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War on drugs 'brutally taking its toll' on poor Filipinos – ex-CHR chief

Aug 09, 2016 - 7:36 PM

In an open letter former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales expresses concern over the Duterte administration s war on drugs

epaselect epa05466576 A picture made available on 09 August 2016 shows members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) conduct an investigation on a dead body following a police operation against illegal drugs in Las Pinas City, south of Manila, Philippines, 08 August 2016. During his first speech as a senator on 08 August, Filipino boxing icon Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao said he would seek the re-imposition of the death penalty in support of president Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs. Duterte's war on illegal drugs has resulted in more than 600 suspected drug dealers and users being killed, and more than 100,000 people have surrendered to police authorities during the first month of campaign. EPA/EUGENIO LORETO ATTENTION EDITORS : GRAPHIC CONTENT

Aquino names LP official as new CHR chair

Jun 18, 2015 - 2:56 PM

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Chito Gascon to fill in the vacancy left by Loretta Ann Rosales who retired in May

President Benigno Aquino III declared the National day of Mourning for the PNP Special Action Forces that was killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao during his message held at the President hall in Malacanang.(Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Mamasapano report based on 'emotions, not facts'

Mar 22, 2015 - 10:55 AM

The Commission on Human Rights assails the Senate report for its skewed understanding of the peace process in Mindanao

epa04592364 Relatives of killed elite Police Special Action Force pay their respect during arrival honors at Villamor Air Base, south of Manila, Philippines, 29 January 2015. Fighting between police and Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines has left at least 50 people dead, a police report said. Police were trying to arrest two suspected Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists in the town of Mamasapano in Maguindanao province, 960 kilometres south of Manila, when the clash erupted. The rebels belonged to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which signed a peace deal with the government in March, and to its breakaway faction the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, which opposed the agreement. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

CHR: Uphold VIP inmates' right to counsel, family visits but...

Dec 30, 2014 - 11:46 PM

CHR chair Loretta Ann Rosales says these rights must be processed within a framework where the collective right of the Filipino people to security must equally be protected

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Human rights chair gets own Martial Law compensation

Mar 19, 2014 - 5:59 PM

CHR Chair Loretta Ann Rosales receives a check worth P50 000 as a member of a private class suit vs Marcos in Hawaii over HR violations

NPA apologizes to civilian victims, vows to punish members

Mar 06, 2014 - 10:02 AM

The New People s Army admits that it had committed a lapse in attacking emergency responders in Davao del Sur

MISFIRE. The NPA admits committing a lapse in attacking emergency responders on this PDRRMC Davao del Sur van. AFP photo

'Walk of shame' Batangas mayor provokes outrage

Mar 05, 2014 - 3:14 PM

There is a clear gross violation of human rights here Commission on Human Rights chief Loretta Ann Rosales says

'WALK OF SHAME' A frame grab of video from ABS-CBN News showed an alleged thief being paraded around the Tanauan, Batangas market. Frame grab courtesy ABS-CBN News

Duterte to attend Senate hearing on rice smuggling

Feb 02, 2014 - 1:04 PM

Duterte earlier said that his testimony will be primarily about the efforts of the local government to put an end to rice smuggling

ATTENDING PROBE. File photo of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

CHR: Violations vs IP rights an alarming trend

Dec 11, 2012 - 6:55 AM

The plight of indigenous peoples highlighted the human rights situation in the Philippines as the world commemorated the 64th anniversary of Human Rights Day