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87% of Pinoys want government to assert rights in WPS

A survey published yesterday by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that almost nine in 10 Filipinos think the Philippine government should “assert” its rights to the islands in the West Philippine Sea, as stipulated in the 2016 decision of a United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2019

Palace: President using ‘skillful diplomacy’ in territorial dispute

President Duterte is using “skillful diplomacy” to resolve the country’s territorial dispute with China without resorting to aggression or use of force, according to a Palace official. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo explained that the government continues to assert rights over the West Philippine Sea while keeping friendly ties with giant Asian neighbor. “President Duterte, as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

3 years later, 87% of Filipinos want gov t to assert Hague ruling

MANILA, Philippines – Three years since the Philippines' victory at the Hague , most Filipinos want the government to assert the country's rights to the islands in the West Philippine Sea, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Friday, July 12, showed. According to the SWS survey released at the ADR Stratbase ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Labor secretary to look into K to 12 effect on labor

This is an opportune time for government to assert more regulatory power over private schools while protecting the rights of teaching and non-teaching personnel and ensuring quality education at the same time......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 21st, 2016

Filmmaker files complaint against police over illegal search

Freelance videographer and photographer, John Joseph Buenaventura, sought the independent probe of the Commission on Human Rights Cordillera against members Philippine National Police for executing illegal search and invalid checkpoint, and other offenses committed against him on August 25 along Halsema Road in Tublay town. He hopes the body would also draw out the facts regarding the incidents to bare the effort of the police and government-ran media outfit to twist the facts regarding the incident. The post Filmmaker files complaint against police over illegal search appeared first on A people's news site in Northern Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

United Nations rights chief slams U.S. move to detain migrant children indefinitely

GENEVA, Switzerland – The US government's recent decision to remove legal limits on how long migrant children can be detained clearly flouts international law, the UN rights chief said Wednesday, September 4. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet voiced concern over the move by the administration of President Donald ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2019

Former human rights lawyer wins Nauru presidency

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A former human rights lawyer was elected Nauru's new president Tuesday, following calls for widespread reform in the tiny Pacific nation which Australia uses as a detention centre for asylum seekers. Lionel Aingimea won a parliamentary vote for the presidency 12-6 over rival David Adeang, the Nauru government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2019

Palace: Government acting on Pinoys facing deportation in Israel

The Philippine government is ready to assist Filipino families in Israel who might be deported because of loss of residency status......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

Cayetano: Government intends to protect human life with drug war

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said that the government's anti-drug campaign "is not a war on life," even as human rights groups report around 27,000 kills related to the government drive. (READ:  Duterte gov't tally: Drug war deaths top 5,500 before SONA 2019 ) "The anti-drug campaign , or the drug war as we call it, is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2019

Red-tagged personalities seek protection of Oro officials

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) – A leader of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, a prominent human rights lawyer and several journalists have sought the protection of the city government after being subjected to relentless red-tagging by unknown groups. IFI Bishop Felixberto Calang said the red-tagging of leaders of their church had resulted in dwindling […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 7th, 2019

One pastor killed, another church worker harassed in 2 days

“The number of violent attacks against Christian human rights defender has alarmingly increased in the three years of President Rodrigo Duterte’s government. We hold him responsible for the escalating hostile acts being committed against all human rights defenders from civil society and people’s organizations and the church community.” The post One pastor killed, another church worker harassed in 2 days appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

One pastor killed, another church worker subjected to harassment in 2 days

“The number of violent attacks against Christian human rights defender has alarmingly increased in the three years of President Rodrigo Duterte’s government. We hold him responsible for the escalating hostile acts being committed against all human rights defenders from civil society and people’s organizations and the church community.” The post One pastor killed, another church worker subjected to harassment in 2 days appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

CHR calls for objective probe into Negros killings amid heated rhetoric

The Commission on Human Rights on Friday stressed the need for an objective investigation into the killings in Negros Oriental as the government and communist rebels point fingers at each other over the deaths of at least 21 people in separate incidents......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2019

Rights groups ask SC to overturn CA’s denial of plea for protection

“We maintain that our petition is urgent amid the spate of intensified red-tagging, illegal arrests, and killings perpetrated against us by this government.” The post Rights groups ask SC to overturn CA’s denial of plea for protection appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 31st, 2019

PWDs plead for dormitory facilities near SPED schools

When learning facilities of the differently abled are scarce, persons with disabilities (PWDs) whose rights, advocates are pushing, are pleading the government to put up a dormitory for them to stay while studying in city schools that cater to their learning needs. Leading the pleading and giving voice to the deaf-mute and the mobility challenged […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJul 30th, 2019

Philippines eyes national ID for a third of Pinoys in 5 years - ABS-CBN News

Philippines eyes national ID for a third of Pinoys in 5 years ABS-CBN News The government aims to register a third of the population for the national ID system in the next five years, an official sai.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

[OPINION] Lives in danger: Extrajudicial killings and the denial of abortion

While President Duterte left out the status of women’s reproductive health and rights in the country from his 4th State of the Nation Address, the recent UN Human Rights Council resolution and false claims against those who advanced it demonstrate that the government still has ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

Duterte’s Violence spills over the USA

How could one keep quiet and not exercise one’s rights when blatant anomalies in government are so glaring that not to say anything is tantamount to let the worse turn into worst The post Duterte’s Violence spills over the USA appeared first on A people's news site in Northern Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 27th, 2019

Philippines: Reject Sweeping Fake News Bill

(New York) The Philippines proposed law on "false content" is sweepingly broad and threatens to stifle discussion on websites worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should withdra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 26th, 2019

Philippines: Reject Sweeping Fake News Bill

(New York) The Philippines proposed law on "false content" is sweepingly broad and threatens to stifle discussion on websites worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should withdra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 26th, 2019

“Thinning democratic space” alarms CHR

The Commission on Human Rights head in the Cordillera expressed alarm over the “thinning democratic space” aggravated by the institutionalized red-tagging of human rights defenders by the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019