By way of answering these allegations, both the military officials and CHR representatives challenged the residents to file complaints with the CHR or other human-rights bodies.
“Do not direct complaints to the wrong people. Course it through barangay officials,” Avila said.
The soldiers reportedly got a permission to use the premises up to March 17 only. They are still occupying the barangay hall, a civilian structure that, by law, cannot be occupied by armed troops, according to human-rights advocates here. (Northern Dispatch/Posted by Bulatlat.com)