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CHR: Recall martial law so democracy will endure

/ 05:14 AM September 22, 2022
Commission on Human Rights (CHR) caretaker and Executive Director Jacqueline Ann De Guia. STORY: CHR: Recall martial law so democracy will endure

CHR Executive Director Jacqueline De Guia (File photo from the Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau)

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) joined the country in marking the 50th anniversary of martial law, which was attended by protests all over the country.

In a statement, CHR Executive Director Jacqueline De Guia said the CHR recognizes the sacrifices of many Filipinos of that time, not because they are “stuck” in that period in history, but because of the lessons future generations can learn.

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“Even at present, we continue to stress the value of truth and truth-seeking in addressing human rights violations,” De Guia stressed.

“We remember, not because we are stuck, but because there are lessons to remember and teach present and future generations,” De Guia said. “We remember so that democracy will endure and, together, we become a better nation.”

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