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CHR: Dangerous, baseless to link human rights groups with drug lords

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday, March 28, warned that claiming human rights organizations are being used by drug lords is "no more than a baseless allegation" that can endanger lives. "Dispensing allegations without proof is dangerous as it opens human ........»»

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LP exec disputes drug tag on rights groups

A Liberal Party (LP) officialon Tuesdayslammed the "absurd" and "baseless" claim that drug lords have used human rights groups to destabilize the Duterte administration.   Former Rep. Erin Tanada, LP vice president on external affairs, said that "the plot gets crazier by the day."   "The statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan PeterCayetano and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque thatdrug lords are using human rights group to criticize andundermine the government is absurd and baseless," Tanada said in a statement. "At the same time, it is patently dangerous because it makeshuman rights groups possible targets of the anti-drugoperations of law enforcers," t...Keep on reading: LP exec disputes drug tag on rights groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Linking rights groups to drugs dangerous, shameful’

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday, March 26, condemned the “shockingly dangerous and shameful” claims of President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies that human rights organizations are being used by drug lords.  HRW Asia director Brad Adams, in a statement, said that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Linking rights groups with drug lords ‘shockingly dangerous, shameful’

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday, March 26, condemned the “shockingly dangerous and shameful” claims of President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies that human rights organizations are being used by drug lords.  HRW Asia director Brad Adams, in a statement, said that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Panelo: Cayetano, Roque only ‘expressing concern’ over ‘unwitting’ rights groups

President Rodrigo Duterte's top lawyer said twoCabinet officialswere merely "expressing concern" when they said that human rights group may be "unwitting tools" of drug syndicates to destabilize the government.   "We are not dispensing accusatory allegations," Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said in a statement.   "They are merely expressing concern that human rights groups, without them knowing it, may be being funded by drug money, making them therefore unwitting victims," he added.   Panelo's comment was in response to the remarks of theCommission on Human Rights (CHR) that "dispensingallegations without proof is dangerous as it op...Keep on reading: Panelo: Cayetano, Roque only ‘expressing concern’ over ‘unwitting’ rights groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

‘No evidence linking rights groups to drugs’

The Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday said they had no evidence to back the allegations by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque and Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that human rights groups could now be "unwitting tools" of drug lords. International and local human rights groups have denounced President Rodrigo Duterte's ferocious war on drugs, in which thousands of people have been killed, either by police or by shadowy, unidentified masked gunmen. The Presidnets, who says he must be tough to protect the people from the scourge of drugs, has criticized human rights groups for "trivializing" his campaign and unjustly blami...Keep on reading: ‘No evidence linking rights groups to drugs’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Karapatan ​hits back drug yarn vs human rights groups

Human rights group Karapatan on Tuesday denounced the statements of top​-ranking​ government officials accusing some human rights groups of being in cahoots with drug lords, saying these are attempts to justify attacks against human rights activists and political dissenters......»»

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PH law enforcement agencies have no proof yet on rights groups’ links with drug lords, but Palace stands by remark

Law enforcement agencies have no proof yet on allegations that human rights groups may have become the “unwitting tools” of drug lords. Malacañang officials, however, stood by the earlier remarks, with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque saying it was not hard to consider that the rights advocates were "unwitting tools," given the capability of large drug syndicates to mount campaigns......»»

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Philippines Tars Rights Groups with Drug Lords Smear

Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque alleged on Monday that "some human rights groups have become unwitting tools of drug lords to hinder the strides made by the administration." That echo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Philippines Tars Rights Groups with Drug Lords Smear

Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque alleged on Monday that "some human rights groups have become unwitting tools of drug lords to hinder the strides made by the administration." That echo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Linking rights groups with drug lords & apos;shockingly dangerous, shameful& apos; - Rappler

Linking rights groups with drug lords 'shockingly dangerous, shameful' - Rappler.....»»

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Nationwide Round-Up

Malacañang accuses HR groups of drug ties THE PALACE said on Monday that human rights groups’ “vicious and nonstop” attacks against President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s nationwide campaign against illegal drugs could be sign that they are being funded by drug lords. “The attacks against the President’s war on drugs have been vicious ad nonstop. We […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Roque: Human rights groups may be unwitting tools of drug lords

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang claimed human rights groups that have been vocal against the Duterte administration may be getting funding from drug lords. In a statement on Monday, March 26, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said this may be one reason why criticism on the campaign against illegal drugs is persistent. "The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

UN slams killings; drug lords tagged

THE United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday slammed the Duterte administration for the sharp increase in drug-related killings, following the appeal of more than 300 anti-narcotics and human rights groups from around the world to condemn the .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2016

Rights, lives and lies

Rights groups, at the drop of a yellow hat, will hit President Rody Duterte with baseless allegations and at the same time meddle in domestic affairs in the guise of human rights protection. The call of Amnesty International (AI) on Monday “to drop all politically motivated charges” against Sen. Leila de Lima and “to ensure […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Editorial: Better to talk

POLICE Regional Office (PRO) 7 Chief Debold Sinas said he is open to a dialogue with the group that calls itself Nagpakabanang Sugbuanon Alang sa Kinabuhi ug Hustisya (Nasukhu), a coalition of civic organizations and human rights groups. That’s a cool response, actually, something that’s a good starting point in any effort to resolve a… link: Editorial: Better to talk.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Duterte tells cops to ignore critics of drug war: Never mind the idiots

President Rodrigo Duterte renewed his order to the police to dismantle the drug trade in the Philippines as he assured that they would not go to jail for doing their duty. Duterte told the police to ignore criticisms from human rights groups who have been critical on his administration's war on drugs. "We protect and serve our nations. We have to prepare the world of our descendants for tomorrow. If we cannot do something now sa drugs, your grandchildren will suffer and we would have left a life and a nation to them that is still in shambles," he said in his speech during the 117th Police Service Anniversary at Camp Crame in Quezon City. The President, who said in his State of t...Keep on reading: Duterte tells cops to ignore critics of drug war: Never mind the idiots.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Groups congratulate De Lima for receiving prestigious Prize for Freedom award

Various groups on Saturday congratulated detained Sen. Leila De Lima for receiving this year’s prestigious “Prize for Freedom” award by London-based Liberal International for her “exceptional contribution to the advancement of human rights” in the Philippines. Source link link: Groups congratulate De Lima for receiving prestigious 'Prize for Freedom' award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Groups ask gov’t to drop bid for terror on IP leaders, human rights defenders

Over a hundred people’s organizations from 43 countries have endorsed a letter asking the government to drop its bid to slap a terror tag on indigenous peoples’ leaders and human rights defenders, local organizers said. Source link link: Groups ask gov’t to drop bid for terror on IP leaders, human rights defenders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Groups ask DOJ to drop bid for terror tag on IP leaders, human rights defenders

Over a hundred people’s organizations from 43 countries have endorsed a letter asking the government to drop its bid to slap a terror tag on indigenous peoples’ leaders and human rights defenders, local organizers said. Source link link: Groups ask DOJ to drop bid for terror tag on IP leaders, human rights defenders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Philippines: End Police Abuses

(Manila) – The new head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) should urgently address police involvement in “drug war” killings and other abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a June 11, 2018 letter Source link link: Philippines: End Police Abuses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018