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PNP: Arrest of loiterers based on local law; no human rights violated

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) will release this week guidelines in arresting loiterers who violate city ordinances. The PNP explained that the guidelines would help iron out...

Nigeria’s military committed war crimes, crimes against humanity – Amnesty International report

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 | No Comments
  Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said...

PHL’s possible ‘kick out’ from UNHRC alarms advocates

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Former Human Rights Commissioner Etta Rosales expressed concern over the recent resolution issued by the European Parliament which “encourages the EU and its member states to consider...

Martial law victims may claim up to P1.7M

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Only around 11,000 out of more than 75,000 applicants are recognized as legitimate victims of human rights violation during the martial law under the term of former President...

Palace slams UN rapporteur’s dictatorship remark

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said that what is really happening in the Philippines is contrary to the statement of United Nations special rapporteur for indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz....

Malacañang: Some human rights groups used as tools by drug lords

Posted on: March 26th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Drug lords have lost billions of pesos due to the massive anti-drug operations of the Duterte administration. Law enforcement agencies were able to confiscate P19.34 billion worth of...

Lawmakers form group to protect human rights

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Some lawmakers formed themselves into a group to uphold and protect the human rights in the country. The group was named Mambabatas Para Sa Karapatang Pantao (Makatao). Its...

PH withdraws from International Criminal Court

Posted on: March 15th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Violation of due process and attacks from United Nations (UN) officials that violate the constitutional provision on the presumption of innocence are the reasons why President Rodrigo Duterte...

PNP’s subpoena power may pose threat – Makabayan bloc

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Makabayan bloc of the lower house of Congress believes the number of human rights violations in the country may rise due to the subpoena powers given...

Palace hits back at UN human rights chief over ‘disrespectful’ remarks

Posted on: March 12th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —The statement made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein against President Rodrigo Duterte was an insult to the Philippines. This was the response...