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.

People in Samar, Leyte Still Hungry

Journalist Marya Salamat wrote this piece about the huge gap between the government’s rhetoric and its actual work in aiding the victims of typhoon Yolanda: The Aquino government appointed former … Continue reading

December 3, 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

City Council of Itogon Urges Probe of Mining Refinery

Delia Bagni is reporting that the City Council of Itogon urged the Department of Health Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources -CAR (DENR-CAR) to probe … Continue reading

July 1, 2013

A year after SC order, Luisita farmers back in streets

Reporter Ronalyn V. Olea writes an article for Bulatlat on the plight of the peasants of Hacienda Luisita, owned by the family of President Aquino: One year after the Supreme … Continue reading

April 28, 2013

US military exercises are a show of force, a tradeshow for US arms

Marya Salamat, for Bulatlat, reports on the ongoing joint US-AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Balikatan 2013 military exercises: By now it is an inescapable fact that a large US-led … Continue reading

April 14, 2013

How the military hid the truth behind Jonas Burgos abduction

Despite the recent pronouncements that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are eager to assist and get to the “truth” behind activist Jonas Burgos’ abduction Ronalyn V. Olea writes a piece for Bulatlat identifying … Continue reading

April 7, 2013

Detained Indigenous Leader Released

Ronalyn V. Olea, in an article for Bulatlat, writes about Lumad tribal leader and community organizer Jalandoni Campos: Jalandoni Campos, chairman of the Manobo intermunicipal organization in Lianga, San Agustin … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Peasant leaders call for land, justice

Ritche T. Salgado, for Bulatlat, writes on the latest congress for the national democratic peasant alliance, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas: More than 200 peasant leaders from 16 regions and 65 … Continue reading

March 22, 2013

Military rules in Bicol region

Janess Ann J. Ellao, for Bulatlat, highlights the de facto martial law that has hit hard the region of Bicol in the Philippines: Before Felix Paz, 81, became a peasant … Continue reading

March 13, 2013

‘One billion’ to rise against gender-based violence, poverty

Janess Ann J. Ellao, in an article for Bulatlat, writes about the upcoming One Billion Rising campaign being taken up by Gabriela, a progressive national democratic women’s alliance, in the … Continue reading

February 1, 2013

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