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Slain farmers’ family seeks CHR help in probe of case

Relatives of three slain farmers in Abra province on Wednesday asked the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to investigate government soldiers for their alleged role in the killing of their kin.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CHR launches probe into PMA cadet’s dismissal

Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia. Photo from Facebook

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.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov tells rebels to spare civilians from land mines

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.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Syndicate hounding claimants, says CHR

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.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Farmers push for bill banning aerial spraying in PH plantations


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.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CHR to document ‘hate crimes’ vs LGBTs

Commission on Human Rights Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHR probes police ‘murder’ of criminal in Davao City

Commission on Human Rights Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Land recipients’ get threats, says NGO


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 [...]

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

What Went Before: The ‘Davao Death Squad ‘

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Don’t castrate gov’t, Duterte tells CHR chief


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.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rights group finds reason to probe Davao killings

Commission on Human Rights Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: August 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Suspect in slay try of CHR investigator undergoes paraffin test


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.

Posted: July 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHR starts probe of allegations of abuses by Vizcaya mine firm

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.

Posted: July 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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