Int’l group to monitor closely Aquino’s super group on human rights

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. AP

MANILA, Philippines—The government’s newly established interagency “super body” to look into human rights violations can either be a move to strengthen the government’s power over the issue or can just be a “public relations effort,” the Human Rights Watch group said Tuesday.

President Benigno Aquino III signed last week Administrative Order 35, creating a nine-man body which will investigate into extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture and other human rights violations.

Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch Asia director, said the creation of the committee could be to address the “lack of political will and little cooperation among government agencies” in resolving human rights violations, or could just be a publicity stunt.

“We intend to monitor this new body closely to see whether it results in prompt and serious action against abusers or is just more government smoke and mirrors,” Adams said.

The committee will replace the Task Force Against Political Violence that was created in 2007. Jamie Marie Elona

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  • Maldi2

    With the inclusion of the AFP’s Chief of Staff into that alleged super body, Simeon has again showed his incompetence.  How would the head of a BERDUGO be into the investigating body?  Napaka boooba talaga!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    What can you say about this Etta?

  • buttones

    My opinion [for what that is worth] is that it is indeed a ‘publicity’ stunt- what is this ‘super’ group? Why not a ‘super dooper’ group, I mean just look at the inane title – ‘super’? I mean it’s not going to be led by men in blue tights wearing their red underwear on the outside is it? And why was this ‘super’ group not formed two and a half years ago? It’s reaction from world pressure, that’s what it is- and not a very good one at that- Aquino too late the hero on this one, and why is focus being on GMA admin? And not on all the others- the focus will be on this will it not? I mean just look at the photograph- confusion personified…doh!

  • disqusted0fu

    this definitely needs close supervision. for the Maguindanao massacre, his precious suggestion was to air the trial on tv, thats it. so do not expect more from Aquino. in fact, everything he says and does should be in close supervision by international groups, maybe that will help.

  • Your_King

    More than likely this is just more smoke and mirrors from Aquino. If anything with his support of preventing freedom of speech through the internet, as well as his insults against fpgma and the disabled, it looks like Aquino himself is doing some abusing.

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

    THE PRESIDENT HAS GOOD PROGRAM IN HIS GOVERNANCE REGARDING HUMAN RIGHTS AND I HOPE HE IS DEDICATED AND HONEST IN HIS PERSPECTIVE IN HUMAN RIGHTS EMPOWERMENT IN HIS GOVERNANCE… 

    THE COMMITTEE MISSION AND FUNCTION WILL HELP HUMAN RIGHTS RESOLVING OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IF IT WILL WORK FAIR AND JUST IN INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCING THE LAW… ….

    THE COMMITTEE CREATED AND CHR AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY MUST BE INTERRELATED AND CONNECTED TO RESOLVE THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN FAST AND FAIR ACTIONS…. 

    THERE ARE MANY CASES OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES EVEN CHR CAN NOT RESOLVE IT FAST AND TOTALLY RESOLVED IT IN CIVILIAN ABUSES, POLICE ABUSES AND ARMED FORCES ABUSES IN INTERNAL CONFLICT AND COMMON CRIMES ENFORCEMENTS AND ABUSES….

    WE HOPE THIS COMMITTEE IS NOT JUST IN THE TERM OF PRESIDENT AQUINO BUT AS LONG AS THERE IS GOVERNMENT AND INDEPENDENTLY FAIR IN INVESTIGATION AND RESOLVING VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS……

    THE PEOPLE HAS TO UNITE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OF EVERYONE FOR NOT BEING ABUSED BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS IN THE GOVERNMENT AND ALSO CIVILIANS….THE HUMAN RIGHTS IS OUR BASIC LAW AND NEEDS IN OUR LIFE SUPPORT IT….

    SUPPORT ALSO PEACE TALKS IN INTERNAL CONFLICT FOR THERE IS NO VIOLENCE….

    PROTECT AND PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS

    GOD AND JESUS AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND MIRACLES, LIGHTS AND LOVE AN BLESS US ALL….

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

    TO OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT BENNIGNO AQUINO III, THE HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTIONS PROMOTES ON PEACE TALK IN PHILIPPINES AND SUPPORT THE
    CARHRIHL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GPH – CPP/NPA/NDF FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN
    RIGHTS ON BOTH SIDES SPECIALLY INNOCENT PEOPLE OR NON COMBATANTS AND
    FORMULATIONS OF COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT ON ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL AND
    CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM AND DISPOSITION OF FORCES…

    I HOPE THE EQUATIONS ON INTERNAL CONFLICT BY GPH AND CPP-NPA-NDF WILL BE RESOLVED SOON….MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND MIRACLE GUIDE US IN PEACE TALK FOR THE GOOD OF EVERYONE…. 

    SOLVED THE EQUATIONS IN PEACE NOT IN VIOLENT SOLUTIONS…THE FORMULATIONS OF COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT ON ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL AND
    CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM AND DISPOSITION OF FORCES IN THE PEACE TABLE WILL RESULTS IN NEW PHILIPPINES…

    PROTECT AND PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS

    GOD AND JESUS AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND MIRACLES, LIGHTS AND LOVE AND BLESS US ALL….

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