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 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 […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the President’s commitment to bring justice to Kian Loyd delos Santos’s death

24 August 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the President’s commitment to bring justice to Kian Loyd delos Santos’s death The Commission on Human Rights expresses its profound sympathies to the family, friends, and loved ones of Kian Loyd delos Santos. At the same time, we welcome the President’s commitment in […]

CHR reiterates stance on the death penalty in End Crime, Not Life Public Forum

17 August 2017 QUEZON CITY—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) stressed its opposition to the reinstatement of the death penalty in the Philippines, asserting that it has never deterred heinous crimes from happening in the country. “Death penalty does not deter crimes. In fact, crime rates went down by 18.8% even without the death penalty,” […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on calls for its abolition

29, July 2017 Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on calls for its abolition The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is an independent, non-partisan office established by the Constitution. Words are important in all circumstances but particularly so when uttered by the sitting President as these could quickly render into State policy—regardless of the […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the Department of Education’s hiring of new teachers

02 June 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the Department of Education’s hiring of new teachers  The Commission on Human Rights welcomes the Department of Education’s pronouncement that there will be 40,000 new public school teachers added to the roster by the time classes start in June 2017. This surge […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act

29 May 2017 PRESS STATEMENT Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act The Commission on Human Rights lauds the approval of Senate Bill 1444 or the “Expanded NIPAS Act of 2017” that brings an additional ninety-two (92) new areas under the protection of the said […]