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CHR Statement on the Resumption of Oplan Tokhang

 03 March 2017 PRESS STATEMENT  download as PDF The Commission on Human Rights denounces the resumption of Operation Tokhang by the Philippine National Police. It should not continue because it has caused thousands to be killed without due process and many innocents have perished in the course of the campaign.  Thousands have surrendered but many […]

CHR Statement on the Passing of House Bill No. 4727 (Reimposition of the Death Penalty) on Second Reading

02 March 2017 PRESS STATEMENT  download as PDF  The Commission on Human Rights is alarmed with the surprising speed of the passing on second reading by the House of Representatives (HOR) of House Bill (HB) No. 4727, which seeks to reimpose the death penalty in the Philippines.   The Commission and the country as a […]

CHR refutes Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar’s pronouncement that the CHR cleared President Duterte

21 February 2017 PRESS STATEMENT download as PDF The CHR issues this statement in response to Presidential Communications’ Secretary Martin Andanar’s statement stating that the CHR had cleared the President from the extrajudicial killings including his involvement in the Davao Death Squad.  The CHR wishes to stress that in its Resolution, entitled “In re: Extra-Judicial […]

CHR Statement on the Suspension of the Anti-Drug Campaign

31 January 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Download as PDF   The Commission on Human Rights welcomes the recent pronouncement of Chief PNP Ronald dela Rosa that all anti-drug operations shall stop nationwide while the PNP shall focus on internal cleansing.  It is a recognition that the campaign is fraught with flaws and susceptible to abuse.  It […]

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