Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

25 cops in drug war charged, Philippine DoJ tells UN rights council

PHILIPPINE STAR/ JOHN UNSON

AT LEAST 25 policemen have been charged with murder in connection to what could have been wrongful deaths in the Philippine government’s war on drugs, its Justice chief told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday.

“The government does not hesitate to take action when there is compelling evidence to do so,” Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin C. Remulla told the UN council during a review of the Philippines’ human rights situation in Geneva.

“We will leave no one behind,” he added, based on a livestreamed video on the UN website. He added that an inter-agency task force on extralegal killings has investigated at least 17,000 cops.

The Justice chief reiterated the government’s goal to change the culture of the local justice system, which he said was prone to delays.

He added that the government would continue coordinating with civic groups to address human rights issues such as extralegal killings.

“We will dispel the mistaken notion that there is a culture of impunity in our country,” he said. “We will not tolerate denial of justice or any violation of human rights.”

The Philippine Commission on Human Rights has said the government of ex-President Rodrigo R. Duterte had encouraged a culture of impunity by hindering independent inquiries and failing to prosecute erring cops involved in the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign. — John Victor D. Ordoñez

Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

News

SAM WORTHINGTON in Avatar: The Way of Water LONDON — Filmmaker James Cameron is taking audiences back to his visually mesmerizing world of Pandora,...

News

IN a fictional Japanese village called Kuge, a newly hired police officer Daigo Agawa (played by Yuya Yagira) arrives in town a broken man....

News

LONDON – Britain’s royal family will be braced for renewed criticism from Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Thursday when a Netflix documentary...

News

1 of 8 Christmas at Alabang Town Center ALABANG Town Center’s Christmas Emporium takes centerstage at the Town Plaza, and includes a full-scale Tower...

News

L FILIPE C SOUSA-UNSPLASH THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is engaging the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for technical support in opening up the Ninoy...

News

1 of 6 Quarentados, Save the Children offer virtual caroling THE VOCAL group Quarentados partners with Save the Children Philippines for “Namamasko Po,” virtual...

You May Also Like

News

BW FILE PHOTO GROSS BORROWINGS by the National Government reached P2.6 trillion as of end-September as it continued to raise funds to respond to...

News

REUTERS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The country’s foreign exchange buffers slightly increased as of end-October as the value of the central bank’s...

News

KARASOLAR.COM TENA, Ecuador — Ecuador’s rainforest Achuar people say their ancestors long dreamed of a “fire canoe” or “electric fish” that would let them...

News

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of Filipinos across different groups all over the archipelago. From frontline workers, parents balancing...

Disclaimer: Respect Investment.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2022 Respect Investment. All Rights Reserved.