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Dozens dead in U.S.-led north Syria air strike as coalition meets

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:45 PM

(UPDATED) A Pentagon spokesman on Wednesday says the coalition will investigate the alleged strike

Dozens dead in U.S.-led north Syria air strike as coalition meets

ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes' victims

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The order for reparations for 304 victims of former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga is set to be a landmark step for the world's only permanent war crimes court.

ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes' victims

To the boy who lost his father to Duterte's drug war

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:40 PM

'I wanted to tell you that violence is never a way out of desolation; that there is change in hope, not in fear'

To the boy who lost his father to Duterte's drug war

Australia vs Duterte? 'Just difference in perspective,' Abella says

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:12 PM

There 'was no contradiction' between President Rodrigo Duterte and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

Australia vs Duterte? 'Just difference in perspective,' Abella says

SAKSIKAN: Katy Perry menyebut dirinya sebagai bukti perubahan pada hak kaum gay

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Katy Perry bicara dalam gala tahunan Kampanye Hak Asasi Manusia tentang toleransi dan dukungan terhadap hak kaum gay

SAKSIKAN: Katy Perry menyebut dirinya sebagai bukti perubahan pada hak kaum gay

WATCH: Katy Perry calls herself proof of change on gay rights

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Katy Perry, who was a conservative Christian, speaks about the annual Human Rights Campaign gala about tolerance and advocating for gay rights

WATCH: Katy Perry calls herself proof of change on gay rights

Cops in 'palit-ulo'? I'll beat them up myself, says Dela Rosa

Mar 20, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The Philippine National Police chief says he has yet to get reports of this alleged scheme

Cops in 'palit-ulo'? I'll beat them up myself, says Dela Rosa

Leticia Ramos-Shahani: The woman who competed with the best

Mar 20, 2017 - 9:59 AM

'Letty' made a name for herself in diplomacy and politics, and championed culture and women's rights

Leticia Ramos-Shahani: The woman who competed with the best

Duterte rejects same-sex marriage for PH

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:20 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has nothing against gays, but marriage is only for man and woman under the law

Duterte rejects same-sex marriage for PH

Austrian bishops slam human rights abuses in PH

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:18 AM

This is the first non-Filipino Catholic bishops' conference to speak out against human rights abuses in Duterte-led Philippines

Austrian bishops slam human rights abuses in PH

Rappler Talk: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on diplomacy in a changing world

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Foreign Minister Bishop also talks about technology, women empowerment, and the rise of strongmen

Rappler Talk: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on diplomacy in a changing world

'Legal' contractualization still allowed in new DOLE order

Mar 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says only Congress, not the Department of Labor and Employment, can completely ban contractualization

'Legal' contractualization still allowed in new DOLE order

Despite fear, more families file EJK complaints

Mar 16, 2017 - 2:58 PM

A lawyer says about 100 similar cases are being readied against policemen

Despite fear, more families file EJK complaints

An open letter to Human Rights Watch on EJKs, Duterte, and Karapatan

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Has the militant rights group spoken out strongly against the wave of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines?

An open letter to Human Rights Watch on EJKs, Duterte, and Karapatan

Drug war leaving Filipinos 'hopeless and helpless,' says Robredo

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:02 PM

(UPDATED) 'To know that the international community's eyes are on us and to feel that human rights advocates are watching over our country gives us comfort, courage, and hope,' says Robredo in taped message for a UN meeting on extrajudicial killings

Drug war leaving Filipinos 'hopeless and helpless,' says Robredo

Philippines: Benham Rise belongs to Filipinos

Mar 14, 2017 - 4:16 PM

'The Philippine government is duty-bound to defend and protect our sovereign and territorial right over this region,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

Philippines: Benham Rise belongs to Filipinos

[Newspoint]: Back to war

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Let’s not allow ourselves to be easily persuaded that the police are reformed and that their prejudicial application of the law is a thing of the past

[Newspoint]: Back to war

North Korea boycotts UN review of its rights record

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:09 PM

The UN's top expert on the human rights situation in North Korea, Tomas Ojea Quintana, tells the council in Geneva that increasing military tensions in the Asia-Pacific region have further isolated the Stalinist state

North Korea boycotts UN review of its rights record

More than 320,000 dead in six years of Syria war – monitor

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The toll represents an increase of about 9,000 since December, when government ally Russia and rebel backer Turkey brokered a nationwide cessation of hostilities

More than 320,000 dead in six years of Syria war – monitor

Wasted lives: The unbearable wait of refugees in Indonesia

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:17 AM

Refugee men are at the end of the queue when it comes to resettlement. In Indonesia, without the right to work, days are long and endless, as they wait indefinitely for a chance for a better life.

Wasted lives: The unbearable wait of refugees in Indonesia

LIST: 4,000 Martial Law victims entitled to compensation

Mar 12, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The Human Rights Victims' Claims Board releases its initial list of Martial Law victims who can claim partial monetary reparations from the government

LIST: 4,000 Martial Law victims entitled to compensation

After death of Lanao del Norte doctor, LGUs urged to secure health workers

Mar 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

'This really has to stop, kailangang matiyak ng [local government unit] 'yung security ng health worker nila,' says Irene Fariñas of the Doctors to the Barrios Foundation

After death of Lanao del Norte doctor, LGUs urged to secure health workers

Who said women are 'great partners' in nation building? Apolinario Mabini

Mar 11, 2017 - 5:07 PM

If only Apolinario Mabini's draft constitution was not politicized by his nemeses, Filipinas would have started enjoying the rights they have now as early as 1898

Who said women are 'great partners' in nation building? Apolinario Mabini

Duterte, the 'benevolent sexist'?

