[In the news] Police intel on hunt for members of Alliance of Concerned Teachers -ABS-CBN news

Police intel on hunt for members of Alliance of Concerned Teachers Philippine National Police (PNP) intelligence operatives have been visiting schools nationwide, asking for “an inventory” of members or allies of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT),” officials of the 180,000-member association told ABS-CBN News. In an interview, ACT secretary-general Raymond Basilio said reports have…

[From the web] Philippine Police Probe Violent Protest Dispersal. Lack of Accountability Fuels Impunity -HRW

Philippine Police Probe Violent Protest Dispersal Lack of Accountability Fuels Impunity By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW October 21, 2016 The Philippine National Police have suspended nine officers involved in the violent dispersal of protesters – some of whom were bearing batons and throwing stones – demonstrating in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s…

[From the web] The Philippines’ Pay-Per-Hit Police – HRW.org

Dispatches: The Philippines’ Pay-Per-Hit Police By Phelim Kine The newly elected mayor of Cebu City has an innovative approach to crime control in this central Philippine city: A 50,000 peso (US$1,080) bounty for each “criminal” killed by his police force. Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña announced on May 16 that he would pay that sum to any…

[Press Release] New Police Chief Should Tackle Abuses Action Needed on Torture, Extrajudicial Killings -HRW

Philippines: New Police Chief Should Tackle Abuses Action Needed on Torture, Extrajudicial Killings (Manila, Sept. 2, 2015) – The Philippine National Police should hold to account all police officers responsible for human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the police chief, Director General Ricardo Marquez. President Benigno Aquino III appointed…

[Press Release] End Police Torture, Killings! Aquino Should Act Decisively to Punish Perpetrators -HRW

Philippines: End Police Torture, Killings Aquino Should Act Decisively to Punish Perpetrators (Manila, January 31, 2015) – The Philippine government of President Benigno Aquino III should take decisive action against torture and extrajudicial killings by the police and other state security forces, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015. The Aquino administration…

[Blog] The Barbarism and Inhumanity of the Indonesian police’s “virginity tests” by Jose Mario De Vega

The Barbarism and Inhumanity of the Indonesian police’s “virginity tests” by Jose Mario De Vega I refer to RT Question More, “Indonesia still performs ‘virginity tests’ on female police job applicants – HRW”, November 18th. This is with regard to the barbaric practice still being committed by the police authorities in Indonesia subjecting prospective female…

[From the web] PNP sued by peasant activists -hrdefenders.wordpress.com

PNP sued by peasant activists hrdefenders.wordpress.com Not just the chief, but practically the entire police force in Carmen, Cebu, was sued by peasant activists yesterday (12 August 2013) afternoon “for fabricating evidence, perjury and other corrupt practices that state security forces employ habitually against political dissenters.” Hauled before the Office of the Ombudsman were station…

[Statement] Re-militarization of the PNP–NO WAY! Uphold civilian supremacy. Promote rights-based policing! -PAHRA

Re-militarization of the PNP–NO WAY! Uphold civilian supremacy. Promote rights-based policing! The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and the undersigned stand firmly with the 1987 Philippine Constitution stating in Section 6, Article XVI (General Provision) that “The State shall establish and maintain one police force, which shall be national in scope and civilian…

[In the news] PPCRV assails police, military presence inside ARMM registration centers -MindaNews

MindaNews » PPCRV assails police, military presence inside ARMM registration centers. By Keith Bacongco August 5, 2012 COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/4 Aug) – The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has assailed the presence of police and military personnel inside registration centers during the 10-day re-registration in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) last…

[From the web] Criminalizing CARP beneficiaries -hrdefenders

Criminalizing CARP beneficiaries by hrdefenders August 1, 2012 The continuing persecution of peasant activists who are struggling for their right to the land they’re tilling is outright condemnable. For months, the peasants of Brgy. Cantipay, Carmen, Cebu have been frustrating efforts of the town mayor to fence off their farm lots. In the entire time,…

[From the web] An Act against women -INQUIRER.net

An Act against women. By: Rina Jimenez-David, Philippine Daily Inquirer March 20, 2012 Do you know that if you were to venture out of your home in your house clothes, stand on a street corner and appear as if you have “no visible means of income,” you can be arrested for vagrancy? And if you…

[In the news] DSWD Lapu police mishandled child -Cebu Daily News

DSWD Lapu police mishandled child -Cebu Daily News March 14, 2012 Social welfare officials in Lapu-Lapu City questioned the city police’s interrogation of the 7-year-old boy who claimed to have witnessed the drowning of 7-year-old Joshua Veloso in barangay Buaya, Lapu-Lapu City, last Feb. 29. In an interview, Mark Bao, social worker assistant of the…

[Statement] Police fail in their obligation to investigate journalist killings – AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Police fail in their obligation to investigate journalist killings — Asian Human Rights Commission.  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned by police investigations into the murder of journalists Christopher “Cris” Guarin and Alfredo “Dodong” Velarde, Jr. in General Santos City. Not only have the Philippines’ police failed in their duty to…