Tags: Commission on Human Rights

BY BULATLAT The militant women’s group GABRIELA earlier today filed charges of human rights violations, physical injuries, and abuse of authority against Manila Police District (MPD) Director Supt. Roberto Rosales at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Office of the Ombudsman earlier today. The charges were filed in connection to the March 25…

It is a shame to hear that the Commission on Human Rights, despite the taxing demand it now faces amid unsolved and continuing cases of extrajudicial killings, abductions, torture, and disappearances, is getting a mere pittance from the country’s PhP 1.4 trillion (USD 29.1 billion) budget for this year. BY RORIE R. FAJARDO Project Coordinator…

Members of a coalition calling for the release of jailed labor lawyer Remigio Saladero, Jr. and other activists facing trumped-up criminal charges trooped today to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and urged Chairperson Leila de Lima to investigate his illegal arrest and detention. “With the junking of the impeachment raps, President Arroyo will now…

Even as they were accompanied by representatives from the Commission of Human Rights (CHR), members of the Balao family and officers of the of Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) were denied entry to military camps in Manila last Oct. 27. BY CYE REYES Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (247 kms.…

“The Philippine National Report is significant not for what it says but for what it does not say. It is a selective, one-sided, self-serving account of the Philippine government’s so-called achievements and best practices in fulfilling its human rights obligations. It is a brazen attempt to hide the truth and evade accountability for the Arroyo…

There is no existing law in the Philippines criminalizing enforced disappearances. While Republic Act No. 7438 guarantees the rights of persons arrested, detained or under custodial investigation, it does not punish perpetrators of enforced disappearances. Victims of enforced disappearances are denied the protection of the law. BY EMILY VITAL HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VII,…