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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 ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMar 28th, 2018

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......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

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.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

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

CHR: Child s rights must be protected in drug test

Clear guidelines should be in place and the protection of the rights of the children should be ensured if the government pursues the mandatory drug test for Grade 4 students and up, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said. Source link link: CHR: Child's rights must be protected in drug test.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Philippines Wins New Term on U.N. Rights Council, Drawing Outrage

By Jason Gutierrez/nytimes.com – The Philippines has won another term on the United Nations Human Rights Council, a move condemned by international groups and officials as “unconscionable” but praised by Philippine officials as a “vindication” for a nation maligned around the world for President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war. The Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Philippines Stays in Rights Council, Despite Deadly Drug Crackdown

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – The Philippines has been elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council, boosting President Rodrigo Duterte’s reputation after two years of criticism of hitman-style killings in his coun Source link link: Philippines Stays in Rights Council, Despite Deadly Drug Crackdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Philippines Stays in Rights Council, Despite Deadly Drug Crackdown

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – The Philippines has been elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council, boosting President Rodrigo Duterte’s reputation after two years of criticism of hitman-style killings in his coun Source link link: Philippines Stays in Rights Council, Despite Deadly Drug Crackdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Groups blast poll finding of high public satisfaction with drug war

Human rights groups on Monday blasted a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll finding that most Filipinos were "satisfied" with President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs. The rights group Karapatan said the finding could not mean the killings of thousands of mostly poor drug users and peddlers in the campaign were justified. Taken from June 27 to 30, the poll shows that 78 percent of 1,200 respondents are "satisfied" while 13 percent are "dissatisfied" with the drug war, for a net satisfaction rating of +65 percent, a slight improvement from +64 in March. Why 'satisfied?' SWS does not explain whether "satisfied" and "dissatisfied" mean the respondents approve or disapp...Keep on reading: Groups blast poll finding of high public satisfaction with drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

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