SF CHRP (San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines) is a San Francisco based human rights advocacy group. Latest news and views on human rights in the Philippines.

Assassinations Mare Human Rights Day

The human rights alliance Karapatan has condemned the recent spat of political killings by state forces: As human rights groups and people’s organizations gear up for the commemoration of the … Continue reading

December 8, 2013

Lawyer’s Organization to Sue Philippine Military

The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, at the end for their Third National Congress, have vowed to bring lawsuits to the Philippine military for the targeting and red baiting of … Continue reading

December 2, 2013

SF CHRP Calls for Donations and Decries Militarization

Reference: Rachel Canero, chair E-mail: sanfranchrp@gmail.com The San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF CHRP) is calling on all Filipino-Americans and all of those who are concerned … Continue reading

November 15, 2013

Human rights group condemns series of arbitrary arrest, illegal detention

The human rights alliance, Karapatan, has slammed the military for continuing to illegally arrest and detain Filipino civilians due to the money making “bounty” scheme in where the military arrests … Continue reading

September 18, 2013

SF CHRP Welcomes Release of Panesa, Marks International Day of the Disappeared

Refernece: Rupert Estanislao, chair E-mail: sanfranchrp@gmail.com The San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF CHRP) welcomes the long overdue release of security guard Rolito “Rolly” Mira Panesa … Continue reading

August 31, 2013

Arrest and Torture of Activists is Always Illegal

The human rights alliance, Karapatan, responded to the military’s claim that a former Morong 43 health worker, who had been illegally arrested, detained, and tortured in 2010, was killed during … Continue reading

August 27, 2013

US Troops Violate Sovereignty and Perpetuate Impunity

The Philippine human rights alliance, Karapatan, has expressed concern over plans to rotate more US troops to the Philippines in where they provide training, participate in combat operations, and fund … Continue reading

August 17, 2013

Philippine Paramilitary Unit Detains and Tortures Lumad Youth

Bulatlat journalist Anne Marxze D. Umil filed this story on the torture of five indigenous Lumad youth (including two children) by Philippine paramilitary forces: “End tagging children victims of the … Continue reading

August 5, 2013

Fil-Am Alliance Condemns Military Talks Between Philippines and U.S.

The national democratic alliance, BAYAN-USA, has condemned recent talks between the Philippine military and the U.S. stating that it will lead to further human rights abuses: “President Aquino talks big … Continue reading

July 28, 2013

Philippines Must Stop Implementing Oplan Bayanihan

The human rights alliance, Karapatan, has called the counterinsurgency program, Oplan Bayanihan (OpBay), a waste of money: “The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should immediately stop the implementation of … Continue reading

July 15, 2013

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