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…

Hitting all of the right tones

Jeff Ruffolo 05/24/2018

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY OH, let me count the ways. Let’s see. “I could go to this movie … solo.” “My hair is not yet dry so I will go to the party … solo.” The list…

Rights group calls for judicial independence amid Sereno ouster

Intern 05/11/2018

Karapatan-Central Visayas calls for judicial independence as Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has officially ousted from office today. The Supreme Court (SC) voted 8-6, granting the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida, which questioned…

Release of PDEA ‘narcolist’ hit

Inquirer.net 05/02/2018

Commission on Human Rights, senators say naming, shaming village execs violate their rights READY FOR POLLS Ballot boxes are readied at the Comelec office in Baguio City for the May 14 barangay and youth polls. Among the…

Rights lawyer warns against arrest of ICC prosecutor

Rosalie Abatayo 04/22/2018

CEBU CITY—President Duterte cannot just order the arrest of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) without facing repercussion. A former commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government warned that arresting the ICC prosecutor would…

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