Residents of Benguet Town Demand Pullout of Soldiers

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

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