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.

Philippine Paramilitary Unit Detains and Tortures Lumad Youth

Bulatlat journalist Anne Marxze D. Umil filed this story on the torture of five indigenous Lumad youth (including two children) by Philippine paramilitary forces: “End tagging children victims of the … Continue reading

August 5, 2013

Bipartisan Panel Implicates US in Use of Torture

Human Rights Watch is reporting that a bipartisan panel has found that the United States, at the highest level, was involved in and allowed the torture of detainees and prisoners … Continue reading

April 21, 2013

Kin of Rolly Panesa File Habeas Corpus Petition

The kin of security guard Rolly Panesa, who was illegally arrested, detained, and tortured by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), filed a habeas corpus petition, according to Ronalyn V. Olea … Continue reading

November 1, 2012

Mistaken identity, illegal arrest, torture and illegal detention

On October 6th security guard Rolly M. Panesa, his wife Maritez Chioco, their son Conierey, and daughter-in-law were arrested by and imprisoned by members of the Armed Forces of the … Continue reading

October 20, 2012

The Torture and Killing of Genesis Ambason

A Karapatan investigation has uncovered more details about the killing of 23-year-old indigenous leader Genesis Ambason.  On September 13th at around 8 PM in Agusan del Sur, Mindanao Ambason was … Continue reading

September 24, 2012

Promotion of Morong 43 torturer, reminiscent of martial law heydays of military officials

Karapatan pointed out the continuing policy of president Aquino to appoint human rights abusers, torturers, and murders within the Philippines: Karapatan denounced the promotion of Major General Jorge Segovia by … Continue reading

September 21, 2012

Another Indigenous Leader Tortured and Killed in Agusan del Sur

The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, a ecumenical church organization that serves the poor and fights for genuine agrarian reform, reports that Genesis Ambason, the secretary general of Tagdumahan, was shot and killed … Continue reading

September 19, 2012

NUPL on the reported promotion of Morong 43 tormentor Gen. Baladad

National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers decry the promotion of AFP general Baladad: NUPL on the reported promotion to Army division chief of another Morong 43 tormentor Gen. Aurelio Baladad, who … Continue reading

August 2, 2012

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