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…

Multiple dastardly crimes—by cops

Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/23/2021

A woman cried rape and robbery against 11 members of the police force in Cebu City, and was gunned down by unknown assailants a month later. A few hours on, the officer who not only led the…

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…

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…

Lapu-Lapu City gov’t won’t investigate Plantation Bay incident

Futch Anthony Inso 12/10/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government will not dip its fingers in the controversial incident involving a child with special needs and Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, one of the island’s high-end resorts. Cindi Chan,…

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…

CHR expresses alarm on Gwen’s ‘public shaming’; gov challenges commission in her response

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on May 22 expressed alarm on the recent comments that Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia made against her critics. In a statement issued to members of the media,…

Kin of alleged CTG-NPA members cry foul over trumped up charges, seek CHR help

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The sister and brother of a couple who were alleged members of the Communist Terrorist Group-New People’s Army (CTG-NPA) and were arrested in Barangay Tulang, Getafe, Bohol on February 8, 2020,  claimed that…

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…

Cockpit raid aftermath, CHR tells cops: Provide humane facilities to detained persons

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police should provide a proper detention facility for those, who will be arrested, no matter how many people they have arrested. The Commission on Human Rights Central Visayas (CHR-7) said this amid…

CHR-7 to create team to probe Castro killing

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Delta Derycka Letigio 01/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR – 7) will conduct their own investigation on the ambush-slay of former Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ann Castro. In a statement sent to…

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