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.

Political Prisoner Holds Hunger Strike

The Philippine human rights alliance, Karapatan, has announced that National Democratic Front for the Philippines (NDFP) consultant and political prisoner, Ramon Patriarca, is holding a hunger strike: Political prisoner Ramon … Continue reading

November 29, 2013

Free Peasant Organizer Estelita T. Tacalan

Karapatan has slammed the Philippine National Police for ilegally abducting, and then incarcerating, KMP peasant organizer Estelita T. Tacalan in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao: Karapatan deplored the enforced disappearance, illegal arrest and … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Detained Indigenous Leader Released

Ronalyn V. Olea, in an article for Bulatlat, writes about Lumad tribal leader and community organizer Jalandoni Campos: Jalandoni Campos, chairman of the Manobo intermunicipal organization in Lianga, San Agustin … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

AFP should stop weaving a web of lies, release Rolly Panesa now!

The human rights group, Karapatan, is calling on the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to release Rolly Panesa, who has been held by the AFP, with no evidence or … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Release detained peace consultants, resume peace talks

The human rights group Karapatan has called on the Philippine government to release peace talk consultants from the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) which has caused a stall … Continue reading

February 19, 2013

Karapatan calls on govt to immediately release Acosta

Despite the withdrawal of criminal charges against artist, poet, and national democratic activist Ericson Acosta Karapatan has called out the Aquino administration for not moving fast enough to formally release Acosta: With … Continue reading

February 2, 2013

Criminal Case Against Acosta Dropped

The poet and national democratic activist, Ericson Acosta, had his charges dropped by the Department of Justice after he languished in jail for two-years due to lack of evidence.  In … Continue reading

January 31, 2013

SF CHRP Decries Harassment of Artist Acosta

Reference: Rupert Estanislao, chair E-mail: sanfranchrp@gmail.com The San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF CHRP) is decrying the deplorable harassment of national democratic activists and poet/song writer … Continue reading

January 23, 2013

Karapatan scores Aquino, AFP on December arrests and detention of activists and individuals

The human rights group, Karapatan, has blasted Aquino over his recent illegal arrests and detentions of various community leaders and activists: Karapatan today deplored the recent spate of illegal arrests, based on trumped-up … Continue reading

December 29, 2012

Tanikala at Talinhaga: Documentary on Ericson Acosta

Tanikala at Talinhaga is a documentary on artists who are political prisoners in the Philippines. This segment of the documentary is on political prisoner and cultural activist Ericson Acosta.

December 7, 2012

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