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Missing Isabela farmers found in army camp – rights group

Two farmers from Barangay Diasan, Echague, Isabela earlier reported missing by the rights group Karapatan-Cagayan Valley since November 13, 2017 have been found: in the custody of the 87th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) inside their headquarters at at Barangay Balabal, Jones, Isabela......»»

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Court junks cases vs. ex-Surigao del Norte GOV

The Sandiganbayan’s Second Division dismissed the two graft and malversation cases against former Surigao del Norte Gov. Robert Lyndon Barbers for “inordinate delay” by the Office of the Ombudsman in filing the cases in court. “Based on the foregoing, it is evident that the constitutional rights of the accused to speedy disposition of cases has… link: Court junks cases vs. ex-Surigao del Norte GOV.....»»

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‘Troops abused rights in Marawi battle’

Manila: Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee a besieged southern city during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty International alle Source link link: ‘Troops abused rights in Marawi battle’.....»»

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A league of his own

Even if he’s serious about it, President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer for the Philippines to host a high-level meeting, or summit, on human rights is unlikely to materialize. The leaders of those countries accused of human rights violations would hardly welcome an assembly in which the details of their crimes against humanity and other transgressions will… The post A league of his own appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Human rights groups praise Trudeau

Human rights advocates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about President Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, with Human Rights Watch saying the "quiet diplomacy" adopted by US President Donald Trump and other world leaders wouldn't stop the killings.   Trudeau told reporters in Manila on Tuesday that he raised concerns about rights abuses and extrajudicial killings in Mr. Duterte's anti-drug campaign when he met him ahead of an annual summit with Southeast Asian counterparts. He was the only one among 20 heads of state in Manila who publicly said he spoke to Mr. Duterte about it.   Asked to comment on Trudea...Keep on reading: Human rights groups praise Trudeau.....»»

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Terrorists, gov’t forces committed abuses during Marawi conflict, Amnesty International report says

By Rosemarie A. Zamora BOTH terrorists and Philippine government forces have been found to commit commit human rights abuses during the five-month long crisis in Marawi City. Amnesty International came out with this assessment on Friday, November 17, citing its report based on research and interviews of 48 survivors and witnesses, including 36 men, 11 […] The post Terrorists, gov’t forces committed abuses during Marawi conflict, Amnesty International report says appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Military vows to probe rights group report of troop abuses

Military vows to probe rights group report of troop abuses.....»»

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Fake news a common concern among Southeast Asian countries — Asian rights group

Despite varying socio-political climates, Southeast Asian countries are facing the same concern: the virulence of fake news. Source link link: Fake news a common concern among Southeast Asian countries — Asian rights group.....»»

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Fake news undefined in Senate’s anti-fake news bill, group warns

A regional rights group has pointed out provisions of Senate Bill 1492, or the proposed Anti-Fake News bill, that it said would threaten the right to freedom of expression. Source link link: Fake news undefined in Senate’s anti-fake news bill, group warns.....»»

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US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson s disease

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time. Source link link: US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease.....»»

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Solgen Calida: Petitions of families emasculate drug war

MANILA, Philippines — The solicitor general belittled legal criticisms of the bloody war on drugs, saying the petitions are done "under the guise of human ri.....»»

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Gov’t and IS-allied groups violated humanitarian law, human rights in Marawi — Amnesty International

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Nov) — Government forces, the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups and their allied forces committed violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) during the five-month siege in Marawi City from May 23 to October 23, a 34-page report of an international human-rights group said. Released […].....»»

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Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, black smoke from continuing military air strikes rises above a mosque in Marawi city, southern Philippines. The human rights group Amnesty International said i.....»»

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Amnesty urges independent probe into atrocities, bombings in battle for Philippines Marawi city

MANILA (Reuters) - The war in the Philippine city of Marawi saw Islamist insurgents execute civilians or use them as human shields, while military air strikes killed non-combatants and may have been u.....»»

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Asean Summit 2017

Uncensored Goodwill is important to forge unity among the ASEAN member nations; and any other issues solely pertinent to an independent state must be taken up privately or in a separate conference, specifically to address issues such as the Rohingya and the alleged human rights violations. The ASEAN Summit held….....»»

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AFP will not tolerate soldiers’ abuses

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday stressed its commitment to adhere to human rights standards even as it vowed to prosecute alleged abuses by soldiers. The statement is in response to the report of Amnesty International that security forces committed abuses during the five-month Marawi siege. “We are….....»»

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Narco cops spoiled PNP-led drug war, says Dela Rosa

MANILA, Philippines – Where did the Philippine National Police (PNP) go wrong when it led the Duterte administration's war on drugs? PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa's response does not stray from what drug war  critics and human rights advocates  have been saying: "narco cops." He said in a news ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2017Related News

PCOO does not hire keyboard army – Andanar

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar denied a  report  by US-based human rights watchdog Freedom House that the government is paying an "army" of online commenters to skew public opinion in favor of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. "The Presidential Communications Operations Office does not employ a 'keyboard army,'" ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2017Related News

Ex-CHED exec director Vitriolo pleads not guilty in graft case

MANILA, Philippines – Dismissed Commission on Higher Education (CHED) executive director Julito Vitriolo pleaded not guilty to the graft charge he is facing over the irregular diploma program at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM).  Vitriolo pleaded “not guilty” before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan’s 1st Division on ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2017Related News

CSC Announces 2018 Schedule of Career Service Exams

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional and Field Offices are now accepting applications for the March 18, 2018 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT). The deadline for submission of application is on January 31,... The post CSC Announces 2018 Schedule of Career Service Exams appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2017Related News