By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Three days before the International Human Rights Day, a military officer known for gross human rights abuses was named Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año to the highest military post this morning, replacing Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya…
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“Not a single cent to the military monsters.”
“With the appointment of Gen. Año as army chief there is no hope at all that justice will be obtained for human rights crimes during the watch of Aquino.”
The soldiers clipped farmer Ruben Wating’s left thumbnail with pliers. Then, another soldier pulled out a .45-caliber gun, aimed it at his forehead, and threatened to kill him.
When President Aquino promoted, instead of punishing, military officers with pending cases of human rights violations, he is sending a message to the Armed Forces of the Philippines that those who commit human rights violations would not even be reprimanded, they would instead be rewarded with a promotion.
“The recent confirmation of Brig. Gen. Año to star rank reminds us of the promotion of Gen. Palparan and many others who had faced serious and credible charges of rights violations,” – National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“From the evidence that we have gathered from the hearing and also from the documents we were able to get, I believe that he [Brig. Gen. Eduardo Año] has a direct hand in the abduction of my son.”
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Six days before the commemoration of International Human Rights Day, a military officer implicated in gross human rights violations took his oath before President Benigno Aquino III. Brig. Gen. Eduardo Año has been assigned as the new chief of the Intelligence Services of the Armed Forces of the…