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…

CHR-7: In pursuit of Lapu teen slay suspects, human rights must still be upheld

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the public outrage on the brutal murder of a Lapu-Lapu teen, the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) said that law enforcement agencies must still work within the boundaries of…

Human rights groups call for end of drug war, martial law in Mindanao

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 12/10/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Human Rights groups are calling for the end of the martial law in Mindanao and the end of the war on drugs on the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of…

Human Rights Watch: Trillanes’ arrest aimed at silencing Duterte’s critics

Inquirer.net 09/25/2018

HUMAN Rights Watch, an international nongovernmental organization, slammed the Duterte administration on Tuesday over the arrest of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on what it labeled as “trumped-up charges” of rebellion in connection with the 2007 Manila Peninsula…

Arrest of ‘tambays’ against human rights, 3 of 5 Pinoys say – SWS

Inquirer 09/23/2018

Three out of five Filipinos believe that arresting idlers or “tambays” is a violation of their human rights. The Second Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey (SWS) data showed that 60 percent of adult Filipinos agreed that “police…

Albayalde tells Tagle: War on drugs will observe human rights, rule of law

Inquirer.net 06/06/2018

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde on Wednesday assured Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle that the government’s crackdown against illegal drugs will observe human rights and rule of law. During a courtesy…

Cebu for Human Rights coalition launched

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/09/2018

CEBU CITY– Fed up with the spate of killings, a group of Cebuanos, many of whom are lawyers, have formed a coalition to monitor and document all human rights abuses while repeatedly appealing to the government to…

Two human rights workers killed in NegOr shooting

Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 11/28/2017

ILOILO CITY–Unidentified armed men gunned down two members of a human rights fact-finding mission and wounded another in Bayawan City in Negros Oriental on Tuesday afternoon. The fatalities included Elisa Badayos, 59, Negros Oriental coordinator of the…

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