Duterte says admin won’t ‘dodge’ duty to fight for human rights

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 07/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite repeatedly condemning international investigations into alleged human-rights violations in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday assured that his administration “will not dodge our obligation to fight for human rights.” “My administration always…

Safeguards in place to prevent abuse – Ferro

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no way that the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will be subject to abuse. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said that the…

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 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…

EDSA @ 34: A call to remember, continue to defend democracy

Rosalie Abatayo 02/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “The authority in power is great but the oppressed mass is greater.” For Ma. Jardisha Marcellana, a human resource professional based in Cebu, this statement sums up the People Power 1 or the…

303rd IB condemns Samar ambush

Florence Baesa 12/14/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental- The 303 Infantry Brigade  (IB) has condemned the recent attack by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Borongan, Eastern Samar on Friday, December 13, 2019, which killed a policeman and…

PRO-7 Chief De Leon welcomes CHR probe on Mandaue heist

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Brigadier Valeriano De Leon, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) director, said he welcomed the investigation of the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) on the death in Bogo…

Villarino: CHR-7 team in Negros Oriental to probe killings

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —A team of Commission of Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) investigators are already in Negros Oriental to investigate the killings there. Leo R. Villarino, CHR-7 chief investigator, said this in an interview on…

CHR-7 condemns spate of killings in Central Visayas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has condemned the spate of killings in Negros Oriental and Talisay City, Cebu in the past week. In a text message to CDN Digital,…

Rosales: Marcoses ‘willing’ to cooperate in compensating human rights victims

07/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair Etta Rosales said Tuesday that the Marcoses had expressed desire to help in compensating relatives of human rights victims during the Martial law era but with one…

Malacañang rejects UN rights investigation of drug killings

07/06/2019

Malacañang on Friday rejected a call by some members of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to probe the growing number of killings in President Duterte’s war on drugs, saying it was interfering in the country’s sovereignty.…

CHR-7: CCTV footage of police mauling suspect shows abuse of human rights

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The video of drug suspect Eddie Basillote being allegedly mauled by police operatives during a drug operation in Barangay Talamban in Cebu City on April 18, 2019 can be considered as evidence of possible abuse…

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