Media Release

16 October 2017

“Providing efficient and affordable public transportation services is a principal obligation of the state to its citizens and one of the ways it returns to the public the taxes they pay and the trust they placed in voting public officials. Like other social services, from health to water […]

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Whilst condemnation of war on drugs and spate of extra judicial killings heightens day by day, the House of Representative on September 12, defunded the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and gave it a measly Php1,000 (US$20) for 2018.

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) sees it as both bizarre […]

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CTUHR expresses dismay over the rejection of Commission on Appointment (CA) of Rafael Mariano as Secretary of Department of Agrarian Reform after heading the department for over a year. The decision was not really surprising, What was startling about it was that the Commission on Appointment was really […]

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CTUHR Statement

On Proposed Compressed Work Week

30 August 2017

  While the public mourned and raged on the war on drugs-related killing of Kian Delos Santos, the House of Representatives (HOR) on August 21, 2017 passed the House Bill 6152 (HB6152) or the Compressed Work Week (CWW). HB […]

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Press Statement 29 August 2017

“It is painful but quite normal for children to bury their parents, but it is many times painful for parents to bury their kids, especially if they are just beginning their life. But the killing of Kian Delos Santos, and the many who mourned and raged somehow emboldened the […]

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Too Harsh and Anti-poor

On August 26, 2017 By

Letter to the Editor (published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:02 AM August 26, 2017)

Last Aug. 3, Quezon City’s public order and safety department implemented a “one-strike policy” against unregistered or “colorum” tricycles (“QC gov’t crushes sidecars seized from colorum,” Metro, 8/4/17). Hundreds of tricycles were publicly destroyed to serve as warning […]

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Stand for Human Rights, Resist Threats Against Human Rights Advocates

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) condemns in the highest degree, the latest pronouncement of President Duterte over the threat to shoot human rights advocates. This statement can be construed as state policy and will definitely put the life of many […]

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The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) is grievously dismayed over the Commission on Appointment’s rejection of Prof. Judy Taguiwalo as DSWD chief this afternoon. This decision is also tantamount to rejecting the principle and belief that the true measure of genuine public service is having your heart beat, your mind think, hands […]

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13 May 2017

The labor rights institution, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) raised serious alarm over President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointment of military generals in his cabinet, stating that it is an ominous sign for the already deteriorating human rights situation in the country and shows an increased tendency […]

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