December 5, 2014
by Laura DeGeer
Police in the Philippines are committing torture with impunity, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. Although allegations of torture, inhumane and degrading treatment or punishment within the police force have increased year after year, AI says that no convictions have resulted from these ...[read more]
September 11, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday urged the Philippines Congress to enact a draft law that would create an autonomous Muslim region in the south of the country. The law is to serve an important role in the peace talks between the government and Muslim rebels, which are meant to end a ...[read more]
December 22, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged the international community to provide more support for central Philippine communities devastated by powerful typhoon Haiyan last month. The rebuilding effort is based on a four-year plan, which amounts to about$ 8.17 billion, will restore the ...[read more]
September 17, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Philippine Justice Department on Monday filed graft charges against nearly 40 current and former government officials and a prominent businesswoman for allegedly misappropriating millions of dollars in governments funds intended for the poor. Chief prosecutors assert that, between 2007 and ...[read more]
August 9, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday urged the Philippine government to act to bring the killers of three local journalists to justice and stop further violence. On July 30 unknown assailants shot and killed Richard Kho, 47, and Bonifacio Loreto Jr., 59, both columnists for the weekly tabloid ...[read more]
January 2, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Opponents of the newly signed Reproductive Health legislation petitioned the Supreme Court of the Philippines on Wednesday to stop implementation of the law, which is set to go into effect by mid-January. The petition for injunction was filed by James Imbong, son of the legal counsel for the ...[read more]
January 1, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Catholic Church, which remains an influential institution in the Philippines where 80 percent of the population is Catholic, on Saturday announced that it will challenge newly approved birth control legislation before the Supreme Court. The Church has opposed the new law arguing that it ...[read more]
December 29, 2012
by Keith Herting
Philippine House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales III announced on Friday that Philippine President Benigno Aquino III had quietly signed into law on the 21st of December a bill which will make contraception, birth control, sexual education, and maternal care universally available to all ...[read more]
December 23, 2012
by Peter Snyder
Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday signed legislation that criminalizes enforced disappearances. According to the Presidential Communications Operations Office, the Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 criminalizes the "arrest, detention, abduction or any other form ...[read more]
November 23, 2012
by Samuel Franklin
Amnesty International (AI) urged Philippine authorities on Friday to put a stop to the killings of Maguindanao massacre witnesses and their families. Marking the third anniversary of the infamous mass murder of journalists, AI's Deputy Asia-Pacific Director Polly Truscott remarked that as ...[read more]

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