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.

Lawyer’s Organization to Sue Philippine Military

The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, at the end for their Third National Congress, have vowed to bring lawsuits to the Philippine military for the targeting and red baiting of … Continue reading

December 2, 2013

Human rights group condemns series of arbitrary arrest, illegal detention

The human rights alliance, Karapatan, has slammed the military for continuing to illegally arrest and detain Filipino civilians due to the money making “bounty” scheme in where the military arrests … Continue reading

September 18, 2013

Release Canadian student Kim Chatillon-Meunier

The human rights alliance Karapatan has called for the release of Canadian student Kim Chatillon-Meunier who was arrested and detained by the Philippine government (while in the airport) due to … Continue reading

September 14, 2013

Solon calls for Truth Commission on pork barrel scam

Kabataan Yough partylist representative and national democratic activists, Terry Ridon, is calling for a full investigation into the recent revelations involving the use of pork barrel funds by the president … Continue reading

August 19, 2013

PNP sued by peasant activists

Peasant activists from Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas have filed a lawsuit against the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their constant harrasement, fabrication of charges, and red-tagging against them and their … Continue reading

August 13, 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

The People’s Lawyer, Honoring Romy Capulong

In an article for InterAksyon journalist Rupert Francis D. Mangilit writes about the legacy of human rights advocate and lawyer Romeo Capulong: “Pro-abono.” This, said Karapatan chairperson Marie Hilao-Enriquez, was … Continue reading

July 21, 2013

Detained NDFP Consultant Ramon Patriarca goes on hunger strike

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) released this press statement on political prisoner, and NDFP peace consultant, Ramon Patriarca’s hunger strike: The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic … Continue reading

July 20, 2013

Millions of Immigrant Families Continue to Be Excluded

The national democratic women’s alliance, Gabriela-USA, has highlighted the exclusion of millions of immigrants from the current U.S. Senate immigration “reform” bill: Last week, the U.S. Senate passed S.744 Comprehensive … Continue reading

July 4, 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

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