‘Superbody’ sets probe on extrajudicial killings



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MANILA, Philippines – The superbody tasked to handle cases on extra judicial killings will start working on January 8, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said on Wednesday.

The body, known as the Inter-Agency Committee on Extrajudicial Killings and Human Rights violation was created by President Benigno Aquino III pursuant to Administrative order no. 35.

It is composed of representatives from the Departments of Justice (DoJ), Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Defense (DND), Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Office of the Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs, Presidential Human Rights Committee, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

De Lima said they have started an inventory of EJK cases to determine which should be prioritized.

“We have also formed a technical working group to expedite the processing of these cases,” she said.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and Human Rights  Chairperson Loretta “Etta” Rosales are expected to attend the meeting.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P4PIU2AIGVXJNQ4UBH5X64MSFE mr

    How come no representatives from the leftist to check the extra-judicial killings done by the kangaroo court of the CPP-NPA?

    • wakats

      Rolando Llamas and Etta Rosales are members of the superbody 

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Palusot talaga itong si Botcha de lima. Why not take action on Leonard Co’s case after DOJ dismissed his death being caught in accidental crossfire?


    ask ko lang, sinong mga SUPERMEN ang composition nitong probe body. 

  • wakats

    Goodluck to the superbody who will probe extra judicial killings.  It is a tough case to prove the guilt beyond reasonable doubt of anyone accused of EJK, especially when the victim(s) are missing.

    The absence of witnesses and other circumstantial evidence hounded the previous probers and the creation of a superbody is just an icing in the cake to soothe the resentment of many relatives of the victims, many of them missing for a long time.

  • Your_King

    As the UN mentioned, Aquino and his government has been terrible in dealing with human rights issues. Human rights and extra judicial killings has been neglected by Aquino.

  • boybakal

    Super Body to investigate Extra Judicial Killings.

    Dapat ang imbestigahan itong Riding in Tandem na ito.
    Ang daming pinapatay, walang nahuhuli.
    Nakakatakot na tuloy maglakad sa street of Manila and suburbs.

  • disqusted0fu

    the ‘superbody’ was created by Aquino?! forget about it then! the cases on extra judicial killings will just be full of rhetoric. just like how Aquino is.

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