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.

Minning “Consultations” in Mankayan a Mockery

The national democratic grass-roots indigenous group, Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP), has spoken out against mock “consultations” with indigenous communities in Mankayan by the South African Mining … Continue reading

July 31, 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

Armed Forces Indiscriminantly Bombing Abra

The human rights organization, Cordillera Human Rights Alliance, has just come out with this press release on human rights violations being perpetrated against the community of Malibcong in Abra: This … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Human Rights & Development Workers in Cordillera Are Under Serious Threat

The Cordillera Human Rights Alliance has raised the alarm of recent threats against human rights and development workers in the Cordillera region. In a press statement released on May 23rd … Continue reading

May 29, 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

Harassment of KATRIBU members reported in Palawan

The national democratic partylist group, Katribu, has denounced the current “red-tagging” and harassment of its members and campaigners in Palawan: Partylist group KATRIBU expressed concern over reports of harassment of … Continue reading

April 15, 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

Government Must Release Indigenous Leader

[Update: Campos released to custody of local governor.] Reference: Rupert Estanislao, chair E-mail: sanfranchrp@gmail.com The San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF CHRP) is outraged to hear … Continue reading

March 26, 2013

KATRIBU slams mining moratorium lifting

Katribu, a partylist representing the rights and welfare of indigenous communities, has slammed the recent lifting of a mining moratorium by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau: Indigenous peoples’ partylist KATRIBU lambasted the lifting … Continue reading

March 20, 2013

Indigenous Filipinos Seek to Win Representation in Congress

At a convention in Kalinga over 800 indigenous peoples came to strategize  on how best to win a seat in congress for the upcoming partylist elections.  Their partylist, Katribu, is … Continue reading

February 27, 2013

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