Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Gabriela: Not just drugs, Duterte, Gen Bato urged to run after rapists, abusers in uniform

From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 28): Gabriela: Not just drugs, Duterte, Gen Bato urged to run after rapists, abusers in uniform

Women's party-list group Gabriela on Tuesday reminded the incoming administration to also purge police and military ranks of rapists, abusers and sex offenders.

Just last week, the women's group monitored news reports of a rape case of a 13 year-old girl involving a police officer in Valenzuela City.

Gabriela Women's Party Representative Emmi De Jesus also noted that since 2012, the GABRIELA National Alliance has handled at least eight cases of rape involving police and military personnel and that human rights group Karapatan has documented at least 10 cases of rape perpetrated by the AFP.

"Napakaraming mga kaso ng pang-aabuso kung saan sabit ang mga pulis at sundalo lalo na ng ipatupad ng gubyernong Aquino ang Oplan Bayanihan. May mga kabataan at kababaihan ring nahuhuli sa kasong bagansya at paglabag sa curfew na madalas nabibiktima ng kapulisan. Sa inaasahang paghihigpit ng administrasyon sa usaping ito maaaring maging vulnerable pa rin sa abuso ang maraming kababaihan,” de Jesus said.

According to the veteran lawmaker, the failure of the concerned agencies to apprehend abusers in the police and military has bred a culture of impunity.

“These cases will continue to rise for as long as perpetrators are not apprehended," she concluded.


1 comment:

  1. Let's make no mistake about it, the real goal of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) front organizations like GABRIELA and KARAPATAN is to undermine/discredit government security forces and whatever administration is in power. It's all part of the CPP's United Front strategy.

    As Amando Liwanag (a pseudonym for Jose Maria Sison, the founder and ideological guru of the CPP) said in a 1998 paper entitled "Requirements of the Revolutionary United Front":

    "The revolutionary united front is aimed at arousing and mobilizing the broad masses of the people in their millions and the broadest range of organized forces against the narrowest target, the enemy at every given time. By adopting and employing the united front policy and tactics, the revolutionary party of the proletariat amplifies the strength of the revolutionary movement as it fights one enemy after another.

    The revolutionary united front is both an offensive and defensive weapon and takes both illegal and legal forms. In connection with the revolutionary armed struggle, it seeks to isolate the enemy in order to make more effective the blows of the peopleĆ¢€™s army, which is the principal weapon for overthrowing the enemy and seizing political power. In this regard, it can be said that the NDFP is a united front for armed struggle, for seizing political power."

    While the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) directs clandestine united front activity, the multisectoral umbrella front organization, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-New Patriotic Alliance)), leads the above ground, legal united front struggle. The sectoral front for women,GABRIELA (General Assembly Binding Women for Reform, Integrit, Equality, Leadership, and Action), the group that spawned the Gabriela Women's Party, is a member of BAYAN.


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