Gov’t insists it respects human rights

Gov’t insists it respects human rights

Malacañang marked International Human Rights Day on Sunday by insisting it respected human rights even as rights groups continued to blame it for extrajudicial killings.

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Slain activist buried as thousands protest on Human Rights Day in Visayas

Slain activist buried as thousands protest on Human Rights Day in Visayas

Slain human rights activist Elisa “Nene” Badayos was buried in this city on Sunday as around 7,300 joined protest actions on Panay Island and Negros Occidental to mark International Human Rights Day.

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Multisector coalition decries ‘worsening rights situation’

In a statement released on Friday, two days before International Human Rights Day, various sectors under the coalition Movement against Tyranny decried the deterioration of the state of human rights in the Philippines as signaled by a “wider wave of killings and human rights violations.”

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De Lima on human rights: ‘We cannot be silent’

De Lima on human rights: ‘We cannot be silent’

On Saturday, the eve of International Human Rights Day, Sen. Leila de Lima said Filipinos should realize that their government had been “ineffective, inadequate or simply passive” on “mass atrocities.” “We cannot remain silent and depend passively on governments,” De Lima said in a statement. “We the people ourselves have to act – act with urgency and in solidarity with each other.”

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SC to SolGen: Submit reports on drug kills

SC to SolGen: Submit reports on drug kills

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Tuesday ordered the Philippine National Police and Solicitor General Jose Calida to submit to the tribunal the police investigation reports on the killing of 3,806 suspects in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

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SC justices: More killings, drugs users since Duterte became president

Marvic Leonen and Antonio Carpio

The number of drug users have more than doubled and there had been almost 4,000 killings since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office last year, two Supreme Court Associate justices observed on Tuesday, during the third and final session of the oral arguments on the two petitions seeking to nullify the government’s war on drugs.

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