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 […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights commending the proposed wage increase for Kasambahays in Central Visayas

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) welcomes the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board’s (RTWPB) recent proposal to raise the minimum monthly wage for household workers in Central Visayas. This signifies the Commission’s acknowledgment of the significance of fair compensation and dignified working conditions for household workers within the region. According to RTWPB, they are […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights recognising the call of Kapatid to investigate the ‘tanim-baril’ incident on a political prisoner’s wife in Negros

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) responds to the call of Kapatid, a support organization of families and friends of political prisoners in the Philippines, to investigate the alleged planting of a gun on the wife of a political prisoner, Pertinisa Jereula Charita, during a jail visit in Negros. According to reports, Pertinisa Charita was […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights launching the Alisto! Alert Mechanism to support the Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists, as part of the National Press Week celebration

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is set to formally launch the Alisto! Alert Mechanism, its own initiative for notifying cases of alleged human rights violations experienced by media workers as part of its celebration of the National Press Week this year to recognize the fundamental role that media workers hold in keeping the Philippine […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on achieving a significant milestone with the fourth conviction under the Anti-Torture Law over the three cops accused of torture in Koronadal City

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) scores a significant victory in obtaining a fourth conviction under the Republic Act (RA) No. 9745, also known as the Anti-Torture Act of 2009. The torture case was filed by the CHR Region XII and participated in the hearing of the case as a witness which resulted in conviction. […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights recognising and appreciating several legislators as human rights champions for their full support of the long-awaited and necessary passage of the CHR Charter Bill

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) extends its heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed legislators who have tirelessly advocated for human rights in both the upper and lower chambers. They have expressed their support for the CHR Charter Bill, which seeks to strengthen, institutionalise, and broaden the Commission’s mandate and capacity as the country’s national human […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the response of Amnesty International to the preliminary findings of UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan

Just as there are constant changes on the human rights framework in an ever-dynamic country, laws and policies that aim to address challenges on promoting and protecting the dignity of every Filipino should be adaptive to these shifts in society. The Commission on Human Rights acknowledges the call of Amnesty International in its statement urging […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the preliminary findings of UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) recognizes the preliminary findings of UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan to improve the current situation on freedom of opinion and expression in the Philippines after her country visit on 30 January to 2 February 2024. During the Commission’s interactions with the Special Rapporteur, matters concerning the Filipinos’ rights to […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on the government’s effort to pool funds for a livelihood program for jeepney operators affected by the PUVMP

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) welcomes President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s order directing government agencies to pool funds for a livelihood program for jeepney drivers and operators impacted by the Public Utility Vehicle Modernisation Program (PUVMP). Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma referred to the livelihood program as the “enTSUPERneur,” which would […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights lauding the partnership of DMW and AMLC to combat illegal recruitment and human trafficking of migrant workers

The Commission on Human Rights recognizes the initiative of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) and its partnership with the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to provide safety mechanisms which ensure the protection of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from illegal recruiters and traffickers. Through a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the two agencies, this is envisioned […]

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights on DepEd’s effort to train teachers and parents on spotting “red flags” of bullying among students

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) welcomes the Department of Education’s (DepEd) initiative to train teachers and parents on how to spot the “red flags” of bullying among their students and children. This project aims to determine learners who require intervention so that teachers and parents can identify and address bullying issues among students. According […]