(Paris, Manila) Philippine parliamentarians must shelve proposed draft legislation aimed at reinstating the death penalty in the country’s legal system, FIDH and its member organization Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) urged today. The Philippines abolished capital punishment for all crimes in 2006.
PAHRA supports the position paper of the Philippine Coalition on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
PAHRA supports the position paper of the Philippine Coalition on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the proposed Tax Reform Bill. We call on a Rights-Based Governance and inclusive growth especially for the most disadvantaged sector of the society.
Following global condemnation of President Duterte’s claim to follow in Hitler’s example which forced the President to do another vague “clarification”, the new Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations is not wasting any time defending those awful words by citing that German Nazis did many things right, and asking the people to look beyond the holocaust.
Duterte clearly approved the slaughter of 3 million Jews in his address to media last week. A thousand apologies will never remedy this atrocious statement. Moreover, to recommend the extermination of suspected drug users and criminals in order to save future generations of Filipinos not only compared an entire race to criminals, but still reflected the same belief that Germany’s mass murderer espoused.
Teodoro "Max" M. de Mesa
September 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM
At 7:00 PM, a mass will be held at the Assumption Chapel
Ascension Nacional Funeral Homes, Gregorio Araneta Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines