Posts Tagged Commission on Human Rights

Politicians, gov’t officials mourn Gascon’s passing

Maris Federez   •   October 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines— Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to his brother Miguel via Facebook Saturday, October 9. He was...

CHR probes killing of 2 activists in Albay

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 6, 2021

  The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said investigation is underway into the death of two activists in Albay. Based on reports, Jaymar Palero, 22, and Marlon Napire, 40, were...

CHR raises concern over death penalty for drug criminals

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) raised concerns over several provisions in House Bill 7814 which aims to amend Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Act...

Palace assures probe on deaths of 9 activists in police, military raid; CHR condemns ‘brutal killings’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang on Monday (March 8) assured that the government will investigate the deaths of nine activists in various police operations. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Department of Justice (DOJ)...

CHR launches e-lawyering service

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 11, 2020

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) officially launched its e-lawyering service which aims to provide real-time legal advice amid the quarantine restrictions brought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The...

CHR asks PH gov’t to cooperate with UNHRC probe

Robie de Guzman   •   July 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Friday called on the Philippine government to fully cooperate with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as it sets...

CHR calls for review of labor agreements with Kuwait, Saudi Arabia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 29, 2019

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) stressed the need for a review of labor agreements with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to improve working conditions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). READ:...

PNP insists anti-crime ops in Negros Oriental ‘legit’

Maris Federez   •   April 2, 2019

The Philippine National Police, through its chief, maintains that the police operation in Negros Oriental was not a massacre. Police Director General Oscar Albayalde said the Negros Oriental farmers exchanged...

Lives of ‘ninja cops’ are priceless too : CHR

admin   •   August 20, 2018

  The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) agrees that “ninja cops” or scalawag policemen should be removed from service, but not through a bounty system. “Their removal from service must...

DILG Usec Diño’s proposed barangay ‘drug list’ alarms CHR

admin   •   January 15, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is alarmed by the new plan of DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño wherein every barangay in the Philippines will be made to...


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