LOOK: Rallyists hold program near CHR office before ‘People’s Sona’

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Militant groups have converged near the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) office along Commonwealth Avenue prior to the holding of their “United People’s Sona” at the St. Peter’s Parish in the afternoon. According to…

CHR laments PNP’s alleged failure to give records on war on drugs deaths

07/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) lamented on Friday the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) alleged failure to provide records of all cases regarding deaths from the government’s war on drugs. “For the record, as early…

PNP welcomes CHR’s call for probe of collateral damage in police operations

07/05/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said it is welcoming the call of the Commission on Human Rights  (CHR) to probe police operations that involve collateral damage, including the recent buy-bust in Rodriguez,…

CHR ready for ‘frank, factual’ discussions on death penalty

/INQ.net 05/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sunday said it was ready to have a “frank and factual” conversation with Congress regarding the possible restoration of death penalty in the country. In a statement,…

2 senators, CHR oppose naming of politicians on narcolist

Inquirer.net 03/04/2019

Two administration senators on Sunday opposed the plan of Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to publish President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called narcolist in the run-up to midterm elections in May. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) also rejected the…

CHR calls on gov’t to ensure protection of ‘leftist’ lawyers

Inquirer.net 02/28/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) called on the government on Thursday to ensure the protection and security of lawyers labeled as “leftists.” “Harassment and vilification of lawyers labeled to be ‘leftists’ is another…

PRC-7 can’t act on Tuburan hospital staff incident if no complaint is filed

Futch Anthony Inso 02/15/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission in Central Visayas (PRC-7) said it could only act on the Tuburan drug suspect incident if there is a complaint filed. Gina Emperado, regional director of PRC-7, said that…

CHR launches probe vs father who tied son upside down

Inquirer.net 12/27/2018

MANILA — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has launched an investigation into an incident involving a father who tied his young son upside down to force his wife working abroad to come home. “While the CHR…

CHR demands ‘strong reason’ for third martial law extension

Inquirer.net 12/06/2018

MANILA, Philippines — ”There has to be a strong reason” should the government move for another extension of martial law in Mindanao. This was Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) reaction after the Armed Forces of the Philippines…

CHR still verifying claims of rights violations in Mindanao

Inquirer.net 12/02/2018

One year and seven months after martial law was declared in Mindanao, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is still verifying reports of alleged abuses by the military. CHR Commissioner Gwendolyn Pimentel-Gana said they had not received…

Children’s rights above proposed mandatory drug test, CHR reminds gov’t

Inquirer.net 11/10/2018

“The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) reminds the government of its obligation to always put premium on the welfare and rights of the children.” The CHR said this on Saturday following the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS)…

CHR urges gov’t: Put up measures that protect human rights lawyers

Inquirer.net 11/08/2018

Following the killing of a human rights lawyer in Negros Occidental on Tuesday, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has called on the government to come up with measures to ensure the safety of human rights lawyers.…

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