Duterte says he never killed anyone, ‘magtanong ka sa pulis’

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday claimed that he never killed anyone after saying on several occasions during his administration that he had personally taken lives. Duterte made the statement in a televised address from Malacañang after assuring...

EU Parliament wants to strike down Philippines’ zero-tariff export status

MANILA, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) —  Dute to “deteriorating” human rights situation in the Philippines, the European Parliament is pushing for the revocation of the country’s exports tariff exemption. Under the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) –...

Palace to Congress, judiciary: Help address human rights problems

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday asked Congress and the judiciary to come together with the executive branch of government and explore ways to address human rights issues being raised in the US State Department’s 2014 report on the Philippines. Deputy presidential...

Stronger institutions mean stricter adherence to human rights: Gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – nbhuman rights, according to a Palace official. In the Human Rights Watch 2015, it indicated that the Philippine government’s overall record in addressing serious human rights violations remains poor despite some major initiatives last year. As the report...

Aquino: Gov’t determined to address extrajudicial killings

NEW YORK, New York, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has expressed his administration’s seriousness in addressing extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. The government is not after merely identifying the assailants but focuses on convicting the murderers,...

Activists disrupt Aquino talk at Columbia University

NEW YORK  (Mabuhay) – At least three activists on Tuesday disrupted an event at Columbia University in New York for President Benigno Aquino III. The activists, who were among the audience at Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum, said the President needs to explain the...

De Lima: No special treatment for Palparan

MANILA, Aug 12 (Mabuhay) -– Justice Secretary Leila de Lima assured human rights groups that no special treatment will be given to retired major general Jovito Palparan, who was arrested on Tuesday after years of hiding. De Lima said the court will have the final say where...

PH Embassy Welcomes Convictions in Two EJK Cases in the Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today welcomed the reported conviction of the gunmen involved in two cases of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, saying this underscores Manila’s strong commitment to address human rights violations. In a statement, Ambassador Jose...