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Investigate PH: The world needs to act now on Duterte gov’t’s rights abuses

Global independent probe on rights abuses in the Philippines launched, announced 3 reports for submission to UN human rights body......»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnApr 18th, 2021

In defense of the Philippines

Ever since Duterte declared the longest standing COVID-19 lockdown in the world back in March 15, 2020 up to the present, we have monitored at least 555 environmental defenders who have suffered human rights abuses. The post In defense of the Philippines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

Amal Clooney: Duterte gov’t after Maria Ressa over human rights abuses exposés

MANILA, Philippines – International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney  lamented government attacks on journalists around the world, including Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa. Speaking at the inaugural global media freedom conference in London, Clooney said Rappler’s “hard-hitting stories” on the human rights abuses under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

EU reminds Philippines of pledge to ensure accountability for rights abuses after Calabarzon killings

In a statement Wednesday night, the EU delegation said it welcomed the government’s move to investigate the killings of nine individuals by the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines on March 7......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

Filipinos bike for Myanmar’s democracy

Bayan-NCR denounced the Philippine Government’s "shameful withdrawal from the UNHRC resolution yet we find this unsurprising given the Duterte Administration’s consistent refusal for an investigation on human rights abuses in our own country.” The post Filipinos bike for Myanmar’s democracy appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Global groups launch independent probe into alleged rights abuses

The Independent International Commission of Investigation into Human Rights Violations in the Philippines or Investigate PH was launched in Asia Pacific Thursday, marking the start of probes into rights abuses in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2021

Sinas tells critics to & lsquo;move on& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte’s first order to his new national police chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas, whose appointment has been intensely criticized by several sectors due to alleged human rights abuses, is to step up the anti-drug campaign, the latter said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

‘Mañanita’ cop as police chief signals more rights abuses – Karapatan

“What lies ahead for the Filipino people with Sinas’s appointment is a bloody party of human rights violations where Duterte’s most rabid and murderous lapdogs are given freer rein to merrily kill, kill, and kill with wanton impunity.” The post ‘Mañanita’ cop as police chief signals more rights abuses – Karapatan appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 9th, 2020

Gallup: PH 12th safest country

MANILA, Philippines — An international survey said that the Philippines was one of the safest countries in the world as its citizens feel secure and have confidence in the police. Local rights groups, however, found the results ironic, considering the questionable record of the police under the Duterte government’s war on drugs. According to the […] The post Gallup: PH 12th safest country appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

UNHRC adopts reso sparing PH from international probe into rights abuses

By JONAS ALPASAN Bulatlat.com MANILA – The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted the tabled resolution on the Philippines during its 45th regular session, which practically spares the Duterte administration from an international investigation into alleged human rights violations. In a statement, the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines, along with… The post UNHRC adopts reso sparing PH from international probe into rights abuses appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Wild accusations

There was something supremely ironic about a bill filed by a US congresswoman seeking to suspend American security assistance to the Philippines until the Duterte administration institutes reforms in the military and police to end human rights abuses here......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

‘No solution to SCS row in our lifetime’

President Duterte was still reaping hometown praises for telling the world Tuesday that the Philippines stood by the 2016 arbitration award affirming its sovereign rights within its maritime areas when his spokesman rose to say that there was no policy change at all......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

US legislator: Suspend aid to PH; Wild idea& mdash;Roque

A lawmaker from Pennsylvania has introduced a bill in the US Congress seeking to suspend American security assistance to the Philippines until the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte institutes reforms in the military and police to end human rights abuses......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

‘Weaponizing human rights?’ | Rights group refutes Duterte’s ‘lies’ at the UN assembly

"Duterte would rather discredit human rights defenders and institutions than acknowledge that there are extrajudicial killings and other violations in the Philippines. He continues to deny what the whole world has already come to recognize." The post ‘Weaponizing human rights?’ | Rights group refutes Duterte’s ‘lies’ at the UN assembly appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

UN experts, rights defenders all over the world say 'StopTheKillings in the Philippines

UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard urged UN member States to “apply sanctions against Filipino officials who have committed, who have incited, or who have failed to investigate or prevent human rights violations including arbitrary killings.” The post UN experts, rights defenders all over the world say #StopTheKillings in the Philippines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

As pandemic rages, human rights struggles press on

Amid Covid-19’s unrelenting rampage across the world, peoples are asserting and defending their rights, and fighting against the abuses, corruption and impunity of state power. The task remains as crucial, if not more so, as surviving the pandemic. The post As pandemic rages, human rights struggles press on appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

As pandemic rages, human rights struggles press on

Amid Covid-19’s unrelenting rampage across the world, peoples are asserting and defending their rights, and fighting against the abuses, corruption and impunity of state power. The task remains as crucial, if not more so, as surviving the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

Duterte in 5th SONA: ‘no abuses’ during martial law in Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) — President Rodrigo Duterte claimed during his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday that “there were no (human rights) abuses” during the imposition of martial law in Mindanao from May 23, 2017 to December 31, 2019. In a speech that lasted for at least an hour […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Philippines to UN rights council: Panel to look into deaths in anti-drug operations

The Philippine government has created an inter-agency panel to investigate killings under the Duterte administration’s brutal drug war, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra told the United Nations Human Rights Council......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Killing with near impunity in Philippine drug war: UN

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war has unleashed widespread and systematic killing with "near impunity" for offenders, a UN report said Thursday, calling for an independent probe into human rights abuses......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

Rights advocates score Duterte ‘martial law-like measures’ during ECQ

President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to implement “martial law-like” measures, allegedly to curb violations of the enhanced community quarantine. Human rights advocates, however, said that militarist actions are uncalled for, and could potentially lead to human rights abuses......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020