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Poor record, missed vows mark Aquino’s second year

Sunday, July 1, 2012

CHURCH, HR GROUPS POUND ON NOY’S FAILURE TO PROTECT RIGHTS 

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The second year of the Aquino administration was highlighted yesterday by a contrast between achievement or the lack of it and spins on more promises of what President Aquino intends to achieve in his four remaining years in office with both human rights groups and the Church pounding on Aquino to show results in the protection of civil rights.

In a letter to media to follow up on a statement that Aquino had done little to arrest perpetrators of human rights violation during the two years he is in office and issued last Thursday, the New York-based Human Rights Watch said not much is being done to arrest alleged human rights abusers such as retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan and that the administration’s failure to prosecute offenders “highlights broader problems that do rest with the administration.”

HRW deputy director for Asia division Elaine Pearson said most cases involving human rights violations failed to reach trial stage while the police fail to follow up and arrest suspects and the military continued to “obstruct” investigations into human rights cases involving members of the Armed Forces..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/955-poor-record-missed-vows-mark-aquino%E2%80%99s-second-year

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