[In the news] NPA twin attacks in Bukidnon violate human rights — AFP -GMA News

NPA twin attacks in Bukidnon violate human rights — AFP
Amanda Fernandez, GMA News
February 20, 2013

gmanewsonlineThe Philippine military condemned on Wednesday the twin attacks by suspected New People’s Army rebels on two plantations in Bukidnon on Tuesday night, describing the raids as violation of human rights.

In a statement sent via e-mail, Armed Forces spokesperson Col. Arnulfo Burgos Jr. said the attacks violate Chapter III, Section 4, Item 2 of RA 9851 or the Act Defining and Penalizing Crimes against International Humanitarian Law which defines one of the ‘war crimes’ as the intentional attack against civilian objects or non-military personnel, and/or properties.

“It is also a clear and deliberate violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIL) to which the NPA is one of the signatories,” Burgos said.

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