Philippines human rights abuses - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippines human rights abuses


No letup in human rights abuses under Duterte – Human Rights Watch

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:16 AM

'The need for international mechanisms to provide accountability is as great as ever,' says Human Rights Watch Deputy Asia Director Phil Robertson

Condemning the killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's admininstration, relatives of victims of extra judicial killings along with human rights groups picketed the DND headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo and the Philippine National Police headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Demanding justice for their slain kin amidst the recent adoption of the Iceland resolution at the UNHRC to investigate the human rights violations and drug war related killings in the Philippines. July 17, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Accountability and human rights: The role of the CHR

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Is it the CHR which enjoys enormous powers in the government? Who exactly have been enjoying monopoly of economic and political power in the country who could have done more?

U.S. senator threatens to block weapons sale to PNP

May 02, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Senator Benjamin Cardin also says he is deeply disturbed by the invitation of President Donald Trump for President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House

HITTING DUTERTE. US Senator Benjamin Cardin threatens to block the sale of certain US weapons to the Philippine National Police. File photo from

Where are General Palparan's co-accused?

Aug 15, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Already retired Major General Jovito Palparan is not covered by an Executive Order allowing the military take into custody soldiers facing criminal raps

CO-ACCUSED: File photo of Colonel Felipe Anotado testifying in court. Photo by Geloy Concepcion

Palparan files motion to remain at NBI, cites security fears

Aug 14, 2014 - 12:06 PM

UPDATED The retired military general cites an assassination threat by the New People s Army in seeking to persuade the court to let him remain under NBI custody

HRW: Palparan arrest end of Aquino apathy on PH impunity?

Aug 13, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Human Rights Watch says other alleged high profile human rights abusers including the reported mastermind of the Tagum City ‘death squad ’ should be next in line

Survivors of Capion killings 'hijacked'

Oct 22, 2012 - 11:47 PM

Witnesses to the killing of a B laan family were reportedly misled into going to an area controlled by the military and a mining company

Dutch missionary shot dead in Angeles

Jul 03, 2012 - 7:20 PM

Wilhelm Geertman head of an NGO involved in disaster management in Central Luzon was gunned down in front of his office