CHR, mag-inspeksyon sa mga PNP training camp

TAGBILARAN CITY, Aug. 4 (PIA)–PLANO sa Commission on Human Rights (CHR) nga mag- inspeksyon sa 17 ka training camps sa Philippine National Polcie (PNP).  Matud pa ni CHR Chairperson Loreta Ann “Etta” Rosales, himuon nila kini tungod sa pinakabag-ong
insidente sa hazing nga nahitabo sa Camp Eldridge sa Los Baños, Laguna diin nakita sa videong nadawat sa komisyon ang maka-alarmang insidente sa hazing sa mga police trainees.

Gusto nilang personal nga makita ang mga aktibidad sulod sa mga training camp aron matino kun unsa ang mga aksyong ipatuman sa liderato sa PNP aron malikayan ang pagpanglisod-lisod sa mga
police recruit.

Giingong makig-alayon usab sila sa Human Rights Affairs Office sa PNP aron mapatuman ang preventive monitoring sa mga training camp ug malikayan ang maka-alarmang insidente sa hazing.

Gisibak na sa pwesto ug gibutang sa restrictive custody ang walo ka police trainors nga parehong adunay ranggo nga Police Officer 1 nga giilang sila Roque Oro, Evan Mark Cuartero, Jhun Plonelo, Melvin Malihan, Rovylyn Addatu, Marfe Adler, Allan Pascua ug Troy Sumayod. (PIA-Bohol/ecb)

CHR: “rights cases” halved in a decade

THE Commission on Human Rights in Bohol now records a significant decrease in human rights cases
compared to about a decade ago.

In fact, had not the commission expanded its services to include a legal advice and inter-agency referral
system that was not institutionalized in its past functions, the cases this year may have been much lower,
admits Bohol CHR Rito Montes.

Montes showed statistics as he bared these developments during the recent Kapihan sa PIA aired live over
DyTR.

Set up to commemorate the national Human Rights Week Celebration and adopting the theme Karapatang
Pantao: Kilalanin, Tuparin at Pagyamanin, the forum on air with the CHR was aimed to update Boholanos of
the human rights situation in Bohol.

In 1999, CHR Bohol noted 57 cases of human rights violations.

This was even lower compared to 2002 when at the height of Bohol’s struggles facing insurgency and holding
it by the horns where some 88 cases were recorded.

In 2008 and 2009 however, the CHR said it noted only 24 cases on both years.

It added that their 30 cases form January to November of this year, may be understood because of the newly
opened legal assistance and inter-agency referral system that was recently institutionalized and incorporated in
the CHR mandate, Montes explained.

In its comparative data provided, CHR bared that that in 2010, while recorded cases of violations went to 30, 7
of these are actually legal advice and assistance cases, a new service by the CHR.

Bohol CHR officially submitted only 24 cases for docketing at the regional office this year, Montes bared.

Even then, CHR regional Director Atty. Alejandro Alonso admitted that there are still some areas where the
government has not fully addressed.

Alonso was quick to follow it up by citing the need to address the full implementation of the law against extra
legal killings and enforced disappearances, which have been reported until the present.

Moreover Atty. Alonzo said human rights education continues to be the agency’s top priority in its efforts to be
proactive in its human rights advocacy and violations monitoring mandates.

He also urged everybody’s help in helping to realize their agency mandate to actualize an empowered society.
(racPIABohol)

Rosales nay bag-ong Chairman sa CHRights

BAG-o na ang tsirman sa Commission on Human Rights.

Kini human itudlo ni Pres. Benigno S. Aquino si kanhi Akbayan Rep. Loretta Rosales aron mo-alagad isip stirman sa ahensya nga nag-una sa pagtagad sa tawhanong katungod batok sa pag-abuso sa militar, kapolisan, mga ahente sa estado.
Tutokan usab niya, matud sa mga taho ang pagpatambok sa mandu sa ahensya lakip na ang pagbag-o sa charter niini aron mapausab ang panglantaw sa komisyon ilabi na sa pagpatuman sa balaod batok sa torture ug sa international humanitarian laws.
Sa pagkatudlo ni Rosales, daghan usab nga militanteng bahan ang misaway tungod sa una niining pagdawit sa mga legal ug progresibong bahan sa kalihukang komunista.
Gipamulong usab ni Rosales kaniadto nga ang pagpamatay sa mga aktibista naha-apil na sa kalihukang paglimpyo sa mga hanay sa komunistang organisasyon.
Kahinumduman nga si Rosales biktima usab sa abuso panahon sa martial law, ug iyang gipangunahan ang pagpabayad sa mga nabiktima sa martial law.
Una na usab nga gipangulohan ni Rosales ang House committee on human rights. (PIABohol)

Ferrer nihulga nga mokiha ni de Lima

Si Commission on Elections Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer nagkanayong nga siya nagplano sa pagpasaka og kaso nga may kalabot sa kalapasan sa Anti-Graft law batok ni Commission on Human Rights Chair Leila de Lima tungod sa pagamit sa iyang posisyon aron pagpanghadlok sa ubang tao.

Kinit tungod sa imbestigasyon sa CHR tungod sa alegasyon sa dili ensaktong tratamentong batok sa duha ka whistleblowers sa niaging semana.

Matod pa ni Commissioner Ferrer, “If you use your office, your official function, to harrass persons, that’s a violation of the anti-graft law.”

Ang Comelec nidapit sa niaging semana ka Arwin Serrano usa ka miyembro sa Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting ug Melchor Magdamo, kanhi election lawyer kinsa nag expose sa alegasyon sa irregularidad sa planong pagpamalit ug P700 milyones nga kantidad ug ballot secrecy folders gikan sa QTC Paper Supply nga nag kantidad ug P380 ang matag buok. Panahon sa tigum, usa ka sininggitay tali ang nahitabo ni Serrano ug ni Ferrer.

Matud pa, si Ferrer nitudlo ngadto kang Serrano ug nitawag niining bakakon. Si Ferrer usab nibawos pag alegar nga matod pa siya gipatiran sa lingkoranan nga iyang gipanghimaka. Siya ang nag ingon nga iyang plano nga mopasaka ug libel cases batok ni Serrano ug posibleng apil niini si de Lima.

Iyang gihagit si de Lima nga mopasakag kaso batok kaniya.

Gov’t gets passing mark for human rights compliance

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration in protecting and promoting human rights nationwide is between seven and eight out of a perfect 10 score performance.

This was disclosed by former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Purificacion Quisumbing, when officially ended her constitutionally- mandated seven-year service to the agency.

“Human rights compliance covers civil, economic, cultural, political and other aspects and I think government did well in several of these,” she said

According to Quisumbing, the government moved up the human rights rating scale from a failed grade previously when it abolished the death penalty and passed the juvenile justice law.

She also lauded the Palace for creating the Melo Commission that looked into local killings and for allowing foreign monitoring of the Philippine human rights situation.

Both the armed forces and the police likewise boosted respective efforts to address extra-judicial executions in the country so that the number of such incidents dropped, she continued.

“The government is at least now more aware of the country’s human rights situation and I’m glad authorities are sensitive enough to do something about it,” she said.

Quisumbing, however clarified that her rating at this time can’t be higher as the government posted shortcomings in addressing the country’s human rights situation. She cited in particular the failure of Congress to pass laws aimed at preventing human rights violations. (PIA/Bohol)