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.

Poll watchdog says it was worse than 2010 elections

Journalist Julie M. Aurelio reports that the election anomalies were worse this year than in 2010 despite proclamations from Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. that the elections were accurate and … Continue reading

May 19, 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

Kontra Daya fears glitches in May polls

Jocelyn R. Uy writes an article for the Philippine Daily Inquirer over concerns by the election watchdog group, Kontra Daya, on election anomalies for the May 2013 elections in the … Continue reading

February 5, 2013

NPA claims responsibility for Negros ambush

Carla P. Gomez reports for the Philippine Inquirer that the New People’s Army (NPA) have taken responsibility for an attack against local police which caused the deaths of three civilians: JV … Continue reading

February 1, 2013

Road blockade over storm aid ends

More than 7,000 peasants, workers, and indigenous people from Compostella Valley and Davao Oriental blockaded the highway in Compostella Valley over the unfair and uneven distribution of aid to the typhoon Pablo … Continue reading

January 18, 2013

Jonas Burgos’ mother loses hope with spy chief appointment

In an article for the Philippine Daily Inquirer TJ Burgonio writes about the disappointment of Edita Burgos, whose son (a peasant organizer) was abducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) … Continue reading

December 6, 2012

Karapatan to Army chief Emmanuel Bautista: tell that to the marines

In response to Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, chief of the Philippine Army, Karapatan came out with a press statement calling out Gen. Bautista on his remarks about human rights abuses … Continue reading

November 6, 2012

Environmentalist Arrested Over Facebook Post

Both ABS-CBN News and the Inquirer are reporting that environmentalist Esperlita Garcia, president of the Gonzaga Alliance for Environmental Protection and Preservation, was arrested on Thursday for a supposed “libelous” … Continue reading

October 21, 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

More Upheaval and Action Against Aquino’s “Cybercrime” Law

There has been more upheaval and reaction to the current cybercrime law by the international community and by Filipinos abroad and within the Philippines. Terra Quismundo for the Daily Inquirer reported on the reaction … Continue reading

October 2, 2012

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