Statement

On the PNP report regarding attacks against rights defenders and activists


There is no truth to the alleged report that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte instructed the Philippine National Police (PNP) not to release or share their information to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) regarding the recent attacks against right defenders and activists.

As an officer of the court, being a lawyer, the President adheres to the rule of law and he wants the wheels of justice to grind, for the sake of the victims of abuse and violence and their families.

The Administration is equally interested to unmask those behind these brazen killings, which are being blamed to state agents, and we will leave no stone unturned to put these people behind bars.