By DEE AYROSO
Tags: extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
She graduated in 2014 feeling on top of the world, not because she was one step closer to escaping the life she left behind in Batangas, but because she finally understood her role as a daughter and a daughter of the nation.
UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard urged UN member States to “apply sanctions against Filipino officials who have committed, who have incited, or who have failed to investigate or prevent human rights violations including arbitrary killings.”
“He is a jolly person, always on the go. He was full of energy and loves to mingle with everyone.”
Neri Colmenares, NUPL chairperson, believes that the case against Duterte is strong. “First, he publicly ordered the killings… Second, he refuses to be investigated. Third, the government does not submit evidence to the ICC.”
“We are ready to submit reports. We have all the fact sheets that you can think of, affidavits, and fact-finding reports. But it is best if they can speak to the victims and their relatives of rights abuses themselves.”
By DEE AYROSO
During the 41st session of the UN HRC in Geneva, Switzerland, 18 countries voted in favor of the resolution while 14 voted against. Fifteen member-states abstained from voting.
The Communist Party of the Philippines-Central Luzon said the Philippine Army is the only one with the motive to kill Catholic priest Marcelito “Tito” Paez.
“This is by far the worst attack against the indigenous peoples.”
Catholic priest Marcelito “Tito” Paez, 72, a true servant of God and the people, died in a gun attack on Dec. 4.