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Philippines: Duterte’s claims encourage mass killings

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 14 December 2016 Responding to claims made by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that he "personally" killed suspected criminals while serving as mayor of the city of Davao, Rafendi Djamin, Amnesty International's Director for South East Asia and the...
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‘Take Injustice Personally’, Amnesty urged legislators

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES PRESS RELEASE 08 December 2016 Amnesty International Philippines presented its Human Rights Legislative Agenda to the 17th Congress as part of its commemorative actions for the run-up to the International Human Rights Day on 10 December. “Amnesty International Philippines’...
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IGNITE ADVOCACY COMICON CELEBRATES WOMEN HEROES

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES PRESS RELEASE 3 DECEMBER 2016 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES’ IGNITE ADVOCACY COMICON FOR THE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM CELEBRATES WOMEN HEROES Amnesty International Philippines holds the first ever 2-day advocacy comics convention at the Fisher Mall Expo Hall 2 to 3...
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DUTERTE’S WARNING TO HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES PUBLIC STATEMENT PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE’S WARNING TO HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS 30 November 2016 When governments try to silence human rights defenders, they do so either by penalizing their activities or, in most instances, by labeling them as obstacles...
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Oppose attempts to reintroduce death penalty

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

PUBLIC STATEMENT

AI Index: ASA 35/5222/2016

25 November 2016

Philippines: Lawmakers must urgently oppose attempts to reintroduce death penalty

Members of the Philippines Congress must oppose bills aimed at reintroducing the death penalty, Amnesty International...

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PUBLIC STATEMENT ON MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE’S 7TH ANNIVERSARY

PUBLIC STATEMENT ON MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE’S 7TH ANNIVERSARY 23 NOVEMBER 2016 The failure of two consecutive administrations to provide effective and swift justice for the victims of the Maguindanao massacre serves as a reminder that obtaining justice in the Philippines will...
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STATEMENT ON FERDINAND MARCOS’ BURIAL AT LNMB

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES 18 NOVEMBER 2016 Beyond the Philippine government’s decision to bury the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes’ Cemetery, Amnesty International Philippines expresses its dismay at the government’s lack of diligence in putting those who are responsible for...
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ASA SILANG MGA HUMAN RIGHTS? #HREverywhere

PRESS RELEASE 15 OCTOBER 2016 Cagayan de Oro City - Amnesty International Philippines holds its 30th Annual General Meeting: ‘Taking Human Rights to Greater Heights’ in Cagayan de Oro City with 10 regions represented from all over the Philippines. Human...
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Duterte’s 100 days of carnage

PRESS RELEASE 07 October 2016 Philippines: Duterte’s 100 days of carnage Almost 100 days after Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines, a wave of unlawful killings has already claimed more than 3,000 lives, shattering progress on human rights in...
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Global refugee deal risks being sacrificed on altar of selfish national interests

OP-ED 28 July 2016 The world faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. On the 65th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention being adopted, there are now 65 million displaced people globally, the highest...

Out of the Shadows: Fighting for the Rights of Sex Workers

“Six police officers did sex to me one by one. They were armed with guns so I had to do it,” Mona, a mother of two in her late thirties...

‘I was 12 years old when they took my dad away – we never saw him again’

29 May 2015 Filipino national Ronaldo Lopez Ulep was arrested in front of three of his children at his home in the Qatari capital, Doha, on 7 April 2010. After being repeatedly tortured in...

Happy birthday, Jerryme!

On 16 February, Jerryme Corre celebrated his birthday, joined by his wife and Amnesty Philippines staff at Angeles City Jail. Jerryme has spent the last three years imprisoned there after...

The Philippines has a dark, open secret

When a man’s severed head turns up in Manila Bay with three gunshots through the cranium, one would reasonably expect the authorities to fast-track the investigation of such a grisly...

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