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This image is about the human rights champion from abroad before Robredo

President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to slap an international activist for human rights opposing his divisive drug war. Duterte took exception to last week’s tweet by Phelim Kine, former Asian deputy director of Human Rights Watch based in New York, that he was willing to come to the Philippines to advise Vice President Leni Robredo on her new role as co-chair of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Inter-Agency Committee. President Rodrigo Duterte threatened

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The Human rights solicitor Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno challenged the conditions behind the withdrawal of fishermen from Palawan and Zambales as petitioners for a Kalikasan letter in the West Philippine Sea. The petition aims to oblige the government to safeguard and rehabilitate the Scarborough Shoal, Ayungin Shoal and Mischief Reef claimed by China and are excluded from the Philippines. Diokno and lawyer Andre Palacios, both representing the Philippine Integrated Bar,

Teodoro Locsin Jr.

Human Rights Watch defined the comments made by Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on an Iceland-backed UN resolution to explore the drug war in the Philippines as outrageous and malicious. HRW Philippine Investigator said that it demonstrates the Philippine government’s despair to frustrate accountability for its atrocious drug war. The UN resolution encouraged the Philippine government to avoid extrajudicial executions and officially called on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to

Pedicab driver shot by Quezon police, rearrested without warrant: Diokno

Pedicab driver Roger Herrero who survived being shot by police in Quezon province last year was re-arrested without warrant Friday. Herrero was allegedly seized by police in November 2018 and was enforced to admit to a string of robbery cases in Agdangan, Quezon. He was shot in the face by his captors, but was able to survive despite a shattered jaw. Human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Chel Diokno who