Statement of the Commission on Human Rights commending the Congress’ initiative to strengthen public and private higher education institutions in the country

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) applauds the Congress for taking proactive steps to improve the functionality of the country’s public and private higher education institutions (HEIs). Based on a report, House Bill (HB) 9982 defines the supervisory and regulatory role of the government, particularly by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in all public […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights lauding the proposed bills that seek to establish a National Preventive Mechanism

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) lauds the filing of various bills that seek to establish a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in compliance with the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). The proposed legislation signifies a crucial step towards addressing the conditions of persons […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights recommending for the continuation of the UN Joint Programme, noting its valuable impacts to the human rights situation in the Philippines

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights recommending for the continuation of the UN Joint Programme, noting its valuable impacts to the human rights situation in the Philippines The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) notes the gains that the United Nations Joint Programme (UNJP) has provided to further allow the government for a more focused […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights condemning the series of killings against barangay officials across different localities in the country

The Commission on Human Rights vehemently condemns the recent killings of barangay officials across the country. This year has seen an increase in the number of incidents involving violence against barangay officials, which is alarming and necessitates an immediate investigation. These incidents have been endorsed to various CHR regional offices for further investigation and launching […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights supporting the new PNP chief’s commitment to address criminality through innovation guided by accountability and transparency

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) welcomes the appointment of Police General Rommel Francisco Marbil as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), effective 1 April 2024. CHR looks forward to the new leadership of PNP Chief Marbil, who expressed his commitment to improve the current progress of the agency in reducing the […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights lauding PTFoMS for the prompt action on the intimidation committed against journalists during a demolition incident in Pampanga

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) commends the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on its proactive efforts to conduct an investigation regarding the reports received on journalists being threatened while covering a violent demolition at Sitio Balubad, Brgy. Anunas, Angeles City, Pampanga on 12 March 2024. Charges on robbery with intimidation, grave threat, […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights condemning the recent cases of killing and exploitation of girls across the country

⚠️Trigger Warning: Death, Rape, Assault, Sexual Exploitation⚠️ The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) vehemently condemns the recent cases of killing and exploitation against girls in the country. These cruel and reprehensible acts not only violate the fundamental rights of these individuals but also impose a grave disregard for the sanctity of human life. The first […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the recent declaration of Davao City Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte’s war against drugs in the City

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses grave concern over the recent declaration of Davao City Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte’s war against drugs. Principal to the pursuit of truth and justice relies on the unconditional respect for every person’s most fundamental right – the right to life itself, even if they are arrested for an […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights over a viral video allegedly showing a transgender woman being compelled to get a haircut as a condition for enrollment at a school in Manila

The Commission on Human Rights expresses its deep concern over a viral video showing a transgender woman getting a haircut inside a classroom after allegedly being denied enrollment due to the length of her hair at the Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST) in Manila. We are also alarmed that despite numerous […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights commending the activation of the PNP virtual helpline for women and children

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) extends its commendation to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the activation of its virtual helpline for women and children who experience abuse, violence, and concerns related to their safety, protection, and empowerment. Dubbed “AlengPulis with the CyberSquad,” this initiative by the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group is a significant step […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the reported intimidation committed against journalists during a demolition in Angeles City

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses its grave concern after receiving reports that journalists were threatened by members of a demolition team while covering an incident at Sitio Balubad, Brgy. Anunas, Angeles City, Pampanga on 12 March 2024. CHR Region III has dispatched a Quick Response Operation to immediately conduct an investigation regarding this […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights lauding House bills which push for women’s equal participation in political parties and gender-responsive systems during emergencies

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses its utmost support for House Bills being deliberated at the House Committee on Women and Gender Equality which envision to address the existing gender gaps in political participation and in establishing protocols during public health emergencies, threats, disasters, and other events that directly respond to the specific needs […]