Karapatan calls for removal of Philippines from UN rights body

The United Nations Human Rights Council should remove the Philippines from its ranks and probe the country for alleged human rights violations, rights group Karapatan said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 25th, 2018

Farmer activist shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines --- A member of a farmers' group affiliated with the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) was shot dead in San Roque village, Rizal town, in Zamboanga del Norte, a human rights group said Tuesday.   Jennifer Aguhob, spokesperson of Karapatan in Western Mindanao, identified the victim as Sergio Atay, of Barangay Upper Dioyo, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental.   The 35-year-old activist was a member of a local peasant group Magbabaul, an affiliate of KMP.   Aguhob said Atay's body was found on January 29, Tuesday at about 8:30 a.m.   "His was found riddled with 5 bullets, all in the head. Medico-legal investigation s...Keep on reading: Farmer activist shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Karapatan calls Duterte, AFP paranoid over Red-tagging of schools

Human rights group Karapatan on Friday criticized President Rodrigo Duterte and the Armed Forces of the Philippines over the military’s claim that the Communist Party of the Philippines was actively recruiting in several universities. Source link link: Karapatan calls Duterte, AFP paranoid over Red-tagging of schools.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Rights group calls for Philippines removal from UNHRC

A group of human rights activists is calling for the removal of the Philippines from the UN Human Rights Council and for it to initiate an international fact-finding mission in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Liberal Party senatorial slate, FASAP on SC ruling, Xi greets Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Liberal Party wants to form an opposition slate called 'The Resistance' for the 2019 senatorial elections.  The Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines calls out the Supreme Court for declaring the retrenchment of Philippine Airlines employees valid.  Rights group Karapatan says there's no one to blame but President Rodrigo Duterte – not human ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

ASEAN rights body not addressing killings and attacks vs. rights defenders in PH

Since its establishment in 2009, the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has addressed a grand total of zero pressing concerns on human and people’s rights in the Philippines, says Karapatan......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Karapatan calls on UN rights council for independent investigation on attacks vs rights defenders, EJKs

At the 36th United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva, Switzerland, Karapatan called on the member States of the UN HRC to support the call for “a halt to all forms of attacks on human rights defenders in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Lawyer, rights defender say PNP on fishing expedition on Malayao murder

Atty. Edu Balgos of the National Union of Peoples Lawyer (NUPL) and Cristina Palabay of Karapatan in separate statements said the police’s insistence on taking custody of the personal belongings of slain National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Randy Malayao is meant to fish information about the Left and not to resolve his murder......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Karapatan lawyer, former exec might face charges over ‘seized’ evidence

  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) has threatened to file charges against a lawyer and a former board member of rights group Karapatan should they attempt to tamper pieces of evidence on the murder of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Randy Felix Malayao. According to police, investigators were inspecting items recovered from Malayao after he was gunned down inside a bus in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya on January 30, when a certain Rina Balgos allegedly interrupted the inspection. READ: NDFP consultant-columnist shot dead in Nueva Vizcaya The regional police said in a statement on Wednesday that B...Keep on reading: Karapatan lawyer, former exec might face charges over ‘seized’ evidence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

3-day ‘Pasinaya’ features 3,000 artists from various disciplines

The 2019 edition of Pasinaya, the largest multi-arts festival in the country organized by Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), will be held on Feb. 1 to 3. Now on its 15th year, the CCP Open House Festival follows the theme "Karapatan, Kalayaan, Kultura," putting the spotlight on basic human rights and freedoms and how they and culture and heritage can help in community development and nation building. More than 3,000 artists from different art fields such as music, theater, dance, spoken word and visual arts are expected to participate. On Feb. 1, for a donation of P50, participants may go in and out of the different CCP venues to attend the 30-minute workshops in various ...Keep on reading: 3-day ‘Pasinaya’ features 3,000 artists from various disciplines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

CHR: Report on Philippines’ human rights crisis should be taken ‘constructively’

