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CHR notes 'improvement' in PNP's relaunched Oplan Tokhang

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said on Monday, February 12, that the Philippine National Police (PNP) has made …

Duterte makes lewd threat to female rebels in Philippines

BEIJING — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers last week to shoot female rebels in their genitals, the latest of several violent, misogynistic remarks.<p>Addressing a group of former communist rebels on Wednesday, Duterte, who served as a mayor before becoming president, appeared to …

Human Rights

Int'l Criminal Court takes 1st step in probe into Duterte drug war

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) is moving on the complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in …

HRW calls for end to 'government abuses' in indigenous communities

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Philippine government to end rights violations in ancestral domains of indigenous …

SolGen to SC: Granting petitions vs. drug war may set dangerous precedent

Granting the petitions challenging the war on drugs will create a "dangerous precedent" in which drug personalities may use the legal …

Politics, Power and Violence in the Visayas Region of the Philippines | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>There is liminal predation amidst surface harmony, with the norm of constant massacre underneath social relations affecting the poor, the deprived</i> …

Changing the constitution of the Philippines may prove perilous

THE coarse-talking, arse-kicking president of the Philippines is not the sort to worry unduly about the finer points of the law. Yet Rodrigo Duterte …

Another Lumad killed in Arakan

Another Lumad was killed in Arakan town, Cotabato, reported human rights group Karapatan on Sunday.

Asia

'I'd Like to Have the Virgins Here, Not in Heaven,' Philippines' Duterte Tells Businessmen in India

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte made a bizarre sales pitch advertising his country as an investment destination to a meeting of businessmen in …

CHR backs suspension of OFW deployment to Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights is supporting the government decision to suspend the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to …

Migrant Workers

Philippines rejected EU aid due to sovereignty issues — trade chief

NEW DELHI — The 6.1 million euro assistance offered by the European Union was rejected by the Duterte administration because of sovereignty issues, …

Philippines Duterte tells Myanmar's leader human rights activists are 'just a noisy bunch' amid Rohingya crisis

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, heavily criticized abroad for failing to stand up for largely stateless Rohingya Muslims, that she shouldn't bother about rights activists as they are "just a noisy bunch".<p>Duterte said he made the …

Woman, BF ran child cybersex ops, but only she lived to suffer in prison

A woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Taguig City court for pimping out her cousin and four other minors to foreigners in 2016.The …

Crime

Alone in the Aftermath: Families of Slain Drug Suspects Struggle with Little Support

Pat NabongFor families of slain drug suspects, the aftermath takes an intense emotional toll. Because of the many barriers to mental health …

Mental Health

Philippines’ Duterte Pursues Distraction Over Accountability

Expand Philippine’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Cayetano gives a speech at Asia Society in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. …

Rights & Freedoms

Reinstating the death penalty a violation of international law

DANILO IBAYAN<p><b>First of 2 parts</b><br>AS a consequence of President Duterte’s war on drugs, there has been in the Philippines a move to reinstate death as …

Human Rights

‘Duterte plunged PH into worst human rights crisis since Marcos’–HRW

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte PHOTO BY JOAN BONDOC<p>President Duterte has brought the Philippines into its “worst human rights crisis” since 1986, New …

Asia

How Philippines war on drugs has become a war on the poor | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

“Run!” Carlito Ramirez managed to shout just one word before the six masked men on motorcycles shot him in the back of the head. The warning saved …

Crime

Soccsksargen files ‘first’ martial law-related case

Leader of T’boli-Dulangan Manobo, Datu Victor Danyan, and seven others including his two sons were killed on December 3, 2017 in Barangay Ned, Lake …

Asia

PH envoy elected as VP to UNHRC 


<b>MANILA</b> -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomed the election of Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Evan Garcia as …

Asia

Philippines: Duterte’s ‘Drug War’ Claims 12,000+ Lives

Expand Protesters and residents hold lighted candles and placards at the wake of Kian Loyd delos Santos, a 17-year-old high school student, who was …

Asia Pacific

Unanswered questions about the Marawi City conflict

The official narrative leaves much to be explained about how and why the conflict started and was fought the way it was, causing as it did, mass …

Asia

Globe Telecom looks at global best practices in fight vs. illegal sites, child pornography

Globe Telecom looks at global best practices in Singapore and other countries in its fight against illegal sites and child pornography in order to …

Privacy

Big brands from banks to casinos unite to fight slavery in Asia | Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From hotel chains to clothing brands, a group of companies in Asia is hoping that a corporate-backed movement to end modern slavery will succeed where activists have failed.<p>The casino and hotel giant MGM China Holdings Ltd. recently signed the “business …

Forced Labor

Lack of data muddles UK police's pursuit of human traffickers: experts | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain’s anti-slavery drive is being hampered by scarce and limited data, which may be leading police in the wrong direction in their pursuit of traffickers, analysts said on Wednesday.<p>A lack of comprehensive slavery and trafficking data is hindering the …

Human Rights

Britons urged to help tackle modern slavery by reporting concerns

Local authorities ask public to watch for signs of exploitation as research suggests gaps in reporting across some areas<p>Local authorities are calling on members of the public to be alert to signs of modern-day slavery, as research suggests worrying gaps in reporting across Leicestershire, …

Human Rights