A left-leaning human rights group on Tuesday bared the usual alibis of President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino 3rd regarding the issues on killings and other human rights violations committed against the Filipino people.
Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan, said in a statement that they already memorized the usual replies of the President whenever he and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are confronted with the issue of human rights abuses.
“Kabisado na naming [We have already memorized], even if no one believes them anymore,” Palabay said in a statement regarding the various ways the Aquino Government and the AFP make to escape accountability on human rights abuse and killings.
Palabay said one of the first methods employed by President Aquino, whenever he (Aquino) is confronted with the issue of human rights violations, is to keep his mouth shut and just allow the issue to die down.
“Keep mum and let the issue die down… Dumededma [Ignoring it],” Palabay said.
The Karapatan secretary general added that the other methods being employed by President Aquino are denial of the issue and feigning innocence as if nothing happened, although there are thousands of people attesting the culpability of the Aquino regime and the AFP.
“Deny and feign innocence… even if there [are]thousand[s][of]witnesses to attest on the culpability of the Aquino regime and the AFP,” Palabay said.
She added that the President has developed the habit of blaming the victims and telling the public that it is right to kill the victims because they are alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA).
“Blame the victims… and tell the public that it’s right to kill the victims, because they are NPA members… as if killing rebels is justified,” Palabay said in the statement.
The Karapatan secretary general added that another method being used by the President is what they call as ‘boy-sisi’ (a person who blames everyone except himself) and tell the public that the killings were the handiwork of the NPA.
“Blame the NPA… Tell the public the human rights violations are committed by the NPA. Never mind if earlier they claimed the victims are NPA members,” Palabay said.
“President Aquino is also guilty of red-tagging… Tag human rights violations as communist propaganda and the organization raising the issue as ‘communist fronts’,” she added.
Palabay also added that President Aquino has a penchant for conducting a self-serving investigation just to show proof that they (Aquino administration) were doing something.
“Conduct a self-serving investigation to put the blame on others. Para lang may masabing nagawa, mag-iimbestiga kuno sila [Just to show the public that they were doing something, they will pretend to investigate on the matter],” Palabay said.
She added in the statement that the President’s minions would bring out more minions to act as ‘false witnesses’ and later plant evidence and publish the result of their investigation just to exonerate themselves.
“Or better yet they [will]create an inter-agency task force in a bid to look more credible,” Palabay said.
The Karapatan secretary general added that the Aquino regime would later create more atrocities against the people and take action and follow the same steps all over again.
“When in panic, as what is happening now in the case of the killing of two Lumad leaders, namely Dionel Campos and Dau Juvello Sinzo and Lumad school director Emerito Samarca the Aquino regime does all the above,” Palabay said.
She added that in doing all of the aforementioned alibis, the Aquino administration dishes out statements that contradict each other.
“If no one buys these palusot [alibis]… they (Aquino administration) can come-up with other diversionary tactics to redirect everyone’s attention elsewhere,” Palabay said.
“Whether the BS Aquino regime and the AFP are able to escape accountability on the spate of human rights violations they have committed through theses excuses, the atrocities continue with impunity. That’s how rotten this Tuwid na Daan (Straight Path in governance) is,” she added.