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Ejercito urges PNP to clarify guidelines on ‘anti-tambay’ drive

https://youtu.be/OdP8EYrjWmM Amid continued fears of possible human rights violations, Senator JV Ejercito called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday to come up with guidelines before enforcing its "anti-tambay" campaign.   Ejercito noted the arrests of loiterers immediately after President Rodrigo Duterte's warning against them.   "Siguro dapat i-clarify ng PNP 'yung guidelines. Dapat meron silang guidelines in the first place. Kasi parang noong nagbigay ng order ang Pangulo, agad-agad nilang inimplement without informing the public about the guidelines; so ano ba ang bawal, ano ba ang hindi? Kung ikaw man ay isang ordinaryong mamayan, ordinaryon...Keep on reading: Ejercito urges PNP to clarify guidelines on ‘anti-tambay’ drive.....»»

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No human rights complaint in anti-tambay drive

Not a single complaint of human rights violation has been filed before any station of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in connection to the intensified campaign against loiterers throughout the country, contrary to fears by government critics. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, at a press briefing in Camp Crame, said since President Duterte ordered […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News7 hr. 42 min. ago Related News

US pulls out of UN human rights council

US pulls out of UN human rights council Source link link: US pulls out of UN human rights council.....»»

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IBM’s debating AI battles it out with human champion, wins

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) has proven itself adept at some of humanity’s favorite games, from chess to the much more complex board game Go. Now, a machine developed by IBM is challenging humans to debates about the future of medicine and the value of physical education. The post IBM’s debating AI battles it out with human champion, wins appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

MCALLEN, Texas --- Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the US illegally is criminally prosecuted. "This policy is relatively new," said Steven Wagner, an acting assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services "We're still working through the experience of reunifying kids with their parents after adjudication." Federal officials say there are some methods parents can use to try to find their children: hotlines to call and an email address for those seeking informatio...Keep on reading: No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 16 hr. 42 min. ago Related News

DU30 slams ‘tambay’ crackdown critics

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has slammed the critics of his directive for police to round up “tambays” (loiterers), as human rights groups warned of abuse of authority by the police. “Ngayon, itong human rights (groups), do not tell me what to do. Sabi ko iyung mga istambay paalisin niyo iyan, para….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News19 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

US leaving UN Human Rights Council — ‘a cesspool of political bias’ – CNN News

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: News21 hr. 42 min. ago Related News

Philippines may lead Asia in protecting LGBT rights if same-sex marriage legalized — HRW

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Philippines would lead in terms of marriage equality should it legalize same-sex marriage, New York City-based human-advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, June 19. The HRW’s comments were released on the same day the Supreme Court (SC) held its first oral arguments on the petition by […] The post Philippines may lead Asia in protecting LGBT rights if same-sex marriage legalized — HRW appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: News21 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Philippines poised to lead marriage equality in Asia, HRW reports

The Philippines would lead in terms of marriage equality should it legalize same-sex marriage, New York City-based human-advocacy group Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The HRW’s comments were released on the same day the Supreme Court (SC) held its first oral arguments on a petition by LGBT rights advocate Atty. Jesus M. Falcis III […] The post Philippines poised to lead marriage equality in Asia, HRW reports appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJun 20th, 2018Related News

DOJ lets Sister Patricia Fox keep missionary visa

By Edu Punay/The Philippine Star – She gets to stay in the Philippines after all… for now. Australian nun Patricia Fox, whose condemnation of human rights abuses had angered President Duterte and led to her day-long detention two months ago, may continue her missionary work in the country, based on Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2018Related News

U.S. withdraws from cesspool UN rights body

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, June 19, condemning the "hypocrisy" of its members and its alleged "unrelenting bias" against Israel. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, came to Washington to announce the decision alongside President Donald Trump's ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2018Related News

US withdraws from UN rights council–Haley

The United States has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council, US ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, branding the global body a “cesspool of political bias.” Source link link: US withdraws from UN rights council–Haley.....»»

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US withdraws from United Nations human rights body

The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel,” a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult Source link link: US withdraws from United Nations human rights body.....»»

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SP sets second hearing on ‘substandard’ housing project

THE Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo has set another hearing on June 21, 2018, as part of its investigation on the alleged substandard P289-million housing project of the National Housing Authority (NHA) in Brgy. Bacjawan, Sur, Concepcion town. Renee Valencia, chair of the Committee on Justice, Good Government, and Human Rights, will lead the hearing at […] The post SP sets second hearing on ‘substandard’ housing project appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2018Related News

Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial, Anadolu Agency said. It’s unclear when the trial in western Tekirdag province would begin. Enes Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric who the government accuses of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016. Cleric Fethullah Gulen has denied the allegation, but tens of thousands of people suspected of ties to his network have been arrested or fired. The elder Kanter, a professor, was purged from public service after the coup attempt and detained for five days last summer. Anadolu said the indictment alleges he contacted some 120 suspects with alleged links to Gulen, including dozens who were said to have communicated through an encrypted messaging application. Enes Kanter, a former Oklahoma City Thunder center, has been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His Turkish passport was canceled last year. Prosecutors charged him in December with insulting the president in a series of tweets. They want to try him in absentia and have him sentenced to more than four years in prison, if he is convicted. I will continue to keep fighting for Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Justice and Democracy above all.I will stand for what I believe in.All I’m doing is trying to be voice of innocent people Keep my family,innocent people in your prayers 🙏#DictatorErdogan 🇹🇷@RT_Erdogan pic.twitter.com/i7kK3mwKND — Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 18, 2018 “Keep my family, innocent people in your prayers,” the basketball player tweeted Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) with the hashtag “DictatorErdogan.” His Twitter account is withheld in Turkey. Under a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of the coup, Turkey has arrested more than 50,000 and sacked some 110,000 people alleged to have infiltrated state institutions for Gulen. The government said the crackdown was needed to fight alleged acts of terror......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 19th, 2018Related News

Migration prospects can prevent brain drain — World Bank

Labor exporting countries like the Philippines can even benefit from the occurrence of the so-called brain drain if their education systems remain elastic to overseas demand and there is continued investment in human capital, according to a new report by the World Bank......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJun 19th, 2018Related News

Treb wants everyone to speak up

Clearly, this is not the same Famas of yore. The highlight of the 66th Famas Awards was the audaciously rousing acceptance speech made by Treb Monteras II, whose Cinemalaya film "Respeto" won second place, Grand Jury Prize. Monteras dedicated the honor to victims of human rights violations, then and now---specifically, those who suffered during the martial law regime and those who are now suffering in the ongoing war against drugs. He asserted: "Huwag tayong matakot na gamitin ang ating boses para magtanong, para magsalita at higit sa lahat para mag-ingay! (Let us not be afraid to use our voice to inquire, to speak and, more than anything else, to make noise!)" Monter...Keep on reading: Treb wants everyone to speak up.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 18th, 2018Related News

Palace on ‘Norwegia’ gaffe: To err is human but spell-check next time

While he assured the public that the Presidential Communications Operations Office will learn from its mistakes, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that the agency should boost its spell-checking efforts......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2018Related News

Erosion of immigrant protections began with Trump inaugural

The Trump administration's move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the US-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in Congress......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2018Related News

CV rights group raise AFP’s IHL violations

BAGUIO CITY — Human rights group Karapatan-Cagayan Valley on Sunday, June 10 published an urgent alert on its Facebook page reports of International Humanitarian Law violations committed by the 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2018Related News