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.

Kalikasan Slams Aquino for Ill Prepared Efforts

The Philippine environmental group, Kalikasan, has lambasted Philippine President Aquino for his ill prepared efforts in the lead up to Typhoon Yolanda’s land fall: A lack of preparedness, leadership and … Continue reading

November 12, 2013

Still no accountability in PH’s biggest environmental crime

The environmental justice group, Kalikasan, recently protested in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) over the inaction, one year on, by the Philippine government over an … Continue reading

August 2, 2013

Young Tribal Leader Murdered by AFP

Kitari Capion, a young Lumbad tribal leader, and brother of Daguil Capion (whose own family was massacred by an AFP unit last October), was killed when AFP soldiers surrounded his house … Continue reading

February 1, 2013

Kalikasan on proposed Tubbataha damage payments

The environmentalist grass-roots organization, Kalikasan, commented on the recent penalty payments over the destruction of a coral reef by a U.S. minesweeper: Environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment said … Continue reading

January 25, 2013

Lakbayan against ‘Mine Unsafety’ highlights Philex disaster, mining-related rights violations

A Lakbayan (a “people’s march”) is being held during “Mine Safety Week.”  In a press release the environmental group Kalikasan stated: Inter-regional protest caravan led by Defend Patrimony Alliance and … Continue reading

November 19, 2012

Anti-Mining Activist Survives Ambush

Anti-mining activist and environmentalist Dr. Isidro Olan survived an ambush in Carmen, Surigao del Sur at around 3:30PM on October 29. In a press release Katribu condemned the attempted assassination on Dr. … Continue reading

October 31, 2012

Capion family massacre ‘worst act of state terrorism’ in mining-affected communities

The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment, an alliance of grass-roots organizations and NGOs, recently condemned the massacre of the Capion family.  In a press release Kalikasan stated: [T]he massacre … Continue reading

October 21, 2012

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