Speeches

Statement of Commissioner Roberto Eugenio T. Cadiz at the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. May 1, 2017. New York.

Thank you, Madam Chair.   The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) endeavours to engage as partners all human rights defenders – whether as individuals, groups, or associations – for the elimination of all violations of human rights, especially in regard to vulnerable sectors, such as Indigenous Peoples, in accordance with the 1998 […]

Statement of Commissioner Roberto Eugenio T. Cadiz – 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

25 April 2017. New York. Thank you, Madam Chair, and congratulations on your election as Chair of the 16th Session of this Permanent Forum. The mandate of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines includes, among others: (a) the monitoring of the human rights situation of Indigenous Peoples’ communities, especially those impacted by mining […]

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, […]

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 […]

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