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Martial Law victims' U.S. lawyer deserves fee – ex-CHR chair

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Renowned human rights lawyer Robert Swift has worked on getting compensation for Martial Law victims for more than 3 decades

COMPENSATION. Martial Law victims and their kins get compensation from the Human Rights Victims Clams Board. File photo by Rappler

Robredo taking lead vs Duterte admin a ‘morale boost' for opposition

Jul 13, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Administration critic Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is willing to take a step back and give Vice President Leni Robredo 'the space that she needs to deliver the message to the people'

THE OPPOSITION. Vice President Leni Robredo shakes the hand of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the GenWe: Tambayan event. Joining them are Kaya Natin! Movement lead convenor Harvey Keh and ex-Quezon representative Erin Tañanda. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte's plan to withdraw from Int'l Criminal Court 'anti-people'

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) says the withdrawal would expose Filipinos to lack of justice in the event of 'atrocious crimes'

Rosales, Hilbay join petitions vs martial law extension

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Etta Rosales and former solicitor general Florin Hilbay also file a motion for consolidation to join other petitions already scheduled for oral arguments next week

PETITION VS MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO. Former CHR chief Etta Rosales (left) and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay hold up the petition they filed against martial law in Mindanao on on January 12, 2018. Photo from the Twitter page of Florin Hilbay

Martial Law victims to seek enforcement of Hawaii ruling through SC

Jan 08, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Former human rights chairperson Etta Rosales says they are taking action after the Court of Appeals affirms its rejection of the Hawaii ruling granting claimants $2 billion

HEROES. Family of Martial Law victims light candles before the Bantayog wall. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ex-CHR head gets int'l award for political courage

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Germany-based Progressive Alliance cites ex-CHR chairperson Etta Rosales for her contribution to human rights in the Philippines

PA AWARD. Former CHR chairperson and Martial Law victim Etta Rosales is honored by the Progressive Alliance. Photo courtesy of Akbayan

‘Is Duterte the Marcos spokesman?’ – lawmakers

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang CARMMA adds Not only has Duterte sponsored the official rehabilitation of the dictator he now also facilitates the exemption of the Marcos heirs from accountability and punishment

Hilbay urges SC to resolve petition to convene Congress on martial law

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The Court can still decide regardless of the expiration of the 60 day period but the best time to decide is now says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay

CONGRESS CONVENE. Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay, lawyer Barry Gutierrez and former Human Rights Chair Etta Rosales urge the Supreme Court to immediately resolve their petition seeking to make the Congress convene on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

De Lima, lawyers petition SC to compel Congress to convene on martial law

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:29 AM

UPDATED The petition for mandamus has the support of 331 lawyers who signed the annex included in the petition

PETITIONERS. Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to compel Congress to convene and deliberate on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler  PETITIONERS. Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to compel Congress to convene and deliberate on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Robredo hopes for united EDSA anniversary celebration

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Aside from the government hosted event in Camp Aguinaldo there will also be protests organized by anti Marcos groups

UNITED. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes there would be one united event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Millennials urged to win 'terrible war on memory'

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:33 AM

If you create one ignorant generation what will the next one be like? asks historian Jo Ed Tirol as he urges the youth to fight efforts to revise the dark chapter in Philippine history

WAR ON MEMORY. Historian Jo-Ed Tirol said the bigger war the Philippines is facing is a war on memory. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

CA paves way for hearings on $1.9-B award to Martial Law victims

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Court of Appeals Special 13th Division junks the Marcoses bid to keep a Makati court from hearing the petition to enforce the 1 9 billion award given by a US court in 1995

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

Thinking of martial law? Time for collective action

Dec 31, 2016 - 3:00 PM

As the year ends Mr Duterte his PNP chief his loyalists in Congress and the Cabinet should take a long hard look at what they have accomplished in these 6 months – before it is too late

Petitioners on stealth burial: We won't take this sitting down

Nov 18, 2016 - 1:55 PM

3rd UPDATE One group of petitioners will still file a motion for reconsideration with the Supreme Court while another will file a motion for contempt against the government and the Marcos family

CLASSIC MARCOS. Groups opposed to a hero's burial for former President Ferdinand Marcos (gathered outside the Supreme Court in this November 8, 2016, photo) say the hasty burial on November 18 was a slap on the face of Martial Law victims

Ahead of SC decision, Martial Law victims 'pray for 8' votes

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:55 PM

A vote of 8 will mean Marcos shall not be recognized a hero Less than 8 or even a 7 7 tie will mean it is a go say the Martial Law victims

#PRAYFOR8. Martial Law victims hope that eight Supreme Court justices favor their call to stop the planned interment of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

