Rappler's latest stories on humans
'A society that has been exposed to collective trauma will have to find itself carrying, hopefully, a shared learning of lessons of the past'
Suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus empowers authorities to arrest and detain anyone without a court order. But we are not under martial law.
(UPDATED) Human rights should be 'at the center of government efforts' against the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines
The top UN rights body has decided 'to suspend the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council on the 13th of March until further notice'
The Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines says the Philippine government 'continues without fail to go berserk' instead of addressing issues head-on
'It was disturbing how the army made the extreme argument that when you criticize your government, you are against it'
The United Nations website indicates no reply from the Philippine government regarding the official communication sent in December 2019 by the special rapporteurs
In Geneva, groups highlight the killings of 48 lawyers in the Philippines under the Duterte administration, as the United Nations Human Rights Council prepares to release a report on the country
The group emphasizes the need for an investigation into the worsening human rights situation under the Duterte administration – including attacks on environmental defenders
'I realized that activism does not always need to be performed publicly, that some kinds of activism are not obvious'
An SWS poll shows high public satisfaction with the AFP, just as Congress decides on a law that gives the military broader powers in pursuing terror suspects
Amnesty International expresses alarm that activists continue to 'face threats and undue restrictions' without any way to protect themselves
Activists want to be reassured that their physical, emotional, and mental well-being also matters
The suspension is lifted, effective immediately
'Hindi talaga para ito sa mga Abu Sayyaf or terrorista o sino pa mang tinatawag na terorista… Kailangan ito para doon sa dissenters, sa oposisyon,' says NUPL chair Neri Colmenares
'Secretary Andanar again performed a show abundant in spins, slants, and distractions,' says National Union of Peoples' Lawyers president Edre Olalia
Senators Risa Hontiveros and Francis Pangilinan vote against the measure and warn of its possible abuse
'People are being left behind. Fears are growing,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres, pointing to swelling divisions and political polarization in many countries.
When you tell someone who is stressing you that they are responsible for your hair prematurely turning grey or white, you can say you have scientific backing
Understanding 'lawfare' and unpacking the stories and experiences against the weaponization of the law are among the topics to be discussed at the Manila leg of the international forum, to be held at De La Salle University on February 21
Ibon Foundation says the red-tagging by the Duterte government is the 'first step in a much larger and more sinister agenda'
'Why is President Duterte and the Philippines government so scared of independent opinions and a free press?' asks Human Rights Watch
Publications can be suspended under the law for up to 3 months for printing items deemed against the public interest
(UPDATED) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to strike Syrian regime forces 'everywhere' if his soldiers come under renewed attack
The victims were found dead in a refrigeration trailer on October 23 last year
Karapatan says it is not surprising that Solicitor General Jose Calida is 'doing the dirty work of concocting legal offensives against his master’s so-called enemies and critics'
The policy research group wants the Ombudsman to punish 3 key officials, including Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy, for 'malicious abuse of authority and negligent performance of duties as public officials'
(UPDATED) NUJP and other groups say the attack on ABS-CBN threatens citizens' right to know
The defendant pleads guilty to 4 cases involving the trafficking of children for online sexual exploitation
(UPDATED) Various media and school organizations call for their immediate release, saying the arrests are meant to silence media and human rights defenders
Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth points in particular to what he says is the 'suppression' of reports on the virus in China during the early days of the outbreak
Batang May K!, a collaboration between PhilRights and Makô, hopes to make children understand better the importance of human rights amid violations under President Rodrigo Duterte
PhilRights executive director Nymia Simbulan says the lack of state accountability reflects 'how the government values and looks at human rights and human lives'
The Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment submits to the United Nations its own report on the human rights situation under the Duterte administration
Ibon Foundation, a policy research group formed in 1978, says 'the public deserves the truth and to be informed about the issues that matter to them the most'
Amnesty International says that 'families were unable to obtain justice for their loved ones, due to enormous obstacles to filing cases against perpetrators, including fear of retaliation'
Human Rights Watch Asia Advocacy Director John Sifton says Senator Ronald dela Rosa, one of the architects of the government's bloody drug war, 'may still have a date with justice'
The Commission on Human Rights says the Duterte government must stop 'all forms of violence and harassment against human rights defenders'
'The need for international mechanisms to provide accountability is as great as ever,' says Human Rights Watch Deputy Asia Director Phil Robertson
Human Rights Watch accuses Chinese president Xi Jin Ping of overseeing 'the most brutal and pervasive oppression that China has seen for decades'
(UPDATED) Experts say it will not affect the ongoing preliminary examination of the Philippine case
China's foreign affairs ministry accuses Human Rights Watch and other groups of having a 'great responsibility for the chaotic situation in Hong Kong'
(UPDATED) Majority of respondents in the December 2019 survey agree with the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling for actions against extrajudicial killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-illegal drug campaign
'While we remain a steadfast ally of the Philippines, we also remain resolute in defending human rights and the rule of law,' says US Democratic Senator Edward Markey
The Rise Up for Life and for Rights network says the Duterte government must pay its 'bloody debt'
HUDCC chief Eduardo del Rosario will head the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development while DOST's Joel Marciano Jr will lead the Philippine Space Agency
Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of
Journalists who speak truth to power, citizens who turn rage into action – these are among the 5 things that make 2019 stand out
From Greta Thunberg, the LGBTQ+, the #metoo movement, the fact-checkers to the Magnitsky activists, history slams us with one truth: 'power is not given, it is taken'