By DJ Yap
Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) has made it easier for land-grabbers to take land from the landless in areas ravaged by the storm, according to the rights groups Focus on the Global South and the Rural Poor Institute for Land and Human Rights Services (Rights) Network.
By Germelina Lacorte
The human rights group Karapatan (Right) released the names of 25 people, most of them political activists and three of them children, killed in Southern Mindanao since President Aquino assumed power.
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.
By Tina G. Santos
It has been six years since farmer-activist Jonas Burgos disappeared, but his mother Edita never wavered in hoping and believing that he is still alive.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
An alliance of religious groups in the country has expressed disappointment and frustration over the three-year-old Aquino administration particularly for its supposed failure to punish the corrupt and resolve cases of human rights violations.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Militant groups on Tuesday trooped to the Court of Appeals which was hearing the case of the missing security guard allegedly taken by the military for being a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
The Egyptian military ordered senior doctors to operate without anaesthetic on protesters injured during demonstrations against military rule, according to extracts of a leaked report published in the Guardian newspaper on Friday.
By Nikko Dizon
The Armed Forces of the Philippines, one of the institutions blamed for the atrocities during martial law, has welcomed the law granting compensation to the victims of human rights during that dark chapter of Philippine history
By Mar S. Arguelles
The regional office of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) tagged police as the top human rights violator in Bicol although the number of cases of rights violations in the region dropped.
By Leila B. Salaverria
So the nation will remember not to forget, a bill that recognizes for the first time that the Marcos dictatorship committed atrocities against Filipinos also mandates the teaching in schools of the abuses inflicted on its opponents and the heroism of those who fought the regime.
By Karen Boncocan
The bicameral conference committee on the on human rights compensation bill for victims during the Marcos regime on Wednesday reconciled its disagreeing provisions.
By Leila B. Salaverria
MANILA, Philippines—Proponents of the long-delayed bill to compensate victims of human rights violations during the Marcos dictatorship are hopeful that 2013 will be the year that the measure is finally enacted into law. The passage of the law would end years of waiting for the victims of torture, killings, and enforced disappearances, and their [...]
By Julie Alipala
Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III has cited the need to review the cases filed against suspected Abu Sayyaf members linked to various crimes.