[In the news] ‘Soldiers shot botanist, companions after thinking they were communist rebels’ -InterAksyon.com

‘Soldiers shot botanist, companions after thinking they were communist rebels’ By Abigail C. Kwok, InterAksyon.com December 18, 2012 The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said soldiers mistook botanist Leonard Co and his companions as communist rebels when they fired at Co’s group two years ago in Kananga, Leyte. Although the Army operation was was “legitimate,”…

[Press Release] HRBA2J-ASIA, CHR, PNP-HRAO and UNDP-PHILIPPINES launch book and hold forum that explores links between human rights and equal access to justice (EA2J)

HRBA2J-ASIA, CHR, PNP-HRAO and UNDP-PHILIPPINES launch book and hold forum that explores links between human rights and equal access to justice (EA2J) The Asian Consortium for Human Rights-based Approach to Access to Justice or HRBA2J-Asia, in cooperation with the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP), the Philippine National Police-Human Rights Affairs Office (PNP-HRAO)…

[From the web] Human rights center opens in Zambo City -Zamboanga Today

Human rights center opens in Zambo City http://www.zamboangatoday.ph Lawyers, advocates and community volunteers from non-governmental organizations who have helped to protect and promote the human rights of all conflict-affected people of Mindanao inaugurated yesterday the Zamboanga City-based satellite office of the Mindanao Human Rights Action Center (MinHRAC). The inauguration ceremony held at Saavedra Street in…

[From the web] Infanta clergy organizes anti-APECO mission

Infanta clergy organizes anti-APECO mission by Jason de Asis, Bagong Aurora Website ng Bayan CASIGURAN, Aurora, February 17, 2012-A two day international solidarity mission (ISM) was organized by the Prelature of Infanta appealing for international and local support against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO). The anti-APECO groups said that the highlights…

[In the news] CHR report: Torture and disappearances attributed to security forces continue in Mindanao

CHR report: Torture and disappearances attributed to security forces continue in Mindanao. By Julie S. Alipala Inquirer Mindanao ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—Torture and forced disappearances involving soldiers and policemen continue to be recorded in many areas in Mindanao under the Aquino administration, and Western Mindanao, where the government’s anti-terror campaign is centered, accounts for the most…

[Event] Discussion of AFP Human Rights Office Guidelines on Reporting of HRV Complaints, Monitoring and Feedback system

Philippines Alliance of  Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) Commission on Human  Rights (CHR) INVITATION Discussion of  AFP  Human Rights Office Guidelines on Reporting of  HRV Complaints, Monitoring and Feedback system November 16, 2011 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CHR Multipurpose Hall, 3rd Floor NOTE: According to Col. Domingo Tutaan, Chief of AFP HR Office, his office…

[In the news] CHR: Probe fake claimants – INQUIRER.net

CHR: Probe fake claimants. By Kristine L. Alave Philippine Daily Inquirer Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair Etta Rosales has ordered an investigation into reported cases of fake claimants to the compensation money awarded to human rights victims during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. She also said she would discuss with the claimants’ lawyers the…

[Event] CSOs and CHR Consultation on the Universal Periodic Review

                         CSOs and CHR Consultation on the Universal Periodic Review Date:  November 8, 2011 Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Venue:  CHR Multi Purpose Hall 3rd Floor, CHR Office The submission of the stakeholders (including CSOs and NHRIs) report to the 2nd cycle of the Universal periodic Review (UPR) is fast approaching, Nov. 28,…