Security assistance sa PNP pinahihinto ng US House members

Security assistance sa PNP pinahihinto ng US House members

July 15, 2022 @ 1:30 PM 3 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines- Nagkasundo ang mga miyembro ng House of Representatives ng Estados Unidos na magkaroon ng amyenda sa pagpapatigil sa tulong ng bansa sa Philippine National Police (PNP) sa panukalang National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.

Inihayag ng International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) na nililimitahan nito ang security assistance sa PNP “until a series of human rights requirements are met.”

“No funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of State are authorized to be made available to provide assistance for the PNP, including assistance in the form of equipment or training,” batay sa amendment.

Kinakailangang i-certify ng Secretary of State and Defense ang pamahalaan na ang Pilipinas “investigated and successfully prosecuted members of the PNP who have violated human rights,” anito.

Nakasaad din sa amendment na “it should also be established that the PNP effectively protect the rights of trade unionists, journalists, human rights defenders, critics of the government, faith and religious leaders and other civil society activists.”

Inihayag ni Pennsylvania’s Rep. Susan Wild, na hindi dapat gamitin ang buwis ng USupang mag-suplay ng mga armas, training, at iba pang tulong sa Philippine state security forces dahil sa “marahas” na human rights violations.

“After an estimated 30,000 extrajudicial killings in the Philippines between 2016 and today, after the assassinations, arbitrary arrests, torture, and red-tagging of labor organizers and oppositions leaders, after former President Duterte’s calls for assassinating politically engaged bishops, and after the Philippines has been named year after year by the International Trade Union Confederation as one of the world’s 10 most repressive countries for the labor movement and workers, the time is long overdue to begin putting some basic human rights guardrails in place in the United States-Philippines relationship,” aniya. RNT/SA