Rights groups foresee escalation of violations under new military chief

News Philippines Jan 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

The appointment of Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista as the new chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is not unexpected, said human rights lawyers, because it followed the promotion and appointment of other military officials who were linked to rights violations.

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Bulatlat.com

MANILA – Human rights groups warned that the appointment of Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista as the new chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) “signals the escalation of human rights violations” under the Aquino administration.

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