Police forces involved in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs were likened to a “criminal underworld” that kill only the poor while receives payments for each killing, according to an Amnesty International report.
Human rights group Karapatan warned Wednesday that the proposal to reinstate death penalty in the country will affect human rights defenders, dissenters, and especially political prisoners.
A New York-based human rights organization said Tuesday that the United Nations should conduct an international investigation that would look into the killings in the Philippines amid announcement by the government to suspend its anti-illegal drug campaign.
Miss France who was hailed as the 65th Miss Universe 2017 in the Philippines was challenged by a women’s group here to fight against any form of violence faced by women all over the country.
An organization of human rights abuses victims during Martial Law urged the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board to hasten the partial distribution of claims for the Martial Law victims.
The “One Billion Rising” global movement has joined in the farmers’ camp-out protest dubbed as “Kampuhan sa Dabaw” and called for the genuine implementation of land reform.
A militant lawmaker filed a House resolution seeking to investigate the death of Veronico “Nico” Lapsay Delamente, a 27 year-old Lumad-Mamanwa leader who was killed by two unidentified men in Punta Naga Gymnasium, Barangay Caagdianao at Claver town, Surigao del Norte.
Rep. Ariel Casilao of Anakpawis Partylist is alarmed of the “serial killing of farmers” in the province amidst the peace talks between the government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
The Department of Social Welfare and Development in this city will give additional relief goods to a thousand of protesting farmers who joined the “Kampuhan sa Dabaw.”
A large-scale nickel mining firm based in Caraga region clarified that Veronico “Nico” Delamente, the Mamanwa tribal leader, who was killed by unknown motorcycle riding gunmen last Jan.20 was not an “anti-mining activist.”