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Groups hit PH govt's 'overreaction' to U.N. resolution vs drug war killings

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Human rights groups say the response of the Philippine government is a 'poor display of diplomacy'

Members of the Human rights defenders who lobbied states at the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council expressd dismay at the poor display of diplomacy by the Philippine government, as the UNHRC voted to adopt Iceland’s resolution to probe the war on drugs in the Philippines at a press conference in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Groups hail U.N. resolution vs drug war: 'Crucial step towards justice'

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Human rights groups urge the Philippine government to coordinate with the United Nations as rights chief Michelle Bachelet is expected to write a comprehensive report on the country's situation

END KILLINGS. Protesters light candles and hold banners calling for an end to drug war killings in the Philippines. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

On Human Rights Day, groups call for accountability vs violations under Duterte

Dec 10, 2018 - 9:25 PM

In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity (iDEFEND) urges the public to remain steadfast in demanding the government to adhere to the rule of law and human rights

Thousands of activist gather at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila to commemorate the 70th International Human Rights Day. Protesters continue to lament the killings and violations of human rights and vow to defend the people's rights against the government attacks. December 10, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Mar 01, 2018 - 8:08 PM

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Rights groups slam Cayetano's defense of drug war before UN

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Human Rights Watch urges the Philippine government to 'stop depicting itself as the victim'

Robredo slams EJKs, online trolls in Human Rights Day message

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'Dapat din nating bigyang-diin ang diwa ng pagdiriwang na ito, dahil sa mga nakababahalang balita tungkol sa malawakang paglabag sa karapatang pantao, lalo na sa mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan,' says the Vice President

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to stand up to human rights violations being done to them. File photo by OVP

IBP partners with CHR to provide free legal aid to victims of rights violations

Nov 24, 2017 - 11:47 PM

In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) says the involvement of IBP with its current 60,000-membership now 'sends forth a ripple of hope in this troubling and violent crimes besetting our country'

Human rights in Duterte's 1st year: Where do we go from here?

Jun 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Organizations now plan to simplify and bring human rights closer to the ground and everyday life

'Demonizing' human rights in the first year of Duterte

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte paints human rights defenders as an obstacle to the change he promised according to iDEFEND s Ellecer Carlos

Human rights groups march, ask Congress to junk death penalty bill

Jan 31, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Hundreds of human rights advocates march to the House of Representatives to urge lawmakers to abandon the bill seeking to restore the death penalty

NO TO 'KILL BILL'. Human rights advocates oppose the passage of the measure seeking to restore capital punishment in the country. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Maute retreats, Anti-Marcos burial rally, Facebook apology | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:46 PM

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November 30 rallies: What protesters demand of Duterte

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:15 AM

The main call of protesters at the People Power Monument grand rally on Wednesday November 30 is for the government to exhume Ferdinand Marcos remains from the Libingan ng mga Bayani

EDSA RALLY. Ant-Marcos burial protesters gather at the People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016.

IN PHOTOS: Protest vs ‘shadows of Martial Law’ in Duterte rule

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:39 PM

From extrajudicial killings to reimposition of death penalty the Duterte administration is moving toward establishing a more repressive state protesters say

CREEPINGS OF MARTIAL LAW. Protesters gather at the People Power Monument on November 23, 2016 to rally against the Duterte administration's pronouncements that seem to mimic the repression under Martial Law.

No insults, please? Anti-Marcos group says elevate online discussion

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:56 PM

Block Marcos a group that organizes protest rallies calls on pro Marcos groups to refrain from insults and abusive language on social media

Post-Marcos burial rage: Rallies to go on until Nov 30

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:45 PM

4th UPDATE Rally organizers call for anti Marcos mobilizations to continue as well in key cities across the country

Marcos burial protesters gather at People Power Monument and encourage motorists join their noise barrage on November 18, 2016.