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Duterte claims Jordan king told him to ignore ex-UN rights chief

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte quotes King Abdullah II as saying this of his cousin, Jordanian prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: 'I don't even like him. He's a fake.'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein upon his arrival at the Al Husseinieh Palace in Amman on September 6, 2018. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

UN urges Facebook to 'proactively' fight hate speech

Aug 29, 2018 - 9:01 PM

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urges Facebook to 'be regulated by (international) human rights law'

ZEID RA'AD AL HUSSEIN. United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addresses the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 26, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Jean-Guy Python/AFP

Tributes pour in for former UN chief, Nobel laureate Kofi Annan

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:48 PM

(4th UPDATE) World leaders and organizations pay tribute to the former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

UN CHIEF. In this file photo taken on April 28, 2004, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan takes a question during a press conference at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Malacañang sees improved ties between Duterte, new UN rights chief

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:42 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine government welcomes the appointment of former Chile president Michelle Bachelet as new chief UN human rights commission

Chile's Bachelet picked to be U.N. rights chief

Aug 09, 2018 - 8:43 AM

Michelle Bachelet – a two-time president who ranks among the world's most powerful women in politics – will step into a position that has drawn much controversy under Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

NEW UN RIGHTS CHIEF. Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will be the next UN commissioner for human rights. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pantaleon Alvarez, ASEAN statement on China, Bong Go movie role | Evening wRap

Aug 02, 2018 - 8:50 PM

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Will next UN rights chief treat Duterte, world leaders more gently?

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:56 AM

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has acknowledged that his unvarnished criticism of world leaders has made it impossible for him to secure a second term

RIGHTS CHIEF. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks in Guatemala City on November 17, 2017. File photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

If choppers from Jordan do not arrive, Duterte vows resuming salvo of curses

Aug 01, 2018 - 7:54 PM

President threatens to revive his tirades against UN rights chief and Jordanian prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein if a donation of choppers does not arrive soon

Majority of Filipinos find Duterte 'bastos' for insulting UN rights chief

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:01 PM

According to a Social Weather Stations survey, 52% of Filipinos also found as 'vulgar' President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial kiss on the lips with a married Filipina in South Korea

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 2018 Mindanao Island Cluster Conference of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on July 13, 2018.

Duterte on Zeid, Abas as Comelec Commissioner, Go on Duterte | Evening wRap

May 23, 2018 - 6:58 PM

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Duterte’s ‘restraint’ pays off: PH set to get Jordan helicopters

May 23, 2018 - 11:13 AM

After following National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon's advice to 'shut up' about UN rights chief and Jordanian prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, President Duterte says Jordan's donation of two choppers is pushing through

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte uses the binoculars to get a closer look on the fleet review of the Philippine Navy's naval surface and air assets during their 120th anniversary at the Coconut Palace of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex in Roxas Boulevard, Manila on May 22, 2018. Joining the President are House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Philippine Navy Commander Vice Admiral Robert Empredad and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Apr 05, 2018 - 10:30 AM

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PAIN. This night is forever etched in the memory of Nanette Castillo. The night unindentified gunmen shot and killed her son, Aldrin in front of their house in Tondo, Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte on UN Human Rights Chief, DOLE on Jollibee, Sison on resumption of peace talks | Evening wRap

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:47 PM

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Duterte calls UN rights chief 'empty-headed'

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has been advised to refrain from commenting on the remarks of UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, but he wants to 'seek revenge'

WORD WAR. In his latest tirade, President Rodrigo Duterte calls UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein 'emtpy-headed.' Zeid file photo from Johan Ordonez/AFP; Duterte file photo from Malacañang

DOJ panel clears Peter Lim, China defends Duterte, U.S. House panel on Russian collusion | Midday wRap

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:39 AM

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China defends Duterte from U.N. rights chief's tirades

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:02 AM

China says 'anyone without bias can see' that President Rodrigo Duterte has made 'achievements' in fighting illegal drugs and improving people's jobs

FOREIGN MINISTRY. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang takes a question from the media during a press conference in Beijing on July 13, 2016. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Roque hits UN human rights chief's 'crude language'

