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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 »

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

CHR: No due process for sacked cadet Cudia

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Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia. PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Friday asked the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to reinstate Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia to the PMA Corps of Cadets, saying he had not been accorded due process when he was dismissed from the PMA in February.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Semirara Island residents oppose relocation

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FARMERS in Sitio Poocan in Barangay Tinogboc, Semirara Island, in Antique province, block a bulldozer of Semirara Mining Corp., which was used by the municipal government of Caluya in taking over a disputed property being claimed by the farmers. Police dispersed the protest and arrested the group’s leader on Feb. 28. PHOTO COURTESY OF PAKISAMA

Hundreds of residents on Semirara Island in Antique province are opposing their relocation by the municipal government of Caluya, according to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Batangas ‘Walk of shame’ mayor provokes outrage

Commission on Human Rights chair Etta Rosales. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A mayor in Tanauan, Batangas who forced a man to walk in public with a sign saying he stole fish was denounced by the government’s rights body Wednesday amid online outrage.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | 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 »

CHR denounces use of landmine by NPA in Davao del Sur attack

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

The Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday condemned the roadside blast allegedly perpetrated by the New People’s Army in Davao del Sur.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,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 »

PNP starts inspection of police detention cells in wake of torture case

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PAIN MACHINE.  Detainees—mostly suspected drug traffickers—are forced to spin this wheel of torture.  For example, “20 seconds Manny Pacman” means 20 seconds of nonstop punches.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/CHR

Lock-up cells and detention facilities in all Philippine National Police offices will have to undergo regular inspections as the police started establishing an inventory and accounting of all prisoners.

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

SC gives probers access to papers that may identify Burgos abductor

Jonas Burgos. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed human rights investigators access to military documents that might lead to the identification of a male member of the military suspected of being the abductor of activist Jonas Burgos.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

14 more sue 10 Biñan cops over ‘wheel of torture’ game

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

Fourteen more detainees who claimed to be victims of the so-called Wheel of Torture game in a police camp in Biñan, Laguna, have come forward to file complaints against 10 relieved policemen of Biñan, Laguna, who were allegedly behind the crime.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Wheel of torture: 10 cops relieved

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PAIN MACHINE.  Detainees—mostly suspected drug traffickers—are forced to spin this wheel of torture.  For example, “20 seconds Manny Pacman” means 20 seconds of nonstop punches.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/CHR

Ten Philippine National Police officers have been sacked following revelations they played a so-called “wheel of torture” game at a secret detention facility to extract information from criminal suspects and also to have fun, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said on Tuesday.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

KMU: Activists may have been victims of police ‘torture roulette’ in Laguna

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Jessa Villeno, daughter of missing activist Ben Villeno, speaks at a protest rally on Human Rights Day. Rights group Karapatan says Villeno is the fourth and latest victim of enforced disappearance in Southern Tagalog under the Aquino administration. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) on Sunday asked the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to further look into the so-called torture chamber in Biñan, Laguna run by the provincial intelligence branch (PIB) of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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