[Statement] The killings have to stop now or it never will -ALG
The killings have to stop now or it never will
The Alternative Law Groups is, once again, deeply alarmed and disturbed by the continued brazen acts of killings in the country—particularly the double murder of Sonya and Frank Anthony Gregorio perpetuated by Policeman Jonel Nuezca.
This horrendous act of cold-blooded murder is not a mere coincidence nor an “isolated case”. The country has long been plagued by these symptoms of very sick and twisted government policies that emboldened individuals in and out of uniform. It is not a discussion about sweeping statements against the Philippine National Police, rather it is about pointing out a systemic problem deeply embedded to the absolute core that results to a culture of injustice and impunity.
It is not the first time that different groups have issued statements regarding these matters. The people are not truly safe until the administration genuinely corrects the unlawful, violent, and anti-people policies and principles it has set as standard.
The killings have to stop now or it never will.
Alternative Law Groups
Ateneo Human Rights Center
Environmental Legal Assistance Center, Inc. – ELAC
ERDA Foundation, Inc.
Process Foundation Panay,inc
Tanggol Kalikasan Inc.
Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau – WLB
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