Press Releases

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 […]

CHR Statement on the Official Invitation of the Philippines to the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions

21 December 2016 PRESS STATEMENT (download as PDF) CHR Statement on the Official Invitation of the Philippines to the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions The Commission on Human Rights back in October, welcomed the official announcement of the Philippine Government on its invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary […]

CHR Statement on US Embassy rally “dispersal”

OCTOBER 20, 2016 PRESS STATEMENT (download as PDF) CHR condemns violent dispersal, will conduct own investigation The Commission strongly condemns the violence that erupted during the rally conducted along Roxas Boulevard in front of the US Embassy. The Commission expresses serious concerns over videos posted online and reported by various media outlets which show a […]

Press Statement of the CHR on the Senate’s Inquiry on Extra Judicial Killings (EJKs)

PRESS STATEMENT OF THE CHR ON THE SENATE’S INQUIRY ON EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS (EJKS) (download as PDF) The Commission on Human Rights welcomes the recent decision of the Senate to resume the hearings on Senate Resolution No. 9, which seeks to strengthen the accountability of law enforcers and to institute corrective legislative measures to ensure […]

Uphold Women’s Human Rights, Stop the showing of alleged ‘sex video’ – CHR

Uphold Women’s Human Rights, Stop the showing of alleged ‘sex video’ – CHR The Commission, as a National Human Rights Institution and as Gender Ombud under the Magna Carta of Women, calls on legislators to respect women’s human rights and to stop using their power of investigation in aid of legislation to perpetuate discrimination and violence […]

Statement on the Beheading of Canadians Robert Hall and John Ridsdel by the Abu Sayyaf Bandit Group

CHR Statement on the beheading of Canadians Robert Hall and John Ridsdel by the Abu Sayyaf bandit group (Download as PDF) The Commission on Human Rights expresses its indignation over the beheading of Canadian hostages Robert Hall and John Risdel by the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Southern Philippines and joins the call of […]

CHR Releases Kidapawan Report

CHR Releases Kidapawan Report (Click to download the Resolution ) LGU, PNP, Prosecutors and Protest-Organizers at fault; Financial assistance for injured farmers and police officers to be provided. MAY 30, 2016 – The Commission on Human Rights today released its official findings on the tragic April 1, 2016 Kidapawan Incident, which left two protesters dead, […]

CHR issues resolution on ‘rape-joke’ case

Commission on Human Rights Issues Resolution on ‘Rape-Joke’ Case (Click to download softcopy) The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) today released its resolution on Case No. 2016-078involving the complaint filed by women leaders against Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for Violation of the Magna Carta of Women for words & acts by him during the Presidential campaign. […]

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