Statement of the Commission on Human Rights supporting Senate Bill 2598 or the establishment of Mental Health Offices in SUCs

The Commission on Human Rights strongly advocates for the passage of Senate Bill 2598, also known as the “State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) Mental Health Services Act,” which proposes the establishment of Mental Health Offices in state universities and colleges throughout the Philippines. This bill, submitted by the Committees on Higher, Technical and Vocational Education; […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights welcoming the proposed Senate Bill 2548 that seeks to protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses its full support for the filing of Senate Bill (SB) No. 2548, or “An Act Protecting the Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons, Establishing the Refugees and Stateless Persons Protection Board, and For Other Purposes,” as this can help strengthen the Philippines’ compliance to international standards relevant on […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the ambush of an MSSD-BARMM officer

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR), in coordination with the Bangsamoro Human Rights Commission, is conducting a motu propio probe on the ambush of Christhia Angela Aragoncillo, a 28-year-old provincial official of the Ministry of Social Services and Development in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), and the wounding of her colleague, Norhano Ado. […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the alleged physical and verbal abuse committed by teacher against Grade 9 students in Pampanga

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses its deep concern over the recent incident involving a Grade 9 school teacher in Lubao, Pampanga, who allegedly committed physical and verbal abuse against three students. This distressing event was captured on video and has since circulated widely. As Ombud for Children, CHR emphasizes that schools must be […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights expressing its concern on a barangay ordinance in Abra that proposed the death penalty for illegal garbage dumping

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses deep concern over a barangay ordinance in Abra that proposed the death penalty for a third offense of illegal garbage dumping. This ordinance not only represents a severe disregard for human rights but also trivializes the most fundamental right of all–the right to life. According to reports, six […]

Statement of CHR Commissioner Faydah Maniri Dumarpa, Focal for Gender, on the celebration of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is one with the LGBTQI community in the global campaign for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), where groups and communities across various local, national, regional and global levels organise events that advocate for equality and respect amongst all genders. As we work towards promoting inclusivity […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights lauding the Supreme Court decision on red-tagging as a threat to the right to life, liberty, and security

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) declaring “red-tagging, vilification, labelling, and guilt by association threaten one’s right to life, liberty, or security”. The said decision also identifies the issuance of a writ of amparo as a direct remedy to address the threats being caused by these acts, […]

Statement of CHR Commissioner Beda Angeles Epres, Focal for Older Persons, supporting the P500 monthly grocery discount for Seniors and Persons with disabilities

Commissioner Beda Angeles Epres, Focal Commissioner for Older Persons of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), supports and acknowledges the proposed P500 monthly grocery discount for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs). “This initiative reflects the Commission’s collective efforts to improve the quality of life for our elderly and persons with disabilities. This also […]