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Opening Remarks of Commissioner Gwendolyn Ll. Pimentel-Gana during the forum entitled “Panaghoy: A Gendered and Child Perspective on EJKs and the War on Drugs”

Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City | 27 March 2017 (download .pdf) From the National Human Rights Institution of the country, and the Gender Ombud under the Magna Carta of Women, a warm and pleasant morning! I welcome our guest speakers for today, community leaders and organizers, media practitioners, human rights advocates, members of the academe, […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the passing of former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani

The Commission on Human Rights joins the nation in mourning the death of a respected senator, career diplomat, women’s human rights advocate, and Filipina, Leticia Ramos-Shahani. In 1964, Shahani joined the United Nations (UN) Secretariat, under its Division of Human Rights, and was recognized as one of the top-ranking women of the UN. In the […]

CHR to investigate Lascañas allegations

QUEZON CITY—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) formally announced the continuation of its probe on the Davao Death Squad (DDS), following fresh allegations linking the death squad’s operations to then Mayor Duterte, even as it urged the Senate to pursue its own investigation in aid of legislation. “Even if Lascañas’ motive for implicating the former […]

Remarks of Chito Gascon as Former Member of 1986 Constitutional Commission on the Occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the 1987 Philippine Constitution at the Bulwagang Ka Pepe, Commission on Human Rights

February 2, 1987 was the day that the Filipino People overwhelmingly ratified the 1987 Constitution, which was a Constitution written from and out of the struggle of the people for freedom, democracy, and human rights after the experience of Martial Law, and I think it is fitting that today we re-affirm our commitment to those […]

CHR Statement on the Creation of a Presidential Task Force against Media Killings

06 December 2016 PRESS STATEMENT (download as PDF) CHR Statement on the Creation of a Presidential Task Force against Media Killings The Commission on Human Rights responds, with great appreciation, to the official announcement of the Philippine Government on the establishment of a Presidential Task Force against media killings. Administrative Order 1 (AO No. 1), […]

CHR calls for zero tolerance on VAW: Challenge leaders not to be perpetrators but to lead campaign against VAW

06 December 2016 PRESS STATEMENT (download as PDF) CHR calls for zero tolerance on VAW: Challenge leaders not to be perpetrators but to lead campaign against VAW This 25th of November, the world remembers the death of the Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic. They opposed the rule of Dictator Trujillo, and their murder spurned […]

CHR Statement On The Supreme Court Decision Regarding The Burial Of The Remains Of Ferdinand E. Marcos At The Libingan Ngmga Bayani

08 November 2016 PRESS STATEMENT (download as PDF) CHR STATEMENT ON THE SUPREME COURT DECISION REGARDING THE BURIAL OF THE REMAINS OF FERDINAND E. MARCOS AT THE LIBINGAN NGMGA BAYANI The Supreme Court has decided. The pursuit of justice, human rights and rule of law continues. In the Memorandum submitted by the Commission on Human […]

Press Statement Of The CHR On The Death Of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa

November 5, 2016 PRESS STATEMENT (download as PDF) PRESS STATEMENT OF THE CHR ON THE DEATH OF ALBUERA MAYOR ROLANDO ESPINOSA The reported death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa today, while in detention at the Baybay City Provincial Jail, raises serious questions on the responsibility of the State to protect persons deprived of liberty, especially […]

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