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CHR: Zamboanga City rehabilitation of siege victims not compliant with laws

A YEAR AFTER THE BATTLE  Damaged houses on stilts still stand on the shore at Mariki village in Zamboanga City, which Moro National Liberation Front rebels torched when government forces thwarted their attempt to seize the city in September last year. A year after the battle, thousands of residents of Zamboanga City remain homeless and in dire need of government help.  JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The Commission on Human Rights has said the city government’s handling of residents displaced by the September 2013 siege here was not compliant with domestic and international laws.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pay tribute to Marcos victims, too, schools, villages urged


An official of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said schools and villages should start holding tributes to rights victims during the Marcos regime in their communities to ensure that lessons from martial law are not forgotten.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

CHR asks for more budget for new laws

Commission on Human Rights chair Etta Rosales. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Monday asked the House of Representatives for additional P34 million in their proposed budget for the implementation of new laws.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHR: More cases will be filed vs Palparan

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Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales on Wednesday assured the public that more cases will be filed against retired Army Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. who was arrested Tuesday in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CARP beneficiaries fighting eviction jailed

THE ARRESTED farmers in a police vehicle as they are brought to a detention cell in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga province. TONETTE OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Police on Wednesday detained for several hours five farmers who fought the demolition of structures in a 130-hectare agrarian reform area in Barangay Maimpis here that a Malacañang order declared to be nonagricultural, paving the way for its sale to a mining company.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »