US report sa human rights violation sa Pinas pinalagan ng DILG

US report sa human rights violation sa Pinas pinalagan ng DILG

April 19, 2022 @ 2:01 PM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Binatikos ng Department of the Interior Local Government (DILG) ang US State Department sa ulat nito tungkol sa umano’y mga pang-aabuso sa karapatang pantao sa Pilipinas, na tinawag itong “sweeping, rhetorical, and unfounded.”

Sa isang pahayag, sinabi ni DILG Secretary Eduardo Año na inulit lamang ng US State Department’s 2021 Country Report on Human Rights Practices ang hindi umano matibay na mga akusasyon laban sa mga pwersang panseguridad ng Pilipinas mula sa media.

“DILG denounces the US State Department’s 2021 Country Report on Human Rights Practices released recently on the alleged abuses by security forces in the Philippines as the Report is sweeping, rhetorical, and unfounded,” ani Año.

Ipinunto ni Año na minamaliit ng ulat ang pagsisikap ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) na itinaya ang kanilang buhay para labanan ang kriminalidad at iligal na droga.

“We join the Department of National Defense in posing a challenge to the US Department of State to substantiate their accusations so that we can properly address them through our internal mechanisms and the courts,” dagdag pa ng DILG chief na dating pinuno ng militar.

Sa 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices nito, nakita ng US State Department na “kapanipaniwala” ang mga ulat tungkol sa mga pang-aabuso sa karapatang pantao na ginawa umano ng mga pwersang panseguridad ng Pilipinas.

Nauna na kasing sinabi ng US Department of State na nakatanggap ito ng “credible reports that members of the security forces committed numerous abuses,” sa kanilang 2021 Country Report on Human Rights Practices.

Tinukoy pa ng US na ang sinasabing mga rights issues ay kinabibilangan ng “unlawful or arbitrary killings, including extrajudicial killings, by and on behalf of the government and nonstate actors; reports of forced disappearance by and on behalf of the government and nonstate actors; torture by and on behalf of the government and nonstate actors; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions; (and) arbitrary detention by and on behalf of the government and nonstate actors.”

“The government investigated a limited number of reported human rights abuses, including abuses by its own forces, paramilitary forces, and insurgent and terrorist groups. Concerns about police impunity continued following the increase in killings by police in 2016. Significant concerns also persisted about impunity for other security forces, civilian national and local government officials, and powerful business and commercial figures,” saad pa ng US.

“The national police’s institutional deficiencies and the public perception that corruption in the police was endemic continued,” the US said. “The PNP’s Internal Affairs Service remained largely ineffective,” dagdag pa nito.

Binatikos naman ng Malacañang ang ulat, tinawag itong rehash ng mga lumang isyu na ibinabato laban sa administrasyong Duterte.

“The United States has once again displayed how infirmed its intelligence gathering is with its recent claim of ‘credible’ reports of human rights violations by the Philippine government in its State Department 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” ani acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar sa isang pahayag noong Linggo.

“If at all, the reports are nothing but a rehash of old and recycled issues by the perennial detractors of the Duterte administration,” aniya pa. RNT