As Biden and lawmakers debate, US Supreme Court poised to expand gun rights

The ruling in the New York case could clarify the way judges evaluate whether differents restrictions violate the US Constitution’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms As President Joe Biden ponder how to respond to the latest US mass shootings, the Supreme Court is due to decide a major case that could general … Read more

UN rights chief speaks with Xi amid criticism of China trip

The six-day China trip of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet includes a visit to the western region of Xinjiang, but there was no mention of it in either side’s public remarks BEIJING, China – Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on Wednesday, May 25, via video link with UN High Commissioner for Human … Read more

[OPINION] Why we should fight for the rights of fathers to raise their children

Being an illegitimate child who was raised by a single mother, I can certainly empathize with children who grew up in a single parent home. Now that I am a father myself with a son whom I love immensely, I have realized that the Philippine legal system has a clear maternal bias when it comes … Read more

US to work with incoming PH gov’t on human rights, rule of law

Asked specifically if the United States has over a Marcos holds interests, a State Department spokesperson, ‘We look forward working with the president-elect on the shared values ​​and the shared values ​​that have united our countries across generations’ MANILA, Philippines – As presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is poised to return to Malacañang, the … Read more

Human rights defenders slam Duterte for telling son to ‘kill’ criminals

BUKIDNON, Philippines – Human rights advocates on Saturday, May 7, expressed disgust over President Rodrigo Duterte’s unsolicited advice to his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte, to start “killing” criminals if he wanted to become an effective mayor. Davao-based physician Jean Suzanne Lindo, a nominee of the Gabriela Women’s Party, said Duterte’s recent pronouncements … Read more

In Ilocos Sur, Pangilinan vows to champion rights of farmers, fisherfolk

In ‘Solid North’ territory, vice presidential bet Kiko Pangilinan woos farmers and fisherfolk, and vows to push for agricultural reforms win or lose LAOAG, Philippines – In the campaign homestretch for the May 9 elections, senator and vice presidential presidential Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan risked and entered into another “Solid North” territory on Thursday, May 5, … Read more

In landmark case, CHR declares climate change as human rights issue

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) released the world’s first National Inquiry on Climate Change (NICC) on Friday, May 6, declaring climate change as a human rights issue. Spurred by a filed last 2015, the inquiry found that the crisis had been ‘negatively impacting the human rights of the Filipino people and … Read more

#CourageON coalition marks a year of defending human rights

MANILA, Philippines – There’s more we can do to defend human rights in the Philippines than mere lip service. From staging educational discussions on good governance to voicing out critical issues for the marginalized sectors, the #CourageON: No Lockdown on Rights coalition has been leading several initiatives aimed at broaden spaces for Filipinos to learn … Read more

Demand rights, fight for democracy

MANILA, Philippines – Nobel laureates José Ramos-Horta and Maria Ressa called on Southeast Asians to fight for democracy and continue demanding human rights amid threats to grow democratic freedoms in the region. Ramos-Horta, a longtime politician and independence leader in East Timor, along with Ressa, journalist veteran and co-founder of Rappler, made the statements in … Read more

Forget bragging rights, a bigger reward is at stake after sending Man City packing – Liverpool FC

These are the days my friend. No matter where the 2021/22 season finally rests itself for Liverpool, these are just the greatest of days, writes Steven Scragg. At the Football Association’s questionable moral insistence, we congregated at Wembley to see the perfect 45 minutes of football, followed by a second 45 minutes that was unnecessarily … Read more