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.

US Military in the Aftermath of Haiyan

Nato Reyes, the secretary-general for the national democratic alliance BAYAN, writes an essay concerning the overwhelming presence of US combat troops and warships in the docks and waters of the … Continue reading

December 1, 2013

Progressive groups hold National Relief Caravan for Samar and Leyte

The organization Bayanihan Alay sa Sambayanan (BALSA), which Taskforce Haiyan is aligned with and donates to, has set up a national caravan to provide relief to the Typhoon Yolanda survivors … Continue reading

November 23, 2013

A Quitter Never Wins: Aquino Abandons Peace Talks

The chairperson for the national democratic alliance, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), has criticized the Philippine government for abandoning peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP): The … Continue reading

June 23, 2013

Bayan slams US global internet surveillance, expresses solidarity with whistleblower

The national democratic alliance, BAYAN, has criticized the US government’s worldwide surveillance program and has also called on the Supreme Court to strike down the domestic cybercrime law: The umbrella … Continue reading

June 10, 2013

Mayor, Two Staffers, Among Casualities in NPA Firefight

On the night of April 20th in Capitulangan, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental a firefight broke out between the armed escorts of Mayor Guingona and the Philippine National Police (PNP) with … Continue reading

April 25, 2013

Filipinos Protest Presence of U.S. Troops

The progressive national democratic alliance, BAYAN, has been coordinating a large scale protest caravan against the presence of U.S. troops in the Philippines due to the start of the joint … Continue reading

April 4, 2013

Karapatan and Bayan raise alarm on attacks vs activists via series of robberies, surveillance

The human rights organization, Karapatan, and the grass-roots national democratic alliance, Bayan, have raised alarms over a series of robberies and surveillance being done by the military and police against community organizers … Continue reading

February 24, 2013

More US meddling through development aid, says Davao activists

Irene V. Dagudog reports for Davao Today over the recent “Philippine Development Forum” which took place in Davao, Mindanao in the Philippines: The two-day Philippine Development Forum held here may be … Continue reading

February 6, 2013

Young Tribal Leader Murdered by AFP

Kitari Capion, a young Lumbad tribal leader, and brother of Daguil Capion (whose own family was massacred by an AFP unit last October), was killed when AFP soldiers surrounded his house … Continue reading

February 1, 2013

Bayan hits US-PH Society’s push for Cha-cha, TPP free trade deal

The natioal democratic grass-roots alliance, Bagong Alyansang Makabyan, has criticized the US-PH Society’s push to alter the 1987 Philippine constitution for purely economic gains and neoliberalization policies: Multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan … Continue reading

January 28, 2013

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