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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.
By Maila Ager
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) clarified that arrest have been made against several human rights violators under the present administration of President Benigno Aquino III even as she said there has been no record yet of any conviction.
By Maila Ager
Two years into the Aquino administration, not a single human rights violator has been arrested and sent to jail, Commission on Human Rights chairperson Loretta Anne Rosales admitted to INQUIRER.net.
By Edison delos Angeles
THE approved Cebu City Council anti-corporal punishment ordinance received a boost from the Commission on Human Rights and sectoral groups. Advocates against child spanking are also appealing to an ally of Mayor Michael Rama, City Councilor Edgar Labella, to convince the mayor not to veto the approved city ordinance. CHR regional director Alejandro Alonso said [...]
By TJ Burgonio
The police’s claim that they used “plastic bullets” in quelling Monday’s riot at the Silverio Compound in Parañaque City was “absurd” because somebody was killed, Commission on Human Rights Chair Loretta Ann Rosales said Tuesday.