PALACE TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS BODY: Duterte admin will never condone impunity

The Duterte administration will never condone impunity, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said on Monday.Andanar dismissed as “faulty” the findings of the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN… Read More

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UN OHCHR’s recommendations based on ‘faulty’ conclusions: Palace

MANILA – Malacañang on Saturday refused to heed several recommendations made by the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) to improve the human rights situation in the Philippines, saying these are grounded on “faulty… Read More

PH values Filipinos’ freedom of speech, expression: Andanar

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is upholding the freedom of speech and expression of every Filipino in the Philippines, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said on Friday.“This government values every… Read More

Palace to UN rights chief: Filipinos’ rights, freedoms protected

MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday asserted that the Philippines is not suppressing freedom of expression and tightening censorship during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis. “There is no truth to the accusation of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that the… Read More

Palace says fears over anti-terror bill ‘unfounded’

MANILA – The fear of using the anti-terrorism bill as an avenue for red-tagging the opposition and progressive groups is “unfounded”, Malacañang said on Wednesday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque emphasized that it was wrong for critics of the measure to make this… Read More

Lacson, Sotto tell critics to read Anti-Terrorism bill

MANILA – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said critics of Senate Bill No. 1083, or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2019, has only to read the proposed measure first to realize that all issues against perceived abuses that may be committed during its implementation have already been properly… Read More

Roque to UN exec: Necessary use of force not prohibited by State

MANILA – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday said the use of force on the citizenry is not prohibited by the State as long as it is “necessary” and “proportional”.Roque made this remark in response to United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Agnes… Read More

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