5,000 to join protest against killings of human rights group members in Naga City

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 02:29:55 +0000

Around 5,000 activists from Bicol were expected to join the protest rally and caravan in Naga City on Wednesday morning, to seek justice for the killings of current and former members of a human rights group and a militant group in the region.

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Latest attack on rights defenders: 2 killed in Sorsogon

Credit to Author: ryanl| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 08:17:20 +0000

LEGAZPI CITY—Two human rights defenders were killed on Saturday (June 14) in what appeared to be the latest in a spate of attacks targeting leaders and members of human rights groups in the Philippines.

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De Lima twits gov’t refusal of independent probe on Duterte drug war

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 03:11:59 +0000

Opposition Senator Leila De Lima took a swipe at the government’s repeated refusal of an independent investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war.

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PNP tells UN rapporteurs: ‘We respect human rights, rule of law’

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 02:01:37 +0000

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police Gen. Oscar Albayalde assured on Monday that the police operates with respect for human rights and the rule of law, after the United Nations human rights experts called for an independent probe on “unlawful deaths” in the drug war.

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Filipino law student chosen for TrialWatch program under Amal and George Clooney

Credit to Author: nguno| Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 10:25:32 +0000

Filipino law student chosen for TrialWatch program under Amal and George Clooney

Andie Reyes, a student at Columbia Law School, was chosen to work for the TrialWatch program under the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

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UN reveals rights abuse at thriving markets in North Korea

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 07:01:14 +0000

A UN report said North Koreans working in hundreds of capitalistic-style markets are often abused and forced to engage in bribery to survive.

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Academe-led database: Over 7,000 suspects killed in 3-year drug war

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 21:38:13 +0000

Academe-led database: Over 7,000 suspects killed in 3-year drug war

More than 7,000 drug suspects—mostly poor, male breadwinners from Metro Manila—have been shot dead

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Bishop calls slain Escalante councilor  a ‘martyr,’ seeks end to killings 

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:18:00 +0000

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN — San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza has called slain human rights activist and Escalante City councilor Bernardino ‘Toto’ Patigas Sr. “a martyr of the sugar workers’ struggles in the island of Negros.”

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Duterte to human rights advocates: You were being listened to

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:58:47 +0000

President Duterte warned human rights advocates allegedly concocting black propaganda against him and his family that they were “being listened to.”

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