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.

Five POWs to be Released by the NPA

It is being reported that the communist led New Peoples’ Army (NPA) is going to release five paramilitary members that were first captured in a firefight back in October. John … Continue reading

November 18, 2013

Arrest and Torture of Activists is Always Illegal

The human rights alliance, Karapatan, responded to the military’s claim that a former Morong 43 health worker, who had been illegally arrested, detained, and tortured in 2010, was killed during … Continue reading

August 27, 2013

SF CHRP Decries Execution of POWs by AFP

Refernece: Rupert Estanislao, chair E-mail: sanfranchrp@gmail.com The San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF CHRP) is calling on the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC), whose task is to … Continue reading

July 7, 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

Communist Party Seeks to Make Amends Over La Castellana Shootings

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) came out with a recent statement over the death of two civilians during a firefight  in La Castellana, Negros Occidental: The CPP fully acknowledges the self-criticism of … Continue reading

February 10, 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

New Peoples’ Army Declares Region Wide Ceasefire

Marilou Aguirre-Tuburan, for Davao Today, covered the unilateral ceasefire declared by the Arce Command-Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) due to the recent devastation caused by typhoon Pablo: The … Continue reading

December 19, 2012

Rights defenders back suit vs state violations

The Cordillera Human Rights Alliance issued this press statement concerning the recent lawsuit filed by the families of New People’s Army (NPA) soldiers who showed signs of severe torture and mutilation after … Continue reading

November 5, 2012

Kin of slain NPA sue military

Rod Tajon, in an article for Northern Dispatch, highlights the trauma family members experienced after the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in violation of international humanitarian law, desecrated the bodies of … Continue reading

October 22, 2012

“We Are Civilians!” AFP Soldiers Harass Spouses of NPA

Alex D. Lopez, in an article for Davao Today, writes about the abuses that Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) soldiers are perpetraiting against the wives of New People’s Army (NPA) … Continue reading

October 16, 2012

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