Mar 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM

With the recent celebration of International Women's Day, it's time to ask: Has President Duterte been good or bad for women empowerment?

Duterte, the 'benevolent sexist'?

Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Mar 10, 2017 - 11:46 PM

The man will go before the Gruyere criminal court on charges of human trafficking, encouraging prostitution, sexual acts with children and child pornography, prosecutors say

Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Matobato lawyer to file case vs Duterte in ICC

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says he wants to file by end of March the crimes against humanity case in relation to extrajudicial killings

Matobato lawyer to file case vs Duterte in ICC

After Women’s March Jakarta, here are 10 ways feminists can stay active

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:01 PM

One of the Women's March organizers gives tips on how to stay involved and how to keep the momentum going in your daily lives.

After Women’s March Jakarta, here are 10 ways feminists can stay active

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 9, 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 9, 2017

Tens of thousands around the world march for equality on Women's Day

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:58 AM

(UPDATED) Protesters took to the streets in cities around the world marking International Women's Day with strikes and marches demanding equal rights

Tens of thousands around the world march for equality on Women's Day

Yasay, Lopez, DDS | Evening wRap

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Yasay, Lopez, DDS | Evening wRap

CHR forms new team to probe Davao Death Squad killings

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The creation of the new team comes after former policeman Arturo Lascañas told the Senate that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings when he was Davao City mayor

CHR forms new team to probe Davao Death Squad killings

Labor groups: Draft order vs contractualization betrays dialogue with Duterte

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says, 'In the meantime, there's a law which allows certain forms of contractualization. That is what we will implement.'

Labor groups: Draft order vs contractualization betrays dialogue with Duterte

CHR: Approving death penalty 'blatant breach of international law'

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The Commission on Human Rights also says 'jurisprudence on most serious crimes do not include narcotics crimes,' the only offenses retained in the House bill

CHR: Approving death penalty 'blatant breach of international law'

Rappler Talk: VP Robredo on women's rights and the end to poverty

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:00 PM

On March 8, International Women’s Month, Maria Ressa talks to Vice President Leni Robredo about what the government can do to invest in young girls today and end poverty by 2030

Rappler Talk: VP Robredo on women's rights and the end to poverty

Forget the rivalry: Why women should help each other

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:24 PM

The more we bring down other women, the longer it will take until we get the equality we desire

Forget the rivalry: Why women should help each other

News Briefs: March 8, 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday, March 8

News Briefs: March 8, 2017

Senate ends Lascañas probe after 1 hearing

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The retired Davao policeman's testimony on the Davao Death Squad has no value, says Senator Panfilo Lacson. 'It's filed and noted.'

Senate ends Lascañas probe after 1 hearing

Air India claims record with all-female round-world flight

Mar 06, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Ai India says its Boeing 777 travelled from Delhi to San Francisco and back again with an all-female crew last week, the first time such a flight has circumnavigated the globe

Air India claims record with all-female round-world flight

World marks women's day with rights under attack

Mar 06, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Some recent developments have feminists worried about such key issues as abortion rights, pay equity and gender-based violence

World marks women's day with rights under attack

#AnimatED: Ang pagbabalik

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Dapat kang matakot sa pagbabalik ng war on drugs

#AnimatED: Ang pagbabalik

Indonesia stages its own Women's March in call for equality

Mar 05, 2017 - 5:31 PM

Participants dressed in purple and pink carried posters, proudly declaring themselves feminists, decrying sexual abuse and violence against women, and calling for an end to gender discrimination.

Indonesia stages its own Women's March in call for equality

Filipino artists in unprecedented exhibit on human dignity

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:50 AM

BenCab, Jose Tence Ruiz, and Julie Lluch join other artists, poets, photographers, and journalists in HUDYAT sa FEU – a show of solidarity for human dignity amid the spate of killings

Filipino artists in unprecedented exhibit on human dignity

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The Rome Statute is precisely designed to demolish the wall of impunity with which state officials commit human rights violations, like the ones occurring on a virtually daily basis in our midst

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

Top U.S. diplomat snubs launch of own rights report

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The report itself paints a bleak picture of the human rights situation in many countries, but there is no attempt to draw out a global theme or to say whether things are generally getting better or worse

Top U.S. diplomat snubs launch of own rights report

U.S. State Dept notes killings in Duterte-led Philippines

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:28 PM

'The most significant human rights problems were killings allegedly undertaken by vigilantes, security forces, and insurgents,' the US State Department says

U.S. State Dept notes killings in Duterte-led Philippines

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The Philippines effectively domesticated the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court when it enacted Republic Act 9851 – the commander in chief can be held liable for crimes against humanity

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

Air strikes kill 11 civilians in central Syria – monitor

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:41 PM

'They are probably Russian air strikes,' says the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. 45 people are also wounded.

Air strikes kill 11 civilians in central Syria – monitor

Russian MP calls Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' gay propaganda

Mar 04, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Ultra-conservative lawmaker Vitaly Milonov urges Russia's culture ministry to check the upcoming film, which contains Disney's 'first exclusively gay moment'

Russian MP calls Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' gay propaganda

Thousands flee Syria army advance in north – monitor

Mar 04, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Most of the fleeing civilians have gone to areas around Manbij, under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces

Thousands flee Syria army advance in north – monitor

The Senate scramble that led to the Lascañas probe

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Lascañas' public confession creates a stir inside the Senate and exposes a divided upper chamber

The Senate scramble that led to the Lascañas probe