[In the news] P-Noy defends human rights record -PhilStar.com

P-Noy defends human rights record
By Ana Marie Pamintuan, The Philippine Star
October 24, 2012

AUCKLAND – President Aquino yesterday defended the human rights record of his administration, saying state forces also have rights that must be respected and upheld.

“I keep saying that human rights is for everybody,” Aquino told Radio New Zealand in an interview here.

The interviewer noted that trade unions and church groups in New Zealand have said there are still “too many human rights abuses” in the Philippines.

“Well, we can’t claim that there are no human rights issues within our country,” Aquino replied.

“But in the past two weeks, for instance, we’ve had a lot of abuses done on state agents. When they were enforcing, for instance, eviction notices… they were pelted with human waste. And a lot of danger has happened to our people.”

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