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STRENGTHEN CHR VS ‘CULTURE OF IMPUNITY’ — ABANTE

Measures to prevent tragedies like the Ampatuan Massacre and other human rights abuses in the country are among the top priorities of the House Committee on Human Rights. This was stressed on Friday by House Committee on Human Rights Chairperson Benny Abante, Jr. as he emphasized the need to adopt measures that would help combat […]

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CHR BACKS BILL ON REPORTING OF DEATHS IN PRISONS

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)’s support to a measure mandating accurate reporting of deaths and illnesses of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) and detained children in conflict with the law (CICL). Gordon, who chairs the Senate justice and human rights committee, said CHR’s support to Senate Bill (SB) 1771, also […]

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GORDON PAYS TRIBUTE TO LATE CHR CHAIR GASCON

Senator Richard Gordon recently paid homage to the late Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon as he filed Senate Resolution 926 honoring him for his virtuous leadership and public service. Gordon, who chairs the Senate justice and human rights committee, feted Gascon’s three-decade service to the Filipino people for his […]

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HOUSE APPROVES ANTI-RACIAL, ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BILL – PANGANIBAN

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 8637 or the proposed “Anti-Racial, Ethnic and Religious Discrimination Act” which seeks to protect and enhance the rights of all people to human dignity, reduce social, economic and political inequalities, as well as remove cultural inequities. The bill also aims to ensure that there will […]

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Senate to Work on ‘Reasonable Middle Ground’ with House on P1k Budgets for CHR, ERC, NCIP – PIMENTEL

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said that the members of the Senate would exhaust all efforts to find a “reasonable middle ground” with their counterparts from the House of Representatives in order to restore funding for three government agencies that were given a budget of 1,000 pesos each: the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), […]