CHR-7 Chief: Freedom of expression is guaranteed in a democratic society

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An official of the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has expressed his concern on the red-tagging of groups or individuals who have publicly expressed their dissatisfaction on the government and…

Marcos urged to allow vetting of next CHR execs

Dempsey Reyes 05/14/2022

As Ferdinand Marcos Jr. makes his way to Malacañang, he will be met by controversies surrounding the country’s human rights situation, especially the killings during his predecessor’s brutal drug war, and a Commission on Human Rights (CHR)…

CHR steps in to investigate Cortes slay; RSF urges govt to deepen probe

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has stepped in to conduct their own investigation on the killing of Cebuano blocktimer Renante ‘Rey’ Cortes. CHR spokersperson, lawyer Jacqueline Ann de Guia, said in a…

CHR tells Reds: Yield rebels in killing of Absalon cousins

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 06/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Friday (June 11) demanded the turnover by communist guerrilla leaders of rebels involved in the landmine explosion in Masbate that killed a college football player and his cousin. In…

PNP questions CHR findings on indoctrination of ‘lumad’ children in Cebu

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 02/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday questioned the assessment made by the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) which said that the 19 “lumad” (Indigenous Peoples) children allegedly rescued by police in Cebu were…

Hontiveros tells CHR to probe police ‘rescue’ of Lumad students in Cebu City

Neil Arwin Mercado 02/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) should look into the supposed rescue operation conducted by the police on several members of an indigenous people’s group in an educational center in the University of San…

CHR to law enforcers: Be sensitive in doing pranks

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The distribution of Christmas gifts is something that is encouraged during the Christmas holidays. However, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is asking law enforcers to be more sensitive if they plan to…

104-page CHR report lists Duterte ‘attacks’ on rights defenders

Patricia Denise M. Chiu 07/11/2020

The Duterte administration has legitimized violence against human rights defenders (HRDs) in the country, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said in a report released on Friday in one of its most scathing assessments of the President’s…

Pandemic cannot stop basic rights and freedom – CHR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) reminded the public that basic freedom and rights shall not be curtailed despite an ongoing health crisis. Lawyer Jacqueline de Guia, spokesperson of CHR, said in a…

CHR: Making ECQ violators pray, dance, exercise is ‘inhuman’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Law enforcers may arrest violators of quarantine rules but the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has reminded them that imposing “punishments” such as making them do physical activities, dance or…

Gender-related violence during lockdown? Report it to CHR online

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Gender-based violence during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic may now be reported through an online site of the Commission Human Rights (CHR). The CHR said Monday it has developed…

CHR probing arrest of Cebu film writer over social media post on COVID-19

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - INQUIRER.net 04/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is now investigating the arrest of a poet and scriptwriter in Cebu after posting about the COVID-19 outbreak in Sitio Zapatera. CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said on…

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