By Jerome Aning
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.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
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.
By Nestor Corrales
The Philippine government failed to end impunity in extrajudicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances, an international group said Monday.
By Frances Mangosing
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.
By TJ Burgonio
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.
By Matikas Santos
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.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
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.
By Fat Reyes
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.
By Tarra Quismundo
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.
By Cynthia Balana
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.