[OPINION] Leaving no one behind: Internal displacement and the virus

By Reinna Bermudez | 20 April 2020 | Rappler ‘Displaced communities are in a particularly critical situation, and they should be included and considered in the development of quarantine frameworks and mobility lockdowns’ Disasters and conflicts often compel families and communities to leave their places of origin, in search for safer grounds. As humanitarian crises […]

Statement of CHR Spokesperson, Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the growing number of jails with COVID-19 cases and measures to protect the right to health of persons under detention

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) recently announced that 9 inmates and 9 personnel has tested positive for the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) in Quezon City Jail. In Muntinlupa, 76 inmates and 80 personnel in New Bilibid Prison are also considered COVID-19 suspects. Today, 21 April 2020, the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong […]

Fear, Freedoms, and the Right to Information During a Pandemia

Written by Marc Siapno, 15 March 2020(Originally Published in Friedrich Naumann Stiftung) As the world was alerted with a new strain of the coronavirus, it was expected that people would react with fear. The culprit is, after all, unseen, fatal, and does not discriminate who to infect. In times of uncertainties, we rely on a […]

Statement of CHR Spokesperson, Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the rising tide of online violence against women and girls

While online technology can be a powerful and positive tool especially for the youth, it also brings with it the potential to carry out harmful actions, including peer-to-peer online cyber violence against women and girls (VAWG). Through concerned individual complaints and social media monitoring efforts, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) noted an alarming prevalence […]

[INFOG] Ang Iyong Karapatan sa Kalusugan sa Gitna ng COVID-19

May krisis man o wala, bawat mamamayan ay may karapatang makatamasa ng tugong pangkalusugan na naaayon sa mga sumusunod na pamantayan: AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, ACCEPTABILITY, at QUALITY. Basahin ang flyer sa baba upang mas maunawaan ang ating karapatan sa kalusugan lalung-lalo na ngayong nasa ilalim tayo ng isang health emergency: