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US vows to help PH face human rights challenge


United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Saturday said his government remained committed to assisting the Philippines deal with “human rights challenges” in the face of a US State Department report criticizing the country for failing to stamp out extrajudicial killings.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Rights abuses continue in PH–US report

Jonas Burgos (contributed photo), CHR Chair Etta Rosales (Inquirer.net file photo), US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP file photo)

Human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances by government security forces, continued unabated in the Philippines in the past year, according to the US State Department’s 2014 Human Rights Report released here on Thursday.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Human Rights Watch: PH fails in ending impunity

Jonas Burgos, Gerry Ortega. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Philippine government failed to end impunity in extrajudicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances, an international group said Monday.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU pours P570M into PH project to fight rights abuses

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A P570-million comprehensive reform program funded by the European Union to help the Philippine government address the problems of human rights violations and long-term reform of the justice system was launched Thursday.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Palace: Human rights advocacy our policy

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Skewered every now and then over unresolved cases of extrajudicial killings, disappearances and torture, Malacañang on Monday stressed its commitment to human rights and released a list of initiatives in its campaign against human rights violations.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino lies on rights abuses to get $13M US aid, says Karapatan

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

A human rights group on Friday assailed President Benigno Aquino III for lying on the continuing human rights violations in the Philippines in a bid to get the $13 million in US military aid.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH has nothing to hide, rights groups told

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Aquino administration has “nothing to hide” when it comes to human rights abuses, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima told United States-based human rights groups that she invited to a meeting at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH still fails to prosecute human rights crimes—HRW

Jovito Palparan Jr.  INQUIRER  FILE PHOTO

A New York-based human-rights watchdog on Wednesday said that the Philippine government was premature in claiming that it had made significant progress in addressing human rights issues, insisting the need for the government to successfully prosecute those responsible for extrajudicial killings.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US grant to help fight extrajudicial killings, drug trade

US Ambassador Harry Thomas. AFP FILE PHOTO

The United States has handed to the Philippines a $584,000 (P25 million) funding to boost cooperation to quell drug trafficking and stop extrajudicial killings, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.

Posted: September 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Inaction on Davao vigilantes hit

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The New York-based Human Rights Watch has called on the government to act on the recommendations of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to hold local officials in Davao City accountable for the unabated and systematic pattern of extrajudicial killings by a vigilante group in the city from 2005 to 2009.

Posted: August 19th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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