'We will continue to tell the story despite the fake news and the post-truth arguments because it's important that the future generations are made aware of what really happened during Martial Law,' CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon says
Even for veterans in the human rights movement, the last two years have been the worst
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls it a 'sham proceeding' and 'propaganda by the Left'
The conviction of retired army major general Jovito Palparan sends a message that 'rightful retribution will come in time' against human rights violators, the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers says
(UPDATED) It's a triumph of strong will, says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon
White House National Security Advisor John Bolton says the US is prepared to slap financial sanctions and criminal charges on officials of the court if they proceed against any Americans
'The search is not just for Jonas but also for all victims...and if I find him, I will continue working for the disappearance of enforced disappearances'
The release of the final list comes days before the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board ends its operations on May 12, 2018 as mandated by law
(UPDATED) PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa is set to retire on Thursday, April 19, after completing a term marred by allegations of human rights violations
'When Ronald Dela Rosa retires as director general of the PNP, he will leave behind a police force with a sordid human rights record unmatched since the Marcos dictatorship,' says Human Rights Watch
Giacomo Filibeck of the Party of European Socialists is one of the critics of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-drug campaign. He was supposed to join an Akbayan event in Cebu City.
A new law, Republic Act 10973, gives the PNP chief and the two top CIDG bosses the power to issue subpoenas. It threatens our rights, and urging vigilance while just waiting for abuse to happen isn't enough.
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If we think the ultimate danger is native, Marcos-style authoritarianism, we really have not been looking. What we stand to lose this time is not just our freedom, but our sovereignty, our identity, our very soul as a nation
The law gives the Human Rights Victims' Claims Board only until that date to settle all claims
The absence of cases of human rights violations does not vouch for the military’s good record in Marawi. It speaks of people’s fear to come forward, says resident Samira Gutoc.
On International Human Rights Day, youth activists join rights groups that staged protests to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's rights record
(UPDATED) Senator Leila de Lima says addressing human right violations does not only rest on governments as 'we, the people ourselves, have to act – act with urgency and in solidarity with each other'
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says he will go to Marawi City to gather information on cases that can be filed against Maute group members for violation of international humanitarian law
More than 200 non-governmental organizations also urge ASEAN to end its silence on human rights violations under President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs
'All the victims of human rights violation are invited to come and air their gripe or grievances,' says the Philippine president
Congressmen Randy Hultgren and James McGovern, co-chairs of the United States Congress' Human Rights Commission, says human rights violations should not be the consequences of the Philippines' war on drugs
The National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) addresses bar examinees in an open letter just in time for bar examinations
Human Rights Watch says the Philippine government is limiting its definition of extrajudicial killings to avoid responsibility for the thousands of deaths linked to the drug war
Movement Against Tyranny MAT leaders urge the public to speak out and act against extrajudicial killings and other acts of tyranny under the Duterte administration
It s time to speak out against the killings Silence abets murder and we will have none of both
On International Day of the World s Indigenous Peoples know more about the Lumad and their plight in this infographic
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez claims 90 of Mindanao residents support martial rule in their region
UPDATED Samira Gutoc Tomawis recounts stories of violent interrogations unburied bodies and a Muslim woman who stripped off her clothes in an evacuation center after suffering a mental breakdown
UPDATED This follows one of the recommendations of a 2012 study commissioned by the Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme
UPDATED In response to calls in Congress to extend martial rule in Mindanao until 2022 Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says martial law is an extraordinary power of the Commander in Chief that must be resorted to only when warranted by our national security circumstances
Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader
The circumstances surrounding the numerous drug related deaths in the Philippines are almost always the same across all incidents
Describing the Philippine situation as a human rights calamity Human Rights Watch Deputy Director Phelim Kine says the Philippines needs an urgent international intervention to address human rights violations
The Court of Appeals Special 13th Division junks the Marcoses bid to keep a Makati court from hearing the petition to enforce the 1 9 billion award given by a US court in 1995
The President also names Jose Zubiri and Abet Garcia as among the governors who helped him win
It is our duty as senators as Filipinos as students of history to stand against this travesty and say – as has been said before – never again
This decision will not erase the uncontroverted fact of impunity for human rights violations committed during Martial Law that demands justice says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon
President Duterte has emboldened the PNP leading to a spillover of violence beyond the war on drugs
One of the police officers was recently awarded by the PNP chief
Hilda Narciso was among the female detainees repeatedly raped while in detention She recalls how she moved forward from the nightmare that was Martial Law
If we are to stop the killings the first challenge is for the public to denounce it Public opposition or better yet outrage is needed for the government to change its policy
An urban group also holds a protest at Camp Crame on Wednesday to denounce killings related to the anti drug campaign
Various groups and individuals oppose the plan including relatives of those buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
The bandwagon that the President has created is a bandwagon of hate
According to Amnesty International President Rodrigo Duterte s commitment to uphold the rule of law is like a breath of fresh air
As indigenous peoples IP affected by the armed conflict the prospects for the resumption of the peace talks give hope to our people
Whether he accepts the role or not Mayor Duterte is the principal educator of the nation
A special court in sentences former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in prison for war crimes crimes against humanity and a litany of other charges including rape