WATCH: Etta Rosales shares the torture she 'hated' the most

Sep 21, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The former Commission on Human Rights chairperson says she hated the military for playing songs of love of country while she was suffering from their torture

War on drugs 'brutally taking its toll' on poor Filipinos – ex-CHR chief

Aug 09, 2016 - 7:36 PM

In an open letter former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales expresses concern over the Duterte administration s war on drugs

epaselect epa05466576 A picture made available on 09 August 2016 shows members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) conduct an investigation on a dead body following a police operation against illegal drugs in Las Pinas City, south of Manila, Philippines, 08 August 2016. During his first speech as a senator on 08 August, Filipino boxing icon Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao said he would seek the re-imposition of the death penalty in support of president Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs. Duterte's war on illegal drugs has resulted in more than 600 suspected drug dealers and users being killed, and more than 100,000 people have surrendered to police authorities during the first month of campaign. EPA/EUGENIO LORETO ATTENTION EDITORS : GRAPHIC CONTENT

Marcos victims to file suit vs Bongbong, Imelda

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Loretta Rosales: It is their obligation to uphold the law as they are in Congress Why would they not comply with the court’s decision when the State has already recognized its responsibility to the victims?

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Jun 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Aquino names LP official as new CHR chair

Jun 18, 2015 - 2:56 PM

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Chito Gascon to fill in the vacancy left by Loretta Ann Rosales who retired in May

President Benigno Aquino III declared the National day of Mourning for the PNP Special Action Forces that was killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao during his message held at the President hall in Malacanang.(Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

HR chief surveys Mamasapano clash site: 'It's tragic'

Feb 04, 2015 - 7:34 PM

The January 25 incident where 44 elite cops and a number of MILF members and civilians were killed has kept residents from their farmlands and schools

CLASH SITE. Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Etta Rosales, accompanied by local officials and the police, inspects the site of the clash between elite cops and Muslim rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, on February 4, 2015. Photo by Jef Maitem/Rappler

Remarks vs Laude reflect deep-seated prejudice – CHR

Oct 25, 2014 - 6:51 PM

Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta Ann Rosales says the real issues have to be distilled from prejudice spawned speculations over the unfortunate incident

SYMPATHIES. Commission on Human Right Chair Etta Rosales visits the funeral of slain transgender woman Jennifer Laude in Olongapo City. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

CHR defends Laude fiance in fence-climbing stunt

Oct 24, 2014 - 1:32 PM

The family members of slain transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude say they want to personally see US Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton to be assured that he has not left the country

Ombudsman orders dismissal of human rights commissioner

Sep 11, 2014 - 9:20 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman finds Commissioner Coco Quisumbing guilty of grave misconduct and violations of the code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees

SUSPENDED. The Office of the Ombudsman orders the preventive suspension of CHR Commissioner Cecilia "Coco" Quisumbing. Screenshot from YouTube

VIDEO: CHR probes PMA cadet dismissal, examines honor system

Mar 10, 2014 - 9:48 PM

The CHR will now see if there’s a need to review the academy’s Honor System following the dismissal of Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia

CHR PROBE: CHR chair Loretta Rosales says it is important to review the PMA Honor System. Rappler photo

Human rights commissioner suspended for 'grave misconduct'

Feb 27, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Commissioner Coco Quisumbing faces charges of grave misconduct and violations of the code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees

SUSPENDED. The Office of the Ombudsman orders the preventive suspension of CHR Commissioner Cecilia "Coco" Quisumbing. Screenshot from YouTube

CHR to PNP: Teach human rights in criminology schools

Feb 06, 2014 - 3:48 PM

A review of police academies and courses has been a long time coming says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Etta Rosales

REFORM. CHR chair Etta Rosales (L) says changes in the PNP and even the AFP, should start at the grass roots. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

CHR to convene claims board for Martial Law victims

Jan 31, 2014 - 9:13 PM

The compensation due the victims will be determined through a points system – types of human rights violations will have corresponding points

Exec who expelled Ilocano-speaking students apologizes

Aug 18, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Too late The Commission on Human Rights and the House of Representatives have launched separate investigations into the matter

SORRY. SCA president Reverend Brian Shah finally breaks his silence on the issue. Photo by Herdy Yumul

'CHR documentation of hate crimes will protect LGBT interest'

Aug 03, 2013 - 11:39 PM

To combat discrimination the Commission on Human Rights will be documenting hate crimes against LGBTs

CHR to anti-SONA groups: Government respects your rights

Jul 25, 2013 - 3:42 PM

Commission on Human Rights chair Etta Rosales says the government of President Aquino respects the right to assemble of the people

2 UP students still missing after 7 years

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:15 AM

Compared to 2012 Desaparecidos deputy secretary general Lorena Santos says the number of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings as of May 2013 is higher