[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…

[Urgent Appeal] Urgent Appeal Update: Hearing for administrative case on policemen who tortured a boy set for April 25 – www.humanrights.asia

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-021-2011 21 April 2011 [RE: AHRC-UAC-063-2011: PHILIPPINES: Torture of a 17-year-old boy at the Women and Children Desk at a police station] ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Hearing for administrative case on policemen who tortured a boy set for April 25 ISSUES: Arbitrary arrest and detention; Child…

[In the news] Kidnap-murder case closed | Sun.Star

Kidnap-murder case closed | Sun.Star. By Teresa Ellera-Dulla THE Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 27 sentenced to 120 years in prison 12 police officers who were accused of kidnapping and murdering three victims in August 2, 2003. After eight years of waiting, the family of former Pahanocoy barangay captain Eleuterio Salabas, maritime instructor Ricardo Suganob…

[Open Letter] PHILIPPINES: Concern over how the PLEB is handling the case of the torture victim Jhon Paul Nerio – AHRC

Atty. Fernando Cubero Chairman Peoples Law Enforcement Board City Hall of Kidapawan Kidapawan City PHILIPPINES Tel. No.: +63 64 288 1369 Ref. No.: Mr. Jhon Paul Nerio (Admin Case No. 11-02) PHILIPPINES: Concern over how the PLEB is handling the case of the torture victim Jhon Paul Nerio The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is…

[In the news] Cop in torture video asks court to stay his dismissal – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Cop in torture video asks court to stay his dismissal – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. By Jaymee T. Gamil Philippine Daily Inquirer Source: Inquirer.net   MANILA, Philippines—Maybe he just wants a second chance. Senior Inspector Joselito B. Binayug on Tuesday asked the Manila Regional Trial Court to prevent Director Nicanor Bartolome of the National…

Fire them – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

(Sharing Conrado de Quiros’ Column Theres The Rub, today he talks about the murder of Marlina Flores-Sumera- HRonlinePH) Fire them – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. Theres The Rub By Conrado de Quiros Philippine Daily Inquirer Source: inquirer.net Posted 22:02:00 03/28/2011 Filed Under: Media killings, Crime and Law and Justice, Police   AFTER I first…

DoJ issues guidelines for motorists’ rights at checkpoints – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

DoJ issues guidelines for motorists’ rights at checkpoints – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. By Nikko Dizon Philippine Daily Inquirer Source: inquirer.net Filed Under: Security (general), Civil & Public Services, Police, Military, Safety of Citizens   MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Justice on Friday issued an advisory outlining the 10-point guidelines for motorists to ensure that…