Statement of the Commission on Human Rights decrying the death of a 19-year-old maritime academy cadet allegedly due to punishment

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) strongly condemns the death of Cadet Vince Andrew Delos Reyes, a 19-year-old Maritime academy cadet in Calamba, Laguna, reportedly as a result of severe physical exercise imposed as punishment by his upperclass. “The Commission has zero tolerance for such actions. Such practices not only jeopardize the physical well-being of […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights lauding the House support for initiatives promoting and improving dental health

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) welcomes the commitment of the House of Representatives to prioritise measures, which will allow Filipinos to better access dental health in their respective localities. House Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez has recently expressed his support for initiatives, which promote health education and access to dental care. Particularly, he mentioned […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights expressing concern over the displacement fears of a fishing town amidst ‘Mega-City’ development in Ormoc City

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses concern over the sentiments expressed by residents of a fishing town in Ormoc City and their fear of displacement as the new ‘Mega-City’ in the city rises. Based on reports, approximately 500 residents of Barangay Naungan in Ormoc City are concerned that they will be forced to abandon […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights supporting the government’s efforts in achieving zero hunger

The Commission on Human Rights supports President Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr.’s directive to ensure food security and proper nutrition through a whole-of-government approach as part of the Philippine Development Plan to combat hunger and poverty. All government agencies and local government units (LGUs) are responsible for assisting with the implementation of the Enhanced Partnership […]

CHR launches MISMO, the new online complaint and request portal for Filipinos

In response to the evolving technological demands of our times, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) proudly introduces the Management Information System Monitoring Outlet or the CHR MISMO. This innovative webpage portal digitalises the process of filing complaints and requests, making it easier and more accessible for Filipinos to seek assistance from the CHR. The […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights welcoming the green initiative partnership of the QC local government and QC Police District

The Commission on Human Rights commends the first-ever green camp in Metro Manila, through the “Project Green Camp Karingal” of the Quezon City (QC) local government and the QC Police District (QCPD). This partnership envisions to promote environment-friendly workspaces amongst other police districts. During the launch of the partnership in Camp Karingal, QC Mayor Joy […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights welcoming the court’s decision to dismiss the final drug case of former CHR Chairperson and Senator Leila de Lima

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) applauds Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 206’s decision to acquit and grant “demurrer to evidence,” declaring former CHR Chairperson and Senator Leila de Lima not guilty and effectively dismissing her third and final drug case. In the court decision, Muntinlupa City RTC Branch 206 granted the demurrer […]

CHR joins the Pride March 2024 celebration and urges for the passage of SOGIESC and Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination bills in Congress

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is one with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) community in celebrating this year’s Pride Month. Consistent with our mantra, “CHR ng Lahat: Naglilingkod maging sino ka man,” we highlight the critical role of the government in upholding equality in a society free from discrimination. As […]

CHR Oral Statement: 56th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Annual Report Statement of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines Delivered by Chairperson Richard P. Palpal-latoc19 June 2024 The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines acknowledges the contribution of the UN Joint Programme on Human Rights or UNJP under Council resolution 45/33 to the […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights commending the successful rescue operation of 4 minors from an alleged trafficking attempt at Davao Airport

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) commends the successful rescue operation of four minors from an alleged trafficking situation at Davao Airport. This incident only highlights the critical issue of human trafficking in the country and the need for robust measures to safeguard the rights and welfare of children. According to reports, the victims—a 14-year-old, […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights urging the national government to expedite release of compensation packages to IDPs in Marawi City

Seven years after the conflict between Philippine government forces and the Maute Group in Marawi City, many families displaced during the five-month siege continue to grapple with the difficulties of rebuilding their lives. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), since May 2017, approximately 16,070 families, or around 80,300 […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights calling for immediate action to ensure the safety of 6,000 displaced individuals in Maguindanao del Sur

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses grave concern over the conflict of factions in Maguindanao del Sur which has resulted in at least 6,000 displaced residents. As the country’s national human rights institution, we urge the local and national government to work towards addressing this matter, before more individuals and families are forced to […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights denouncing the alleged assault committed by members of the MANIBELA group against journalists

The Commission on Human Rights denounces the alleged assault on journalists by individuals from the public transport organization MANIBELA. Radio journalists Val Gonzales of DZRH and Allan Gatus of DZBB were reportedly attacked while covering the three-day transport strike organized by MANIBELA in Quezon City. According to reports, Gonzales was physically assaulted and punched in […]