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Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel calls on the DPWH and DOTr to be transparent on their multi-billion proposed allocations for right-of-way infrastructure projects
Hofer runs again with an anti-immigration and anti-Islam rhetoric
'Austria needs us,' says far-right leader Norbert Hofer
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports regime fire in various parts of southern Idlib, including close to a Turkish military observation post
But Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr maintains he will not allow any foreign observers to enter the Philippines to conduct investigations in line with a report by the UN Human Rights Council
Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure
'For the last 6 weeks, India has transformed Occupied Jammu and Kashmir into the largest prison on this planet,' says Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi
Angkhana Neelapaijit, the wife of an enforced disappearance victim, receives the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 for being a champion of human rights in Thailand
Amid heated discussions on the SOGIE equality bill, a group of LGBTQ+ advocates and allies explore the power of empathy through proactive education
Michelle Bachelet details a range of ongoing abuses in Venezuela and once again points a finger at Venezuela's police special forces
Senator Bato dela Rosa says the Commission on Human Rights will be offering 'something new' by helping end the alleged recruitment by the NPA of minors
Senator Panfilo Lacson asks the Commission on Human Rights to list its priority projects and expenses to see how much can still be augmented to the proposed P819.665 million budget for 2020
I trusted that the friends I have would be accepting of me, and sure enough, they were. I wish I could say the same for my family, though.
How could the public, with all the outrage and frustration and venting online, translate words into action?
CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz says they note the serious allegations of government attempts to silence and intimidate human rights defenders through various methods, including the use of judicial system
Koko Alviar of the Aglipayan Church says his faith teaches him to 'exist in a community of love.' Coalition of Concerned Families of the Philippines lawyer Lyndon Caña argues that gender identity is a mere 'feeling' and not a fact.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintains that the SOGIE equality bill, in its current form, is not likely to get enough support in the Senate
The report presents a number of predictions related to social media-enhanced disinformation running up to the 2020 US elections
'(The ruling) did not resolve anything about same sex marriage, the opinions expressed there will not be controlling,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
Walmart also says it will direct consumers not to carry firearms into its stores, a practice that is legal in 'open carry' states but which has sparked safety scares in recent weeks
Anti-discrimination laws aid in protecting members of the LGBTQ+ community as it strives towards achieving equality for all
The European Court of Human Rights which will give the Vaclav Havel prize shortlists Ilham Tohti, an economics professor whom China sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 after being convicted of separatism
In a letter to the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) on August 29, police say they fear some participants would commit 'violent and destructive acts'
Left-handed students get a helping hand from a law that requires schools to use classroom desks suitable for both the left-handed and right-handed
The fight for equality and anti-discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community is one that has known almost two decades of legal struggle
The ASEAN legislators also lament the sedition charges filed against Vice President Leni Robredo and key opposition figures in the Philippines
MovePH is partnering with Right of Way and AltMobility to host this huddle happening on Saturday, August 31
Most Philippine companies cannot be said to be LGBTQ+-friendly
Watch road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and 3M Philippines' John Vallinan transform a dark street into one with proper visibility with retro-reflective material used for signs and road markings
But not all LGBTQ+ rights advocates, including Gretchen Diez, think 3rd restrooms are the solution to discrimination
'Kung hindi kami matatanggap, bigyan kami ng CR. Gusto lang po naming umihi at dumumi. Yun lang yun,' says the TV host
Why build toilets with different categories when our toilets at home are not even categorized according to gender identity?
Transgender woman Gretchen Diez says she is lucky to have parents who immediately accepted her for who she is. Acceptance by society is another story.
Senator Francis Pangilinan has filed a bill that seeks to guarantee and protect the right of Filipinos to travel safely, conveniently, affordably, and with dignity
Gretchen Diez asks the Quezon City Pride Council to conduct a formal investigation into the incident
‘Mister President, naumpisahan na natin. Sana ipagpatuloy na natin ang pagpapasa sa SOGIE equality bill,’ says Gretchen Diez
Pangilinan hopes to restore the dignity of commuting and create a magna carta for commuters' rights
'You cannot limit the power of God's creation to only men and women,' says transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez
'Discrimination is supposed to be a beautiful word, having the ability to identify right easily recognize people. But instead of recognizing people, recognizing differences, we tend to use it against each other,' says Gretchen Custodio Diez
But the Palace is vague on whether it would certify as urgent the SOGIE bill pending in Congress
'The whole argument of shifting the blame to the victim for reasons of being trans to justify abuse is still victim blaming and is not right,' says Catriona
For Gretchen Custodio Diez, the fight for equality is far from over. Watch the interview live on Rappler.
President Bashar al-Assad's fighters are just a few kilometers away from Khan Sheikhun, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
The arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez triggers public outcry and pressures lawmakers to pursue the anti-discrimination bill
LGBTQ+ Partylist points out how the incident shows a need to improve training and education about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in the Philippines
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman and the Makabayan bloc formally file a resolution seeking a probe into the harassment of trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez
Commission on Human Rights spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says automatically linking expression of dissent and criticism to efforts against the government is a 'very limited view of how a democracy works'
'We hope this isolated incident, clearly a mistake committed by an agency worker not organic to our company, does not define our lasting good relations with all our customers,' Farmers Plaza management says in a statement
'This is a real concern – na hangga't hindi mo pa nararanasan, isasawalang bahala mo lang,' says Ice