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.

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

Anti-mining activist from Nueva Viscaya missing

Anti-mining activist Bryan Epa has been missing since August 21st and is believed to have been abducted by state agents: Bryan Epa, 34 years old, was reported missing after police … Continue reading

August 24, 2013

Benguet police chief admits lapses in Balao case

Kimberlie Ngabit-Quitasol, for Northern Dispatch, writes about the latest developments in the government-sponsored kidnaping of former Cordillera Peoples Alliance chair James Balao: Benguet Provincial Police Office (PPO) Provincial Director Rodolfo Azurin … Continue reading

May 20, 2013

Free Peasant Organizer Estelita T. Tacalan

Karapatan has slammed the Philippine National Police for ilegally abducting, and then incarcerating, KMP peasant organizer Estelita T. Tacalan in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao: Karapatan deplored the enforced disappearance, illegal arrest and … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Fire AFP Officials Involved in Jonas Abduction Probe

Charlie V. Manalo, for the Daily Tribune, highlights Anakpawis Partylist’s call for the removal of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officials involved in the abduction of national democratic activist … Continue reading

April 6, 2013

Mug shot boosts case that Jonas Burgos was in military custody

InterAksyon is reporting that a leaked mug shot has surfaced of national democratic activist Jonas Burgos, who was abducted by the Armed Forces if the Philippines (AFP) from a mall … Continue reading

April 1, 2013

Court Rules Jonas Burgos Abducted by AFP

The Court of Appeals has ruled that the Armed Forces of the Philippines is responsible for the abduction of national democratic activists, Jonas Burgos, back on April 28, 2007: In … Continue reading

March 29, 2013

Additional Testimony Over AFP’s Role in Students Disappearance

The mother-in-law of Sherlyn Cadapan, who was abducted by the AFP along with fellow UP Diliman student Karen Empeño, gave additional sworn testimony over the military’s role in the abduction of the two students. … Continue reading

March 14, 2013

Two cases of disappearance reported to human rights groups after enactment of Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law

The human rights alliance and advocacy organization, Karapatan, has reported that two more abductions have occured under president Aquino’s watch: Case Update: As of January 29, 2013, Muin Kahal Hamja … Continue reading

January 28, 2013

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