Human rights grossly abused in carnage – CHR

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Human rights and international humanitarian laws were grossly violated in the Mamasapano incident that killed 44 police commandos on January 25, according to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

CHR Chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales on Monday said these violations were discovered after her office conducted a scoping mission in Cotabato City and Mamasapano, Maguindanao from February 3 to 5.

Rosales, however, refused to disclose the information and evidence gathered by her team.

“It will be up to the joint investigation team, composed of three working groups, to authorize their release in due course,” she said, adding that the CHR probe has no “political or personal considerations.”


“This is simply a fulfillment of the CHR’s constitutional duty to investigate all forms of human rights violations. The CHR’s purview is to determine whether or not before, during or after the incident in Mamasapano, the most relevant human rights and international humanitarian law standards were met,” Rosales pointed out in a statement.

After a series of consultations with various stakeholders, the CHR will conduct its independent investigation of the carnage, along with the Regional Human Rights Commission (RHRC) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

In her eulogy for the slain commandos during a memorial Mass on February 3, Rosales said the joint CHR-RHRC inquiry should be based on basic points of truth, justice and peace.

According to her, political differences and electoral posturing must not hinder the joint investigation in any way.

The death of terrorist and bomb expert Marwan in last week’s firefight brings a sense of closure to the families of the victims but the joint CHR-RHRC inquiry seeks to uncover various pathways to truth, justice and peace, Rosales added.

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4 Comments

  1. easy fireball… kailangan may maituro in times na na-corner di ba? iba ang may pinangmanahan!!! hehehe

  2. We the people don’t trust the CHR. When the LEFTISTS and NPAs commit crimes against the military and civilians, the CHR is quiet. They are so obvious to be very subjective. And who do you think would be the best person to replace Aquino? Dont tell me Binay? The Binay family already took advantage of the crisis by giving the wounded cops P10000 which is the taxpayers money of Makai. The Binays are using the taxpayers money to promote their political ambitions to amassed more wealth at the expense of the people. They are using their names instead of saying “From the people of Makati”. Ang kapal naman ng mukha ng mga Binays. Bakit ang CBCP tahimik pagdating sa mga katiwalian ng mga Binays? Ilang pajero ba ang ibinigay ni Binay sa CBCP? Payag kaming mga tahimik na mamamayan na palitan si Pinoy huwag lang si Binay ang presidente. Masyadong makapal ang mukha ng mga Binays.

    • subjective ka rin pala! human rights violations sa Mindanao ang pinaguusapan, ipinasok mo na naman ang issue s politika ng amo mo at mga binay, bayaran ka ba ng 3 stooges ng senado?

    • takbo ng utak mo tulad ng 3 stooges! napupunta sa ibang usapin ang pagiisip kapag walang mapatunayan sa isang usapin