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.

Five POWs to be Released by the NPA

It is being reported that the communist led New Peoples’ Army (NPA) is going to release five paramilitary members that were first captured in a firefight back in October. John … Continue reading

November 18, 2013

Activist, Eddie Cañon, Gunned Down in Mindanao

Davao Today is reporting that the 43-year-old national democratic activist, and partylist coordinator, Eddie Cañon has been gunned down by suspected agents of the state: A coordinator of Anakpawis Party-list … Continue reading

May 27, 2013

Philippine Development Plan Not for Filipinos Says Revolutionary Youth Group

Davao Today is reporting that the underground youth organization, Kabataang Makabayan held a rally in Davao City to protest the Philippine Development Forum: The Kabataang Makabayan (KM), a revolutionary youth … Continue reading

February 10, 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

Davao City Vice-Mayor Suggests “Power Sharing” in Peace Talks

Marilou Aguirre-Tuburan, in an article for Davao Today, writes on the recent developments of the peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the government of the … Continue reading

December 31, 2012

New Peoples’ Army Declares Region Wide Ceasefire

Marilou Aguirre-Tuburan, for Davao Today, covered the unilateral ceasefire declared by the Arce Command-Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) due to the recent devastation caused by typhoon Pablo: The … Continue reading

December 19, 2012

Government Militia Tagged in Italian Priest’s Murder

John Rizle L. Saligumba, for the newspaper Davao Today, wrote about the latest developments in the investigation into the murder of the Italian missionary Father Fausto ‘Pops’ Tentorio: “Kung maaari, kayo … Continue reading

November 13, 2012

Day of Outrage over the Massacre of the Capion Family

Warren Cahayag filed this report for Davao Today over protests on Oct. 22nd over the massacre of the Capion family in Tampakan, Mindanao: Anti-mining advocates led by church, lumads and progressive … Continue reading

October 23, 2012

Mixed Reactions on MILF-GPH Peace Pact

Recently the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Government of the Philippines (GPH) signed a peace deal in Malaysia to end hostilities between the two sides.  However, while some … Continue reading

October 16, 2012

“We Are Civilians!” AFP Soldiers Harass Spouses of NPA

Alex D. Lopez, in an article for Davao Today, writes about the abuses that Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) soldiers are perpetraiting against the wives of New People’s Army (NPA) … Continue reading

October 16, 2012

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