The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) seems not in favor of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s codename to the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist group. CHR reiterated that even terrorists has human rights also and no one is licensed to kill them even soldiers and the police without the proper process of the law.
“There is also the International Humanitarian Law and the principle of commensurate force to observe, as human rights exist whether during peacetime or wartime,” this is the statement of Guevarra, Regional CHR Director in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (Calabarzon).
This is the answer of CHR on President Duterte’s signing of the Proclamation No. 374 declaring the CPP-NPA as terrorist organized group. The final declaration of the president was given a week after formal peace talks was already been dismissed.
“It’s a proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army a designated, identified terrorist organization under Republic Act (RA) No. 10168,” Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said even though the proclamation still needs a court order.