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.

Clergy Rallies Against PDAF & Mining

Over 500 clergy members from the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) rallied in Baguio on November 21st to voice their opposition to president Aquino’s pork barrel and to invasive mining operations: … Continue reading

November 24, 2013

Large Scale Mining Means More Human Rights Violations

The national democratic partylist, Bayan Muna, has stated that more large scale mining operations within the Philippines will lead to more land grabbing by corporate giants and human rights violations: … Continue reading

September 13, 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

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

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

SMI should stop funding gov’t forces in Tampakan mining site

In an article for MindaNews Lorie Ann Cascaro writes about SMI’s (a Philippine mining company of Xstrata) funding of government backed militias (CAFGUs) which have been involved in various human rights … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Aquino gives green light to SMI-Xstrata for more human rights violations

Karapatan came out with this press release regarding recent developments with the mining giant SMI-Xstrata and the AFP massacre of the Capion family: Karapatan welcomes the Congressional on-site hearing on … Continue reading

February 21, 2013

Don’t rush in to another mine disaster

Katribu Partylist, a national democratic organization representing and advocating for the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Philippines, is calling on Philex and the Philippine government to suspend dangerous mining … Continue reading

February 18, 2013

Malacanang Subsevient to Mining Giant Says Katribu

Katribu came out with a statement criticizing the Aquino administration for being to close to mining corporations: “It’s a rub in the back, it’s a green light.” This is the … Continue reading

February 11, 2013

B’laan families evacuate as AFP intensify in areas occupied by Xstrata-SMI mines

The human rights group Karapatan has condemned the recent military operations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the indigenous Blaan community which are living in areas affected by the … Continue reading

February 9, 2013

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