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A MORO IN EXILE: Smiling Back at Kuya Sammy

As heartbreaking as news of his demise was, I still couldn’t help but smile while reminiscing about this fellow who recently left us. I can still picture him popping up at my office in the former MinHRAC (Mindanao Human Rights Action Center). I usually hear him first before seeing him. With that raspy and Barry […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

Martial Law-era group relaunched to call for release of political prisoners

MANILA, Philippines – After more than two decades, human rights advocates revived the group Kapatid as another bid towards bringing liberty to political prisoners . In an event on Saturday, June 15, the group called for the immediate release of political prisoners on legal and humanitarian grounds, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

Probe human rights violations in Philippines: UN

‘Special Rapporteurs call for investigation’ DAVAO CITY – UN Special Rapporteurs have urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

Philippines Rejects Call for UN Rights Council Probe

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Philippines on Saturday rejected a call for an independent United Nations probe into Manila';s alleged human rights violations, describing it as interference in the affairs of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

UN experts seek independent probe into rights violations in the Philippines

“It is time for the Human Rights Council to take action against these sustained attacks on human rights defenders and independent watchdog institutions.” The post UN experts seek independent probe into rights violations in the Philippines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

Philippines Rejects Call for UN Rights Council Probe

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Philippines on Saturday rejected a call for an independent United Nations probe into Manila';s alleged human rights violations, describing it as interference in the affairs of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

Ronalyn Olea: “The tyrants in cyberspace are shutting down critical and independent voices”

Ronalyn V. Olea is the managing editor of Bulatlat, Philippines’ top alternative online news site. Bulatlat covers politics, human rights, indigenous people and Filipino culture from a critical angle towards the regime of President Rodrigo Duterte. That position has labeled them “enemy of the state” by the Army. In collaboration with other targeted organizations, and supported by the forensic investigation of Qurium, Bulatlat filed a lawsuit against Suniway, the Philippine company who’s infrastructure enabled the cyber attacks......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

Philippines rejects call for U.N. rights council probe

MANILA, Philippins – The Philippines on Saturday, June 8, rejected a call for an independent United Nations probe into Manila's alleged human rights violations, describing it as interference in the affairs of the Asian nation. (READ:  U.N. experts call for probe into human rights violations in the Philippines ) UN rights experts asked the UN Human Rights Council on Friday to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

U.N. experts call for probe into human rights violations in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – United Nations human rights experts on Friday, June 7, called on the intergovernmental organization to conduct an independent investigation into human rights violations in the Philippines. "Given the scale and seriousness of the reported human rights violations we call on the Human Rights Council to establish an ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

Human rights experts push for UN probe on Philippine violations

HUMAN RIGHTS experts on Friday called on the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council to launch an independent investigation on the alleged violations in the Philippines, which they said has been worsening with the government showing no signs of intent to address the situation......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

Cebu City Council declares state of calamity in Barangay Mambaling in the midst of political confusion

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has declared a state of calamity in Barangay Mambaling five days after a fire razed 105 houses in Sitio Puntod on May 31, which displaced 156 families or 615 individuals. The declaration was made in the midst of an ongoing dispute involving two political rivals fighting for […] The post Cebu City Council declares state of calamity in Barangay Mambaling in the midst of political confusion appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

Protecting dissent: Writs of amparo, habeas data

For the second time last month, the Supreme Court took steps to make use of two writs that may offer significant protection to political and social activists facing threats to their lives, liberty and security because of their continuing defense of human rights. The order to take up the two writs – the judicial remedies… The post Protecting dissent: Writs of amparo, habeas data appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 1st, 2019

Protecting dissent: Writs of amparo, habeas data

For the second time last month, the Supreme Court took steps to make use of two writs that may offer significant protection to political and social activists facing threats to their lives, liberty and security because of their continuing defense of human rights......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2019

SC issues protection order for rights defenders

"We reiterate that activism and the full exercise of our civil and political rights is not a crime. While we continue with our everyday human rights work, we are also resolute in our commitment to see this through." The post SC issues protection order for rights defenders appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019

Freedom of expression in Myanmar still dire – U.N.

GENEVA, Switzerland – The UN on Tuesday, May 7, praised the release of two Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, but warned that freedom of expression remains heavily restricted in the country. The release of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo is "good news," United Nations human rights ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

Philippines government slammed by UN human rights council over attacks

GENEVA, Switzerland - UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns over renewed accusations brought against the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019

In the midst of supply shortage, city dad seeks stricter implementation of water ordinances

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Raymond Garcia said the city needs to strictly implement existing water-related ordinances as Cebu continues to face supply shortage. During the April 30 executive session of the Cebu City Council, Garcia agreed with the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) that the city has to carry out political, social, […] The post In the midst of supply shortage, city dad seeks stricter implementation of water ordinances appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

Has Duterte Finally Met His Match in Sister Patricia Fox?

According to a recent article in the Philippine Star “Australian nun Patricia Fox testified against the Duterte government before an international tribunal on Tuesday [September 19, 2018], narrating the political persecution she experienced.” Fox, had run afoul of the Rodrigo Duterte Administration when in April of this year, she traveled to Mindanao together with about 30 human rights representatives to look into alleged abuses by the Philippine government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Claims Board vows swift processing of human rights reparation —Palace - GMA News

Claims Board vows swift processing of human rights reparation —Palace - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

EU reviews Philippine trade perks tied to human rights - ABS-CBN News

EU reviews Philippine trade perks tied to human rights - ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017