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DOJ conducts special probe into activist killings in Bicol

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) created special investigating teams to probe the killings of 3 activists in the Bicol region. Ryan Hubilla, a 22-year-old senior high school student, and Nelly Bagasala, 69, both human rights workers for the group Karapatan,  were gunned down  by unidentified ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

U.N. calls for independent probe into death of Egypt s Morsi

GENEVA, Switzerland – The UN human rights office called Tuesday, June 18, for an "independent inquiry" into former Egyptian president  Mohamed Morsi's  death while in state custody. "Any sudden death in custody must be followed by a prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation carried out by an independent body to clarify ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

Rights group denied chance to present evidence in red-tagging hearing

MANILA, Philippines – It was a small victory for rights groups that quickly lost its momentum after the Court of Appeals (CA) on Tuesday, June 18, terminated – after just one hearing – the writ of amparo case of human rights group Karapatan. Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

Karapatan calls for probe into killings of rights activists, farmer

Rights group Karapatan called on the Commission on Human Rights and on international bodies to investigate the killings of activists over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

2 human rights workers shot dead in Sorsogon

MANILA, Philippines – Two human rights defenders were gunned down by unidentified men in Barangay Cabid-an, Sorsogon, on Saturday, June 15. According to human rights group Karapatan, the slain workers were Ryan Hubilla and Nelly Bagasala from their Sorsogon staff. Karapatan secretary-general Cristina Palabay said Hubilla was a 22-year-old senior ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

ICHRP-US expresses solidarity with Karapatan, Ibon and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, amidst attacks

The United States Chapter of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-US) denounces the vilification of human rights organizations and human rights defenders in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMay 17th, 2019

Groups hit pattern of attacks against democratic institutions

MANILA, Philippines – Journalists and other groups linked to the so-called “ Oust Duterte matrix ” on Tuesday, May 7, slammed what they called the government’s pattern of attacks to “vilify or demonize” them. (READ:  Human rights law group calls Oust Duterte plot ‘rubbish' ) In the “This is the matrix” public forum organized by the Third World ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019

3 more groups ask SC for protection against red-tagging

Human rights group Karapatan, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, and GABRIELA also filed a petition for a writ of Amparo and habeas data before the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, May 6, citing “threats to life, liberty, and security” amid accusations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that their organizations are communist fronts......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

Former spokesman of rights group Karapatan arrested in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Military authorities on Monday, April 29, confirmed that the former secretary-general of human rights group Karapatan in southern Mindanao was arrested over alleged illegal drug possesion here on Saturday. Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, deputy chief of Task Force Davao, told Rappler that Kelly Delgado was passing through ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019

On opinion drug war unconstitutional, PNP says academe is not Supreme Court

MANILA, Philippines – The academe is not the Supreme Court. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde had this to say when asked to comment on the conclusion of legal academics and researchers that circulars that operationalize the government's so-called anti-drug campaign violate constitutionally guaranteed rights . "They are not the proper body or authority to say that it is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019

Duterte defends kill boast, calls rights group an idiot

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte lambasted international human rights group Amnesty International following its statement regarding his admiss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2016


The 66th year of the International Human Rights Day will be commemorated in the Philippines by calls for justice for the victims of the US-supported Marcos dictatorship and for the Filipino people to persevere in the struggle against state fascism. Now, m.....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

2 elderly political prisoners currently hospitalized

MANILA, Philippines — Two ailing, elderly political prisoners are currently in hospitals, according to human rights group Karapatan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2016

BOI pushes removal of ‘nationality bias’ in perks

MANILA, Philippines - The Board of Investments (BOI) wants to remove what it calls a “nationality bias” in its current incentive system to allow the influx o.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016

Philippines to remain in UN rights body

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will continue to serve in the United Nations Human Rights Council as member of the Geneva-based body......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2016

UN rights body worried by drug killings

MANILA, Philippines – A United Nations rights body has expressed concern over declarations made by Philippine officials that seem to encourage and condone ex.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

Ateneo submits report on Philippine killings to UN body

MANILA, Philippines - The Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) and students of the Ateneo Law School (ALS)’s International Human Rights Law class submitted a sh.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2016

UN body sets meeting on PH compliance with human rights treaty obligations

The United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights is scheduled to review the Philippines next week – on Sept. 28-29 – on the country’s compliance with its human rights obligations under the International Coven.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 23rd, 2016

Human rights group condemns Abu Sayyaf alleged link to Davao bombing

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Human rights group Karapatan condemned the Abu Sayyaf group (ASG) for the September 2 bombing in Davao City where at least 14 were.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2016

UN rights chief calls for international probe of Yemen violations

GENEVA: The United Nations called Thursday for the creation of an independent international body to investigate an array of alleged serious violations in war-torn Yemen. Yemenis are suffering &'8220;unbearably (and) absent any form of accountability and j.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 25th, 2016