Protecting protected rights

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 09/02/2018

Public officials and personnel must remember that, as declared by the Constitution, “a public office is a public trust.” They are “accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency; act with patriotism…

Women’s rights group hits Duterte’s ‘sexist’ remark

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/31/2018

In yet another sexist remark, President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech in Mandaue City said women were being raped because they were pretty, citing cases in Davao City where “there were many beautiful women so there were…

Talisay City Jail suspends visitation rights of inmates

John Aroa 08/22/2018

THE Talisay City Jail has suspended the visitation privileges of its inmates while authorities investigate the result of the greyhound operation conducted on Tuesday (Aug. 21) at the facility’s male dormitory. During the operation, personnel from the…

DepEd-7 to teachers, staff: Uphold chidlren’s rights

Rosalie Abatayo 08/20/2018

The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) has reminded teachers and non-teaching personnel to uphold children’s rights and ensure their protection while inside the school premises. DepEd-7 Regional Director Juliet Jeruta issued her reminders after a…

Children’s rights groups propose to raise age of sexual consent

USJ-R Journalism Intern 07/30/2018

Children’s rights organizations are pushing that the minimum age of sexual consent be raised from 12 years old to 16 years old. This would mean that anyone who commits sexual acts with a minor below the proposed…

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…

British lesbian wins visa rights case

AFP 07/04/2018

A British lesbian won the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark decision Wednesday by the top court in the city, where same-sex unions are not recognized. “QT”, who entered…

Fighting the drug war: Human rights

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/01/2018

DUTERTE YEAR 2 (SECOND OF FOUR PARTS) To ensure that government authorities fall within the limits allowed by law in their campaign against illegal drugs, the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has launched a…

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