Press Statement

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 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 […]

CHR condemns violent dispersal, will conduct own investigation

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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