A 25 member delegation from the
In a progress reports submitted to the news media organizations, the delegations were convinced that the council would acknowledge their presentations which clearly states that the Philippine government adheres to the promotion and respect of human rights.
The country is a council member and is hoping that its current position won’t be derailed by the many accusations of human rights violations. It was noted that the
Reports have indicated that there are 902 killings and 180 forced disappearances committed last year under the present government of President Gloria Arroyo. Most of the case involves political killings and forced abductions of militant groups. Not a single case was resolved or properly investigated by the authorities and the perpetrators were never brought to the bar of justice.
Now that the country is under scrutiny of its human rights records in
Although only a small group of placard bearing Filipino protesters went to Geneva, their presence is just enough to send a message to the United Nations Human Rights Council that gross violations of human rights in the Philippines is one of the most contentious issues that needs to be addressed once and for all.