By DEE AYROSO
Tags: Eduardo Año
Rights group slams military for lying about Baras massacre victims
“Is [Año] justifying the AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines] and PNP’s [Philippine National Police] massacre of five farm workers and caretakers? The mutilated genitals and broken fingers of Jhonatan and Niño Alberga? Is he justifying how the PNP Baras and the AFP’s 2nd Infantry Division are fermenting Vilma Salabao’s remains and continued refusal to turn them over to her family after three weeks, seven requests, and superficial requirements?” the group asked.
Police house-to-house visit in search of COVID-19 patients alarms rights defenders
With the new policy, there is a higher probability that the police themselves would be spreading the disease.
‘Return Jonas to us!’ — Mrs. Burgos tells military
“An order by the [Supreme] Court for the military to produce Jonas was not complied with and to this day, nobody has been cited in contempt.”
Warmongers leading Duterte vs people – rights group
“What did the President decide to give these rights abusers? Not punishment, but more power to abuse.”
Burgos kin, rights advocates slam appointment of Año as military chief
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Three days before the International Human Rights Day, a military officer known for gross human rights abuses was named Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año to the highest military post this morning, replacing Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya…
Amid killings, groups want zero budget for military
“Not a single cent to the military monsters.”
Año as army chief: ‘a sad day for human rights victims’
“With the appointment of Gen. Año as army chief there is no hope at all that justice will be obtained for human rights crimes during the watch of Aquino.”
Fact-finding mission reports torture, food blockade by soldiers in Blaan communities
The soldiers clipped farmer Ruben Wating’s left thumbnail with pliers. Then, another soldier pulled out a .45-caliber gun, aimed it at his forehead, and threatened to kill him.
4 alleged human rights violators promoted by Aquino
When President Aquino promoted, instead of punishing, military officers with pending cases of human rights violations, he is sending a message to the Armed Forces of the Philippines that those who commit human rights violations would not even be reprimanded, they would instead be rewarded with a promotion.
Mrs. Burgos disappointed over promotion of general linked to abduction of Jonas
“The recent confirmation of Brig. Gen. Año to star rank reminds us of the promotion of Gen. Palparan and many others who had faced serious and credible charges of rights violations,” – National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers