Rights abuses continue under Marcos, says HRW

HUMAN rights abuses continued in the first six months of Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s rule, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). In a global report released on Thursday, the global watchdog said drug war killings, communist tagging and attacks against journalists continue to damage the country’s democratic institutions. “President Marcos has sought to […]

533 new prison officers take oath 

MORE THAN 500 newly-hired officers of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) were sworn into office at the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City on Thursday.   “While guarding our persons deprived of liberty, you should not be corrupt because you will lose your way if you lose your values,” BuCor Officer-in-Charge Gregorio T. Catapang said during the […]

CleverTap appoints Satyadeep Mishra as Chief Human Resources Officer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, Dec 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – CleverTap, the World’s #1 Retention Cloud today announced the appointment of Satyadeep Mishra as their new Chief Human Resources Officer. He joins from the hospitality-technology platform, OYO where he worked as the Chief Human Resources Officer for its technology, product, […]

Hontiveros calls for tighter interagency, regional cooperation vs human trafficking

A SENATOR on Thursday urged government agencies to strengthen internal coordination as well as enhance cooperation with other southeast Asian countries to address human trafficking after a dozen Filipinos were recently rescued from allegedly illegal Chinese offshore companies operating in Myanmar.    “We need tighter border control in the Philippines to ensure our countrymen are not […]

Philippine police arrest 13,391 suspects in Marcos drug war

THE PHILIPPINES accepted 200 recommendations from the United Nations Human Rights Council, including investigating extralegal killings during its anti-illegal drug campaign. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMAN PHILIPPINE police arrested 13,391 drug suspects in the first 100 days of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s term, according to the national police chief, who called it a […]

3 UN officials to visit PHL next year to assist with rights issues — Justice chief

AT LEAST three officials of the United Nations (U.N.) will visit the Philippines early next year to look into and deliver programs that will help address the country’s human rights issues, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin C. Remulla said on Monday.  At a livestreamed press briefing, Mr. Remulla said UN special rapporteurs on the sexual exploitation […]

Philippines accepts 200 UN suggestions on human rights

By John Victor D. Ordoñez, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES has accepted 200 recommendations from the United Nations Human Rights Council, including investigating extralegal killings and protecting journalists. “We do so because these are important areas and issues in which the government is already working, and in many cases, even going beyond the accepted recommendations,” Justice Secretary […]