[In the news] U.N. rights chief: Deaths in PH anti-drug operations a ‘most serious concern’ -RAPPLER.com

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday, June 24, expressed concern over the “extraordinarily high number of deaths” in the Philippines in the context of President Rodrigo Duterte’s continuing anti-illegal drugs campaign. “Even the officially confirmed number of 5,425 deaths would be a matter of most serious concern for any country,”…

[Press Release] General Iriberri Should Reform Discredited Rights Office; Hold All Violators to Account -HRW

Philippines: New Military Chief Should Ensure Rights Reforms General Iriberri Should Reform Discredited Rights Office; Hold All Violators to Account (Manila, August 5, 2015) – The Philippine military should take all necessary and appropriate action to prevent abuses by its personnel and to ensure accountability for human rights violators, Human Rights Watch said today in…

[Urgent Action] The Military Presence and their Unwanted Behavior Sow Fear and Restlessness in the Community of an Indigenous People in Pampanga -TFDP

URGENT ACTION May 29, 2014 (PHILIPPINES) The Military Presence and their Unwanted Behavior Sow Fear and Restlessness in the Community of an Indigenous People in Pampanga Issues: Harassment, Threat and Intimidation; Violation against the Right to Self-Determination and Liberty of Abode and Travel; Denied of Means of Subsistence Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of…

[In the news] Aquino administration’s human rights policy: Big in words, too little in action -Bulatlat.com

Aquino administration’s human rights policy: Big in words, too little in action By Ronalyn V. Olea, Bulatlat.com January 3, 2013 MANILA – Early on, President Benigno Aquino III vowed to put an end to the killings and bring perpetrators to justice. Aquino signed in November Administrative Order No. 35, creating a nine-member “Inter-agency committee on…

[People] AN ENCOUNTER by Judy A. Pasimio

AN ENCOUNTER by Judy A. Pasimio LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) Imagine this. It was past 6:00 in the morning. The sun has risen, and nature was already awake. And so were Daguil and Jordan Capion. They were having coffee just outside their small hut of a farmhouse in Sitio Fayahlob, Barangay Datal…

[In the news] Not one human rights violator prosecuted under Aquino, says NY-based watchdog -InterAksyon.com

Not one human rights violator prosecuted under Aquino, says NY-based watchdog Lira Dalangin-Fernandez May 21, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III’s human rights record after nearly two years in office remains wanting as his government failed to successfully prosecute a single suspect in pending cases, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said…

[Press Release] Human Rights Report of the Philippines to the UN lacks measurable results -Action Network Human Rights-Philippines

Human Rights Report of the Philippines to the UN lacks measurable results On 29 May 2012, the Philippines will be reviewed as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Council on the implementation of its human rights obligations. The Philippine government receives in advance the opportunity to explain in a…