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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...

PHL open to UN investigation of drugs war but not by Callamard

Posted on: February 27th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The current United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial or summary execution Agnes Callamard is not objective said Malacañang. This is the reason why the government will not allow...

PNP should copy PDEA’s war on drugs — CHR

Posted on: January 30th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is in favor of the new form of the Oplan Tokhang. Nevertheless, the commission said that they will continue to monitor...

DDB to prioritize expansion of community-based rehabilitation program — Cuy

Posted on: January 16th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — One of the primary priorities of the new leadership of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) is the expansion of community-based rehabilitation program of the government. DDB chairman...

Militants oppose appointment of Gen. Año to DILG

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Several militant groups held a protest in front of the office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). The protesters condemned the appointment of...

Malacañang warns 2 Filipino U.N. envoys against using position to embarrass Duterte admin

Posted on: December 29th, 2017 | 1 Comment
MANILA, Philippines — The two United Nations special rapporteurs who are both Filipinos should take prudence in releasing public statements. This is the reaction of Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque...

More encounters expected between gov’t security forces, Communist terrorists

Posted on: December 15th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday warned the Communist terrorists after the two houses of Congress approved the extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2018....