CHR-7 to draft policy for LGUs on segregation of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals

Dyrecka Letigio 09/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) is currently drafting a policy that would guide local government units in the region in the segregation of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.  Lawyer Arvin…

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-7 probe into Sawang Calero controversy ‘on the rocks’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The fate of the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) investigation on the controversy surrounding some cops in Sawang Calero Police Station is now in limbo. Leo Villarino, CHR-7 chief investigator,…

Woman complainant against Sawang Calero cops shot dead in highway

Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities here confirmed that one of the complainants, who accused several cops from Sawang Calero Police Station of rape and extortion, was killed by still unidentified assailants tonight, April 19. Ritchie Nepomuceno, 35,…

Cebu City dad to police: Uphold the law, maintain order in ranks

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Philip Zafra, the City Council’s committee chairperson for peace and order, said that the increasing number of reported human rights violations of Cebu City police officers is alarming. In a…

CHR-7 investigates ‘secret jail’ in Sawang Calero Police Station

Morexette Marie Erram 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has started investigating reports of an alleged “secret jail” inside the Sawang Calero Police Station.  Investigators from CHR-7 visited the Sawang Calero Police Station on Tuesday,…

CHR-7 begins investigation on Lumads ‘rescue’ operation

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has started its investigation on the “rescue” operation involving Lumads last February 15, 2021. CHR-7 chief investigator Leo Villarino, in a phone interview with reporters on…

Progressive group leaders receive death threats, ask CHR’s help

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Leaders of several progressive groups in Cebu on Thursday, January 28, sought the assistance of the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) after they received death threats. Jaime Paglinawan, Aldo Serat,…

CHR-7 conducts own probe into Mactan resort

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has confirmed that their agency will be conducting its own investigation of the alleged discrimination reported in a high-end resort in Cebu. Lawyer Arvin…

CHR-7 to investigate alleged ‘police brutality’ in arrest of Cebu protesters

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) will be investigating the arrest of seven individuals who were among those who staged a protest-rally against the anti-terrorism bill outside the University of…

Acting CCPO chief: We no longer have control of relieved police escorts of slain Clarin mayor

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “We are no longer in control of them.” Police Colonel Geovanie Maines, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) officer-in-charge, said this about the police escorts of slain Clarin, Misamis Occidental Mayor David Navarro, who…

CHR-7 probers to recommend filing admin, criminal raps against slain Clarin Mayor Navarro’s police escorts

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The investigators of the the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) will recommend the filing of administrative and criminal charges against the police officers, who escorted slain Clarin, Misamis Occidental Mayor…

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