Human Rights

CHR to press on with rights education despite vetoed creation of Human Rights Institute

Published by rudy Date posted on January 4, 2022

by Gaea Katreena Cabico – Philstar.com, 4 Jan 2022 MANILA, Philippines — The Commission of Human Rights said it is “saddened” by President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to veto the establishment of the Human Rights Institute, but vowed it will continue to make human rights education accessible to people.

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14 Oct 2021 – SWS: 45% of Filipinos say ‘dangerous’ to publish criticism of government

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2021

by Philstar.com, 14 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Despite Malacañang’s claim that the press is “alive and well” in the country, a recent national poll found that that 45% of Filipinos believe that it is perilous to publish criticism of the Duterte administration

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Rule of law under Duterte drops 51 places in 6 years, among Asia’s worst

Published by rudy Date posted on October 14, 2021

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Top Thai union leader ‘targeted’ with jail for rail safety campaign

Published by rudy Date posted on September 21, 2021

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Over 300 rights groups press for accountability from Duterte, his men over killings

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2021

by Kristine Joy Patag – Philstar.com, 17 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Human rights advocates and groups across the globe are pressing the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Human Rights Council to prosecute President Rodrigo Duterte, as they mark August as “a month of killings” for the government.

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Lawyer, husband shot dead in Davao

Published by rudy Date posted on July 16, 2021

by Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star), 16 Jul 2021 DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A lawyer and her husband were gunned down in front of their house in an upscale subdivision in this city on Wednesday.

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‘Rights group must revamp communication strategy’

Published by rudy Date posted on July 4, 2021

by Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), 4 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Human rights organizations must improve their communication strategies to respond to an “information warfare” that has left their sector tarnished and broken in a short period of time.

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Philippine groups urged to beef up online presence to fight demonization of human rights principles

Published by rudy Date posted on June 28, 2021

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Agricultural workers file complaint vs Philippine government before ILO

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2021

by Rhodina Villanueva (The Philippine Star), 24 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Agricultural workers have filed a formal complaint at the International Labor Organization (ILO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland against labor rights violations allegedly committed by the Duterte administration since 2016.

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Philippines backs UN resolution seeking release of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Published by rudy Date posted on June 20, 2021

by Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), 20 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution seeking the end of the military coup in Myanmar and calling for the release of political prisoners, including its de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Essential jobs, remote work and digital surveillance: addressing the COVID-19 pandemic panopticon

Published by rudy Date posted on June 19, 2021

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CHR reiterates health protocols should not erode human rights

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2021

By: Gabriel Pabico Lalu, INQINQUIRER.net, 14 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has reaffirmed its position that health policies and protocols should not put people at risk of violating their human rights after hearing reports that COVID-19 patients had their houses marked.

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Reminder from the Ateneo Human Rights Center if community pantry organizers are asked to give details about themselves or their operations. | via @lianbuan

Published by rudy Date posted on April 20, 2021

Reminder from the Ateneo Human Rights Center if community pantry organizers are asked to give details about themselves or their operations. | via @lianbuan pic.twitter.com/qSS8ZGXtYP — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) April 20, 2021

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Non shared screenshots of social media posts made by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and other proof of alleged red-tagging. @manilabulletin

Published by rudy Date posted on April 20, 2021

Non shared screenshots of social media posts made by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and other proof of alleged red-tagging. @manilabulletin pic.twitter.com/Lc2SVSd0DD — Martin Sadongdong (@MB_mrtnsdngdng) April 20, 2021

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‘Bleeding strike’ as Myanmar’s death toll mounts

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2021

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Philippines calls on Myanmar to adhere to the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

Published by rudy Date posted on April 12, 2021

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Labor rights leader shot dead in Laguna

Published by rudy Date posted on March 29, 2021

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19 Mar 2021 – 65% of Filipinos think it is ‘dangerous’ to publish criticisms vs. gov’t — SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on March 19, 2021

By CNN Philippines Staff, 19 Mar 2021 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19)— A majority of Filipinos believed it is “dangerous” to print or broadcast things critical of the administration, according to a recent survey.

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Workers also red-tagged in Duterte’s aggressive crackdown vs activists

Published by rudy Date posted on March 17, 2021

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Probe of DILG memo on ‘infiltration’ sought

Published by rudy Date posted on March 15, 2021

By: Nestor Corrales, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Sunday denounced a memorandum allegedly from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) that directs its regional directors to identify members of two progressive groups who are in the government…

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FLAG report found almost half of lawyers killed linked to legal practice

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2021

by Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com), 11 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Free Legal Assistance Group flagged the 26 work-related lawyer killings in the 61 cases they reviewed as an indicator of “growing danger” in their profession in the country.

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EU calls on Philippines to address EJKs

Published by rudy Date posted on February 8, 2021

by Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star), 8 Feb 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The European Union has called on the Philippines to address extrajudicial killings and improve governance in the context of promoting human rights and holding violators accountable as part of their new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA).

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ICTSI labor union leader shot dead in Manila

Published by rudy Date posted on February 8, 2021

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UK House of Lords votes to require human rights risk assessments in proposed trade deals

Published by rudy Date posted on December 14, 2020

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EU adopts sanctions mechanism for human rights abuses

Published by rudy Date posted on December 10, 2020

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Global unions welcome next step in binding treaty process to end corporate impunity

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2020

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The 2020 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11479, otherwise known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2020

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Key provisions in the anti-terror law’s implementing rules and regulations

Published by rudy Date posted on October 17, 2020

by (Philstar.com), 17 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice released Saturday to the public the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’s implementing rules and regulations, which seeks to further clarify provisions in the controversial law which has been criticized for being overbroad.

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EU parliament urges Philippines to drop charges vs Ressa, renew ABS-CBN franchise

Published by rudy Date posted on September 18, 2020

By JULIA MARI ORNEDO, GMA News, 18 Sep 2020 The European Parliament has urged the Philippine government to drop charges against Rappler chief Maria Ressa and renew the franchise of the shuttered broadcast network ABS-CBN.

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Beware of that two-faced clause in the anti-terror law

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2020

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