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…

Environmental rights and Charter change

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/08/2018

I was in Dumaguete on April 21, 2015, a day that can easily be counted as one of the most unforgettable of moments. My heart skipped a beat upon reading the text message from Candeze Mongaya that…

ALARMING: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FINDS HUMAN RIGHTS CONDITION IN CV

Ador Vincent Mayol 03/09/2018

AI says policemen are the top human rights violators in Cebu and other parts of Central Visayas The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas says the AI report is “unacceptable” Alarming. This was how Amnesty International described…

Hospital investors’ cry: Give us shareholder rights

Jose Santino S. Bun-achita 03/08/2018

SOME investors of a medical center being constructed in Cebu City have come out to complain against the management for not giving them rights as shareholders of the facility. Lawyer Mark Gaviola, one of the lawyers of…

Child rights advocacy group remind media’s role in reporting abuses

Morexette B. Erram 03/07/2018

The Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB) encouraged Cebu-based journalists and communication students to continue spreading awareness against child trafficking, abuse and pornography. The CLB-led forum held on Wednesday morning highlighted media’s role in keeping the citizens informed about…

Hontiveros: More to do for women’s rights

Morexette B. Erram 01/11/2018

The fight for women’s rights is not yet over even in today’s modern setting. According to Senator Risa Hontiveros that among other things, there is still a need to provide more benefits for working women. “We, women,…

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