Human rights in the Age of Pop Culture

Raymund Fernandez 01/09/2018

Since 1967, we have come into the age of Popular Culture. This claim comes from the quaint perspective of a painter. 1967 was when Pop artist Andy Warhol caused the making of the painting “Brillo Box.” This…

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…

Human rights

Raymund Fernandez 12/12/2017

We are all guided by the law of inertia. An object at rest remains at rest, an object in motion remains in motion unless or until an outside force acts on it. This is as true with…

Taking a determined stand for human rights

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/10/2017

Human rights should never be trivialized. One of the greatest Filipino leaders who ever lived, Senator Jose ‘Ka Pepe’ Diokno, aptly said “No cause is more worthy than the cause of human rights … they are what…

Human rights and development

Madrileña de la Cerna 12/09/2017

Today is International Human Rights Day, and it is everybody’s duty to do something to promote human rights in their own little ways to major ones. With the ongoing war against drugs, human rights have been associated…

Palace confident Trump will not delve into PH human rights issues

Inquirer.net 11/11/2017

‘See you tomorrow,’ Trump tells Duterte during meetup at Apec Malacañang is confident that United States President Donald Trump won’t raise the issue of human rights during his bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on…

CPDRC inmates’ visiting rights suspended

Morexette B. Erram 10/09/2017

High-profile prisoners Sanchez, Fernandez placed in isolation for phone violations VIOLATIONS of two high profile prisoners at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) coupled with the confiscated contraband including illegal drugs during a greyhound operation…

ERMITA HALTS LABELING

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inna Gian Mejia 10/06/2017

  Better safe than sorry. Fearing that they might be penalized for their actions, officials of Barangay Ermita on Friday afternoon decided to temporarily stop attaching tarpaulins on houses that they identified as “drug-free.” “Moundang usa mi…

60 inmates lose visitation rights

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/06/2017

The management of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) ordered the suspension of visitation privileges of 60 inmates on Friday, a day after shabu was found from inside the detention cells that they occupy. Roberto…

Cops told to uphold people’s rights

USJ-R Intern Rosalie Abatayo 09/28/2017

“Execute your duty but uphold the people’s rights.” This was Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo’s reminder for law enforcers who are sent out on the streets to do checkpoints. “We understand that checkpoints are valid, but everything valid…

Palace welcomes UNHRC adoption of PH human rights report in Geneva

Inquirer.net 09/23/2017

  The Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the United Nation Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) final adoption of the third Philippine Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report. “The adoption of the Philippine UPR Report in Geneva recognizes the human rights…

Rendering CHR inutile

Editorial 09/15/2017

It’s not that Congress is determined to abolish the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) especially after being on the receiving end of a public backlash over its passage of a paltry P1,000 budget for the agency. As…

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