Tags: United Nations

Killing of Randall Echanis brought to UN’s attention

“We call on all member states of the UN Human Rights Council to be seized of the seriousness of the human rights situation in the Philippines and to adopt all the recommendations in your June 30 report on the human rights situation in the Philippines,” ICHRP Chairperson Peter Murphy said in his letter to Bachelet.

International community urged to continue monitoring human rights in PH

They appealed to the member-States of the United Nations Human Rights Council to adopt and endorse High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s report, including recommendations for continuous monitoring and independent and impartial investigation of the human rights situation in the country. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – A day after President Rodrigo…

‘Deeper in debt but shallow in COVID-19 response, aid to the poor’

Despite these loans, government was only able to spend P98.3 billion for 17.5 million households as of June 27. According to independent think-tank Ibon Foundation, the subsidy amounts to just P53 per family or P12 per person per day for the past 106 days since the COVID-19 lockdown started. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com…

‘Anti-Terror Bill worrying’ – UN report

The report also noted that the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act which replaces the Human Security Act of 2007 “dilutes human rights safeguards, broadens the definition of terrorism and expands the period of detention without warrant from three to 14 days, extendable by another 10 days.” Related story: UN report cites impunity for human rights violations in the…

UN report cites impunity for human rights violations in the Philippines

The report noted that while many of the human rights concerns it has documented are long-standing, however, it has become intense in recent years adding that the killing of alleged drug suspects has become widespread and systematic as well as the killing of numerous human rights defenders. Related article: ‘Anti-Terror Bill worrying’ – UN report By ANNE…

SC urged to release sick, elderly political prisoners amid COVID-19

“(We) pray that they be released on humanitarian considerations through bail, recognizance or other non-custodial measures. The continued incarceration of the sick and elderly would be a virtual death sentence.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Relatives of political prisoners filed a petition with the Supreme Court today, April 8, seeking for the…

Rights groups push for release of sick, elderly political detainees

“Extreme congestion plus the lack of adequate nutrition, medical facilities, running water and even soap provide a perfect incubator for an epidemic in the entire four-storey building and prison compound,” Kapatid said. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights alliance Karapatan appealed for the mass decongestion of prisons in the Philippines following…