said the shame campaign initiated by Barangay Pajo in Lapu-Lapu City is ineffective and cannot be replicated in Cebu City. Tumulak, also concurrent deputy mayor on police matters, said instead of labeling…

CALLS MOUNT TO PROBE HITMAN CLAIM

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/03/2017

The confession of Barangay Captain Jinnefer Mercader of Lugo, Borbon, that he was a hitman for some politicians in Cebu has rekindled interests into the unsolved deaths of over a hundred victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in…

No rights abuses reported so far under Mindanao martial law

06/17/2017

The Commission on Human Rights has not received any rights abuses in Mindanao, nearly after a month since President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire region under martial law in response to the siege of Marawi City by…

Police urged: Finish EJK probe

Nestle L. Semilla 06/07/2017

The regional Commission on Human Rights (CHR-7) asked the police yesterday to submit the results of their investigations into the deaths of drug suspects during police operations in Cebu province. During yesterday’s Provincial Peace and Order Council…

CHR-7 urged to still monitor EJK cases

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/11/2017

Call made after region’s human rights body decided to stop tracking down these cases Continue monitoring cases of alleged extrajudicial killings. This is the plea of human rights lawyer Democrito Barcenas to the Commission on Human Rights…