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More killings, arrests under Año’s leadership in DILG — rights group

MANILA, Philippines — Rights group Hustisya slammed the appointment of Eduardo Año as the officer-in-charge of the Department of Interior and Local Governmen Source link link: More killings, arrests under Año’s leadership in DILG — rights group.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJan 10th, 2018

More killings, arrests under Año’s leadership in DILG — rights group

MANILA, Philippines — Rights group Hustisya slammed the appointment of Eduardo Año as the officer-in-charge of the Department of Interior and Local Governmen Source link link: More killings, arrests under Año’s leadership in DILG — rights group.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Rights group slams Duterte marijuana joke

International group Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday slammed President Duterte for “joking” about his use of marijuana amid the rising number of victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in connection with his administration’s war on drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Man City faces repercussions for misleading UEFA on finances

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — European soccer's leadership has an initial conclusion on leaked Manchester City correspondence: The club has been misleading UEFA over its finances. With the power to ban clubs from the Champions League, the consequences from UEFA could be severe for the Premier League champions. UEFA discovered from reading internal emails from City, which were published by German media outlet Der Spiegel last month, the extent of schemes by the club to allegedly cover up the true source of income in a bid to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly while UEFA conducts a review of the City case. City has been transformed into an English soccer power in the decade since being bought by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a member of Abu Dhabi's royal family, winning the Premier League three times since 2012. But unfettered spending on players has been restricted by European soccer's governing body — regardless of the owners' wealth. City has already been punished by UEFA for violating FFP, striking an agreement in 2014 that saw the team fined rather than banned from the Champions League for inflated sponsorship deals with companies linked to the club or its ownership. UEFA publicly said last month that evidence from "Football Leaks" could lead to past cases being re-opened. The person with knowledge of the situation said it was more feasible to use the leaks to re-assess the candor of club executives and as a basis to judge City's compliance with FFP in the current three-year assessment period. That covers 2015 when Der Spiegel said emails were being sent internally at City showing the manipulation of sponsorship revue from Etihad Airways, the state-owned airline from Abu Dhabi, which is the naming rights sponsor of City's stadium and training campus as well as appearing on jerseys. The sponsorship was said to generate 67.5 million pounds (about $85 million) annually for City. But City's holding company — the state-backed Abu Dhabi United Group — channeled 59.9 million pounds back to Etihad, according to Jorge Chumillas, the club's chief financial officer, in an internal email to club director Simon Pearce. City has not disputed the authenticity of any emails published by Der Spiegel over the last month. Given the fresh insight into City's financial dealings, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has said there was a "public interest" in the correspondence being leaked, while questioning how it was obtained. "We are assessing the situation. We have an independent body working on it," Ceferin said Monday. "Very soon you will have the answers on what will happen in this concrete case." FFP was the flagship policy of Michel Platini, Ceferin's predecessor as UEFA president, and introduced at the height of the global financial crisis in attempt to prevent clubs from becoming unsustainable. Since July 2011, UEFA has monitored the accounts of all clubs entering its two club competitions. The first period UEFA assessed clubs for compliance with FFP was 2011-13, when owners were allowed to cover losses up to 45 million euros. The leaks showed how City allegedly tried to artificially raise its revenue, in one case by 30 million euros, according to emails from 2013 reported by Der Spiegel. Abu Dhabi United Group was alleged to be sending cash to a shell vehicle which was created to supposedly buy the right to use players' images in marketing campaigns. There were further examples that Sheikh Mansour could have been the source of sponsorship revenue for Abu Dhabi state-owned companies like investment firm Aabar. Der Spiegel cited a 2010 email to Aabar from Pearce, the City director who also works for Abu Dhabi's Executive Affairs Authority. "As we discussed, the annual direct obligation for Aabar is GBP 3 million," Pearce wrote. "The remaining 12 million GBP requirement will come from alternative sources provided by His Highness." Seeing internal City correspondence has given UEFA a greater insight into the conduct of the club and its officials. A 2014 email from City lawyer Simon Cliff to a colleague showed the death of UEFA's lead FFP investigator being celebrated: "1 down, 6 to go." UEFA is examining whether to open disciplinary cases against individuals at City involved in attempts to provide a misrepresentation of club finances to the governing body's FFP accessors, another person with direct knowledge of the situation said. The person, who did not identify any individuals, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the City case. A challenge for UEFA is getting City to provide information from related companies in Abu Dhabi that the leaks show are central to compliance with FFP. City has repeatedly declined to respond to the specific allegations in the leaks, dismissing a month of negative headlines by saying: "The attempt to damage the club's reputation is organized and clear." But City has had no such qualms using its website to cast aspersions on the reputations of other clubs over their ability to comply with FFP. City has used the media watch section on its website to cite unsubstantiated news reports, including a claim in 2016 that "Inter Milan are looking to circumnavigate FFP" and speculation this year that if Paris Saint-Germain "are found to have broken FFP regulations they face being booted out of the Champions League." Those pages were deleted from its website after City was approached for comment by the AP......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Group tells DILG, PNP to solve issues in police force instead of attacking ‘Ang Probinsyano’

