The Philippine National Police is the armed, civilian national police force in the Philippines. Its national headquarters is at Camp Crame in Quezon City, Metro Manila. It is administered and controlled by the National Police Commission and is part of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
The PNP vision is fully aligned with its mission, which has been shaped by the enactment of the following three (3) "Republic Acts" or laws: Republic Act (RA) No 6975, as amended by RA No. 8551, and as further amended by RA No. 9708. They gave a clear mandate to the PNP to "enforce the law, prevent and control crimes, maintain peace and order, and ensure public safety & internal security with the active support of the community."
The Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) provides direction, administration and control of the education and training programs offered by its component agencies, namely: National Police College (NPC), Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), National Police Training Institute (NPTI), National Fire Training Institute (NFTI), National Jail Management and Penology Training Institute (NJMPTI), and the National Forensic Science Training Institute (NFSTI).
The PPSC, through the NPTI is responsible for providing the mandatory training courses for police recruits/officers who will eventually join the police force/have to undergo further training. The NPTI administers seventeen (17) regional training centers (RTCs) throughout the country. The RTC responsible for the Metro-Manila Area (which corresponds to the “National Capital Region”) is referred to as “NCRTC.”
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are the military forces of the Philippines. It consists of the Army, Navy (including the Marine Corps) and the Air Force. The President of the Philippines is the Commander-in-Chief of AFP and forms military policy with the Department of National Defense, an executive department acting as the principal organs by which military policy is carried out.
Office of the President of the Philippines - Presidential Human Rights Committee (OP-PHRC)
The Presidential Human Rights Committee Secretariat (PHRC-S) shall provide staff support for the Presidential Human Rights Committee (PHRC).
The mandate and functions of the PHRC-S are pursuant to Administrative Order No. 163, s. 2006,1 and to the memorandum of the Executive Secretary to the PHRC-S Executive Director, dated March 14, 2013.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is the principal law agency of the country. Its mandate is to uphold the rule of law by serving as the principal law agency of the government. It serves as the government's prosecution arm and administers the government's criminal justice system by investigating crimes, prosecuting offenders and overseeing the correctional system.
The DOJ carries out its mandate through the Department Proper/Office of the Secretary of Justice (OSEC) and the Department’s offices and constituent/attached agencies. The OSEC has direct control and supervision over the National Prosecution Service (NPS), the Legal Staff or the Office of the Chief State Counsel (OCSC), and the Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP).
The DOJ is the government's legal counsel and representative in litigations and proceedings requiring the services of a lawyer; implements the Philippines' laws on the admission and stay of aliens within its territory; and provides free legal services to indigent and other qualified citizens.
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is the government office mandated to preserve and develop the culture, tradition, institutions, and well-being of Muslim Filipinos, in conformity with the country's laws and in consonance with national unity and development.
From 2017 through 2018, the HSF supported community-level for a on legal concerns and conducted Muslim "Community-based Paralegals” on human rights, jurisprudence (access to justice), the key principles of legal empowerment as it relates to Shari’ah Law.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) created under the 1987 Philippine Constitution, established on 05 May 1987 by virtue of Executive Order No. 163.
The Commission is mandated to conduct investigations on human rights violations against marginalized and vulnerable sectors of the society, involving civil and political rights.
CHR is an “A” accredited NHRI, fully complying with the Paris Principles adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1995. As an NHRI, the Commission upholds six fundamental characteristics — independence, pluralism, broad mandate, transparency, accessibility, and operational efficiency.
The Alternative Law Groups, Inc. (ALG) is a coalition of twenty-three (23) legal resource non-governmental organizations that adhere to the principles and values of alternative or developmental law. These organizations have distinct programs for developmental legal assistance that is primarily concerned with the pursuit of public interest, respect for human rights and promotion of social justice. At the heart of developmental law is the dual work of empowering the poor and the marginalized, and effecting justice system reforms.
ALG members’ operations cover a wide area of concerns involving justice issues of the poor and marginalized groups in the Philippines. These include issues on women, labor, peasant, fisherfolk, children, urban poor, indigenous peoples, persons living with HIV-AIDS, local governance, and the environment.
The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) is a non-stock, non-profit alliance duly registered under the laws of the Philippines, with SEC No. ANO92-03505. It was established on August 9, 1986 in a Congress that was participated in by more than a hundred organizations from all over the Philippines. It was formed as an alliance of individuals, institutions and organizations committed to the promotion, protection and realization of human rights in the Philippines.
Also, PAHRA is the sole civil society representative in the Philippine Government’s Presidential Human Rights Committee (PHRC), and is an affiliate of the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH). It is also a member of regional organizations like the Asian Forum of Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL).
The Pimentel Institute for Leadership and Governance is a non-stock, non-profit foundation established to promote competent, ethical and innovative leadership in the public sector; advocate for political and economic reforms needed to strengthen Philippine democracy; and engage in the national discourse on key issues that affect the lives of Filipinos.
The policies and directions of the PILG are formulated by a seven-member Board of Trustees composed of luminaries from the academe, religious, political and civil society sectors.
In 1983, the first batch of Hanns Seidel Foundation scholars composed of young professionals in different fields of expertise left for Munich, Germany, for two-year further training programs. This was succeeded by several more batches in the following years.
In 1992, "Hannsi Klub" was established by the alumni during the first Nachkontaktkonferenz (Follow-up Contact Conference) held in the Philippines. The primary objective of the association was for the group of alumni to remain in contact with each other and to keep alive the memories and experiences in Germany. The alumni also wanted to maintain and strengthen their contact to Germany and to the Foundation.
The name "Hannsi Klub" was later changed to "Association of Hanns Seidel Foundation Scholars of the Philippines (AHSFSPI)" which was incorporated on January 30, 2002.