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UN human rights experts laud Philippines’ milestones in crucial fronts

UN human rights experts laud PH’s milestones in crucial fronts MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — There is sad irony at the United Nations in Geneva! While a handful of Filipino-led nongovernment organizations have once again taken to vilifying the Philippines at the ongoing 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, … Continue reading

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PH urges Western critics to respect domestic processes

PH urges Western critics to respect domestic processes By Leslie Gatpolintan MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  —  The Philippines on Friday urged a group of mostly European countries to respect its domestic processes after it was criticized anew on its human rights record. “We take grave exception to the sweeping and politicized statement delivered by Iceland on … Continue reading

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Philippines presents ‘real’ state of human rights before United Nations

Philippines presents ‘real’ state of human rights before United Nations By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The government of the Philippines on Monday presented the ‘real’ state of human rights in the country and also defended Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs before the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland. Sen. … Continue reading

Philippines: New Police Chief Should Tackle Abuses; Action Needed on Torture, Extrajudicial Killings
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Philippines: New Police Chief Should Tackle Abuses; Action Needed on Torture, Extrajudicial Killings

News Release Philippines: New Police Chief Should Tackle Abuses Action Needed on Torture, Extrajudicial Killings Manila — The Philippine National Police should hold to account all police officers responsible for human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the police chief, Director General Ricardo Marquez. President Benigno Aquino III appointed Marquez to the position on … Continue reading

Dispatches: Unending Impunity in the Philippines
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Dispatches: Unending Impunity in the Philippines

Dispatches: Unending Impunity in the Philippines   Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW One was a peasant leader. Another was a newspaper publisher. Both were shot and killed by men on motorcycles on the same day, underscoring a continuing legacy of violence and impunity in the Philippines. Joel Gulmatico, chairman of the Arakan Progressive Peasant Organization … Continue reading

Philippines: Fast-Track Congress Probe on Rights Abuses; Congressional Delays Symbolize Failure to Tackle Impunity
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Philippines: Fast-Track Congress Probe on Rights Abuses; Congressional Delays Symbolize Failure to Tackle Impunity

News Release Philippines: Fast-Track Congress Probe on Rights Abuses Congressional Delays Symbolize Failure to Tackle Impunity Manila – The Philippine House of Representatives should fast-track its investigations of alleged human rights abuses by state security forces, Human Rights Watch said recently. Congress is only now acting on the 22 resolutions that legislators have filed with … Continue reading

Dispatches: Whitewashing Internal Displacement in the Philippines
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Dispatches: Whitewashing Internal Displacement in the Philippines

Dispatches: Whitewashing Internal Displacement in the Philippines     Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW   The Philippine government loves to put on a pretty face for visiting dignitaries. In May 2012, it rounded up and hid street children and others living along a highway in Manila when the Asian Development Bank’s board of governors met. … Continue reading