    MANILA, Philippines --- The 2018 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report saying human rights crisis intensified in the Philippines must be taken "constructively," rights body said. "We hope that these kinds of reports be taken constructively with the welfare of all Filipinos in mind, especially the vulnerable and marginalized," Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Spokeswoman Jacqueline de Guia said in a statement on Saturday night. This came after HRW released a report on Thursday showing that human rights crisis deepened in 2018 in the Philippines due to the continued bloody drug war. With this, CHR said it recognized the "independence of HRW in coming up with such...Keep on reading: CHR: Report on Philippines’ human rights crisis should be taken ‘constructively’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Women are beautiful whatever size : Moira Dela Torre calls out heckler

MANILA, Philippines – Moira Dela Torre chose to stay positive even as she called out a body-shamer who shouted rude comments at her from the audience as she performed in Marikina on December 29. On Twitter, the singer addressed the “rude kuya” who apparently shouted “ang taba mo, laki mo Moira, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Human rights activists ‘never had it so good’ under Duterte admin – Panelo

MANILA, Philippines – Human rights activists have never been treated so well under the Duterte administration, claimed Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, as he fended off calls for the government to stop villifying human rights groups. Panelo made this claim after United Nations Special Rapporteur Michel Forst, in his "World Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Groups condemn attacks against women human rights defenders

The Philippines is a dangerous place for women and for woman human rights defenders, rights group Karapatan said on Thursday, International Women Human Rights Defenders' Day......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Robredo slams Chinese Coast Guard’s action vs Filipino TV news crew

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday decried how members of the Chinese Coast Guard blocked a Filipino TV news crew from conducting interviews at Panatag Shoal. During her weekly radio show, Robredo said the incident showed China's "disrespect" for Filipinos despite the "Philippines' landmark victory before the arbitral tribunal." "Nakakatakot na nakakagalit (Scary and offensive)," she said. "Nakakalungkot kasi ito iyong pinapamukha sa atin: na talagang iyong mga dapat may karapatan naman tayo, inaangkin ng iba---inaangkin ng China (This is sad because we have rights. But what is ours is being claimed by China)," she added. READ: Philippines wins arbitration case vs. China o...Keep on reading: Robredo slams Chinese Coast Guard’s action vs Filipino TV news crew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

HRW calls for independent probe into police s role in extrajudicial killings

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday, November 6, urged the government to create an indepent commission to investigate the reported involvement of Philippine National Police (PNP) officers in extrajudicial killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. The New York-based organization's call for an independent probe comes ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Karapatan condemns Duterte admin’s ‘contempt’ for Sister Fox

    Human rights group Karapatan on Saturday denounced what it claims to be the alleged contempt by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox, who is set to leave the country after the expiration of her missionary visa.   "Karapatan denounces the nearly seven-month ordeal of Fox as one that illustrates the Duterte regime's contempt for those who promote genuine peace and social justice in the Philippines," the group said in a statement.   The Bureau of Immigration (BI) earlier downgraded Fox's visa status to that of a temporary visitor following the expiration of her missionary visa on September 5. ...Keep on reading: Karapatan condemns Duterte admin’s ‘contempt’ for Sister Fox.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Malacañang Hails PH Reelection to UN Rights Body

Malacañang on Saturday welcomed a report that the Philippines was granted another three-year term in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC),calling it a proof that the UN recognizes the government’s respect for human rights. Despite criticism against the Duterte administration’s aggressive campaign against illegal drugs, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Philippines […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Panelo: PH beacon of rights

Ignoring brickbats from human rights advocates, Malacaang on Sunday insisted that the election of the Philippines to the UN Human Rights Council signified international acknowledgment of the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs. Presidential legal counsel and spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Philippines' retention of its seat in the top human rights body showed that other nations regarded the country as observant and respectful of human rights. "Like I said, the reelection of the Philippines [to] the UN Human Rights Council is a recognition of our country's respect for human rights as well as measures taken by the government against illegal drugs," he said in an interv...Keep on reading: Panelo: PH beacon of rights.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Inclusion in UN rights council no endorsement of Philippine policies, Karapatan says

The Philippines' election to the UN Human Rights Council is not an endorsement of the government's campaign on illegal drugs or its human rights records, Karapatan said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Rights group: Probe militarization in Isabela

By NATHANIEL FABIAN JONES, ISABELA — Human rights alliance Karapatan Cagayan Valley urges local government to probe the Community Support Program (CSP) of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in communities here due to reported military violations. Before the said program, the 86th Infantry Battalion – Philippine Army (IBPA) ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018