Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the rising numbers of youth killings

15 September 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the rising numbers of youth killings The Commission on Human Rights is deeply concerned with the rising death toll of teens and minors in the country. Recent reports, not counting those that remain undocumented, prove that such incidents are not mere “isolated […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the PHP 1,000 budget allocation of the House of Representatives for the Commission

12 September 2017 PRESS STATEMENT   Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the PHP 1,000 budget allocation of the House of Representatives for the Commission   The Commission on Human Rights has always taken positions in favor of human rights. It does so without fear or favor, in a non-partisan manner, and as rightfully […]

CHR demands justice for the death of Kian, Carl 

6 September 2017 PRESS RELEASE CHR demands justice for the death of Kian, Carl PASAY CITY—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expressed readiness to work with other government agencies to secure justice for the death of Kian Loyd delos Santos, 17, Carl Angelo Arnaiz, 19, and other related deaths, especially minors, due to the government’s campaign […]

CHR concerned over President Duterte’s remarks against UN Special Rapporteur, human rights defenders

1 September 2017 PRESS RELEASE CHR concerned over President Duterte’s remarks against UN Special Rapporteur, human rights defenders The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is concerned over President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s expletives against UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions, Agnes Callamard, and other human rights defenders. The recent statement from the highest […]

CHR condemns Abu Sayyaf attack, calls for the protection of civilians

31 August 2017 PRESS RELEASE  CHR CONDEMNS ABU SAYYAF ATTACK, CALLS FOR THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) condemns the attack of the Abu Sayyaf group in Maluso, Basilan, last August 21, resulting in the death of nine people. CHR also calls for the protection of civilians in terrorist-stricken areas.  Armed skirmishes in Basilan and other areas of […]

CHR, PNP agree on more transparent reporting of deaths related to gov’t drug campaign

29 August 2017 PRESS RELEASE   CHR, PNP agree on more transparent reporting of deaths related to gov’t drug campaign  QUEZON CITY—Officials of both the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) met on Tuesday, 29 August 2017, at Camp Crame, Quezon City to discuss possible partnerships towards protecting human rights […]

CHR calls for review of house-to-house drug testing policy, stresses need to protect rights of all

24 August 2017 PRESS RELEASE CHR calls for review of house-to-house drug testing policy, stresses need to protect rights of all QUEZON CITY—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses concern over the ongoing house-to-house drug testing reportedly conducted by police forces in Payatas and nearby barangays in Quezon City, Metro Manila, citing possible human rights […]

CHR expresses alarm over high number of deaths, commences motu proprio investigations

20 August 2017 PRESS RELEASE CHR expresses alarm over high number of deaths, commences motu proprio investigations QUEZON CITY—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses alarm over the unprecedented surge in the number of deaths in less than a week, with counts reaching 80, in the towns of Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and areas in Metro […]

Bombing of lumad schools against int’l humanitarian law – CHR

QUEZON CITY—The Commission on Human Rights took a stand against threats to bomb lumad schools saying that it would violate the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) that gives protection to non-combatants, civilians, as well as civilian properties and institutions, during armed conflict. “Paalala lang na ang pambobomba ng mga eskwelahan, ospital o anumang institusyong sibilyan ay […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights  on the passage of the Anti-Hospital Deposit Law

09 August 2017 Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the passage of the Anti-Hospital Deposit Law The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) lauds the passage of the Republic Act No. 10932, otherwise known as the “Anti-Hospital Deposit Law,” especially in its intent to increase the penalties for the refusal of hospitals and clinics […]