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Thousands join national protest to remind Filipinos of Marcos’ Martial Law

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Students and youth groups begin demonstrations for the 45th anniversary of Martial Law with a rally at UP Diliman, to oppose what they fear would be nationwide military rule under the Duterte administration

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 21, 2017) — Thousands of people gathered in different parts of the country on Thursday, September 21, to remember and remind Filipinos of the dark chapter in Philippine history following the declaration of martial law 45 years ago. Continue reading Thousands join national protest to remind Filipinos of Marcos’ Martial Law

Duterte warns he’ll order shooting of human rights advocates

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DRUG WAR. President Rodrigo Duterte, in his speech during the 19th founding anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption on August 16, 2017, reiterates that his war on drugs will remain unrelenting despite the criticism. Malacañang photo

‘Para makita talaga kung anong klaseng human right,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte about his latest threat

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 22017) — Amid criticism of his drug war from human rights groups, President Rodrigo Duterte said he might just order police to shoot them so they would know what real human rights violations are like. Continue reading Duterte warns he’ll order shooting of human rights advocates

HRW to Duterte: Retract threat vs human rights advocates

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TARGETS. Human rights advocates have been on the receiving end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades and threats over their criticism of his war on drugs.

The New York-based organization says President Rodrigo Duterte has placed ‘targets’ on the backs of human rights advocates

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte should retract his threat against human rights advocates “before there is more blood on his hands,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, August 17. Continue reading HRW to Duterte: Retract threat vs human rights advocates

CHR reminds gov’t: Protect human rights in martial law implementation

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The Commission on Human Rights also urges legislators to exercise due diligence when they review the merits of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — While condemning the attack in Marawi City, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday, May 24, reminded the government to uphold human rights as it implements martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading CHR reminds gov’t: Protect human rights in martial law implementation

CHR to top carbon emitters – Face human rights probe

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‘For the first time, a national human rights body is officially taking steps to address the impacts of climate change on human rights and the responsibility of private actors,’ says environmental group Greenpeace

MANILA, Philippines (July 29, 2016) — In an unprecedented move, the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has asked 47 of the world’s largest investor-owned fossil fuel and cement producers to respond to allegations their greenhouse gas emissions violated human rights of Filipinos.  Continue reading CHR to top carbon emitters – Face human rights probe