Announcing the HUMAN grants program: $10 million to fund the next wave of HUMAN solutions 

New York, NY / SEAPRWire / October 25, 2021 / – The MetaHUMAN Foundation has announced a grants program to support a new generation of projects looking to adopt and build on top of HUMAN Protocol. Successful applicants will have access to an allocated fund of $10 million, to supercharge the adoption of the Protocol, and realize […]

Human rights home

THE URN containing the remains of Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairman Jose Luis Martin ‘Chito’ Gascon is brought on Oct. 11 to the CHR office, where daily masses will be held for the wake until Oct. 16. Mr. Gascon passed away on Saturday due to COVID-19 complications.

EC says it’s watching human rights situation

THE EUROPEAN Commission is closely monitoring political developments in the Philippines after flagging “serious concerns” about the country’s human rights situation, according to a spokesman. The body is engaging with the Philippines through political and technical dialogue backed by “rigorous analysis” of the situation on the ground, the spokesman, who asked not to be named, […]

DoJ sees criminal liability of police in drug war cases  

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra said 154 policemen involved in the 52 drug war cases turned over by the national police in June to the Justice department will possibly face criminal charges and not just administrative liability.   “The DoJ (Department of Justice) noted that based on the facts gathered by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Internal Affairs Service, […]

Anti-trafficking efforts lauded but criminal convictions lacking

Philippine efforts against human trafficking were praised in a recent US report, which also flagged the country’s failure to convict trafficking criminals. The country kept its Tier 1 ranking after meeting minimum standards against human trafficking even during a coronavirus pandemic. The US State Department report commended the Philippines for having prosecuted more traffickers. But […]

Human rights groups, family of slain activists list recommendations to Supreme Court on people’s protection 

EIGHT human rights groups and four family members of slain activists have submitted recommendations to the Supreme Court on increasing people’s protection against red-tagging or being labeled as a communist armed rebel, “search warrant factories,” and extrajudicial killings. The recommendations, contained in a May 18 letter, relate to the High Court’s recent condemnation on the […]

Justice chief says law needed to define, criminalize ‘red-tagging’

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra urged Congress to enact a law that will clearly define and penalize the act of “red-tagging” or hastily labeling a person or a group as communists. “If Congress is minded to criminalize red-tagging, it should enact the appropriate legislation,” Mr. Guevarra told reporters on Tuesday. He added that currently, “complaints […]

UN expert urges Congress to prioritize law protecting human rights defenders

UNITED Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Mary Lawlor called on the Philippine Congress on Thursday to prioritize the passage of a measure that will protect human rights defenders. “Enacting legislation at the national level is an important means by which States can recognise the work of human rights defenders […]

Editorial: New La Breza

CRITICS of government can easily throw this a smirk. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) have agreed to work together in advancing human rights education, training and advocacy. The memorandum of understanding, signed between the two parties last week, will reinforce the La Breza Declaration on Human […]

Eisai Receives Corporate Philanthropy Award for Its Efforts to Realize Human Health Care (hhc) Philosophy

TOKYO, Feb 22, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has received the 18th Corporate Philanthropy Award (FY 2020) of the Japan Philanthropic Association. The presentation ceremony was held on February 19, 2021 (Friday) at the GakushiKaikan (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo). Award ceremony (left: Ms. Yoko Takahashi, director, the Japan Philanthropic Association, […]