Cebu for Human Rights coalition launched

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/09/2018

CEBU CITY– Fed up with the spate of killings, a group of Cebuanos, many of whom are lawyers, have formed a coalition to monitor and document all human rights abuses while repeatedly appealing to the government to…

Two human rights workers killed in NegOr shooting

Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 11/28/2017

ILOILO CITY–Unidentified armed men gunned down two members of a human rights fact-finding mission and wounded another in Bayawan City in Negros Oriental on Tuesday afternoon. The fatalities included Elisa Badayos, 59, Negros Oriental coordinator of the…

UN chief: Human rights, law enforcement needed in anti-drugs fight

Inquirer.net 11/14/2017

United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres rallied regional leaders on the need for effective law enforcement and the respect for human rights in the war against drugs and terrorism. Guterres made the call during the Association…

ERMITA HALTS LABELING

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inna Gian Mejia 10/06/2017

  Better safe than sorry. Fearing that they might be penalized for their actions, officials of Barangay Ermita on Friday afternoon decided to temporarily stop attaching tarpaulins on houses that they identified as “drug-free.” “Moundang usa mi…

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…

CHR dialogues with Pajo folk on shame campaign

Miguel Ernest E. Ermac 09/05/2017

THE Commission on Human Rights (CHR) started their investigation into the shame campaign against suspected drug users with a dialogue with residents of n Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City and its barangay chairman Junard Chan. Chan spray-painted doors…

Human rights lawyers urge Duterte to stop killings

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/24/2017

A group of human rights lawyers in Central Visayas has joined calls for President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the government’s bloody war on drugs and to create an independent commission to look into the spate of drug-related…

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…

Hidden crime

Editorial 06/01/2017

The arrest of a mother who wasn’t able to pay her power bills for her shanty yet managed to operate a sari-sari store that served as the venue for her cyberporn trafficking was all the more alarming…

Contempt for rights

Editorial 04/27/2017

While most in Central Visayas are caught up in the ongoing crackdown of Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol province and the unraveling of Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza’s ties to the extremist group, elsewhere in the country, rights…

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