The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has begun an investigation of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) after the parents of graduating Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia complained on Feb. 26 the academy violated their son’s right to due process when it dismissed him for breaking the academy’s Honor Code.
Davao del Sur Gov. Claude Bautista has called on the communist New People’s Army (NPA) to spare civilians from attacks following Sunday’s wounding of four civilian volunteers when their ambulance hit a rebel land mine in Bansalan town.
A Commission on Human Rights (CHR) official on Monday warned of a syndicate enticing people to become beneficiaries of a compensation package for martial law victims for a fee.
By Germelina Lacorte
Environment and small farmers’ groups are rooting for the bill that would effectively ban aerial spraying not only here but also in the entire country once passed in Congress.
By Philip C. Tubeza
To help stop abuses against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBTs), the Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday said it will systematically document “hate crimes” against LGBTs, just like the human rights violations during Martial Law in the 1970s.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is to investigate a group of police officers who were allegedly filmed executing a criminal in Davao City, chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales said Saturday.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
LUCENA CITY—What good will the farmers’ certificate of land ownership be if it would only expose them to danger? Jansept Geronimo, campaign officer of the Quezon Association for Rural Development and Democratization Services (Quardds), said they had to rush to Bondoc Peninsula on Friday afternoon after receiving reports that most recipients of certificates of land [...]
In 2009, then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte found himself in the middle of a Commission on Human Rights inquiry into a spate of vigilante-style killings in his turf that had claimed over 800 victims since 1998.
By Germelina Lacorte
Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte likens to losing one’s manhood the criticism that putting a P5-million reward on the head of suspected car thief leader Ryan Yu, aka “Baktin” (piglet), amounts to a human rights violation.
By Cynthia D. Balana
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said it had found a pattern of selective and systematic extrajudicial killings of 206 individuals accused or suspected of committing various offenses by a vigilante group in Davao City from 2005 to 2009.
By Jamie Marie Elona
One of the suspects behind the shooting of a 55-year-old Commission on Human Rights investigator underwent a paraffin test Friday to check whether he fired a gun, police said.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Tuesday began investigating allegations of human rights abuses attributed to an Australian company that is planning to start large-scale mining in the remote village of Runruno in Quezon town, about 40 km from here.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Monday it would investigate a report by the military that it had exhumed a mass grave containing some 40 suspected victims of a communist rebel purge in the 1980s.