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POLL: If elections are held today, who will you vote for Sorsogon governor?

If elections are held today, who will you vote for Sorsogon governor?…

JB Line Bicol Express

JB Line Bicol Express

I grew up listening to both exciting and scary stories how the drivers would make a roller coaster ride from these buses. Somewhat, it was also infamous for its vehicular…

Journalism is NOT a crime

Journalism is NOT a crime

Statement July 31, 2018 It is a dark time for democracy and freedom when journalists are treated as criminals – arrested, beaten up, threatened, charged and prevented from doing their…

On its 32nd anniversary: NUJP members attacked by NutriAsia guards

On its 32nd anniversary: NUJP members attacked by NutriAsia guards

Statement July 30, 2018 As the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines marked the 32nd anniversary of our founding, a number of our members, including the deputy secretary general…

Duterte Vows More Bloodshed in Philippine ‘Drug War’

Duterte Vows More Bloodshed in Philippine ‘Drug War’

In State of the Nation Address, President Attacks Rights Defenders By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @condeHRW Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed today to continue his murderous…

HRW reaction to the killing of Tanauan City mayor Antonio Halili

HRW reaction to the killing of Tanauan City mayor Antonio Halili

The killing this morning of Tanauan City mayor Antonio Halili, like the thousands of killings in the “war on drugs” of the Duterte administration, demands an immediate and thorough investigation…

Philippine Police Chief Halts Crime Suspect ‘Perp Walks’

Philippine Police Chief Halts Crime Suspect ‘Perp Walks’

Nod to Due Process Underscores Wider Accountability Deficit in ‘Drug War’ By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @condeHRW The Philippine National Police (PNP) did something extraordinary this…

Philippine City Passes Law Against LGBT Discrimination

Philippine City Passes Law Against LGBT Discrimination

Ordinance Should Prod Passage of National Anti-Discrimination Legislation By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @condeHRW The Philippine city of Mandaluyong has approved an ordinance to protect the rights of…

Philippine judicial independence under threat, warns UN human rights expert

Philippine judicial independence under threat, warns UN human rights expert

By Diego García-Sayán GENEVA (1 June 2018) – A UN human rights expert has expressed grave concerns about public threats issued against the Philippines’ Chief Justice by the country’s President,…

South Korea’s Blind Eye to Philippine ‘Drug War’ Abuses

South Korea’s Blind Eye to Philippine ‘Drug War’ Abuses

Assistance for Police Disregards Role in Summary Killings By Phelim Kine Deputy Director, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @PhelimKine You would think that the kidnapping and murder in 2016 of a South Korean businessman by…

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