CHR 7: Martial law won’t solve killings in Negros Oriental

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Imposing martial law in Negros Oriental will not solve the killings there. Leo R. Villarin, Commission of Human Rights in Central Visayas chief investigator, said this amid the warnings of President Rodrigo Duterte…

Vinluan on UNHRC probe: Cops will only draw guns to protect themselves

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Walang pulis na gustong pumatay!” (No police officer would want to kill!) Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan, Cebu City Police Office director, said this amid the issue of the United Nations Human Rights Council…

CSBT personnel to keep watch of possible traffickers during the Holy Week rush

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from keeping a close watch on the security of travelers this Holy Week, the management of the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) will also continue to keep an eye for possible human…

Six minors rescued, suspected human trafficker nabbed in Lahug sting operation

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 02/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Six minors were rescued after police arrested a suspected human trafficker in an entrapment operation inside a fastfood outlet in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City over the weekend. Joey Donozo was arrested by operatives…

God in the human family

Fr. Dondon N. Aquino 12/29/2018

It is always a given that the family is the basic unit of a community. Nobody can never ever dare claim he or she does not belong to one. Despite the assertion of the individual’s uniqueness and…

8 rescued from human trafficking at Naia

Inquirer.net 12/17/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Eight Filipinos leaving for Cyprus guised as tourists were saved by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) from suspected human trafficking at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Saturday, the agency said Monday. The…

Human rights protection and fighting corruption

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/09/2018

Today, December 10, is celebrated worldwide as International Human Rights Day. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is considered a “milestone” document adopted by the United Nations General Assembly seventy years ago. It sets for the…

Two girls rescued; two men nabbed for human trafficking

Benjie B. Talisic 09/25/2018

A mother’s plea for help from authorities in Liloan town to find her 13-year-old daughter, who was allegedly sold for sex, ended in the rescue of the girl and a 17-year-old girl, and the arrest of two…

Odron: Human rights, right to life are interdependent rights

Jessa Mae O. Sotto and Rosalie Abatayo 07/25/2018

THE Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) expressed concern over President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration that the campaign against illegal drugs will be “relentless and chilling.” CHR-7 Director, lawyer Arvin Odron said they were alarmed that…

CHR-7: Respect human rights

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/22/2018

THE Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) was hoping that President Rodrigo Duterte would make pronouncements that would support more human rights adherent policies during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) today. CHR-7 Director…

CHR-7 expects to highlight human rights in Duterte’s SONA

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/22/2018

The regional director of the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7)is hoping to hear a message that adheres to human rights in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday…

Seven females charged for human trafficking

Intern 07/06/2018

  A total of 40 counts of cyberpornography-related charges were filed against seven suspected human traffickers on Thursday (July 6). The suspects (names withheld) are all females who are residents of Cordova town, Cebu. Regional State Prosecutor…

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