A rights group criticized the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Philippine National Police for crying foul over the supposedly negative portrayal of cops in the television show “Ang Probinsyano.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Human Rights Watch calls for probe on ‘hitmen’ cops

AN INTERNATIONAL human rights group is calling for an independent commission to investigate policemen who were allegedly involved in the killing of drug suspects after a police officer recently admitted that some policemen were responsible for many of the extrajudicial killings......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Palace hits HRW proposal for free probe on cop killings of drug suspects

  Malacaang on Tuesday spurned the "reckless" proposal of the Human Rights Watch (HRW)to create an independent commission to investigate the alleged involvement of police officers in the killing of people allegedly involved in illegal drugs.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stressed that the international human rights watchdog's recommendation intrudes the Philippines' domestic affairs.   "This proposal by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) for the creation of an independent commission to go after police officers allegedly involved in the killing of drug suspects smacks of another effort of this moribund group, which projects itself as a human rights or...Keep on reading: Palace hits HRW proposal for free probe on cop killings of drug suspects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Kidnapping raps vs lawyer of Sagay 9 witness s mother baseless, Karapatan says

Charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention against a lawyer who assisted a witness and survivor of the October 20 killings of nine sugar workers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental are malicious and baseless, rights group Karapatan said Saturday. Source link link: Kidnapping raps vs lawyer of 'Sagay 9' witness's mother baseless, Karapatan says.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Kidnapping raps vs lawyer of Sagay 9 witness s mother baseless, Karapatan says

Charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention against a lawyer who assisted a witness and survivor of the October 20 killings of nine sugar workers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental are malicious and baseless, rights group Karapatan said Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Look at private army angle in Sagay 9 killings, rights group urges

A human rights group is urging an independent investigation into the possibility that militia and hired goons are behind the massacre of nine sugar workers in Sagay, Negros Occidental last Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Look at private army angle in & apos;Sagay 9& apos; killings, rights group urges - Philippine Star

Look at private army angle in 'Sagay 9' killings, rights group urges - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

CSG founder says leadership did not order Tondo Chapter 2 to kill

MANILA, Philippines – The founder of the Confederate Sentinels Group (CSG), whose Tondo Chapter 2 is accused of carrying out extrajudicial killings, insisted it was the police who had direct command over the group’s marshall units and all force multipliers in the country. In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 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

U.N. decries “shameful” reprisals on rights activists in 38 countries

GENEVA — The United Nations listed 38 “shameful” countries including China and Russia on Wednesday which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests. The annual report from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also included allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalization, and public stigmatization […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Labor dreads demise of labor rights and Cha-cha with GMA as Speaker

The socialist labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) expressed trepidation as former president Gloria Arroyo wrested control over the leadership of the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Human rights group questions motives behind change in leadership in House - GMA News

Human rights group questions motives behind change in leadership in House - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Philippines is Asia’s deadliest country for land activists, says rights groups

MANILA — Murders of land and environmental activists are surging in the Philippines, making it the deadliest country in Asia, according to campaigners who said the government has failed to provide protection. The Philippines-based rights group Karapatan recorded at least 63 killings of land and environmental activists last year, more than double the previous year. “There is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Philippines is Asia’s deadliest country for land activists, say rights groups

MANILA — Murders of land and environmental activists are surging in the Philippines, making it the deadliest country in Asia, according to campaigners who said the government has failed to provide protection. The Philippines-based rights group Karapatan recorded at least 63 killings of land and environmental activists last year, more than double the previous year. “There is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Gordon assured Congress will prioritize bill on motorcycle crime prevention

Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman of the Senate justice and human rights committee, welcomed the assurance from the House of Representatives’ leadership that they would prioritize the bill that imposes bigger plate numbers for motorcycles as a preventive measure to address the unabated killings perpetrated by gunmen on board motorcycles or what the police formally… link: Gordon assured Congress will prioritize bill on motorcycle crime prevention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

2 years of Duterte presidency a rights calamity, says int’l group

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes the second year of President Rodrigo Duterte in power in just four words: a human rights calamity. "On this day two years ago, Rodrigo Duterte took his oath of office as President of the Philippines --- and immediately unleashed a human rights calamity in the guise of a 'drug war' that has claimed the lives of thousands of men, women and children," Carlos Conde, HRW Asia researcher, said in a statement on Saturday. "This is a day of mourning, not celebration. Mourning for the thousands of poor Filipinos that have been subjected to brutal summary killings by the police and 'unidentified gunmen' --- who are often also state agents ---...Keep on reading: 2 years of Duterte presidency a rights calamity, says int’l group.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Rights group to Albayalde: Show commitment to human rights by ending alleged police abuses

Philippine National Police chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde should demonstrate his commitment to human rights and rule of law by addressing alleged police involvement in drug war killings and other abuses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018