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:40 PM

'There's a world of difference between a UN official using crude language against a sitting head of state and the President using any kind of language that he wants on a private individual,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks after a meeting with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales (out of frame) at the Culture Palace in Guatemala City on November 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JOHAN ORDONEZ

Trillanes backs Duterte psych evaluation 'for the sake of PH'

Mar 11, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'His murderous and erratic ways plus his crass, twisted, and perverted statements are indicative of a deeply sick mind,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is among the most vocal critics of Duterte and his policies. Flle photo from Senate PRIB

Roque taunts UN rights chief: Your country has no democracy

Mar 10, 2018 - 7:24 PM

'I would hope that although you do not have the same democratic system in your home country of Jordan, you will respect the kind of democracy that we have in the Philippines,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque holds a press briefing for the Malacañang Press Corps at the New Executive Building in Malacañang on February 19, 2018 where he said that Special Assistant for the President Christopher Lawrence Go did not intervene on the Frigate Acquisition Project. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Psychiatric test? 'World needs more Dutertes,' says Cayetano

Mar 10, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano calls out UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein for suggesting that President Rodrigo Duterte undergo psychiatric evaluation because of his continued 'disgraceful' attacks on UN special rapporteurs

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to rebel returnees in the Palace Heroes Hall pn March 6, 2018. Presidential Photo

Philippine president needs 'psychiatric evaluation' – UN rights chief

Mar 09, 2018 - 5:03 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Listing some of Manila's actions against UN officials, rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says 'it makes one believe that the president of the Philippines needs to submit himself to some sort of psychiatric evaluation'

ZEID RA'AD AL HUSSEIN. United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addresses the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 26, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Jean-Guy Python/AFP

UN rights chief slams Duterte's order to ignore drug war probes

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:54 PM

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein also warns that the 'authoritarian approach to governance' of President Rodrigo Duterte can do irreparable damage to efforts to strengthen rule of law in the country

UN rights chief to Indonesia: Stop LGBT crackdown

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: 'At a time when it is consolidating its democratic gains, we urge Indonesians to move forward - not backwards - on human rights'

RIGHTS CHIEF. Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, seen here during a press briefing 6 January 2014 at the UN headquarters in New York, is the UN human rights chief. Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo

Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict – UN rights chief

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:22 PM

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: 'Myanmar faces a very serious crisis – with a potentially severe impact on the security of the region'

UPHILL CLIMB. A Rohingya refugee child climbs stairs at Hakimpara refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on January 27, 2018. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Malacañang says UN rapporteur Callamard incompetent, biased

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:49 PM

After the UN human rights chief condemns Duterte's threat to slap Agnes Callamard, Malacañang says the President should not be judged for his 'colorful language'

UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard delivers a keynote message during the Drug Issues, Different Perspective: A Policy Forum at the UP campus on May 5, 2017. Rappler screengrab

Duterte on open-pit mining, Cayetano on arbitral award, UN Human Rights Chief | Midday wRap

Nov 22, 2017 - 1:16 PM

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UN rights chief slams Duterte for threat to slap Callamard

Nov 21, 2017 - 11:47 PM

The UN rights chief condemns 'in the strongest terms' the threats made by President Rodrigo Duterte against UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the 65th League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) General Assembly at the Shangri-La at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City, on November 21, 2017. Malacañang photo

UN accuses Turkey of 'serious' abuses in Kurd majority region

Mar 10, 2017 - 6:19 PM

A report from the UN rights office details evidence of massive destruction killings and numerous other serious human rights violations committed between July 2015 and December 2016 in southeast Turkey

UN alarm at new child abuse claims by foreign troops in C. Africa

Jan 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon fired the head of the 10 000 strong MINUSCA force last year over the mounting number of cases but the allegations have continued to surface

DISPLACED. Children play and dance near a tent of the UNHCR, the UN's refugee agency, in a refugee camp for internally displaced persons at the Airport of Mpoko in Bangui, Central African Republic, February 11, 2014. File photo by EPA/Legnan Koula/EPA